Upcoming Events

    • May 10, 2021
    • 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • May 24, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 1

    RIASP is pleased to announce a PD opportunity to you at no cost. Thank you to our partnership and a grant from the Rhode Island Foundation and RIDE, we are NOW funding 40 members to attend a series of coaching training for equity. 

    Participants will be asked to facilitate a session for all members and share what they learned (Ex: Summer conference or in the Fall of 2021).  This is a first come first serve basis, and a waiting list will be used. Please only sign up if you are committing to the three dates below and are willing to facilitate at a later time.

    Coaching for Equity with the CT Center for School Change

    Coaching for Equity will consider the impact on coaching of using an equity lens; what it means to coach towards equitable access, experiences and outcomes for students; and the challenges and opportunities of coaching outside of our identity group. This three-part virtual workshop will take place on :

    Monday, May 10th, 2021 from 4pm - 6pm
    Monday, May 17th, 2021 from 4pm - 6pm
    Monday, May 24, 2021 from 4pm - 6pm

    This registration includes all three sessions.  Register here.  

    • May 26, 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM (EDT)
    • It's Virtual
    • June 28, 2021
    • 10:00 AM (EDT)
    • July 01, 2021
    • 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • 3

    Acceleration Workshops are focused on planning and enacting curriculum and instruction to advance the learning progress of all students.

    When: 10:00am-12:00pm on June 28, 29, 30 and July 1. 

    Where: Virtual (Zoom)

    Audience: These virtual workshop sessions are intended for instructional leaders (superintendents, principals, assistant principals, instructional coaches, and department chairs) and teacher teams of all levels.

    RIASP is funding RIASP members + guest (s) to attend these sessions. If you would like to bring a team of more than 2, please email Nicole at nletoile@riasp.org. 

    These workshops address planning and delivering curriculum and instruction by accelerating learning for every student, rather than focusing on remediation, review, or other deficit thinking.

    Intended Outcomes:

    Session One: Setting policy, identifying programmatic approaches, communication, supporting teachers. How do instructional leaders create the conditions for acceleration? (June 28th)

    Session Two: Focus on acceleration through curriculum compacting. What tools and processes do you need to decide what to teach? (June 29th)

    Session Three: Focus on acceleration through instruction. What does this actually look like in the classroom? (June 30th)

    Session Four: Rethinking time, focus, and intensity in planning for acceleration. What are the implications for scheduling, staffing, instruction, and intervention? (July 1st)

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    • July 08, 2021
    • 10:00 AM (EDT)
    • August 05, 2021
    • 11:30 AM (EDT)

    On December 1st, 2020, RIASP held a webinar introducing BRIDGE-RI, the (new) Home of MTSS in Rhode Island to educational leaders.  Then, we dug in deeper with our first Community of Practice exploring “How could you use BRIDGE-RI, the free, online, professional learning platform in your building”?

    Did you miss it?  Join us for the next cohort this summer!  

    The Community of Practice is a series of opportunities for principals, assistant principals, and district folks to dig into a BRIDGE-RI course and discuss how they would use it, listen/learn from one another, and give feedback starting Thursday, July 8th and running weekly from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for five weeks (until early August).

    The commitment a week for a total of five meetings.  In between meetings, you would be committing to completing one section of a BRIDGE-RI course that takes around a half hour to be prepared to discuss how you would envision using it with staff and in school improvement with your peers. 

    This Community of Practice group size will be capped at 25 participants.  Register here.

    Meeting Dates (all 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.) 

    Thursday, July 8th

    Thursday, July 15th

    Thursday, July 22nd

    Thursday, July 29th

    Thursday, August 5th


    • August 01, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • June 30, 2022
    • (EDT)
    • 22

    Dear Principals, Assistant Principals, and Aspiring  Leaders

    RIASP is pleased to offer you the opportunity to receive 20 virtual coaching hours during the 2021-2022 School Year. Coaching is for aspiring principals enrolled in an Ed Prep Program, as well as New & Early Career Administrators in years 1-4. 

    Coaching is provided by veteran principals, who have successfully completed a national model of Coaching training facilitated by
    Connecticut Center for School Change.   Meet the coaches.

    Why Coaching?“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 20-30 hours of one- to -one coaching (in person and/or virtual).

    • Participate in a community of practice with others in the program.

    After successful completion of these requirements, you will receive a certificate for 30 professional learning hours.

    Cost: $550 paid by principal or school/district.

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

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

    Ready to get started? Register here. 


    Robert Littlefield and Nicole L’Etoile

    • August 10, 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM (EDT)


    New and early career principals are invited to attend a novice principal bootcamp, on Tuesday, August 10th at the RIASP Office from 8:30-3:00pm.

     This Bootcamp will provide novice principals strategies that will help focus and prepare them for beginning the school year by tackling the following tasks: 

    • Identify and clarify some of the roles and responsibilities that you are currently facing in your new position
    • Identify strategies required to develop a personal leadership calendar to guide daily work of a school administrator.
    • Begin to develop a 30-60 day plan to strategically begin the school year. 
    • Identifying specific goals to be highlighted in communications to students, faculty, families and the community from day one.
    • Create a frame for conversations with staff regarding expected instructional priorities.
    • Create an agenda and opening message for the first staff meeting. 
    • Develop a plan to get to know faculty, students, and families. 
    • Engage in difficult and crucial conversations regarding equity.


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