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2-3-17 Field Memo

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



Full memo  

Notes from Commissioner Wagner


  1. Proposed English Language Learner regulations update
  2. SurveyWorks launches parent/guardian surveys on Monday, February 6
  3. Calling all educators – apply for PrepareRI Ambassadors opportunity

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


Assessments:
  1. Reminder: SAT timeline for spring administration
  2. Reminder: Dates and locations set for PARCC Test Coordinator Training Workshops
Educators:
  1. Reminder: Rhode Island Learning Champions opportunity, request for nominations by superintendents
  2. Reminder: RIDE seeks educators’ input on Talent Management System practices, survey closes today
  3. Reminder: SurveyWorks teacher/support professional surveys launched on January 16
Requests for Proposals:
  1. Summer youth employment request for proposals to be released on Monday
  2. RIDE requests proposals for 2017-18 State Pre-Kindergarten Program
Heath & Safety:
  1. RIDE, Department of Health, DCYF present state’s first Adolescent Sexual Health Profile publication
Education Data:
  1. Update on SurveyWorks administration
  2. Assessments data and technology timeframe
  3. Reminder: Teacher Attendance collection clarification
  4. Reminder: Data collection calendar
  5. Reminder: Data collection webinar
  6. Reminder: Several data collections are open, due in the next few months

From other organizations

  1. Register for 2017 RIASCD Professional Development Series
  2. High school girls in Rhode Island invited to DigiGirlz event
  3. Educators invited to Next Steps in Exploring Rhode Island's African American History symposium on February 11
  4. Nominations requested for award for outstanding educators teaching courses on genocide education
  5. Teachers invited to participate in Rhode Island Law Day 2017