RIASP, RIDE, and the Rhode Island Foundation recognize that there are wonderful and innovative practices happening in our Rhode Island schools that are contributing to the academic achievement of students. We have joined forces to create Schools In Action, a program designed to showcase the important work of some of our RI schools and allow others to learn about it. Thank you to the schools who will host site visits this year. Sign ups to attend a site visit are on a first come, first serve basis. You will be notified via email when you have been confirmed for a spot. We hope you will join us for a site visit and consider being a host school.

Peer observations and collaboration are powerful tools for fostering professional growth and development. Principals, for a variety of reasons, do not have enough opportunities to observe other schools “in action” and to collaborate regarding mutual goals. The purpose of the development of such sites is to provide this opportunity to our education leaders across the state. As we learn from one another, we expect an expansion of school practices that are have a positive impact on student achievement. 

The following schools and principals have volunteered to provide such an experience: 

2017-2018 School Year

South Kingstown High School: “Student Centered Learning”-  Robert Mezzanotte
Blackstone Valley Prep (ES 2): “Teachbacks” (CPT Protocol) Sara Tucker 
Captain Isaac Paine Elementary: “Personalized Learning” Kristen Danusis
Barrington Middle School: “Deeper Learning/Project-based Learning” Andy Anderson
B.F. Norton Elementary: “PBIS and Behavioral Supports” Dina Cerra 
Lincoln Central Elementary: “Student Centered Learning” Patricia Gablinske
Anna McCabe Elementary: “Data Team Meetings” Cathy Pleau
Blackstone Valley Prep High School: “Differentiation”  Michaela Keegan

2018-2019 School Year

Blackstone Valley Prep Elementary 2: "Community Circles"  Sarah Tucker
Smithfield High School - CTE Programs  Dan Kelley
Hampden Meadows Elementary School " High Yield Instructional Strategies"  Tracey McGee
 Hope Highlands Middle School - "Personalized Learning"  Alex Kanelos
 Dunn's Corners Elementary School "Math Workshop"  Steve Morrone
 The Lawn Schools Jamestown "Differentiation of Instruction"  Nate Edmunds

2019-2020 School Year 

Blackstone Academy Charter School "Advisory & School Culture"  Kyleen Carpenter
Portsmouth Middle School "Technology Integration and Blended Learning in the Classroom"
Joe Amaral
Gallagher Middle School "SEL"Anti-Defamation League's Peer Leadership Program. Laurie Beauvais
School One: Private Independent High School "School Culture"
Jennifer Borman
Springbrook Elementary School "Curriculum adoption/implementation of  EL Education Gr: 2 & 3
Susan Martin 
*Grant funded program: The Rhode Island Foundation 


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