RIFLI's Cool Tools Meetup Schedule

Enhancing Teaching and Learning through Technology

Integrating Technology in Adult Education

RIFLI will be hosting bi-monthly meetups where RIFLI Teacher and Digital Literacy Specialist, Sherry Lehane, and others will briefly present a cool tech tool and/or hot tech topic. Each session will focus on an identified need of practitioners in our quest for enhancing learning through technology. In addition, practitioner shares will be offered in the alternating months to allow teachers to share their experiences in integrating technology into their work with adults. Dates for meetups and shares are listed below.

Note: Participants can join virtually by contacting Sherry Lehane at sherrylehanem@gmail.com.

Saves these dates!

The Following Meetups will be held at the Providence Public Library, 150 Empire Street, Providence, RI in the 3rd floor conference room. There will be an option to attend remotely. Details to be announced.

January 22: 4:30 - 6:00 pm and again on January 23 from 10:00 - 11:30am. Cool Tools: Learning Managment Systems

February 5: 4:30 - 6:00 pm -Hot Topics Practitioner Share

March 5: 4:30 - 6:00pm and again on March 6 from 10:00 - 11:30 am - Cool Tool TBA

April 2: 4:30 - 6:00 pm - Hot Topics Practitioner Share

May 7: 4:30 - 6:00 pm - Cool Tool TBA

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I get information about the content of each meetup and share?

- Flyers for each event go out several weeks in advance through the PD Center, Literacy Resources listserv and are also posted on the RIFLI website: www.rifli.org. The topic and cool tools that will be highlighted will be listed on the event flyer.

Do I need to RSVP?

- Please RSVP so we reserve adequate space for participants. You will receive a monthly flyer and can RSVP by clicking on a link in the flyer.

Do I need to bring anything?

- It's a good idea to bring your own device, but it's not required. Sherry will bring a few MS Surfaces and laptops.

How can practitioners access information and resources from this professional development series?

- We have created an online community where resources, dates and discussion prompts are posted to encourage collaboration and sharing among practitioners. To access the online community, go to www.schoology.com and join as a student using the code:


How can I get more information?

- Feel free to email Sherry Lehane at sherrylehanem@gmail.com

What else do I need to know?

- Light refreshments will be available at every meetup.

Where do I park?

- Metered parking is available on the streets around the library at $1.25/hr. You can also park at the Hilton Hotel near the highway for a flat fee of $3.00. You must get your parking ticket validated at the library circulation desk.

Don't know how to get started integrating technology into your teaching practice?

If you would like help in integrating technology and don't know how to get started, Sherry Lehane will be happy to meet with you and brainstorm ideas. Her contact information is: sherrylehanem@gmail.com or (401) 455 - 8016.