RIASP, RIDE, and the Rhode Island Foundation recognize that there are wonderful and innovative practices happening in our Rhode Island schools that are contributing to the academic achievement of students. We have joined forces to create Schools In Action, a program designed to showcase the important work of some of our RI schools and allow others to learn about it. Thank you to the schools who will host site visits this year. Sign ups to attend a site visit are on a first come, first serve basis. You will be notified via email when you have been confirmed for a spot. We hope you will join us for a site visit and consider being a host school.
Peer observations and collaboration are powerful tools for fostering professional growth and development. Principals, for a variety of reasons, do not have enough opportunities to observe other schools “in action” and to collaborate regarding mutual goals. The purpose of the development of such sites is to provide this opportunity to our education leaders across the state. As we learn from one another, we expect an expansion of school practices that are have a positive impact on student achievement.
The following schools and principals have volunteered to provide such an experience:
2017-2018 School Year
|South Kingstown High School: “Student Centered Learning”-||Robert Mezzanotte|
|Blackstone Valley Prep (ES 2): “Teachbacks” (CPT Protocol)||Sara Tucker|
|Captain Isaac Paine Elementary: “Personalized Learning”||Kristen Danusis|
|Barrington Middle School: “Deeper Learning/Project-based Learning”||Andy Anderson|
|B.F. Norton Elementary: “PBIS and Behavioral Supports”||Dina Cerra|
|Lincoln Central Elementary: “Student Centered Learning”||Patricia Gablinske|
|Anna McCabe Elementary: “Data Team Meetings”||Cathy Pleau|
|Blackstone Valley Prep High School: “Differentiation”||Michaela Keegan|
2018-2019 School Year
|Blackstone Valley Prep Elementary 2: "Community Circles"||Sarah Tucker|
|Smithfield High School - CTE Programs||Dan Kelley|
|Hampden Meadows Elementary School " High Yield Instructional Strategies"||Tracey McGee|
|Hope Highlands Middle School - "Personalized Learning"||Alex Kanelos|
|Dunn's Corners Elementary School "Math Workshop"||Steve Morrone|
|The Lawn Schools Jamestown "Differentiation of Instruction"||Nate Edmunds|
2019-2020 School Year
|Blackstone Academy Charter School "Advisory and School Culture"
|Portsmouth Middle School "Technology Integration and Blended Learning in the Classroom"
|Gallagher Middle School "SEL"Anti-Defamation League's A World of Difference Peer Leadership Program.||Laurie Sullivan|
|School One: Private Independent High School "School Culture"
|Springbrook Elementary School "Curriculum adoption/implementation of EL Education Gr: 2 & 3"
*Grant funded program: The Rhode Island Foundation