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 48

29 November 2017

Licensing Updates - 2018 Renewals

Audience: Vermont Educators
Vermont educators, please update your online profile to ensure proper processing of your renewal application. Currently, there are 1,068 educators whose license is expiring on June 30, 2018 who do not have employment details in their profile. Without current employment details, the application will be routed to the AOE for processing, not your Local or Regional Standards Board. This could cause a significant delay in you receiving your license which may have an impact on your employment for the 2018-19 school year. Additionally, there are 115 educators whose license is expiring and there is no email contact information in the profile. To receive notification regarding renewals or other licensing correspondence a current email is needed.
Contact: The Licensing Office at AOE.licensinginfo@vermont.gov

Licensing Updates - Applying for Initial License

Audience: Superintendents, Holders of Provisional and Apprenticeship Licenses Expiring on June 30, 2018
If your Provisional or Apprenticeship license is expiring on June 30, 2018 it is imperative that you apply for an initial license or added endorsement by April 1, 2018. Please review the memo regarding timelines and information on the application process.
Contact: The Licensing Office at AOE.licensinginfo@vermont.gov

Annual Adverse Effect Training Documentation

Audience: Special Education Administrators
Please use the annual adverse effect training documentation form to submit. Remember that this annual training is mandatory for all new special education staff in each supervisory union/school district. This year's deadline is December 15, 2017. 
Contact: Tonya Rutkowski, Special Education Program Coordinator at (802) 479-1245 or aoe.specialed@vermont.gov

State Board of Education Adopts Updated Technology Standards for Students

Audience: All
At its November meeting, the Vermont State Board of Education unanimously adopted the International Standards for Technology Education (ISTE) Standards for student learning. The adoption of this framework is aligned with the state’s Education Quality Standards. Read the full Vermont State Board of Education Adopts Updated Technology Standards for Students press release.
Contact: Haley Jones, Public Information Officer, at haley.jones@vermont.gov

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Data Day Webinar

This free webinar on December 8, 2017 will offer VTPBIS school and SU/SD Coordinators a process for facilitating data days for school leadership teams to review the status of their PBIS Universal, Targeted, and/or Intensive supports and act upon data to improve their behavioral outcomes. Who should attend? VTPBIS School Coordinators, Administrators, and SU/SD Coordinators. Register for the Data Day Webinar.
Contact: Sherry Schoenberg at sherry.schoenberg@uvm.edu

Middle Grades Conference

Please join the Middle Grades Collaborative (MGC) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on January 27, 2018 at the University of Vermont for a state-wide conference showcasing effective middle grades practice. This year's theme is "Middle School Is Not a Building: What Does It Mean Today?" There is no fee to attend, and lunch will be provided. Also, the MGC welcomes presentation proposals from teacher educators, teachers, student groups, and professional organizations that focus on research and/or practice of middle grades teaching and learning related to the conference theme. Register for the Middle Grades Conference. The deadline for registration is December 15, 2017.
Contact: James Nagle at jnagle2@smcvt.edu

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