Teachers & Staff

Important Announcements

Archive of Past Announcements

❗️ Remote Working Guidelines and Best Practices

Please read the following guidelines and best practices from the Division of Human Resources to ensure that employees and supervisors understand the expectations regarding working remotely.

Remote Working Guidelines
Remote Working Best Practices

💥Asynchronous Professional Learning Courses!

Self-paced courses for Google Suite for Education, Screencastify, Kami, Pear Deck, Flipgrid, and Seesaw are now available for credit in Performance Matters. Take a course on your own time, at your own pace. Find links and course descriptions here.

Revised Interims/CFA's

Here is the folder with updated Interim and CFA assessments for the 2020-21 school year for 1st grade - High School:
2020-21 Interim/CFA Assessments.

You can find the assessment communication that went out last week, which included additional information about the plan for quarter 1 here: District Interim Assessments/Common Formative Assessments

Revised Standard Maps and Content Guides

You can find the revised standards maps here:
Standards Alignment, Quarterly Maps and Teaching & Learning Assessment Calendar

Content guides to support your planning using digital tools for remote learning:
Content Guides for Digital Learning

Transitioning To Online Teaching Spaces

There are many considerations for teachers as they transition from physical classroom spaces into digital/online learning spaces. This document is meant to provide guidance and suggestions for teachers who will continue to facilitate learning online. Additionally, this document will serve as a support for those who will connect with individual students and groups of students to support them with their learning and continuing to stay connected with students during this unprecedented time.

We would like to encourage you to keep a few things in mind as we make this important transition:

  • Care: Remember that caring for our students is as important as content in a time of crisis.

  • Grace: Everyone who is responsible for supporting student learning at APS - all teachers, administrators, staff - are embarking upon this challenge together; we will make mistakes, we will learn along the way, and we will always extend grace to one another (and ourselves!) as we do our very best, one day at a time.

  • Simplicity: Create simple, straight-forward learning opportunities that use our foundational (GSuite) and essential (Screencastify, Pear Deck, Flipgrid, and Kami) tools to support high-quality learning activities. Reach out to the Ed Tech Team for support.

  • Flexibility: Please be flexible with your lesson plans, your use of technology, your expectations for students and yourself, and do anticipate that what works one day or one week will likely change; flexibility is important as we teach amidst constant change.

  • Maintain A Healthy Work/Life Balance: Keep lines of communication open between all departments and colleagues, and consult your school leadership if you are having any difficulty in this new frontier of learning. We are here to support you!

  • Differentiation: Please attend to the needs of all learners: students with an IEP & multilingual learners, for social and emotional health please use this link for resources.

Do you have questions or comments regarding remote learning?

Use this Questions and Support - Teaching through Remote Learning form to ask questions and you'll be contacted with next steps.

Specific Responsibilities, Resources, & Support by Grade Level