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Tuesday, July 30
 

7:45am

Registration 7:45-8:45
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Tuesday July 30, 2019 7:45am - 8:45am
NHS - Gym Narragansett High School
  • Duration 60

8:50am

Welcome 8:50 - 9:00
Welcome

Tuesday July 30, 2019 8:50am - 9:00am
NHS - Gym Narragansett High School
  • Duration 10

9:00am

Morning Keynote
Keynote

Speakers
avatar for Ted Dintersmith

Ted Dintersmith

Ted Dintersmith is on a mission to give our kids a real chance to thrive in the innovation era. He organized and executive produced Most Likely to Succeed, an acclaimed documentary that premiered at Sundance and has been screened by thousands of communities around the globe. His top-selling... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 9:00am - 9:45am
NHS - Auditorium Narragansett High School

9:45am

Break/Exhibits 9:45-10:05 (20 min)
Break / Exhibits

Tuesday July 30, 2019 9:45am - 10:05am
NHS - Gym Narragansett High School
  • Duration 20

10:05am

PBS LearningMedia: A Blended Approach to STEM (40 min)
This session will begin with a brief overview of PBSLearningMedia and its tools, including lesson maker, storyboard, quiz maker, and puzzle builder. Participants will create an account and explore PBSLearningMedia with a focus on STEM resources on their self-selected paths: grade span task searches, storyboard creations, or exploration of Cyberchase and STEM Alive resources.

Speakers
avatar for Deb Ramm

Deb Ramm

Deb Ramm is the Johnston Public Schools Instructional Technology Coordinator and a National Board Certified Teacher. She is a 2014 awardee for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science, a PBS Lead Digital Innovator (2015) and All Star (2018). She is a Fuse RI Fellow... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 10:05am - 10:45am
NHS - RM 503A Narragansett High School

10:05am

Music and Children's Literature: Complementary Domains (40 min)
Teach music through language and teach language through music. The complementary nature of these domains make it a rich learning experience for children. During this session we'll explore two units for upper elementary and middle school students, grade levels that, we sometimes feel challenged to connect the two domains.

Speakers
AC

Audrey Cardany

Audrey Cardany is Associate Professor of Music at the University of Rhode Island where she teaches courses in music education and directs choral ensembles. She is published in JRME, GMT, Psychology of Music and The Mountain Lake Reader. Dr. Cardany also serves as Education Director... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 10:05am - 10:45am
NHS - RM 604 Narragansett High School

10:05am

Empathy - a Human-Centered Design Journey (40 min)
Empathy is discovering student needs by getting close to the student experience. It is at the center of the design process. We get there by placing students at the center of school systems so we better understand their social, emotional, academic, and physical needs. Come to a session to explore the mindsets and methods behind Empathy as the first step in a human-centered design journey.

Speakers
avatar for Adha Mengis

Adha Mengis

Adha is a Program Manager at the Teachers Guild, where he designs curricular offerings to district partners. Prior to IDEO, Adha was a high school teacher in the Bay Area. Adha is particularly passionate about supporting students from underserved communities to gain the exposure and... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 10:05am - 10:45am
NHS - Library Narragansett High School

10:05am

The 90-Second Newbery Film Festival: Making Great Books Into Great Movies (40 min)
The 90-Second Newbery Film Festival is a yearly video contest in which kid filmmakers create short movies that tell the entire stories of Newbery-winning books in about 90 seconds. Creative twists are encouraged: think "Charlotte's Web" in the style of a horror movie, or "Ramona and Her Father" as a musical! For the past 8 years the film festival has screened annually in 14 cities across the country -- in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, and more -- co-hosted by author James Kennedy along with other authors like Jon Scieszka, M.T. Anderson, and Rita Williams-Garcia. In this session, James Kennedy will show some of the best movies he's received as director of the 90-Second Newbery, and demonstrate how teachers can bring this dynamic and rewarding project into their own classroom, with hints and tips on how teachers can help students make their own 90-Second Newbery movies to submit to the film festival.

Speakers
avatar for James Kennedy

James Kennedy

James Kennedy is the author of the YA fantasy "The Order of Odd-Fish." He is also the founder and director of the 90-Second Newbery Film Festival, an annual video contest in which kid filmmakers create short movies that tell the stories of Newbery-winning books in about 90 seconds... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 10:05am - 10:45am
NHS - RM 540 Narragansett High School

10:05am

“The Play-Learning Connection: Why Play Is More Important Now Than Ever in Early Childhood Settings.” (40 min)
Featured

Speakers
avatar for Diane Levin

Diane Levin

Diane E. Levin, Ph.D. is Professor of Education at Wheelock College in Boston, Massachusetts where she has been training early childhood professionals for over twenty-five years. She teaches courses on play, violence prevention, action research and a summer institute on “Media Madness... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 10:05am - 10:45am
NHS - RM 107 Narragansett High School

10:05am

#EdChat Live! (40 min)
#edChatRI is a weekly Twitter education chat on Sundays at 8pm EST. Raymond Steinmetz took over the dormant twitter chat about 4 months ago during the summer. Since then, a regular group of educators from around the world participate in the twitter chat each week and weigh in on pressing topics in education. Many influential educators throughout the state are actively engaged week by week in answering tough questions about education. This session is a live panel. The moderator asking questions in a similar format as the weekly edChat, and contributors will answer and discuss. (Day 2)

Speakers
avatar for Raymond Steinmetz

Raymond Steinmetz

K-8 Math Instructional Coach, Portsmouth School Department
Raymond Steinmetz is a K-8 Math Instructional Coach in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. He is a TeachPlus Rhode Island Policy Fellow and a FuseRI Classroom Coach with the Highlander Institute. He writes a regular column for eSchoolNews.com about blended and personalized learning, he is a... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 10:05am - 10:45am
NHS - RM 204 Narragansett High School

10:05am

Using Math Literature To Support Fraction Instruction (40 min)
Come see how I make fractions magical through literature! Let me show you some of my literature based experiences to engage students in fractions across the curriculum!

