Instructional resources are available for educators to aid in the delivery of a sound, high-quality education to every student to improve achievement for all students. Investments are being made (through Race to the Top and other initiatives) in building the capacity of individuals, institutions, and education communities to develop the knowledge, skills, and resources for effecting sustainable improvement.
NEW!! RIDE Announces Scholarship Opportunity to Attend CCSS Institute
The Achievement Network will be offering a Winter Standards Institute on the Common Core standards February 17 through the 20th. The institute is an opportunity for a community of practitioners to think deeply about their work, get smarter about research and materials, and confront the challenges of meeting high standards with all students. The institute will provide intensive, content based learning experiences for teachers and leaders in multiple grade bands in one of three pathways-- mathematics, English Language Arts/Literacy and Leadership.
RIDE is offering scholarships to cover the registration costs, $1,600, for approximately twenty-five educators in Rhode Island public schools to attend. Districts and/or educators will be responsible for travel and lodging costs associated for the travel to Boston. The address, www.standardsinstitutes.org will connect you with more information on this institute to help inform your decision to participate.
RIDE will prioritize providing scholarships to those educators who are prepared to share the learning and lead instruction within their school or district. Please complete the application below and return it no later than January 22nd to firstname.lastname@example.org. Successful applicants will be notified no later than January 29, 2016.
- Development of curricula in LEA partnerships through the Building a Strong Foundation initiative, and disseminate model curricula and units of study to share best practices and to support inter-LEA collaboration, including using tools such as the Instructional Support System;
- Professional development opportunities that build educator effectiveness (e.g., Data Use Professional Development, Formative Assessment Online PD Modules);
- Support for all LEAs and adult education programs through the development of a system of academic, social, and emotional supports for student health and well-being (e.g., WIDA ELD Standards, Response to Intervention (RTI), Title I, Personalization);
- A virtual learning network that includes coursework, training, and college e-learning, including a statewide virtual high school (Technology Literacy);
- Aid to families in determining the textbooks available to their students (Textbook Search); and
- Reference tools for determining placement for students newly enrolling from other countries (Foreign Transcript Review Guide).