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What's Up, APS?
39 minutes | 9 months ago
Ep. 32 K - 2 Instructional Packet
Join the creators of the K-2 Instructional Packet, Christina Chapuis, elementary math specialist, Kelley Hyner, interim supervisor of the Arlington Tiered Systems of Support and Dr. Donna McConnell, elementary English language arts specialist as they discuss how the packet was developed, what families can do if their child is working above or below the grade level in the packet as well as where to find additional resources. We also talk about the "At Home with APS" video series to supplement K-2 instructional content. Transcript: https://www.apsva.us/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Ep.-32-K-2-Instructional-Packet_Final_4_23.pdf Spanish: https://www.apsva.us/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Ep.-32-K-2-Instructional-Packet_SP_Final.pdf
40 minutes | 9 months ago
Ep. 31 Distance Learning
Episode 31 takes an in depth look at the Arlington Public Schools distance learning plan. Join Interim Superintendent Cintia Johnson, Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning Bridget Loft, Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer Arron Gregory, Dr. Charles Drew 1st grade teacher Sydney Mann and Wakefield math teacher Laurell Wiersma as they discuss the how the plan was created; how it fits with the Strategic Plan; and how teachers are implementing it with their students. Transcript: https://www.apsva.us/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Ep.-31-Distance-Learningv2.pdf Transcript Spanish:https://www.apsva.us/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Ep.-31-Distance-Learning-SP.pdf
45 minutes | a year ago
Ep. 30 - New Principals - Jessica DaSilva, David Horak and Francis Legagneur
In the first episode of 2020, we talk with three of our new principals; Jessica DaSilva of Long Branch Elementary, Francis Legagneur of Alice West Fleet Elementary and David Horak of Abingdon Elementary about their first 6 months as the leader of their schools. Learn about their background; what they miss the most; advice they would give to new principals; which one doesn't like the cold and who played football. Transcript: https://www.apsva.us/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Ep.-30-New-Principals.mp3.pdf
26 minutes | a year ago
Ep. 29 Interim Superintendent Cintia Johnson
Welcome to Season 3 of the What's Up, APS? Podcast. In our first episode back, we talk with new interim Superintendent Cintia Johnson about her background, growing up in a military family; career in education, how Title IX, the Civil Rights Movement and the women's movement shaped her life and her vision for the new school year. Transcript: https://www.apsva.us/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Ep.-29-Interim-Superintendent-Cintia-Johnson.mp3.pdf
23 minutes | 2 years ago
PreK-12 Instructional Program Pathways (IPP)
The APS Department of Teaching and Learning is leading a process in Spring 2019 to develop the PreK-12 Instructional Programs Pathway (IPP) framework that articulates multiple pathways for student success. Learn about the process from staff who are involved and how to get involved and provide input as a community member, parent or staff. Transcript: https://www.apsva.us/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/IPP_Transcript.pdf
41 minutes | 2 years ago
New Principals Series Marleny Perdomo And Carlos Ramirez
Episode 27 wraps up our series on our new principals with a conversation with Marleny Perdomo of Key Immersion School and Carlos Ramirez of Randolph Elementary School. Learn about their backgrounds, Key's immersion program and their visions for both schools. Transcript: https://www.apsva.us/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/New-Principals-Series_Marleny-Perdomo-and-Carlos-Ramirez.mp3.pdf
35 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep. 26 New Principals The Ellen And Michelle Show
It's the Ellen and Michelle Show! Episode 26 features a conversation with new principals Ellen Smith of the New Middle School at the Historic Stratford Building and Michelle McCarthy of Jamestown Elementary School. Learn about their backgrounds, experiences, what i'ts like to build a school from the ground up and more. Transcript: https://www.apsva.us/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Ep.-26-New-Principals-The-Ellen-and-Michelle-Show-Transcript.pdf
43 minutes | 2 years ago
New Principals Heidi Smith And Kim Graves
This week's episode of What's Up, APS? begins our three-part series featuring our new principals. This week, we feature new Hoffman-Boston Principal Heidi Smith and Drew Model Principal Kimberley Graves. Our conversation touches on their educational philosophies, backgrounds, opportunities at their respective schools and more. Transcript:https://www.apsva.us/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/New-Principals-Heidi-Smith-and-Kim-Graves.pdf
24 minutes | 2 years ago
Bullying Prevention Month
In the latest episode of What's Up, APS?, we talk with Director of Administrative Services Dr. Jeanette Allen and Supervisor of Counseling Services Pam McClellan discuss bullying prevention in Arlington Public Schools; what signs families should look for if they think their child is being bullying; education and support as well as the training staff is provided.