Speakers
AB

Anne Barbour

Third grade teacher in the Exeter/West Greenwich School District. RIMTA and NCTM Member. Loves writing grants and making math magical by using math literature in my in classroom.


Tuesday July 30, 2019 10:05am - 10:45am
NHS - RM 202 Narragansett High School

10:05am

Science Starters - Engaging Students from the Minute They Enter Your Room (40 min)
In this session you will learn about ways to engage your students from the moment they walk through the door. The presenter will demonstrate a variety of activities that incorporate the three dimensions of the NGSS. You will leave this presentation with the tools you need to implement this in your next class.

Speakers
JK

Jim Kaczynski

Jim is 7th and 8th grade science teacher from Jamestown, RI. He specializes in hands-on learning and integration of other subjects in team related activities. He is a district NGSS trainer, contributing author of the Prentice Hall Science Explorer series, coach of the Science Olympiad... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 10:05am - 10:45am
NHS - RM 403 Narragansett High School

10:05am

Helping Students Help Others: How One School Started a Give Back Club (40 min)
Getting our high school students to see beyond themselves can be a big challenge. Starting a high school Give Back Club, may be just the answer! In this workshop, participants will learn about how Wheeler High School started their Give Back Club and what projects students have been involved in. From doing yard work and painting a fence for a mom battling cancer, to doing hurricane clean up in Texas, the presenter will discuss meeting times, project planning, and testimonies from students and community members. Pictures and videos wil be shared of students involved in projects in our community and throughout the United States. Participants wil leave the workshop with the necessary information to start a give back club at their own schools.

Speakers
RS

Rebecca Schilke

Rebecca Schilke is a reading specialist at Wheeler Middle/High School, in North Stonington, CT. She has been teaching for 29 years and has bachelor degrees in early childhood and elementary eduction, and a master’s degree in reading education. She is also a co-advisor for Wheeler’s... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 10:05am - 10:45am
NHS - RM 600 Narragansett High School

10:05am

A Better School Climate: Bridging SEL and Mindfulness to Support Student Mental Health and Build Resilience (90 min)
Join Linda as she shares how to create an improved and more effective school/classroom environment by integrating SEL and Mindfulness skills. With this, educators can support students to self-regulate and respond calmly and compassionately while learning the specific skill set to problem-solve, make decisions, and communicate effectively to form positive relationships with others.

Speakers
avatar for Linda Price

Linda Price

Mind You Mind
Linda Price earned her Master’s of Education Degree in School Adjustment Counseling and her Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in School Psychology in 1993 at Northeastern University.With twenty-five years of experience in working with schools, Linda understands the stress... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 10:05am - 11:35am
NHS - RM 207 Narragansett High School

10:05am

Going Gaga for Infographics (90 min)
Are you looking for an engaging new way for students to “show what they know”? Infographics may be just the tool you’re looking for! These visual representations of information require students to synthesize their research by prioritizing what’s most important and translating it into an eye-catching graphic. This hands-on workshop will introduce you to the basics of building infographics and give you the opportunity to explore several free online infographic tools. Attendees should bring headphones and a charged Chromebook/laptop.

Speakers
avatar for Kimberly Ramos

Kimberly Ramos

Technology Instructional Coach, North Kingstown School Dept.
Kimberly has been a teacher for 20+ years. In 2014, she became the Technology Instructional Coach for the North Kingstown School Dept. in North Kingstown, RI. She works with students and teachers in K-12 classrooms across the district; creates and delivers blended learning professional... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 10:05am - 11:35am
NHS - RM 203 Narragansett High School

10:05am

Being a Leader Is Not Enough: Become a Catalyst (90 min)
Leadership in Education, K-12, Administrators, Grade Level Leaders, Technology Coaches, Department Heads. The key to exceeding today's academic performance standards requires not just change at the student level, but change at the staff and leadership level as well. A catalyst is defined as "an agent that accelerates change." Most seem to agree that the skills today's children need to ensure a successful future are dramatically different from yesterday's lessons of cursive writing, long division, typing, and using the card catalog.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Lamson

Mark Lamson

Marc Lamson is President of ASLAN Training & Development, an organization recognized as a Top 20 Training firm by Training Industry and Selling Power Magazines. Prior to joining ASLAN in 2006, he worked for Fortune companies including Mobil Oil Corporation and American Power Conversion... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 10:05am - 11:35am
NHS - RM 606 Narragansett High School

10:05am

Book Access is a Game Changer for All Readers (90 min)
In this session Colby will share how increasing book access impacts student achievement. He’ll share how he does this in his classroom, and the work the staff at Parma Elementary is doing to increase the book access for all of their students.

