Advisory Council on Teaching & Learning (ACTL — formerly Advisory Council on Instruction ACI)

What Does ACTL Do?

The Advisory Council on Teaching & Learning (ACTL) is made up of representatives from each school and certain community organizations to assist in reviewing the system-wide curriculum and instructional program and in developing recommendations for improvement. ACTL is made up of 40 to 50 individuals  who are familiar with or interested in instructional issues. Thirteen curriculum-based / focused advisory committees report to the council annually. Over the years, ACTL has spearheaded some important changes in the Arlington Public Schools curriculum.

All meetings are at Syphax Education Center, 2110 Washington Boulevard, Arlington, VA  22204 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

2020-21 Meeting Schedule – Tentative – Meetings will be held virtually while in the distance learning model.

September 16 or 23, 2020 TBD March 3, 2021
October 7, 2020 April 7, 2021
November 4, 2020 May 5, 2021
December 2, 2020 June 2, 2021
January 6, 2021
February 3, 2021  

How Can I Get Involved?

  • If you are interested in serving as an ACTL representative, please contact your school’s PTA President to express your interest.
  • Community organizations, such as the League of Women Voters and the Arlington Chamber of Commerce, also designate ACTL members. Contact the head of the organization to learn more about these opportunities.
  • Members of instructional program committees report to ACTL. If you are interested in serving on an instructional advisory committee, you are invited to click on this link to apply online.

For additional information, you are also welcome to call the Department of Teaching and Learning at 703-228-6060.