Congratulations to our 2019-2020 cohort members

We are pleased to announce the ACPS CivicTREK 2019-2020 teachers. We have our largest group ever at 28 teachers plus a number of returning mentors and alumni. Our new cohort ranges from Kindergarten to Oceanography. We can’t wait to see what these new teachers do with their students next year as they help students tackled […]

Join us for 2019-2020!

We are excited to announce that we are currently recruiting for the 2019-2020 ACPS CivicTREK Cohort. The CivicTREK Service-Learning Cohort is an opportunity for teachers from any content area to develop project-based learning experiences in which students solve real-world problems and connect to their communities. Participating teachers will become part of a professional network and earn 60 […]

Enacted the 5 C’s during CivicTREK service-learning

Throughout the current school year, the CivicTREK K-12 cohort of teachers have implemented a service-learning approach to guide their students towards mastery of the Profile of a Virginia Graduate 21st century skills. In our most recent professional development session, teachers: shared some of their best-practice “Five C’s” success stories, critiquing and enhancing one another’s work […]

You Are What You Eat! Service learning food fair

Check out another great CivicTREK project in action. Ms. Koz-Calvo’s 4th grade Young Scholars are investigating nutrition and why it is an important part of a healthy community. They are making a plan to share what they learn with brochures, posters, and a Food Fair where they will serve healthy snacks to a very important […]

Kids Supporting Kids In Need of Defense

  More CivicTREK in action! Recently Ms. Arja’s 7th grade US History classes hosted a guest speaker from Kids In Need of Defense (KIND). Ingrid Zavala, a Social Service Coordinator with KIND spoke to the students about the organization’s mission: to assist young immigrants with legal defense and policy advocacy. Students have already begun brainstorming how […]