Speakers
avatar for Colby Sharp

Colby Sharp

Colby Sharp is a fifth grade teacher in Parma, Michigan. My wife and I have five children (Breslin, Dharia, Adelai, Hobbes, and Harvey). Helping kids find the books that help them fall in love with reading brings me tremendous joy. I have a classroom teacher since 2006. In 2011, I... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 10:05am - 11:35am
NHS - RM 610 Narragansett High School

10:05am

Having Our Say: Intellectual Rigor Requires All The Voices (90 min)
In this session, teachers & administrators will take a trip into the history of curriculum development and how conscious & unconscious biases created our "standard" curriculum. They will then hear/read research about the deleterious effects of a non-equity based curriculum, and learn how to walk in an anti-racist and anti-oppressive mindset to create learning experiences that include all facets of identity.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Worokya Duncan

Dr. Worokya Duncan

Dr. Worokya Duncan is a professional educator with 20 years of classroom experience, a Doctoral-level education, a great deal of energy, and a commitment to students. Over the course of her career, she has taught both elementary and middle school students in a variety of subjects... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 10:05am - 11:35am
NHS - RM 505A Narragansett High School

10:05am

NatureSpace: Utilizing the Schoolyard to Connect and Educate Children about the Natural World (90 min)
This presentation highlights the journey of two passionate and experienced educators on their quest to connect children to the natural world through nature-based learning. The presenters will share ideas that are easy to implement and will support your current curriculum. All the activities include outdoor exploration, observation, and hands-on investigation that can be facilitated in and around the schoolyard for grades Pre-K - 6. Not only are the lessons fun and engaging, they are also aligned with the RI state standards. Come get inspired and learn how easy and fun nature-based learning can be!


Tuesday July 30, 2019 10:05am - 11:35am
NHS - RM 401 Narragansett High School

10:05am

Teach ALL Students to Think as Mathematicians (90 min)
Teaching all students to think and reason is perhaps the greatest challenge we face as math educators. The eight standards for mathematical practices found in the Common Core Standards for Mathematics are our best articulation to date of what it means to think (and work!) like a mathematician. Yet, teachers are still left with many questions -- What does it look like when students are using the practices?  How do I build them into an already packed curriculum?  What about students who struggle in math, how do I ensure that all of my students develop the practices?  This session will address questions like these and offer a viable approach to placing the math practices at the center of math learning and doing for all students.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Lucenta

Amy Lucenta

Author of Routines for Reasoning, Fostering Math Practices
Amy Lucenta, co-founder of Fostering Math Practices, has extensive K-12 mathematics experience with a focus on developing the standards for mathematical practice in each and every student. She supports teachers, districts, and educational collaborative organizations as they refine... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 10:05am - 11:35am
NHS - RM 105 Narragansett High School

10:05am

The Innovation Playlist (90 min)
In this session, I’ll briefly describe my trip, the essence of the book, and the work I’m doing in three other states to empower teachers to do what they entered the profession to do — engage and inspire kids. I’ll talk about the important issue of Accountability 2.0 — what are effective ways to ensure schools are doing right by their kids. And I’ll listen, a lot, to what the Rhode Island education community’s goals are, and whether any of the work I’m doing could be relevant and helpful. I never presume to tell people what they have to do. I try to share with them what I’ve seen work, and offer support (grants, my time, connections) to their efforts to do what they believe is important.

Speakers
avatar for Ted Dintersmith

Ted Dintersmith

Ted Dintersmith is on a mission to give our kids a real chance to thrive in the innovation era. He organized and executive produced Most Likely to Succeed, an acclaimed documentary that premiered at Sundance and has been screened by thousands of communities around the globe. His top-selling... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 10:05am - 11:35am
NHS - Auditorium Narragansett High School

10:05am

Using Destiny Collections (90 min)
Review/Introduce Collection basics. Demonstrate how to create a collection, add to a collection, create a playlist. Give participants time to create a collection while presenters offer assistance.

Speakers
avatar for Kristen Mitchell

Kristen Mitchell

Kristen Mitchell has been a Library Media Specialist for the West Warwick Public Schools since 2003.  She also serves as Media Services Coordinator for the district.  Her current position is Media Specialist at Deering Middle School, where she teaches literacy and skills classes... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 10:05am - 11:35am
NHS - RM 103 Narragansett High School

10:05am

Catch the #WakeletWave (90 min)
Looking for a better way to communicate a collection of resources to your students?
Wondering how you can revamp your school's weekly newsletter to your school community?
Wanting your students to collaborate and share ideas, creativity, and questions across sections of your classes?

Grab your surfboard and let's learn about Wakelet together!
Participants will explore wakelet, create an account, and share ideas on how they may best utilize this tool that certainly promotes 21st Century Learning skills (create, communicate, think critically, collaborate and curate) in their classrooms, schools, for professional learning, and beyond.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Saarinen

Jennifer Saarinen

Inquiring Minds Teacher (middle school), Bristol Warren Regional School District, RI
Jennifer Saarinen teaches at Kickemuit Middle School with the Bristol Warren Regional School District in Rhode Island. She believes in providing digital learning opportunities to her students for them to better access the curriculum as they develop their own voice and have a sense... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 10:05am - 11:35am
NHS - RM 501A Narragansett High School

10:05am

Digital Portfolios with New Google Sites (90 min)
Digital Portfolios and the new Google Sites
Want to discover a way to use Authentic Assessment? Digital Portfolios is a great way to assess your students, integrate technology into your curriculum while giving your them a vehicle to reflect on their growth and learning. In this workshop you will see example of Websites created in programs by MS and HS Students. Examples of student work as well as their reflection pieces will be evaluated.

