RISTE Professional Learning

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RISTE's PD AT YOUR OWN PACE

Personalized PD At Your Pace - Personalized PD At Your Pace are six consecutive week sessions that are virtual, with classroom implementation and demonstration of competency. They are designed to take approximately 1 hour a week (asynchronous) in additional to classroom implementation. We are also developing a list of suggested topics based on your needs. Email Nicole L'Etoile @ letoilen@ri-iste.org RISTE is also available to come to your school! Please reach out to Nicole for more information and details.

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Digging Deeper: Increasing Student Success through Collaboration, Inquiry, and Integration


15 Professional Learning Units

12 coursework (virtual and face to face)

3 demonstration (classroom implementation)


Series Description:

This six-session series will allow teams of two or more educators (made up of at least one librarian and one teacher) the training and time to work collaboratively to create an inquiry-based unit of study, supported by technology-rich learning opportunities. Sessions will be facilitated in both face to face and virtual settings, and include ample hands-on learning opportunities for teams to build their unit project.


Series Outcomes:

Participants will:

  • enhance their understanding of the inquiry process

  • develop a deeper understanding of how to plan and teach with an educational partner

  • create a new, highly-engaging inquiry unit

  • learn and apply new technology tools to enrich unit of study

  • connect with other educators and build their PLN

  • Earn 15 professional learning units


Participant Cost: $297 per educator. Teams of three or more will receive a discount.

Course Information: Includes session dates and topics. Click here to register.

Microsoft for Educators


  • Students and teachers are eligible for Office 365 Education, which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and now Microsoft Teams, plus additional classroom tools. All you need is a valid school email address. Here is the link: www.office.com/teachers
  • If you need training on using the apps, here are the two ways to get additional support: Create an account at www.education.microsoft.com – earn badges and PD hours through Microsoft as you learn about the different apps at your own pace!
  • Contact John Nguyen (john.nguyen@usmie.com), your New England Microsoft Learning Consultant, to schedule a free in person training for a group of your colleagues. You can also email questions as well.

Sponsored by RISTE

The Mission of the Rhode Island Society of Technology Educators is to promote excellence in education through the integration of existing and emerging technologies.


Please contact Nicole L'Etoile for more information.