Upcoming events

    • January 17, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • RIASP Offices
    Register

    SESSION TWO - JANUARY 17, 2019

    CLOSING ACHIEVEMENT GAPS (FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION, MINORITY, POVERTY STUDENTS, AND STUDENTS OF COLOR), AND RAISING ACHIEVEMENT FOR ALL STUDENTS

    RIASP OFFICES 330-332 (Third Floor)

    NEIT Campus 2480 Post Rd. Warwick, RI 

    Registration: 8:00am 

    RIASP Member (& Member's Staff) Fee: $195

    Non-Member Fee: $245 

    Important Information for this upcoming session: This is the second and final session for the workshop on Closing Achievement Gaps. This session is intended for participants who attended session #1, or additional participants who want join their colleagues from their own school or school system. During the second session, participants will continue to learn about gap closing strategies at a deeper level and will leave the workshop with a focused action plan for their school.

    Work Session Overview: In this two-part work session for all K-12 educators, you will learn how to close the achievement gaps for special education, students of color, and low-income students, and raise achievement for ALL students. School systems are encouraged to bring more than one educator to work as a team, if possible. Single participants are also welcome. By the end of the second day of the two-part work session, participants will learn how to specifically apply 16 proven and practical strategies from national and international schools that have closed achievement gaps.

    Dr. Ash, the workshop leader and former superintendent of schools in Lexington MA, will share also how his school system closed achievement gaps by grade 10 (100% proficient in ELA, and 96% proficient in mathematics) and was ranked the highest performing school system in the United States (New York Times, https://nyti.ms/2kHY7YI). In addition, you will learn the latest research on effective teams, leadership, and whole school system change. 

     

    Presenter: Dr. Paul Ash, retired as the Superintendent of Schools in Lexington, Massachusetts after 10 years. During his 42 year career, Dr. Ash has held a wide range of school leadership roles: Superintendent of Schools, Westwood, MA; Assistant Superintendent for Personnel, Finance, and Administration, Wellesley, MA Chair of the Legislation Committee, MA Association of School Superintendents. Dr. Ash's contributions to the field have been recognized at the state and national level in student achievement, human resources/labor relations, leadership and professional learning. He is the co-author of highly acclaimed book, School Systems That Learn: Improving Professio

    • January 23, 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    • The Rhode Island Shriners
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    RIASP General Membership Meeting

    When: Wednesday, January 23rd starting at 4:00pm-5:00pm (3:30pm: Networking) 

    Where: The Rhode Island Shriners, Imperial Ballroom - One Rhodes Place, Cranston

    Integrating Social Emotional Learning into our universal instruction, building-wide and district-wide systems, certainly requires strategic leadership.  Using the article “Ten Steps in the Implementation Cycle (Devaney et al 2006) for Implementing SEL” as a discussion framework, Nicole Bucka, Facilitator of Social Emotional Learning for East Providence School District and MTSS Implementation Specialist, will share one district’s process and lessons learned.  In this session the following implementation examples will be illustrated 

    • Establishing a clear district-wide "why" or vision for the work. 
    • Completing a needs assessment/audit for the school community.
    • Using this audit to inform a district strategic plan.
    • Thinking though the support needed to guide the adults in this transformation. 
    • January 29, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • RIASP OFFICES
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    Managing Adult Stress and Anxiety in School Culture

    January 29th and February 27th

    Both Sessions: 8:00am-1:00pm 

    RIASP OFFICES 330-332 (Third Floor)

    NEIT Campus 2480 Post Rd. Warwick, RI 

    Registration: 8:00am 

    RIASP Member (& Member's Staff) Fee: $268 - for both sessions

    Non-Member Fee: $300 - for both sessions 

    This two session training will provide participants with school-wide strategies to decrease the stress and anxiety that has become an all too common background roar in schools. We will be looking at ways school leaders build deeper adult relationships to strengthen team work and mutual support. The training will take a close look at how principals model sharing their authority, and wielding their authority, to create predictability, one of the foundation stones of a calm and safe environment. We will examine the rituals and structures that diminish the most stressful elements of the daily school schedule and expectations. We will be talking theory and tools, big picture and nitty-gritty implementation.