Then, each participant will:
-Create their own Google Site
-Chose and Customise Themes
-Create Pages
-Insert Files
-Insert Text Boxes
-Insert and Format Images
-Publish to the Web

Speakers
ED

Edward Davis

Edward Davis is entering his 42nd year of teaching. He is Certified Google Trainer. He has served as an Industrial Arts/Technology Educator, Tech. Integration Coordinator and a Vocational Ed. Instructor in the field of Graphic Communications. Most of his High School level classes... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 10:05am - 11:35am
NHS - RM 102 Narragansett High School

10:05am

Bringing Light to Suicide: Supporting School Personnel to Respond to Suicidal Statements and Actions. (90 min)
Informational- participants will listen/view a presentation followed by a Q & A

Speakers
avatar for Jon Mattleman

Jon Mattleman

Across all of his work, Jon brings warmth, understanding, and patience…plus a healthy dose of humor! In his over 35 years of experience as a therapist and presenter, clients have felt comforted by his ability to acknowledge that the challenges they face are complex – and often... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 10:05am - 11:35am
NHS - RM 504 Narragansett High School

10:05am

Mindfulness in Education (90 min)
Participants will participate in formal mindfulness at the start and end of the program, and, if time allows, will also make their own mind jars. I will present what Mindfulness is, the research on how it benefits practitioners, the research on the benefits of mindfulness in education, as well as snippets from my own curriculum. The participants will leave with a recipe for mind jars, a list of literature that supports mindfulness, and a brochure that provides a snapshot of my program. They will also be able to look at and explore many of the mindfulness texts and materials that I will talk about.

Speakers
CM

CJ Meehan

CJ Meehan works in one of two Preschool classrooms at the Henry Barnard Laboratory School at Rhode Island College. CJ has an undergraduate degree in Psychology and Child Development, a Master's in the Art of Teaching - Elementary Education, and will complete here second master’s... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 10:05am - 11:35am
NHS - RM 106 Narragansett High School

10:05am

Shri Yoga & Mindfulness Curriculum (90 min) ATTENDEES MUST BRING OWN YOGA MAT
Shri is an urban outreach organization that serves more than 8,500 students every year in schools, shelters, hospitals, recovery centers, social service agencies and more. Our classes are run with a trauma-informed curriculum to help students reduce toxic stress and to increase both physical and emotional balance with safe and secular movement and meditative practices appropriate for all levels. During this session, participants will learn some of the components of a Shri Yoga class, including activities to use in their classrooms. While our home studio is in Pawtucket, we offer 4 classes every week free to educators statewide

Speakers

Tuesday July 30, 2019 10:05am - 11:35am
NHS - RM 605 Narragansett High School

10:05am

Dissecting the Picture Book (90 min)
Exploring from a creators perspective, this session will provide a new way to understand what goes on behind the scenes during the creation of a children’s book. John will explain how the origin of an idea evolves into a finished book, sharing unique insights and lessons he has learned along the way. Come along on this journey through the mind of a children’s book creator, and learn new ways to look at and interact with the books in your school.

Speakers

Tuesday July 30, 2019 10:05am - 11:45am
NHS - RM 206 Narragansett High School

10:55am

5 Kinds of Nonfiction: Rethinking Informational Reading and Writing (40 min)
Most literacy educators and school librarians are naturally drawn to stories and storytelling, including fiction and narrative nonfiction But up to 42 percent of elementary students prefer expository nonfiction. This session breaks down the five categories of nonfiction children’s books, offers tips for updating book collections, and provides strategies for integrating a variety of nonfiction texts into reading and writing lessons

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Stewart

Melissa Stewart

Author, Acton, MA
Melissa Stewart is the award-winning author of more than 180 nonfiction books for children, including Seashells: More than a Home, Pipsqueaks, Slowpokes and Stinkers: Celebrating Animal Underdogs, and Can an Aardvark Bark. She is the co-author, with Nancy Chesley, of Perfect Pairs... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 10:55am - 11:35am
NHS - RM 503A Narragansett High School

10:55am

Simple Ways to Create Enthusiastic Readers (40 min)
High stakes testing. New ELA curriculum mandated by the state. It doesn’t matter what point you are in your career. You need to understand (or be reminded of) some fundamentals about growing readers. You will leave this session with many tools and strategies you can implement from day one of the school year to build an environment of enthusiastic readers. My tried and true formula is proven: students in my school borrowed 1,000 more books than any other school library in the state of RI last year. Come find out why!

Speakers
avatar for Melanie Roy

Melanie Roy

Library Teacher, Barrington Public Schools
After working for over two decades with students, Melanie Roy has advanced knowledge in creating an environment in which readers thrive. For the past six years she has been happily working in the heart of the school at Hampden Meadows in Barrington, RI. You can find her at @mrsmelanieroy... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 10:55am - 11:35am
NHS - RM 604 Narragansett High School

10:55am

Empathy - a Human-Centered Design Journey (40 min)
Empathy is discovering student needs by getting close to the student experience. It is at the center of the design process. We get there by placing students at the center of school systems so we better understand their social, emotional, academic, and physical needs. Come to a session to explore the mindsets and methods behind Empathy as the first step in a human-centered design journey.

Speakers
avatar for Adha Mengis

Adha Mengis

Adha is a Program Manager at the Teachers Guild, where he designs curricular offerings to district partners. Prior to IDEO, Adha was a high school teacher in the Bay Area. Adha is particularly passionate about supporting students from underserved communities to gain the exposure and... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 10:55am - 11:35am
NHS - Library Narragansett High School

10:55am

The 90-Second Newbery Film Festival: Making Great Books Into Great Movies (40 min)
The 90-Second Newbery Film Festival is a yearly video contest in which kid filmmakers create short movies that tell the entire stories of Newbery-winning books in about 90 seconds. Creative twists are encouraged: think "Charlotte's Web" in the style of a horror movie, or "Ramona and Her Father" as a musical! For the past 8 years the film festival has screened annually in 14 cities across the country -- in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, and more -- co-hosted by author James Kennedy along with other authors like Jon Scieszka, M.T. Anderson, and Rita Williams-Garcia. In this session, James Kennedy will show some of the best movies he's received as director of the 90-Second Newbery, and demonstrate how teachers can bring this dynamic and rewarding project into their own classroom, with hints and tips on how teachers can help students make their own 90-Second Newbery movies to submit to the film festival.

