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    • June 23, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • June 01, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 6

    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!


    Robert Littlefield and Nicole L’Etoile

    • October 07, 2020
    • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM (EDT)

    Principals Instructional Learning Network: Leading Distance Learning with Eric Sheninger

    Dear Principals and Assistant Principals,

    As you continue to strive to make student learning a priority in your school, I would like to invite you to participate in a Principals’ Instructional Learning Network that will be offered during the 2020-2021 school year. In partnership with the Rhode Island Foundation and Eric Sheninger, we are excited to offer this personalized professional learning opportunity to you at no cost.

    Change isn’t coming as it is already on our doorstep. As the world continues to evolve so must educational practice. Digital leadership represents a strategic shift in mindset and actions that work to usher in needed changes to improve teaching, learning, and leadership while building powerful relationships with stakeholders in the process. 

    The time is now to work smarter, not harder, to achieve better results. Using the Pillars of Digital Leadership, a framework to assist all educators to implement sustainable change, attendees will be exposed to actionable strategies to support and enhance current areas of professional practice through a digital lens. A special emphasis will be placed on the challenges and inherent opportunities that have arisen as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Below are a series of sessions that will help RI leaders effectively lead sustainable change, build capacity, support teachers, and engage parents through these tumultuous times. Each presentation will provide practical strategies that can be implemented immediately. 

    When you register you are joining a network, and making a commitment to your learning community. These sessions are not a menu to choose from as individual sessions.  These are the topics of each session that the network will participate in. Of course we know things come up; however, want to clearly express that these are not individual sessions. 

    When: 4:30pm-5:30pm (Q&A from 5:30pm-6:00pm)  

    Where: Virtual (Zoom Link is provided when you register)

    Session 1 (October 7th)

    • Planning for an Unpredictable School Year

    Session 2 (October 21)

    • Moving to Hybrid Models

    Session 3 (November 4th)

    • Implementing Universal Blended Learning

    Session 4 (December 9th)

    • Engaging Families in Remote Learning

    Session 5 (December 16th)

    • Supporting Teachers with Digital Tools for Engagement and Learning

    Session 6  (January 6th)

    • Providing Feedback on Teaching and Learning in a Remote World

    Session 7 (February 3rd)

    • Digital Pedagogy for Deeper Learning

    Session 8  (March 10th)

    • Growing as an Instructional Leader

    Session 9 (March 31st)

    • The Why, How, and What of Personalized Learning

    Session 10 (April 7th) - General Membership Meeting

    • Professional Learning in a Connected World

    Register here.   All sessions are recorded.

    If you have any questions, please contact Nicole Letoile at nletoile@riasp.org or me, Bob Littlefield @rlittlefield@riasp.org Thank you, and I sincerely hope you will join us!

    Bob Littlefield, RIASP Executive Director. 

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