Friday Flash Forward

Focusing on the Future - May 30th to June 3rd

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RI Mentoring Commercial featuring WMS student - Brianna

Janet & Brianna

Click below to read about the SIMLE walkway in the URI News that was emailed to all URI alumni around the world.


Friday, May 27th

  • 6 pm - Faculty Outing at Cinema World Lanes, Lincoln Mall
Monday, May 30th
  • No School - Memorial Day
Tuesday, May 31st
  • B Day
  • 1:51 - Subject Area Meetings
Wednesday, June 1st
  • A Day
  • 9:00 - 10:00 - 8th Grade Walk Up to WHS - Villa Nova
  • 1:51 - TDT
Thursday, June 2nd
  • B Day
  • 9:00 - 10:00 - 8th Grade Walk Up to WHS - Hamlet
  • 6:30 pm - 8 pm - Spring Concert - WHS Auditorium
Friday, June 3rd
  • A Day
  • 5:30 pm - 9 pm - 8th Grade Semi-Formal - Savini's

Wednesday, June 8th

  • 9:30 Hamlet and after Hamlet Villa Nova, we will be recognizing our new Horace Mann Crystal Apple recipients.




8th Grade Walk-Up to High School

Villa Nova

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2016 Summer PD Academy

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June 27, 2016

STEMScopes - Elementary ONLY (8:30-11:30am and 12:30-3:30pm) MUST ATTEND BOTH

21st Century Skills in Teaching Health - Elementary ONLY (8:30am-12:30pm)

ESL Strategies - Secondary ONLY (8:30am-11:30am)

ESL Strategies - Secondary ONLY (12:30-3:30pm)

June 28, 2016

EUREKA Grade 3-5 Part I (8:30-11:30am)

EUREKA Grade 3-5 Part I (12:30-3:30pm)

Eureka Grade 6-8 (8:30am-2:30pm with an hour lunch) (5 hours PD) (Must also attend June 29 session)

21st Century Skills in teaching health - Middle School ONLY (8:30am-12:30pm)

Writing Across Grade 1 - Grade 1 teachers ONLY (8:30-11:30am)

Arts & Integration - Unified Arts Teachers (8:30-11:30am)

Arts & Integration - Unified Arts Teachers (12:30-3:30pm)

June 29, 2016

EUREKA Grade 3-5 Part II (8:30-11:30am)

EUREKA Grade 3-5 Park II (12:30-3:30pm)

Eureka Grade 6-8 (8:30am -2:30pm with an hour lunch) (5 hours PD) (must also attend June 28 session)

21st Century Skills in Teaching Health - High School ONLY (8:30am-12:30pm)

June 30, 2016

STEMScopes - Middle and High Schools (8:30-11:30am and 12:30-3:30pm) MUST ATTEND BOTH

Physical Education K-12 (8:30am - 12:30pm)

Writing Across K - K ONLY (8:30-11:30am)

Writing Across Grade 2 - Grade 2 ONLY (8:30-11:30am)

ESL Strategies in Elementary Level (8:30-11:30am)

ESL Strategies in Elementary Level (12:30-3:30pm)

Information from RIDE

Educators, youth workers invited to apply to be 2016 Career Readiness Fellows; applications due June 15

Governor Gina M. Raimondo and Board of Education Chair Barbara S. Cottam invite K-12 educators; guidance counselors; youth-center staff; faculty and staff at the Community College of Rhode Island, Rhode Island College, the University of Rhode Island; and any individuals who work with youth in government or in a nonprofit setting to apply to be a 2016 Career Readiness Fellow. Rhode Island is undertaking an initiative to promote career readiness throughout our education system and for all students. We need your help and are looking for fellows to take the lead in developing solutions in the following areas:

Project Area 1: Creating a Demand-Driven and Employer-Led Career System

  • How can partnerships with industry help improve the quality of career programming?
  • Have you thought about ways to better align the K-12 system with the needs of employers?
  • Are you familiar with one of the new P-Tech Programs and do you want to explore other creative programs that work with industry to create real career and postsecondary pathways for students?

Project Area 2: Ensuring Rigor and Quality in Career Pathways for All

  • Do you have ideas about how to incentivize career professionals to join the teaching corps or about how to increase the skills of existing teachers?
  • Do you have ideas about how we can expose more elementary- and middle-school students to different types of careers?
  • Have you come up with innovative ways we can improve career advising options for students?
  • Have you developed interesting and engaging career-related or work-based curriculum?
  • How do we ensure that current and new career-readiness programs are high quality and build the skills that matter to industry?

Project Area 3: Developing a Career-Focused Accountability System

  • In what way should career-focused indicators be included within our state accountability system?
  • What indicators will help schools and districts better prioritize career readiness?
  • How would you define "career-ready"? What will it take for a student to be considered "college and career ready"?

Project Area 4: Creating Scaled Career Pathways that Culminate in Credentials

  • Do you have thoughts about how Rhode Island can expand student pathways from high school to and through postsecondary education and into the workforce?
  • Do you want to help identify ways to increase the number of certifications or stackable credentials earned by high-school students?
  • Do you want to ensure that all high-school students receive some work-based or experiential learning experience - an internship, summer employment, after-school job, pre-apprenticeship, work experience - as part of the high-school experience?