Speakers
avatar for James Kennedy

James Kennedy

James Kennedy is the author of the YA fantasy "The Order of Odd-Fish." He is also the founder and director of the 90-Second Newbery Film Festival, an annual video contest in which kid filmmakers create short movies that tell the stories of Newbery-winning books in about 90 seconds... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 10:55am - 11:35am
NHS - RM 405 Narragansett High School

10:55am

“The Play-Learning Connection: Why Play Is More Important Now Than Ever in Early Childhood Settings.” (40 min)
Featured

Speakers
avatar for Diane Levin

Diane Levin

Diane E. Levin, Ph.D. is Professor of Education at Wheelock College in Boston, Massachusetts where she has been training early childhood professionals for over twenty-five years. She teaches courses on play, violence prevention, action research and a summer institute on “Media Madness... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 10:55am - 11:35am
NHS - RM 107 Narragansett High School

10:55am

The Integration of Steps to Understanding Mathematics (SUM) into an existing RtI reading system (40 min)
The implementation of a diagnostic that actually provides information on mathematics deficiencies can be challenging. This session will provide a brief description of the Steps to Understanding Mathematics (SUM) diagnostic as well as lessons learned about the implementation of SUM into an existing system of RtI at Central Lincoln Elementary that was already efficient in identifying and monitoring areas of need in reading. Spoiler alert, it is not that easy, turns out we can get at the heart of the mathematical issues and provide the right interventions, monitoring and goals as long as we ask the right questions and provide the right evidence. Central identified Math RtI as a point of weakness and needed to be intentional about how they dealt with mathematics gaps. SUM was their answer and by the end of this session, you will learn about the journey Central went on in order to create a successful mathematics RtI system.

Speakers
DP

Dr. Patricia Gablinske

Dr. Gablinske has been a building administrator for 10 years and the principal of Central Elementary in Lincoln for 6 years. During her tenure, Central Elementary became designated a Rhode Island Department of Education Commended school in 2016. She has a masters degree from Providence... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 10:55am - 11:35am
NHS - RM 202 Narragansett High School

10:55am

The Individual Learning Plan and Career, Social, Academic Exploration (40 min)
Students in grades 6-12 are required to have an ILP (Individual Learning Plan). To make it an engaging experience takes planning and tools. The Individual Learning Plan can be an important tool for students to discover their path and passion. In this session, learn how to enhance career, social and academic exploration for your students through your Individual Learning Plan Program. This session will provide a brief background on the ILP, the toolkits available from RIDE to support the ILP program, along with a closer look at the scope and sequence and curriculum model. In addition, helpful technology tools will be shared to assist with program implementation.

Speakers
avatar for Onna Mechanic-Holland

Onna Mechanic-Holland

RI Department of Education
Onna Mechanic-Holland is currently the School Counseling Fellow at RIDE in the Office of College and Career Readiness. She is a middle school counselor at Ricci Middle School in North Providence and Secretary on the executive board for the Rhode Island School Counselor Association... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 10:55am - 11:35am
NHS - RM 600 Narragansett High School

11:35am

Lunch/Networking/Exhibits (90 min)
Lunch/Networking/Exhibits

Tuesday July 30, 2019 11:35am - 1:00pm
NHS - Gym / Cafeteria Narragansett High School
  • Duration 90

1:00pm

5 Kinds of Nonfiction: Rethinking Informational Reading and Writing (40 min)
Most literacy educators and school librarians are naturally drawn to stories and storytelling, including fiction and narrative nonfiction But up to 42 percent of elementary students prefer expository nonfiction. This session breaks down the five categories of nonfiction children’s books, offers tips for updating book collections, and provides strategies for integrating a variety of nonfiction texts into reading and writing lessons

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Stewart

Melissa Stewart

Author, Acton, MA
Melissa Stewart is the award-winning author of more than 180 nonfiction books for children, including Seashells: More than a Home, Pipsqueaks, Slowpokes and Stinkers: Celebrating Animal Underdogs, and Can an Aardvark Bark. She is the co-author, with Nancy Chesley, of Perfect Pairs... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 1:00pm - 1:40pm
NHS - RM 403 Narragansett High School

1:00pm

Maintain Your Sanity While Herding Cats: Classroom Management Problem Solving in the Middle School (40 min)
Next year is a clean slate.... take a few minutes to reflect on what drove you crazy last year and walk away with some new routines, rewards, and distractions that are easy to implement and might help preserve your sanity as you address the big and little issues that arise in running a middle school classroom.

Speakers
KG

Kelly Grennan Smith

Studied Integrated Science and Technology at James Madison University and after a brief stint in Clinical Trial Management found my way into teaching. I will be starting my 15th year at Cole Middle School in East Greenwich in the fall as Team Leader and 7th grade science teacher... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 1:00pm - 1:40pm
NHS - RM 207 Narragansett High School

1:00pm

Learn to Love RICAS ELA (40 min)
Kay Scheidler has spent the past over fifteen years as Massachusetts district Curriculum Director and Assistant Superintendent in varied districts, helping teachers weave MCAS tested skills into their teaching and learning.  She currently serves on the Education Committee of Providence charter school, and provides RI teachers with professional development on how to boost student learning by developing the understandings tested on RICAS.  Teachers and students develop pride in learning with positive results on the state test.  Kay explains how the tested areas of close reading, inference, central idea and evidence, three writing types, text-based writing and learning to comprehend challenging text can be developed with active student learning activities.  

