Weekly Field Memo

The Agency of Education created the weekly field memo to keep subscribers up-to-date with current education policy, state-wide education initiatives, and official messages from the AOE. The field memo may also include education-related items from other state agencies. And at our discretion, we may include other events or information from other organizations not directly affiliated with the AOE. The field memo is not intended to serve as a newsletter.

Volume 11, Issue 27

05 July 2017

Vermont Health and Physical Education Survey

Audience: K-12 Health and Physical Educators working in Vermont Schools, Curriculum Directors, Principals, Superintendents, School Board Members
The Vermont Agency of Education has developed a survey to collect data from health and physical educators considering Vermont’s Education Quality Standards, proficiency-based learning, and the development of Supervisory Union/School District K-12 health and physical education curricula anchored to national standards. If you are a K-12 Health and/or Physical Education teacher, please take the time to complete the Health and Physical Education survey. The survey will close on August 4, 2017. The feedback will be used to develop an understanding of the status of K-12 health and/or physical education programs in Vermont schools to inform the Agency’s work considering supporting the field.
Contact: Susan Yesalonia, Ed.D., Health and Physical Education Specialist, at (802) 479-1284, susan.yesalonia@vermont.gov  

Grant Applications for Low Incidence Disabilities

Audience: Individuals or agencies who serve students with low incidence disabilities
The Vermont Agency of Education is taking grant applications for services related to the technical assistance and professional development of educational teams and families of individuals who are blind or visually impaired, hard of hearing or deaf-blind, or have low incidence disabilities. Complete the grant application for low incidence disabilities by July 12, 2017.
Questions: Chris Kane, Inclusion Coordinator: Autism and Low Incidence Disabilities, christopher.kane@vermont.gov

Classroom Assessment Scoring System Pre-K Introductory Training

Audience: Pre-K Teachers, Administrators
Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) is an assessment tool and professional development system that measures the interactions in classrooms and helps teachers improve those interactions. It is recommended by the Vermont Agency of Education and is used as part of the Vermont Step Ahead Recognition System (STARS). The free one-day workshop will give you an overview of what CLASS measures and how it helps to improve interactions in ten different dimensions, including Behavior Management, Concept Development, and Language Modeling. There will be six sessions offered on Saturdays in July and August throughout the state.  Register for the CLASS PreK Introductory Training.
Contact: Ellen Cairns at (802) 479-1443 or ellen.cairns@vermont.gov

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