Professional Development

RIASP is committed to helping you improve your school leadership skills through professional development. From the RIILA and RIASPlearns to the summer conference, online offerings and events offered throughout the year, you will find something that fits what you're looking for.

The Principal Instructional Network Facilitated by Eric Sheninger. 
Leading in Virtual/Hybrid Schools. 4:00pm-6:00pm. 
December 9th, 16th, January 6th, February, 3rd, March 10th, March 31st, and April 7th.

Aspiring Principal Network Facilitated by the CT Center for School Change: 
January 28th, February 24th and March 29th from 4:00pm-6:00pm. 

New & Early Career Community of Practice Facilitated by the CT Center for School Change. 
January 11th, February 11th, March 15th and April 8th from 4:00pm-5:00pm.

Coaches Seminars (14 coaches) - 4:00-5:30pm.
November 18th, January 13th, February 22nd, March 22nd and May 4th
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Upcoming events

    • June 23, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • June 01, 2021
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    Dear Principal, 

    RIASP is very pleased to continue to offer new and early career Rhode Island principals, and assistant principals in year 1-4, the opportunity to receive 30 virtual coaching hours during the 2020-2021 School Year.

    Coaching is provided by veteran principals, who have successfully completed a national model of Coaching training facilitated by
    Delaware Academy of School Leadership and/ or  the Connecticut Center for School Change.   

    Why Coaching?

    What the research says:
    “Coaching is not about filling the voids and deficits assumed to be part and parcel of a new job.  It is about developing a professional practice of action and reflection, of probing current systems and exploring possibilities.” (S. Stein, NYCLA, July 2015)

    What one coachee says:My coach is a great thought partner, she has offered multiple resources that I can leverage at my school, and she asks really thought-provoking questions that allow me to plan accordingly.”

    What the data say: During this past school year 100% of RI principals who received coaching agreed that coaching was a very positive learning experience for them and their schools, and would definitely recommend coaching to other novice principals.

    Once you complete your registration, you will be matched with a principal coach. The following are the requirements to participate in the program.

    • Complete 30 one- to -one  virtual coaching hours.

    • Attend a virtual orientation (90 minutes  TBD).

    • Attend virtual seminars (60 minute sessions during the school year).

    • $550 to be paid in full by November 1st (paid by principal or district).

    After successful completion of these requirements, you will receive a certificate for 36 professional learning hours. The program is limited to 15 new and early career principals. 

    For more information please visit our website and read testimonials from 2019-2020 participants. 

    You can also email  nletoile@riasp.org or rlittlefield@riasp.org with specific questions. 

    Ready to get started? You can register today! 

    Thank you, and we look forward to supporting you as you navigate the early years of your career!

    Sincerely,

    Robert Littlefield and Nicole L’Etoile


    • December 01, 2020
    • 3:30 PM (EST)
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    BRIDGE - RI (MTSS)

    Presented by
    Nicole Bucka and Ellen Reinhardt 

         While state PD days are a great opportunity for training, we know administrators have a lot on their plate!  Let us help.  BRIDGE-RI, the (new) Home of MTSS in Rhode Island, has a free, online, professional learning platform where we aspire to give principals the resources they need to support all their School Improvement goals (academics, behavior, and social emotional learning).  Want to hear and see more?  Please join this one hour session on December 1, 2020 at 3:30pm to see the platform and to offer us feedback on what topics/needs we should prioritize moving forward. See website/platform here. 

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    • December 02, 2020
    • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (EST)
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    • December 03, 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)
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    Leveraging the SAT® Suite of Assessments to Provide Opportunity for Students

    This one-hour session is designed to give principals and other administrators an overview of the SAT Suite of Assessments and its benefits.  During our time together, we will discuss ways, even in a pandemic, to use PSAT and SAT to inform curricular decisions, increase AP participation, and connect students with scholarship and career exploration opportunities.


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    • December 09, 2020
    • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (EST)
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    • January 11, 2021
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    Session dates and times:

    January 11th, February 11th, March 15th, and April 8th

    4:00pm-5:00pm Virtual on Zoom

    Principal Network for New Principals:

    The New Principals Network supports an ongoing community of practice for new and early career principals and assistant principals deeply committed to investigating and enacting high impact instructional leadership strategies. Participants will apply the leadership skills that matter most, as they lead and grapple with the unpredictable challenges leaders encounter every day. They will share challenges and reflect with peers in the program, forging a support network that will last through their careers. Sessions are facilitated by the CT Center for School Change.

    This registers you for all sessions.


    • January 28, 2021
    • 4:00 PM (EST)
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    Aspiring Rhode Island Principals' Network

    January 28th, February 24th, and March 29th from 4:00pm-5:30pm

    There is no certification attached, but there are PLUS for participating. We will give a certificate of hours to each participant. 

    There is no cost. The program is grant funded.

    The sessions are open to any educator in a principal prep program, or is considering it down the road.

    There are three 90 minute sessions with a 30 min Q&A after that. We ask people to attend all three sessions if possible. The CT Center will facilitate, and a few of the RIASP Board Members will be available during the Q&A to answer questions about RIASP, and the role of the principal. 

    RIASP is expanding our coaching and networking opportunities to aspiring principals. This network supports an ongoing community of practice for aspiring principals deeply committed to investigating and enacting high impact instructional leadership strategies.

    Educators interested in growing into a future administrative role will participate in virtual coaching and real-world practice. Participants will apply the leadership skills that matter most, as they lead a team of teachers in a real school and grapple with the unpredictable challenges leaders encounter every day. They will share challenges and reflect with peers in the program, forging a support network that will last through their careers. Session are facilitated by the CT Center for School Change.

    When you register  you are registering for all sessions.


Updated September 19, 2017

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