Speakers
KS

Kay Scheidler

Dr. Kay Scheidler is a former teacher and English department chair, Hope High School, Providence, and former Board member and president of the RI Council of Teachers of English, also teaching Methods of Teaching English and supervising student teachers with the Brown Education Department... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 1:00pm - 1:40pm
NHS - RM 600 Narragansett High School

1:00pm

Contemplate then Calculate: A vehicle for teaching structural thinking to ALL students (40 min)
Math practices are habits and habits are developed through routine. Contemplate then Calculate is a robust instructional routine designed to develop structural thinking (MP7) in all students. Participants will engage in the routine as math learners, unpack the routine, and discuss how it develops structural thinking and provides access to a wide range of learners. We will explore classroom video and analyze student engagement and student thinking.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Lucenta

Amy Lucenta

Author of Routines for Reasoning, Fostering Math Practices
Amy Lucenta, co-founder of Fostering Math Practices, has extensive K-12 mathematics experience with a focus on developing the standards for mathematical practice in each and every student. She supports teachers, districts, and educational collaborative organizations as they refine... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 1:00pm - 1:40pm
NHS - RM 610 Narragansett High School

1:00pm

The 90-Second Newbery Film Festival: Making Great Books Into Great Movies (40 min)
The 90-Second Newbery Film Festival is a yearly video contest in which kid filmmakers create short movies that tell the entire stories of Newbery-winning books in about 90 seconds. Creative twists are encouraged: think "Charlotte's Web" in the style of a horror movie, or "Ramona and Her Father" as a musical! For the past 8 years the film festival has screened annually in 14 cities across the country -- in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, and more -- co-hosted by author James Kennedy along with other authors like Jon Scieszka, M.T. Anderson, and Rita Williams-Garcia. In this session, James Kennedy will show some of the best movies he's received as director of the 90-Second Newbery, and demonstrate how teachers can bring this dynamic and rewarding project into their own classroom, with hints and tips on how teachers can help students make their own 90-Second Newbery movies to submit to the film festival.

Speakers
avatar for James Kennedy

James Kennedy

James Kennedy is the author of the YA fantasy "The Order of Odd-Fish." He is also the founder and director of the 90-Second Newbery Film Festival, an annual video contest in which kid filmmakers create short movies that tell the stories of Newbery-winning books in about 90 seconds... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 1:00pm - 1:40pm
NHS - RM 405 Narragansett High School

1:00pm

How AskRI informed are you? Finding Helpful Resources to Boost Student Media Literacy Skills (40 min)
This will be a fun, interactive session where we test participants’ AskRIQ as we introduce scenarios representing research queries that can be directed to AskRI resources and other AskRI recommended resources we will highlight on the redesigned AskRI.org (launching this Spring). Our session will showcase select AskRI resources useful for teachers engaging students on media literacy, civics and related issues. AskRI.org is the online portal for all services of the Statewide Reference Resource Center at Providence Public Library. This program provides quality reference resources to all residents of Rhode Island.

Speakers
BP

Beatrice Pulliam

Beatrice Pulliam is Director of Technology and Information Services at Providence Public Library (PPL) and Director of AskRI.org, Rhode Island's Statewide Reference Resource Center. As PPL’s Director of Technology, she is responsible for directing the expansion of the Library's... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 1:00pm - 1:40pm
NHS - RM 103 Narragansett High School

1:00pm

Utilizing Teacher Emotional Intelligence to Optimally Address The Social and Emotional Learning Challenges of Students with ADHD and Deficient Emotional Regulation (40 min
In this workshop, participants will focus on the five CASEL competencies for Social and Emotional Learning. A particular emphasis will be placed on understanding the social and emotional challenges of students with ADHD. The goal of this research-based offering is to empower teachers with practical strategies that support emotionally dysregulated students and to utilize their own emotional intelligence in frustrating classroom situations.

Speakers
EC

Erin Custadio

Erin Custadio teaches Grade 2 at Center School in Mattapoisett, MA. She earned her MS in Early Childhood Education from Wheelock College in 2004. In 2012, Erin was also awarded a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Reading, with licensure as a Reading Specialist. She is currently... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 1:00pm - 1:40pm
NHS - RM 401 Narragansett High School

1:00pm

Project Read – FEED YOUR MIND AND YOUR HEART (40 min)
Explore and help us continue to develop RILINK’s Project Read - FEED YOUR MIND AND YOUR HEART, funded by an LSTA grant from OLIS that

• provides online access to eBooks with read-aloud functionality and digital audio books for K-12 students who have limited reading skills or are reluctant readers and do not qualify for materials and services to the blind and physically handicapped
• encourages parents, grandparents, teachers and other community members to share the reading experience
• makes connections to books that can be read, shared and discussed by members of both groups through the use of social media, online library collections and classroom connections.
Attend this session to learn more about the exciting opportunity for all members of the community.

This project was made possible in part by a grant from the RI Office of Library and Information Services using funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Speakers
DF

Dorothy Frechette

Dorothy Frechette's professional career has covered a wide range of experiences, starting at Rhode Island State Library Services on the bookmobile, and moving on to cataloging, audiovisual, reference, children’s services, planning and development, and administration.  For the last... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 1:00pm - 1:40pm
NHS - RM 102 Narragansett High School

1:00pm

60 Apps in 60 Minutes: The Best for Blended and Personalized Learning (90 min)
These are apps that will help you reimagine classroom instruction and student learning. You can use these apps to promote the essential 21st century learning skills – critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and creativity! Some apps can help you grow professionally as well! Learn how others have incorporated these apps into their instruction as well as time near the end to try one out and co-plan a lesson/activity together!

