By June 1st, the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) needs to submit an equity plan to the U.S. Department of Education. This plan must address how our state will ensure that all students have equitable access to excellent educators. To date, RIDE has met with teachers, principals, and community organizations to gain their insights into what they think causes inequitable access to teachers and the strategies we should implement to address current inequities. RIDE has developed a draft of the plan but will use the information from Sunday’s chat to inform refinements to the plan.
Join us on Sunday night at 8 pm on #edchatri for a conversation about how we as a state can ensure that all students are served by excellent teachers, support professionals, and administrators!
Any educator who has ever moved from one school to another can talk about the difference environment makes. Learning standards may be identical, funding may be equal, population statistics may be similar, but two schools can still feel radically different and have significantly different student outcomes. Inherently, we know this has to do with school climate and the way people relate to one another. Students will reach high academic standards only if they are presented in a context where students feel safe, supported, and happily engaged as well as challenged. - Oregon Dept of Ed
Join us Sunday night at 8PM on #EdChatRI as we learn from one another and find out what it means to Keep Kids Connected.
The 26-member community-based Ambassador Design Team has been working for a little over three months to develop Rhode Island’s next PK-12 strategic plan for public education. This iterative process incorporates multiple opportunities for Rhode Islanders to give input throughout the development of the plan. Thus far, almost 15,000 Rhode Islanders have engaged with the process: through the original statewide survey at the end of 2014, to feedback on the two prototypes that have been released, to community conversations about the vision for education in Rhode Island. More information about the process can be found at www.ride.ri.gov/Strategic-Plan.
The first two prototypes set forth values upon which the plan would be based and a group of priority areas that would organize the transformative work for the next five years (see the prototypes here: www.ride.ri.gov/Plan-Feedback). The current priority areas are:
Now, the design team needs YOUR input on the visionary descriptions of success for each area . During this #EdchatRI, we will be asking participants to answer the following question for each of the 6 proposed priority area:
If RIDE, school districts, schools, and key community partners dedicated themselves to coordinated, transformational effort in this area, what would success look like after five years?
This information will be shared with the design team as they develop the third prototype for release later next week.
Join #EdChatRI and #EdVoicesRI (the strategic planning process hashtag) this Sunday at 8pm to share what YOU think success will look like and how our state should get there.
A high school diploma is no longer an indicator of future success. Today's students must leave high school prepared for success in some type of post-secondary schooling or training. They must be equipped with the "new basics"- skills like creativity, communication, and collaboration. This week’s Twitter chat will be led by the Nellie Mae Education Foundation and focus on student-centered approaches to learning. What do today’s students need to be able to know to succeed in tomorrow’s world? How can we reshape our current education system so that learning is personalized, and students have true voice in the classroom?
As part of the chat, we’ll be asking participants to view the short video below.
Join #EdChatRI and @NellieMaeEdFdn this Sunday at 8 as we look at the Student-Centered Classroom.
The Principal’s Residency Network, a group of Aspiring and Mentor Principal’s working together with Johnson & Wales University, will participate in a special #edchatri on Thursday April 9th from 5:15 to 5:50PM.
The PRN has a partnership agreement with JWU to allow people to simultaneously enroll in the PRN and enroll in the doctoral program at JWU. The PRN is actually not part of JWU, rather it sits under the non-profit Center for Leadership and Educational Equity (CLEE) @LeadforEquity
Please join them as they discuss Engaging Community Support Through Social Media.
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