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11-3-2017 Field Memo

Commissioner’s Weekly Field Memo
Friday, November 3, 2017



Full memo

Notes from Commissioner Wagner


  1. School Breakfast Challenge
  2. RIDE announces effort to develop Standards for Professional Learning
  3. “Curriculum is the Core of All Student Learning”
  4. Reminder: Shared Leadership SurveyWorks Forum on Monday
  5. Reminder: District leaders, school leaders, leadership programs invited to apply for mini-grants to support development, growth of education leaders

From the R.I. Department of Education (RIDE)


Students:
  1. Reminder: United States Senate Youth Program scholarship competition
  2. National Youth Science Camp Applications now being accepted
  3. Seeking student exhibitors for CS4RI Summit
  4. Student nominations sought for CS4RI award
Assessments:
  1. Reminder: RICAS update: new materials, new support page
Educator Recognition:
  1. PAEMST 2017-18 nominations now being accepted
Certification:
  1. National Board Certification Renewal Meeting
Social and Emotional Learning:
  1. Rhode Island Social and Emotional Learning Standards endorsed by Council
Special Education:
  1. Special education per pupil rates
Meetings:
  1. Agenda to be posted today for Council on Elementary Secondary Education meeting on Tuesday, November 7
Education Data:
  1. Reports due and open collections

From other state agencies


  1. Primary source documents and civics resources available from the R.I. Department of State

From other organizations


  1. Rhode Island College to Host 20th Anniversary Promising Practices Multicultural Conference tomorrow
  2. Apple to host two free “Everyone Can Code” workshops in November
  3. Critical Language Scholarship Program application deadline November 15
  4. Annual Create-a-Greeting-Card Scholarship for high school or college students
  5. Choices Program offers new lesson: Syrian Refugees: Understanding Stories with Comics
  6. Free Teachers’ Toolkit on the Vietnam war