    The work shop is extremely interactive—no “death by power point.” There will be much sharing of stories and learned wisdom.  There will be laughter. The three session model will allow participants to experiment with interventions and report back to the group to gain insight and support to take next steps.

    Learning and action outcomes include:

    • An understanding of how we got to this stressful time in modern American schools
    • Strategies to build relationships, adult voice, support, and predictability
    • How to build a force field to assess your school’s readiness for change
    • Practice with the four frames for building a sustained campaign to make change
    • Ways to know how much and when to share authority 
    • Developing specific plans to impact the most stressful parts of your school environment
    • Improving adult-to-adult communication around discipline and working with challenging students

    Jeffrey Benson has over forty years of experience as a teacher, mentor, and school administrator. He focuses on supporting schools that work for all students. He’s had the incredibly good fortune of working with many talented people on school reform, conflict resolution, learning theory, trauma and addiction, school advisory programs, math education, staff development, leadership training, and curriculum development. He coaches principals and teachers, writes about education, and speaks at conferences—all in an effort to upload what he has learned in hopes others can make good use of it. Along that path, he continues to learn more. His books include, “Hanging In-- Strategies for Working with the Students Who Challenge Us Most;” “Ten Steps for Managing Change in Schools” and “Teaching the Whole Teen: Everyday Practices that Promote Success and Resilience in School and Life.” His website is JeffreyBenson.org, which includes links to his many articles, interviews, and services.


    • January 30, 2019
    • 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • RIASP OFFICE
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    RIASP BOARD MEETING 

    • February 06, 2019
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • RIASP OFFICE
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    • February 06, 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • RI Shriners One Rhodes Place, Cranston
    Register

    RIASP/RIILA  LEGAL WORKSHOP

    WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6th, 2019 4:00 PM 0- 6:00 PM

    RI Shriners, One Rhodes Place, Cranston, RI

    RIASP Member Fee: $50.00/$35.00 Staff

    Non-Member Fee: $70.00/$40.00 Staff

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    Highlight of Topics to Be Discussed

    - Principals Contractual Rights

    -Issues Related to Social Media

    -Issues Related to Staff Evaluations


    (Other topics will be added and highlighted in the next email)

    Followed by a Question and Answer Session

    • February 13, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Chariho High School-453 Switch Rd. Wood River Junction
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    AP US History Professional Development and Network Organization Workshop

    Wednesday, February 13th, from 8:00-2:30. 

    Chariho High School - 453 Switch Road, Wood River Junction


    The goal of this workshop is to improve teacher practice, share resources and build a network that continues to communicate beyond the professional development date and translates into improved student performance in AP US History statewide.  The cost for registration is $200/participant.  A maximum of 30 teachers can register for the workshop.  Teachers participating will be enlisted in a regional network of AP US History teachers and provided access to network resources, including a virtual hub for sharing practice and addressing concerns specific to this course.

    This regional PD opportunity and Network is a pilot we hope to duplicate in all Advanced Placement Disciplines regionally towards improved student performance on AP Exams by our students. 

    Please forward this email to any high school or district administrators who may be interested in this opportunity, and promote through your social media and listserves. 

    Deadline for registration is Thursday, January 10th at 2:00pm. 

    Registration for this site automatically generates an invoice for your payment.



    • February 25, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Register

    How to Build High Performance Teams and Design Effective Meetings

    February 25, 2019
    8:00am-3:00pm

    RIASP OFFICES 330-332 (Third Floor)

    NEIT Campus 2480 Post Rd. Warwick, RI 

    Registration: 8:00am

    RIASP Member & (Member's Staff) Fee: $195

    Non - Member Fee: $245

    High functioning teams can solve complex problems at much deeper levels than can individuals working alone, or typical teams in schools. In this workshop, you will learn about the latest research on high-functioning teams and what distinguishes them from most school or district teams.  Participants will also learn about how to run effective meetings that people want to attend and produces results.

    In the morning, Dr. Ash will discuss what distinguishes their extraordinary teams from all other teams. He will focus on the five characteristics of dysfunctional teams, based on the work of Patrick Lencioni (trust, willingness to engage in conflict, commitment, mutual accountability, and attention to results). Participants will have the opportunity to discuss the skills of their own team members and ways to improve their effectiveness. Exercises are designed to help participants develop their skills and avoid behaviors that reduce team effectiveness.

