On the Road Again

Dear Superintendents,

It was another busy week on the Wyoming road and a privilege to visit schools (with better travel weather this week).

Also this week, WDE hosted a workshop called the “Importance of Indian Education for All.” Teachers were trained on how to integrate new standards into Social Studies and other subjects. Schools have three full years to implement Indian Education for All content and performance standards.

There are pertinent memos this week including one about next steps for WDE and school districts after the legislative session. We are working to schedule a debrief call for superintendents to “attend,” as we have in the past. In the meantime, please contact WDE staff with questions.

There is also a memo about 21st Century Learning grants (21CCLC). Substantial grant awards to schools and other entities are available to build out a variety of activities including extended learning, computer science, and more.

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Iva Moss-Redman, a STEM teacher with Fremont County School District #38, discusses how to bring STEM education to social studies curriculum during the Indigenous Tribes of Wyoming – Importance of Indian Ed for All workshop in Lander.sbe

The State Board of Education welcomed Valerie Bruce, Wyoming’s 2019 Teacher of the Year, to its meeting Thursday. Bruce is a first grade teacher at Rozet Elementary.rawhide

Elected student officials from Rawhide Elementary in Gillette greeted me and gave me a tour of their building.taiwan

Wyoming has an ongoing dialogue with Taiwan about energy, business, and education. Officials met early in the week to discuss teacher and student exchanges and Dual Language Immersion (DLI).

Memos to be released on Monday:

  • 2019-04621CCLC: Upcoming Cohort 13 Intent to Apply
  • 2019-047: Fall S5S Conference and Call for Proposals
  • 2019-048: Submission and Approval of Leader Evaluation Systems
  • 2019-049:  Important Information on Education Legislation

Jillian