15 minutes | 2 years ago
Proceso de cambios a los limites escolares de las Escuelas Elementarías.
En este episodio de What's Up, APS? hablamos con Gladis Bourdouane sobre el proceso de cambios de los limites escolares de las escuelas primarias de APS. https://www.apsva.us/elementary-school-boundary-change/
24 minutes | 2 years ago
Fall Elementary Boundary Initiative
In this episode, we talk with Gladis Bourdouane about the Fall Elementary Boundary process. Learn why APS needs to undertake this process; who will be affected as well as the timeline and opportunities for community engagement. More information is available at https://www.apsva.us/elementary-school-boundary-change/ Transcript: https://www.apsva.us/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Fall-Elementary-Boundary-Initiative-Transcript-Final.pdf
20 minutes | 2 years ago
New APS Emergency Manager
In this episode, we talk with Zachary Pope, Arlington Public Schools new Emergency Manager. Learn about his background, what this new position does and what he hopes to accomplish while at APS. Transcript: https://www.apsva.us/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/New-APS-Emergency-Manager-Transcript.pdf
27 minutes | 2 years ago
Back To School
Welcome back to school! The What's Up, APS? podcast is back for season 2. In episode 21, we take a look at what happens over the summer to prepare for the start of a new school year. Join us as we talk with Jim Meikle (Facilities and Operations); Sarah Putnam (Dept. of Teaching and Learning); Breonna McClain (Ashlawn Elementary School); and Corina Coronel (Welcome Center). Transcript: https://www.apsva.us/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Back-to-School.wav.pdf
39 minutes | 3 years ago
MissEducated Episode 6. Women in Sports - Part 2
Hosted by MaryFaith. In this episode, MaryFaith and a panel of Wakefield athletes continue their discussion of women in sports. Show notes 1: Wage gap 2: Advertising 3: Promoting each other, sharing spaces 4: Washington Spirit tickets 5: Investors 6: Baby Boomers, Millenials, Gen Z 7: Sports dominated by women 8: Shorter season for WNBA 9: Representation in sports 10: March Madness 11: Wage gap 12: Sexism Additional links • WNBA - http://www.wnba.com/ o Starting salary in the WNBA vs. NBA - http://www.blackenterprise.com/wnba-salaries-nba-salaries-2018-update/ o For WNBA players, the real money is overseas - https://www.newsday.com/sports/columnists/barbara-barker/wnba-players-are-underpaid-shouldn-t-have-to-play-overseas-1.12639553 o WNBA League Pass - https://leaguepass.wnba.com/ • 'Watch Me Work' commercials - https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=watch+me+work+wnba • Washington Spirit - 2016 Finals - http://washingtonspirit.com/youth/washington-spirit-super-y-teams-compete-at-finals-this-weekend/ • Washington Spirit tickets - 8/25 Audi Field - https://www1.ticketmaster.com/event/1500549B9C2E2C71?dma_id=409 The podcast episodes represent the personal views and experiences of the students. Publication of these episodes does not constitute an endorsement by Michelle Cottrell-Williams, Wakefield High School, or Arlington Public Schools.
27 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 4. Women in Sports - Part 1
Hosted by MaryFaith. In this episode, MaryFaith and a panel of Wakefield athletes discuss their experiences as women in sports. Show notes Question 1: What does it mean to play like a girl? Question 2: How do you feel like you're treated here at Wakefield for your sport that you play? Question 3: Do you think the women's games here are equally advertised as the male's games? Question 4: How do you think women's sports are treated around the world as compared to men's sports? Question 5: Why do you think women get paid less than men? Question 6: Do you think the female athletes knew they were going to be paid less when they decided to go pro in their sport? Additional links --Abby Wombach plays with staples in her head: http://www.espn.com/espnw/news-commentary/article/9410885/espnw-most-memorable-moments-abby-wambach-career --Wakefield Athletics: https://warriorswhsathletics.com/ --NWSL criticized as match relegated to aggressively small field: https://www.si.com/planet-futbol/2016/07/09/nwsl-criticized-match-small-field-pitch-megan-rapinoe-alex-morgan --Washington Spirit: http://washingtonspirit.com/ --National Women's Hockey League: https://www.nwhl.zone/ --Women's Football Alliance (D.C. Divas): http://dcdivas.com/womens-football-alliance/ --National Pro Fastpitch: https://profastpitch.com/ --History of Title IX: https://www.womenssportsfoundation.org/advocate/title-ix-issues/history-title-ix/history-title-ix/ The podcast episodes represent the personal views and experiences of the students. Publication of these episodes does not constitute an endorsement by Michelle Cottrell-Williams, Wakefield High School, or Arlington Public Schools.
