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2-10-17 Field Memo

Commissioner’s Weekly Field Memo
Friday, February 10, 2017



Full memo  

Notes from Commissioner Wagner


  1. New RIDE communications officer to start on February 20
  2. Update on progress of SurveyWorks Parent Survey
  3. Two Rhode Island schools competing in Verizon Innovative App Challenge Fan Favorite

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


Assessments:
  1. Reminder: SAT timeline for spring administration
  2. Dates and locations set for NECAP Science Test Coordinator Training Workshops
Educators:
  1. Reminder: Calling all educators – apply for PrepareRI Ambassadors opportunity
  2. One week left to provide feedback on Draft Empowerment School Guidance
  3. Reminder: Rhode Island Learning Champions opportunity, request for nominations by superintendents
  4. Reminder: SurveyWorks teacher/support professional surveys launched on January 16
School Leaders:
  1. Reminder: Sign up! Shadow a Student Challenge is underway
Education Data:
  1. RIDE requests Annual Listing of Textbooks
  2. Update on SurveyWorks administration
  3. Enrollment Census Update
  4. Reminder: Assessments data and technology timeframe
  5. Reminder: Teacher Attendance collection clarification
  6. Reminder: Data collection calendar
  7. Reminder: Data collection webinar
  8. Reminder: Several data collections are open, due in the next few months

From other organizations

  1. Big change through small steps: supporting students in 2017
  2. Dartmouth College 2017 Summer Opportunity for High School Students
  3. Update: Next Steps in Exploring Rhode Island's African American History symposium rescheduled to April 1
  4. Nursing scholarships available for high school seniors
  5. PBS Digital Innovator Applications open now
  6. Clean Tech Competition registration open for high school students
  7. Reminder: Teachers invited to participate in Rhode Island Law Day 2017