Speakers
avatar for Tim Marum

Tim Marum

Tim Marum is a Technology Integration Specialist at the Portsmouth High School. Previously, he has taught math at the high school for 10 years, and most recently, served as a Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA) with a focus on K-12 Math Curriculum Development for the Portsmouth School... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
NHS - RM 503A Narragansett High School

1:00pm

AutoCrat is Automagic (90 min)
This ADVANCED data merge session harnesses the power of Google Forms and Sheets by linking their information to either Gmail, Docs, or Slides using the magic of the AUTOCRAT add-on tool. Quickly personalize award certificates, registration confirmations, progress reports, daily behavioral updates, job applications, and more! Attendees MUST have a solid working knowledge of Google Forms and Sheets and be able to install the AUTOCRAT add-on in Sheets. (If your school domain does not allow this, please create a free personal Gmail account prior to the session.) Attendees should also bring headphones and a charged Chromebook/laptop.

Speakers
avatar for Kimberly Ramos

Kimberly Ramos

Technology Instructional Coach, North Kingstown School Dept.
Kimberly has been a teacher for 20+ years. In 2014, she became the Technology Instructional Coach for the North Kingstown School Dept. in North Kingstown, RI. She works with students and teachers in K-12 classrooms across the district; creates and delivers blended learning professional... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
NHS - RM 203 Narragansett High School

1:00pm

Improve Reading by Teaching General Academic Vocabulary in a Systematic Way! (90 min)
In this 90 minute session, participants will understand why teaching vocabulary helps students to comprehend more challenging texts. Participants will understand the different categories of words, how to choose which words to teach, and a systematic way to implement vocabulary instruction into their literacy program. Teachers may bring a few texts from their classroom to have a go at writing a week's vocabulary lesson plan using a new template.

Speakers
avatar for Cherae Clark

Cherae Clark

Cherae Clark is a literacy consultant with 20 years of experience teaching reading and writing to grades K to 8. For the last 8 of those years she has been working with districts in RI to implement the Common Core State Standards by doing school and district level professional development... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
NHS - RM 604 Narragansett High School

1:00pm

Being a Leader Is Not Enough: Become a Catalyst (90 min)
Leadership in Education, K-12, Administrators, Grade Level Leaders, Technology Coaches, Department Heads. The key to exceeding today's academic performance standards requires not just change at the student level, but change at the staff and leadership level as well. A catalyst is defined as "an agent that accelerates change." Most seem to agree that the skills today's children need to ensure a successful future are dramatically different from yesterday's lessons of cursive writing, long division, typing, and using the card catalog.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Lamson

Mark Lamson

Marc Lamson is President of ASLAN Training & Development, an organization recognized as a Top 20 Training firm by Training Industry and Selling Power Magazines. Prior to joining ASLAN in 2006, he worked for Fortune companies including Mobil Oil Corporation and American Power Conversion... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
NHS - RM 606 Narragansett High School

1:00pm

Dissecting the Picture Book (90 min)
Exploring from a creators perspective, this session will provide a new way to understand what goes on behind the scenes during the creation of a children’s book. John will explain how the origin of an idea evolves into a finished book, sharing unique insights and lessons he has learned along the way. Come along on this journey through the mind of a children’s book creator, and learn new ways to look at and interact with the books in your school.

Speakers

Tuesday July 30, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
NHS - RM 206 Narragansett High School

1:00pm

Empathy - a Human-Centered Design Journey (90 min)
Empathy is discovering student needs by getting close to the student experience. It is at the center of the design process. We get there by placing students at the center of school systems so we better understand their social, emotional, academic, and physical needs. Come to a session to explore the mindsets and methods behind Empathy as the first step in a human-centered design journey.

Speakers
avatar for Adha Mengis

Adha Mengis

Adha is a Program Manager at the Teachers Guild, where he designs curricular offerings to district partners. Prior to IDEO, Adha was a high school teacher in the Bay Area. Adha is particularly passionate about supporting students from underserved communities to gain the exposure and... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
NHS - Library Narragansett High School

1:00pm

Having Our Say: Intellectual Rigor Requires All The Voices (90 min)
In this session, teachers & administrators will take a trip into the history of curriculum development and how conscious & unconscious biases created our "standard" curriculum. They will then hear/read research about the deleterious effects of a non-equity based curriculum, and learn how to walk in an anti-racist and anti-oppressive mindset to create learning experiences that include all facets of identity.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Worokya Duncan

Dr. Worokya Duncan

Dr. Worokya Duncan is a professional educator with 20 years of classroom experience, a Doctoral-level education, a great deal of energy, and a commitment to students. Over the course of her career, she has taught both elementary and middle school students in a variety of subjects... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
NHS - RM 505A Narragansett High School

1:00pm

The Innovation Playlist (90 min)
In this session, I’ll briefly describe my trip, the essence of the book, and the work I’m doing in three other states to empower teachers to do what they entered the profession to do — engage and inspire kids. I’ll talk about the important issue of Accountability 2.0 — what are effective ways to ensure schools are doing right by their kids. And I’ll listen, a lot, to what the Rhode Island education community’s goals are, and whether any of the work I’m doing could be relevant and helpful. I never presume to tell people what they have to do. I try to share with them what I’ve seen work, and offer support (grants, my time, connections) to their efforts to do what they believe is important.