53 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 3: Narcissistic Parenting
In this episode, Jose and Gabby discuss their different experiences growing up in difficult family environments. Show notes Additional resources: --Dissociation/derealiztion link https://www.msdmanuals.com/professional/psychiatric-disorders/dissociative-disorders/depersonalization-derealization-disorder --Narcissistic parenting link https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.psychologytoday.com/intl/blog/communication-success/201602/10-signs-narcissistic-parent%3famp The podcast episodes represent the personal views and experiences of the students. Publication of these episodes does not constitute an endorsement by Michelle Cottrell-Williams, Wakefield High School, or Arlington Public Schools.
19 minutes | 3 years ago
MissEducated Episode 2. The Cost of Higher Education
Hosted by Ethan. In this episode, Ethan talks about the costs of higher education with George Mason University's Melissa Bevacqua and Vanessa DeShane. Show notes Reference links: • George Mason University (www.gmu.org) o Melissa Bevacqua, Director of Undergraduate Admissions o Vanessa DeShane, Financial Literacy Counselor • Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)https://fafsa.ed.gov/ Additional resources: • Revisionist History, by Malcolm Gladwell: Season 1, Episodes 4 (Carlos Doesn't Remember), 5 (Food Fight), and 6 (My Little Hundred Million). Gladwell explores the hidden costs of education and its impact on lower income students and students of color. Additional Links: http://revisionisthistory.com/episodes/04-carlos-doesnt-remember http://revisionisthistory.com/episodes/05-food-fight http://revisionisthistory.com/episodes/06-my-little-hundred-million
26 minutes | 3 years ago
2019 - 28 CIPFinal
Episode 20 breaks down the 2019-28 APS Capital Improvement Plan. Join Assistant Superintendent of Finance and Management Services Leslie Peterson and principal planner Robert Ruiz to learn how the CIP was created, how it is funded and how it fits in with Arlington County's plan. Leslie and Robert also discuss what projects are included in the proposed plan, what bonding capacity is and how the community can provide input on the draft CIP. Transcript: https://www.apsva.us/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/2019-28-CIPFinal.pdf
34 minutes | 3 years ago
MissEducated Episode 1: An Interview with Local Entrepreneur, Writer, and Musician, Oliver Gaither
MissEducated is a collaborative project at Wakefield High School in Arlington, Virginia. The show is produced by Michelle Cottrell-Williams, a Sociology teacher at Wakefield and the 2018 Virginia Teacher of the Year. Each episode features different student hosts exploring issues they find most interesting or compelling. Ep. 1: In this episode, Avery and Oliver talk about major influences in rap and hip-hop, current projects, and the perception of artists online and in school. Show notes: 1:23 - Rapping beginnings/influences. 4:16 - What is inspiring about Hip-Hop? 6:16 - Beginnings as an actor. 13:16 - Concept Collective. 15:30 - Current/Upcoming Projects. 17:17 - Influences as a Producer. 18:11 - Clip of a Recent Song. 19:15 - More Influences as a Producer. 23:32 - Artistry at Wakefield. 26:28 - Top 5 Living Rappers. 28:32 - Top 5 Artists (Dead or Alive). 30:00 - Shoutouts and Promotions. 31:58 - Closing.
41 minutes | 3 years ago
Career Center Working Group
Episode 19 of What's Up APS? features a conversation with Kathleen McSweeney of the Career Center Working Group and Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization Board President John Snyder. The conversation focuses on the future of the Career Center and Columbia Pike, how the Career Center fits into the long range plans of Columbia Pike and APS and some of the ideas to expand and renovate the existing site. Transcript: https://www.apsva.us/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Career-Center-Working-Group.mp3.pdf
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