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 12, Issue 30

01 August 2018

Springfield School District Recognized for Outstanding Use of Interim Assessments

Audience: Educators
The Smarter Balanced Consortia recognized Springfield School District for outstanding use of the interim assessments in reading/language arts and math. The consortia created a video highlighting the efforts of the school system to utilize these assessments as part of a local comprehensive assessment system and provide educators across the nation with an example of how these materials can be used to improve student outcomes. This national recognition is a tremendous honor for the school system and the state.
Contact: Michael Hock at (802) 479-1288 or michael.hock@vermont.gov

Sample Graduation Requirements for Social Studies Available

Audience: All
Sample graduation requirements with performance indicators for Social Studies are available on the Agency of Education website. They are aligned with the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards and the result of six months of work from dedicated K-16 teachers from across the state.
Contact: Martha Deiss at martha.deiss@vermont.gov

ALiS Online Licensing System: Educator Employment Update

Audience: Superintendents, Principals, Educators
All educators holding Vermont licensure are required to update their employment information in their online accounts. Due to school mergers, several educators will need to revise their employment listed in their profile. Please review our tutorial on updating your employment. Have questions? You can read or watch our online licensing tutorials, or get in touch with us.
Contact: AOE Licensing Help Line at (802) 479-1700 or aoe.licensinginfo@vermont.gov

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.

Save the Date: Annual VTPBIS Leadership Forum

The Annual VTPBIS Leadership Forum will be held on October 11, 2018, at the Killington Grand Resort Hotel. This is a great opportunity for new and experienced PBIS Leadership Teams to learn more about sustainability and evidence-based practices. VTPBIS Annual Acknowledgments will be presented and there will be opportunities to network with other schools. Additional information and a link to register will be available soon.
Contact: Sherry Schoenberg at sherry.schoenberg@uvm.edu

Stern Center Announces eLearning for Students

The Stern Center now offers customized remote instruction online via its new eLearning program. This is a great opportunity for long-distance clients who can now take advantage of the exceptional instruction provided at its Williston location by engaging in an online learning platform thanks to generous support from IBM. The Stern Center marks its 35th anniversary this year as a leader in providing customized instruction to students of all ages in a wide range of areas. eLearning enables the Stern Center to serve learners regardless of where they live, thus helping more students reach their potential. For more information, visit the Stern Center Website.
Contact: Patty Durham at (802) 878-2332 or pdurham@sterncenter.org

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