ACPS CivicTREK Teachers Launch 2020-21 Cohort

We are pleased to share the continuing work of the ACPS CivicTREK PBL/Service-Learning initiative! Especially as we prepare to start the school year virtually, it’s vital that project-based service-learning – which embeds academic learning into student civic action – leads to enhanced student engagement[1]. Thirty ACPS K-12 teachers met together for two days of professional […]

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 […]

Making a CivicTREK project real – aligning standards, assessments and creating a timeline

How can a community-focused project experience help students meet specific content-learning goals? Our CivicTREK cohort members responded to this question at our January 9th session, developing assessments and timelines during another workshop in the program’s series of professional development days. CivicTREK teachers: Reviewed the specific SOL or academic goals and “Five C’s” (Profile of a Virginia […]