    In the afternoon, Dr. Ash will discuss ways that teachers, department heads and principals can design meetings that are engaging, efficient, and results-oriented.Meetings are potentially the most important venue where adult and organizational learning can take place in schools. In this workshop you will discover ways to improve your PLC/Department/school meetings so people want to attend and more work is accomplished.


    • February 27, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • RIASP OFFICES

    Managing Adult Stress and Anxiety in School Culture

    January 29th and February 27th

    Both Sessions: 8:00am-1:00pm 

    RIASP OFFICES 330-332 (Third Floor)

    NEIT Campus 2480 Post Rd. Warwick, RI 

    Registration: 8:00am 

    RIASP Member (& Member's Staff) Fee: $268 - for both sessions

    Non-Member Fee: $300 - for both sessions 

    This two session training will provide participants with school-wide strategies to decrease the stress and anxiety that has become an all too common background roar in schools. We will be looking at ways school leaders build deeper adult relationships to strengthen team work and mutual support. The training will take a close look at how principals model sharing their authority, and wielding their authority, to create predictability, one of the foundation stones of a calm and safe environment. We will examine the rituals and structures that diminish the most stressful elements of the daily school schedule and expectations. We will be talking theory and tools, big picture and nitty-gritty implementation.

    The work shop is extremely interactive—no “death by power point.” There will be much sharing of stories and learned wisdom.  There will be laughter. The three session model will allow participants to experiment with interventions and report back to the group to gain insight and support to take next steps.

    Learning and action outcomes include:

    • An understanding of how we got to this stressful time in modern American schools
    • Strategies to build relationships, adult voice, support, and predictability
    • How to build a force field to assess your school’s readiness for change
    • Practice with the four frames for building a sustained campaign to make change
    • Ways to know how much and when to share authority 
    • Developing specific plans to impact the most stressful parts of your school environment
    • Improving adult-to-adult communication around discipline and working with challenging students

    Jeffrey Benson has over forty years of experience as a teacher, mentor, and school administrator. He focuses on supporting schools that work for all students. He’s had the incredibly good fortune of working with many talented people on school reform, conflict resolution, learning theory, trauma and addiction, school advisory programs, math education, staff development, leadership training, and curriculum development. He coaches principals and teachers, writes about education, and speaks at conferences—all in an effort to upload what he has learned in hopes others can make good use of it. Along that path, he continues to learn more. His books include, “Hanging In-- Strategies for Working with the Students Who Challenge Us Most;” “Ten Steps for Managing Change in Schools” and “Teaching the Whole Teen: Everyday Practices that Promote Success and Resilience in School and Life.” His website is JeffreyBenson.org, which includes links to his many articles, interviews, and services.


    • February 27, 2019
    • 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • RIASP OFFICE
    Register

    RIASP BOARD MEETING 

    • March 06, 2019
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • RIASP OFFICE
    Register

                      


    Join us for the  RIASP High School/Middle School Principals Network Meeting

    The Topics will include:

    -how district administrative teams and principals are communicating each school's accountability rating to their school community

    - strategies in dealing with student absenteeism

    -RIASP survey results regarding contractual conditions for RI principalS

    -bill of rights for principals

    -addressing state testing & growth



    • March 27, 2019
    • 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • RIASP OFFICE
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    RIASP BOARD MEETING 

    • April 03, 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    • The Rhode Island Shriners
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    • April 24, 2019
    • 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • RIASP OFFICE
    Register

    RIASP BOARD MEETING 

    • May 22, 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • The Rhode Island Shriners

    POY Reception 

    • May 30, 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    • The Rhode Island Shriners
    Register


    • June 26, 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • TO BE DETERMINED

    RIASP BOARD MEETING 


    DINNER MEETING - LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED 

    • July 10, 2019
    • July 12, 2019
    • Spokane, WA


    • July 18, 2019
    • July 20, 2019
    • Boston,MA


    • August 07, 2019
    • August 08, 2019
    • TBD


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