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 28

13 July 2017

Co-teaching Requirements Memo

Audience: Principals, Special Educators, Classroom Teachers
The Co-teaching Requirements Memo provides information and a link to obtain an application for classroom teachers and special educators to co-teach in the state of Vermont.
Contact: Laura Baker at laura.baker@vermont.gov

Digital Learning Plan Draft Released for Public Comment

Audience: Superintendents, Curriculum Coordinators, Tech Coordinators, Tech Integration/networking personnel, Other interested parties
The draft Digital Learning Plan is available for public comment through late September of 2017.  The draft Digital Learning Plan is intended to provide guiding questions and some areas of statewide importance for schools to focus on in the digital learning realm over the next three-year period.  Supervisory Unions and Districts are required to submit a local plan by June 30, 2018.  Please provide any comments by Sept. 29, 2017.
Contact: Peter Drescher, Education Technology Coordinator, at (802) 479-1169 or peter.drescher@vermont.gov

Courtesy Postings

The views, opinions, and resources shared in this section of the WFM are solely those of the original contributors. The Agency of Education does not endorse the views expressed by these contributors and reserves the right to refuse submissions. Questions related to any of these resources should be directed to the organizations, people and opportunities as shared.

Renewable Nations Institute 

The Renewable Nations Institute and Lt. Governor David Zuckerman cordially invite you to the launch of the United States Partnership for Sustainable Energy for All (US-SEforALL) during the Summer Institute hosted at Norwich University. The Institute is 10 - 11:30 a.m. on July 21, 2017 in Roberts Hall at Norwich University in Northfield, VT. Speakers and attendees include leaders from local, state and national government, business, renewable energy, education sectors. A light lunch will follow. The US-SEforALL, hosted at Norwich University, is a consortium of Industry, Academia, Government & NGO’s providing a Public-Private-Partnership to support the US commitment to the Paris Agreement. This initiative, a joint program of the United Nations and the World Bank, will stimulate $200 billion USD in U.S.-based investment in SEforALL projects through 2030 in support of the Paris Agreement and create an estimated 200 Full-Time Equivalent employees in the State of Vermont beginning in the Fall of 2017. The framework for addressing climate change focuses on the role of youth in solving the climate crisis and helping make rapid transitions to renewable energy sources. Within the framework of service learning, high school students are empowered to become community leaders, access valuable work skills, and chart the course for a sustainable energy future. Students from China and Northfield, hosted at Norwich for this pilot project, will participate in this event and create presentations for viewing.
Contact: Meg Polyte, chief of staff for Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman, at (802) 828-2226 or megan.polyte@vermont.gov

Vermont-NEA Leadership and Learning Conference

Vermont-NEA is offering its Leadership and Learning Conference August 1-3, 2017 at Champlain College. This conference contains sessions in multiple strands including offerings for New/Early Career Educators, Paraeducators and other ESP members, National Board Candidates, Union Leadership Training, and other topics to improve teaching, learning, and leadership.  The conference is open to all members. Participants may attend all three days or just sessions of interest. Register online for the Leadership and Learning Conference.
Contact: Juliette Longchamp at jlongchamp@vtnea.org or Emma Mulvaney-Stanak at emstanak@vtnea.org

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