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5-11-18 Field Memo

Commissioner’s Weekly Field Memo
Friday, May 11, 2018



Full memo

Notes from Commissioner Wagner


  1. Thank you, teachers!
  2. … Thank you, again!
  3. New field memo design starting next week, new RIDE calendar live on Monday
  4. SurveyWorks coming soon!
  5. Congratulations to Rhode Island’s 2018 Presidential Scholars
  6. Teachers, students, and community members honored by Rhode Island Foreign Language Association

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


Leadership:
  1. Reminder: Applications for RIDE Executive Leadership Development Program due today, May 11
PrepareRI:
  1. Final Reminder: Become a PrepareRI Ambassador
Curriculum:
  1. Individual Learning Plan system and curriculum solutions now available
Professional Learning:
  1. Training available for an early literacy-focused coaching cohort
  2. Reminder: RIDE seeking feedback on newest draft of the Rhode Island Professional Learning Standards
Computer Science:
  1. Focus group session on May 22 for the ISTE Draft Standards for Computer Science Educators
  2. CS4RI supports and workshops
  3. Upcoming CS4RI professional development
Assessment:
  1. Assessment updates
Educator Evaluation:
  1. Student Learning Pilot to expand for 2018-19 school year
Education Funding:
  1. RIDE posts local aid payment rates for Fiscal Year 2019
Education Data:
  1. Action Item: LEAs submit educator evaluation data by June 29; guidance materials posted
  2. CS4RI Data Collections Guidance
  3. Incomplete EL Performance Report may delay FY19 CRP approval
  4. May/June Collections Due: Special Ed Census and Special Ed Census Reporting
  5. Preliminary due date - Coordinated Early Intervening Services in Enrollment Census (aka EIS or CEIS)
  6. Reminder: Assessment roster discrepancies
  7. Open collections
From other organizations
  1. Celebrate the Past & Welcome the Future, RISCA event on May 14
  2. Don't miss out on Engage! Civic Learning in the Classroom on May 17
  3. Last EduvateRI Meeting of the academic year on May 17
  4. Third Annual Restorative Justice Practices Symposium on May 18
  5. Career Exploration Pop-up for students on May 18
  6. CollegeBound Saver offers incentive through June 30
  7. Reminder: Nonviolent Schools Summer Institute at URI, August 6-10