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3-10-17 Field Memo

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

Full memo  

Notes from Commissioner Wagner

  1. Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) state plan update
  2. SurveyWorks survey progress update
  3. Reminder: SAT timeline for spring administration
  4. Write Rhode Island student winners announced
  5. Reminder: 2017 #RIGovForADay essay contest

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

  1. Deadline Extended: Calling all educators – apply for PrepareRI Ambassadors opportunity
  2. RIDE to offer mini-grants for science educator professional development on designing NGSS-aligned instructional units
Secondary Regulations:
  1. Reminder: Secondary School Regulations informational webinar offered on March 14
Social and Emotional Learning:
  1. Community of Practice for Social and Emotional Learning on March 30
STEAM Opportunities:
  1. PAEMST 2016-17 awards nominations open until April 1
  2. Rhode Island students partner with NASA for STEM showcase tomorrow
RIDE Employment:
  1. Education Specialist, Educator Excellence position posted
  2. Administrator, Data Collections and Quality Assurance position posted
  1. Commissioner’s Decisions issued on several cases
Education Data:
  1. SurveyWorks Update
  2. PARCC Data Maintenance
  3. Teacher Attendance collection
  4. Reminder: Data collection webinar
  5. Reminder: Assessments data and technology timeframe
  6. Upcoming data collections

From other organizations

  1. Rhode Island students compete for $3,000 in Who Wants to Be a Mathematician on March 23 (originally March 14)
  2. Invitation to bilingual children’s author presentation on March 15
  3. Reminder: Blended and personalized learning conference
  4. Two professional development opportunities for all World Language educators
  5. NEF, RILINK, and SLRI sponsor RI TeacherFest 2017 statewide teaching & learning conference
  6. Susan B. Wilson Civic Education Merit Awards nominations now open
  7. Free digital resources for teaching history from Newport Historical Society
  8. 2017 Hon. Francis J. Darigan, Jr., Rhode Island Law Day Essay Contest for 10th and 11th grade students