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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 12, Issue 26

27 June 2018

NAEP Seeking Assessment Proctors for 2018-2019 School Year

Audience: All, Retired Educators
The National Assessment of Educational Progress is seeking motivated individuals to proctor in-school assessment sessions with grade 4 and 8 students for the 2019 NAEP Assessment. Candidates should be retired educators, or individuals with classroom experience or who are comfortable interacting with students in school. Candidates must be available to work from January 28 to March 8, 2019. Benefits include paid training, paid time and mileage reimbursement for local driving, and a weekly pay schedule. This is a part-time, temporary position. For more information or to apply visit the NAEP website.
Contact: Westat at NAEPrecruit@westat.com or (304) 743-1797

Non-Profit Organizations Profiles for Before, After and Summer School Programs

Audience: Non-Profit Organizations
Non-profit organizations with a record of success in running or working with before and after school programs (or summer recess) and activities may submit a brief online profile to be published on the Agency of Education’s 21st Century Community Learning Center’s web page. For more information, please consult the after school external organizations profile memo. The deadline to submit a profile is August 11, 2018.
Contact: Emanuel Betz at emanuel.betz@vermont.gov or (802) 479-1396

State Placed Students Data Collection for the 2017-2018 School Year

Audience: Superintendents, Principals, Special Education Coordinators, and Business Managers
Every public school must report the number of state-placed students they educated in the 2017-18 school year by July 27, 2018. The count of state placed students data report for the 2017-2018 school year will be used in finalizing the average daily membership census report this fall. For more information, see the Count of State Placed Students Data Collection memo on the AOE website. The State Placed Students Count form is also available online.
Contact: Cathy Scott at cathy.scott@vermont.gov or (802) 479-1249

Courtesy Posts

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.

Big Picture Learning's International Conference on Student-Centered Learning

Every year, hundreds of educators, advocates and thought leaders from all over the world come together at Big Bang - Big Picture Learning's International Conference on Student-Centered Learning, where they convene with the most important component of authentic, student-centered learning: Students. Big Bang mimics Big Picture's key characteristics: attendees are grouped in advisories, much of the learning is conducted outside the conference venue with community partners and learning is authentic and applicable. Students and educators passionate about student-centered learning are encouraged to join. The opening reception is Monday, July 23, 2018 at 5 p.m., in Atlanta, GA. The conference concludes by noon on Thursday, July 26, 2018.
Contact: Beth White at beth@bigpicturelearning.org or (802) 598-6408

Vermont Council of Special Education Administrators 2018-19 New Leader Academy

The Vermont Council of Special Education Administrators (VCSEA) is pleased to announce that registration is now open for its annual New Leader Academy. The Academy is a professional development program supporting special education administrators who are new to the field of administration. The Academy uses a cohort model and provides academic and practical instruction in an array of skill and knowledge areas important to success as a special education administrator. The cohort model ensures that participants have the opportunity to share experience, expertise and support in a collegial way.
Contact: Lori Tourville at ltourville@vcsea.net or (802) 595-5799

Vermont BEST/PBIS Professional Development Calendar

The 2018-2019 Vermont BEST/PBIS Professional Development Calendar is now available on the Vermont PBIS website. Teams are encouraged to start planning their training and webinars. Additionally, the 2019 VTPBIS Annual Leadership Forum will take place October 11, 2018 at Killington Grand Hotel in Killington, VT. Registration details are coming soon.
Contact: Sherry Schoenberg at sherry.schoenberg@uvm.edu or (802) 656-9656

Webinar: Identity and Transitioning in Schools

Registration is now open for “Identity and Transitioning in schools", held by Snowy Owl Tutoring, on August 15, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. During this free training, speak with counselors, administrators, legal experts, members of the LBTQ community and others on identity and how to support students during a transition. Check the Snowy Owl website periodically to learn about the expert panelists who will be joining this timely and important conversation.
Contact: Thomas Loudon at tom@snowyowltutoring.com or (802) 299-9642

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