If you have a perspective on these areas, then this fellowship is for you! We are looking to award up to four fellowships to K-12 public-school educators; guidance counselors youth-center staff; faculty and staff at the Community College of Rhode Island, Rhode Island College, or the University of Rhode Island; or any individuals who work with youth in government or nonprofits in our state.

The Career Readiness Fellowship is a chance for practitioners in Rhode Island to make their voices heard and use their experience working with students in classrooms and schools to inform policy around new efforts to expand career readiness for all students in Rhode Island, with a special emphasis on equity and opportunity for traditionally underserved populations.

As part of the Summer Fellowship, Fellows will:

  • contribute toward the creation of a clear vision of what career readiness should and can be in Rhode Island;
  • create and hone their own ideas for smart policy around increasing career-readiness opportunities for Rhode Island students;
  • offer recommendations for short- and long-term policy changes that must be made to best support career-readiness initiatives in our state;
  • conduct research on best practices and what other states are doing to promote career readiness;
  • review and analyze labor market information to recommend strategies for developing new career-preparation programs;
  • participate in working groups and policy trainings to develop an action plan for career readiness;
  • survey the state to engage Rhode Islanders and to obtain ideas from across Rhode Island; and
  • participate in state convenings and forums on career readiness.

Fellows must be able to commit to:

  • attend an in-person, full-day orientation, training and design kick-off (date TBD);
  • dedicate at least 100 hours over the months of July and August (the equivalent of 20 hours per week for five weeks); the work will be mostly completed in flexible hours and virtually, although weekly check-ins will be required; and
  • being a state leader in career-readiness strategy beyond the summer, by participating in convenings and engaging with fellow educators.

As part of this commitment, Fellows will receive:

  • A $5,000 stipend for their efforts; and
  • significant policy and leadership experience, with assistance and mentorship from state policy leaders.

How to Apply:

Please submit and a no more than one-page abstract with a proposal to address one of the four career-readiness project areas listed above. Proposals should include practical, achievable, but bold ideas the state can undertake to improve the career-readiness system in each area. If chosen, you will spend your time in the fellowship developing and preparing the proposal you submit for state adoption, with the assistance of state and industry leaders.

Applications will be due June 15. Please submit with a 1-page resume, including contact information, and your proposal to .

Please also use the contact below for any questions:

Art Nevins
Office of Governor Gina M. Raimondo
401-222-8120 (office)

Educators can serve on committee to develop NECAP Science assessments; applications due Friday (May 27)

RIDE has two opportunities each year for classroom teachers and other educators to participate in the development of the NECAP tests for grade 4, 8, and 11 in science. Educators must complete an application and meet minimum criteria in order to be considered for participation on one of the committees. Applications are due by 4 p.m. onFriday (May 27). Successful applicants will be notified byFriday, June 10. For more information, please click on this link: Test Development .

Nonprofit organization, Zearn, offers free tools for math instruction

Zearn is a nonprofit education organization that creates interactive math learning content available free of charge. Zearn Math is based on the new standards and the EngageNY / Eureka Math open learning resources. For more information, check out the Zearn three-minute demo video.

New national nonprofit, UnboundEd, offers free curriculum materials, standards guides

UnboundEd is thrilled to announce the launch of its new, national nonprofit organization. UnboundEd empowers educators to make informed instructional decisions by providing the quality materials and training they need to help their students master higher standards. The new website features:

  • free, reliable PK-12 ELA and math curriculum materials based on the critically acclaimed EngageNY;
  • our first batch of Standards Guides, a multi-media series designed to improve educators' knowledge of the standards and related content; and
  • information about Standards Institutes, our immersive professional learning experiences for teachers and school leaders.

You can visit website,,and follow UnboundEd on Twitter, at @UnboundEdu.

You can also read about UnboundED in EdWeek:Creators of EngageNY Start New Archive of Free Common-Core Materials

Unbounded believes that with the right materials and support, all kids can master high standards. We're here to help teachers bridge the gap between where their students are today and where they need to be.

Educators invited to register for program, broadcast on 9/11

As a part of our commitment to education, the 9/11 Memorial Museum invites teachers and students from across the country to participate in a live webinarto commemorate the 15th anniversary of 9/11. This

free program, broadcast live from the 9/11 Memorial Museum, connects students and teachers from all 50 states with Museum staff and guest speakers to learn about the attacks and the importance of commemoration.

The program will be broadcast live on Monday, September 12, and Tuesday, September 13, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. It will also be recorded and available online for classes that miss the live broadcast. Participants will be introduced to the Museum, learn about 9/11, and hear from Ada Dolch, the former principal of Leadership and Public Service High School in lower Manhattan. Ada was responsible for safely evacuating her students on 9/11 at the same time her sister, Wendy Wakeford, was at work on the 105th floor of the North Tower. Wendy was killed. In 2005, Ada helped establish a school in Afghanistan in memory of her sister. For more information about Ada's story, click here. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions of Ada during the 40-minute webinar.

To register for the webinar, click here.

For more information and registration details, see: or contact the Education Programs Staff

It is important that you revisit this memo throughout the week. It is a living document and can be updated as needed.