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Northeast ASCD Affiliates Conference
Learning and Leading: Excellence Matters
Join Us December 5-7, 2013
at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel
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RIASCD General Membership Meeting
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Warwick Public Library, Sandy Lane
Our focus will be Common Core State Standards and PARCC
Pre-service Teacher Conference
Saturday, February 8, 2014
8:00 to 1:00
Johnston High School
Learning First Alliance Conference
at Johnston High School
Saturday, March 8, 2014
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The Healthy Schools Coalition Breakfast
was held on October 2, 2013.
The keynote aligns with our Whole Child work and demonstrates why
RIASCD is in partnership with the Healthy Schools Coalition.
Check out the Keynote Presentation here.
Rhode Island supports the Whole Child
Check out a “snapshot” our RIASCDs work relative to our newest Influence Grant.
New Whole Child Publication: The Korean Educational Development Institute’s KEDI Journal of Educational Policy publishes scholarly articles and reports on research that makes significant contributions to the understanding and practice of educational policy on an international level. This month’s special issue, “Promoting Students’ Social-Emotional and Character Development and Prevent Bullying,” includes an article written by ASCD’s Sean Slade, director of whole child programs, and David Griffith, director of public policy. The article, titled “A Whole Child Approach to Student Success” (pp. 21�35), describes the whole child approach to education and its global education policy recommendations.
In early April 2013, the Whole Child resolution was passed by the Rhode Island state representatives and has been adopted by the Rhode Island ASCD as a best practice. Read a summary of the resoluton.
Rhode Island ASCD (RIASCD) is proud to be an affiliate of ASCD. Formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Develop, an international association of educators with years of experience and a wealth of resources. As an affiliate, we share the strength and resources of that organization.
Founded in 1987, RIASCD is currently celebrating its 25th anniversary of serving students in Rhode Island by addressing the needs of educators at all levels.
We are a community of educators working to support each other and the young people we serve. We believe that to educate means to understand the interrelationships between factors that influence teaching and learning, factors that extend far beyond the walls of individual schools and isolated districts. We believe that ALL children must be SAFE, HEALTHY, SUPPORTED, CHALLENGED, AND ENGAGED if they are to be successfully prepared for college, career, and lifelong learning.
RIASCD stands ready to serve its members by:
- Working in collaboration with other professional educational organizations in our state that are doing similar work,
- Representing Rhode Island ASCD and its membership on boards/leadership councils of state organizations including the Learning First Alliance (LFA), the New England Secondary School Consortium (NESSC) and the Center for School Leadership (CSL),
- Closely monitoring legislative developments in ESEA reauthorization, and additional policy developments in Washington via the Leadership Institute for Legislative Advocacy (provide link to ASCD’s Legislative Agenda),
- Representing our members monthly at a meeting with Commissioner Deborah Gist,
- Providing an annual conference for Pre-Service and Beginning Teachers that works to support their entry into the profession,
- Offering a regional conference in partnership with other Northeast ASCD affiliates featuring nationally recognized presenters on current/hot topics,
- Listening to members and responding to your needs.
Rhode Island ASCD, has been recognized for outstanding advocacy work and was one of two affiliates presented the 2012 Advocacy and Influence Area of Excellence Award by ASCD at their annual conference in Philadelphia in March. Karen Swododa, President, and Betty Brito, Executive Director, accepted the award on behalf of Rhode Island ASCD.
The mission of Rhode Island ASCD, a community of educators, is to improve the quality of learning, teaching, and leading for the success of each learner.
Rhode Island ASCD is a leading source for professional learning in Rhode Island. Its exemplary programs, services, and partnerships influence policies and practices for the benefit of the Rhode Island educational community and the subsequent success of students.