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.


Upcoming events

    • January 27, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • 2480 Post Road, Warwick (RIASP Office Building 3rd Floor)
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    English Language Learners 

    Featuring Dr. Cindy Crimmin

    Questioning & Assessment for Non-English Speaking Students


    Audience
    K-12 Educators, Administrators 

    Date: January  27th. 

    Check In8:00am-8:30am 

    Session8:30am-3:00pm 

    LINK TO REGISTER 

    Location: RIASP Office Building: 2480 Post Road, Warwick, RI.

    Cost of Session:

    • Member Fee & Member Guest  $230 each.
    • Non Member Fee  $250 each.
    • Team of 3 or more $215 each (code required)Email nletoile@riasp.org

    Day 1: Questioning & Assessment for Non-English Speaking Students: Too often, teacher questions and assessment tools measure something other than the goals for which they were intended. Even the simplest question, if not phrased carefully, can prove incomprehensible to a student who otherwise understands the material being discussed. This session focuses on the role of teacher-language, practice and expectations and how these factors can impact second language learners in their classes.  We will explore through the lens of non-English speakers the strategies and materials often used in the classroom. In the process, educators will be called upon to share their current learning goals, instructional practices and favorite tools in light of this new perspective.

    After this session of the course, the participants will be able to:

    • Rework assessment tools currently used in their practice to ensure that the language used, as well as supporting visual contexts, are best suited to evaluate the importing thinking and learning of non-English speaking students.

    • Develop questioning strategies (such as extended wait time) and additional assessment tools that are crafted to be easily comprehended by non-English speaking students.

    • Identify non-verbal cues, visuals, and tasks that can help ELL students better demonstrate what they know and are able to do.

    • Develop ways to differentiate instruction for ELL students on the basis of formal and informal assessments.




    Instructor: Dr. Cindy Crimmin Ph.D., has served in both public and private schools. Beginning as a bilingual Ell and Science teacher in the Boston Public Schools at the middle school level, she has taught Spanish at all levels from early elementary to high school Advanced Placement and was a teacher of English language learners. Her strong interest in curricular design and in improving teaching and learning across the grades prompted her to complete a Ph. D. in Educational Administration at Boston College. That experience led her into administration, where she worked in curriculum leadership at the central office and served as an elementary principal in Watertown and Weston. In each role, Cindy always saw herself primarily as a teacher. She is an ESE approved Sheltered English Immersion (SEI) instructor for both the teacher and administrator licensure programs. 


    • January 29, 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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    Register for RIASP’s General Membership Meeting:

    Spend an afternoon with Todd Rogers, renown social scientist from Harvard University. Dr. Rogers will share engagement strategies and interventions to use with parents/families around reducing student chronic absenteeism, a critical issue in our state.

    WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2020

    4:00 P.M. – 5:30 P.M. – Rhode Island Shriners

    We know that building leaders are committed to reducing student chronic absenteeism in their schools. We also know that building leaders are not always equipped to deal with difficult and struggling families that may not fully appreciate the importance of student attendance.

    If possible, we encourage principals to bring their school social worker, parent engagement coordinator, or related position to hear the same message and leave with takeaways to implement immediately. Because of space, we are limited to partner teams only (i.e., building leader plus one relevant other.) Please make sure that all your guest register as well. 

    Register now at this link: http://www.riasp.org/event-3673322


    • February 05, 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • RI Shriners
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    REGISTER AND SAVE YOUR SEAT NOW! 

    IMPLICATIONS FOR PRINCIPALS FROM NEW EDUCATION 

    LEGISLATION TO BE DISCUSSED 

    Ben Scungio, Jeff Sowa & Ron Cascione - Attorneys 


Updated September 19, 2017

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