Speakers
avatar for Ted Dintersmith

Ted Dintersmith

Ted Dintersmith is on a mission to give our kids a real chance to thrive in the innovation era. He organized and executive produced Most Likely to Succeed, an acclaimed documentary that premiered at Sundance and has been screened by thousands of communities around the globe. His top-selling... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
NHS - Auditorium Narragansett High School

1:00pm

“The Play-Learning Connection: Why Play Is More Important Now Than Ever in Early Childhood Settings.” (90 min)
Speakers
avatar for Diane Levin

Diane Levin

Diane E. Levin, Ph.D. is Professor of Education at Wheelock College in Boston, Massachusetts where she has been training early childhood professionals for over twenty-five years. She teaches courses on play, violence prevention, action research and a summer institute on “Media Madness... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
NHS - RM 107 Narragansett High School

1:00pm

Looking for that “Magic Bullet”? (90 min)
Imagine, no longer worrying about: -- 1) time-consuming and stressful parental phone calls -- 2) the health of your school culture -- 3) teacher retention -- 4) all people in your building (students, teachers and staff members) being heard and respected.

Interested in a research-based, time-tested, plug & play solution that gives teachers more time to teach, WITHOUT: -- 1) extending the school day -- 2) ADDING any COST to your already stretched budget -- 3) deducting time from homeroom / lunch period or prep time -- 4) eliminating - music / art / gym or other student elected activity periods.

RESULTS: Suspension rates and failures are DOWN --- Academic performance and attendance are UP!

This is NOT magic, but the results are almost magical!

Speakers
avatar for David Frongillo

David Frongillo

Owner / Certified National Trainer, Teaching With Dave / Classroom Victories
I am a retired educator having spent over 20 years in the field of education. I have taught at multiple levels from middle to high school, including adult education. I have set school records in two different school districts for the number of students choosing to participate in my... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
NHS - RM 204 Narragansett High School

1:00pm

Hands-on Experiences are Essential to Building a Strong Math Foundation in K-2 (90 min)
In Kinder to Grade 2, children develop a strong mathematical foundation by exploring numbers and shapes and their relationship to one another. This workshop will engage participants in using manipulatives that allow children to “play” with numbers and shapes. Come see how to use formal manipulatives like ten-frames, rekenreks, counters, unifix cubes, cuisenaire rods and pattern blocks as well as informal objects and games to provide effective, hands-on instruction in CCSS-M. Learn the purpose and weakness of various manipulatives and walk away with tons of games and activities to use right away in the K-2 classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Gina Kilday

Gina Kilday

Gina Kilday is the Math Interventionist and RtI Coordinator at Metcalf Elementary School in Exeter, RI. She regularly provides math professional development throughout the region and supports mathematics instruction through her work on the NCTM, RIMTA and ATMNE Board of Directors... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
NHS - RM 202 Narragansett High School

1:00pm

Scratch , A Creative Computing Lab (90 min)
Creative Computing with Scratch Rhode Island is a project with a mission to work with and inspire educators to engage youth in a range of creative learning experiences within the realm of computer science. Scratch is a tool for creating your own interactive stories, games, and animations. appropriate across all grades and content areas. It provides teachers and their students with a new way to express themselves and a new context for learning. In this session, participants will have a chance to explore the new Scratch 3.0 and a variety of its extensions such as Music, Google Translate, Makey Makey and MicroBit.

Speakers
JK

Janice Kowalczyk

My bio and that of other presenters can be found on: https://sites.google.com/metmail.org/ccscratchri/leadership-team


Tuesday July 30, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
NHS - RM 105 Narragansett High School

1:00pm

Screencastify 101 for Teachers and Students (90 min)

Get introduced to the screencasting tool Screencastify. You will begin this session learning about Screencastify and the many possible uses for screencasting for both teachers and students. Get tips, tricks, and ideas as you have hands on support while you have time to play, explore, and learn.

Speakers
RR

René Rosivach

René Rosivach is an Academic Technology Fellow for Chariho Regional School District in Rhode Island. Her work encompasses coaching teachers in best practices of integrating technology into instruction, as well as, expanding high quality blended and personalized learning opportunities... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
NHS - RM 501A Narragansett High School

1:00pm

Bringing Light to Suicide: Supporting School Personnel to Respond to Suicidal Statements and Actions. (90 min)
Informational- participants will listen/view a presentation followed by a Q & A

Speakers
avatar for Jon Mattleman

Jon Mattleman

Across all of his work, Jon brings warmth, understanding, and patience…plus a healthy dose of humor! In his over 35 years of experience as a therapist and presenter, clients have felt comforted by his ability to acknowledge that the challenges they face are complex – and often... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
NHS - RM 504 Narragansett High School

1:00pm

Mirrors & Windows: Students' Rights, Teachers' Responsibilities (90 min)
The presentation concerns creating safe spaces for LGTBQ+ youth and their families through an inclusive literacy program. Students have the RIGHT and Teachers have the RESPONSIBILITY to create curricula and spaces that are mirrors and windows for ALL people. Mirrors reflect the current student body, and windows show you other perspectives. While the literacy program materials that I use are appropriate Preschool-Grade 2, the fundamentals of my message can be transferred to all grade levels.

Speakers
CM

CJ Meehan

CJ Meehan works in one of two Preschool classrooms at the Henry Barnard Laboratory School at Rhode Island College. CJ has an undergraduate degree in Psychology and Child Development, a Master's in the Art of Teaching - Elementary Education, and will complete here second master’s... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
NHS - RM 106 Narragansett High School

1:00pm

Shri Yoga & Mindfulness Curriculum (90 min) ATTENDEES MUST BRING OWN YOGA MAT
Shri is an urban outreach organization that serves more than 8,500 students every year in schools, shelters, hospitals, recovery centers, social service agencies and more. Our classes are run with a trauma-informed curriculum to help students reduce toxic stress and to increase both physical and emotional balance with safe and secular movement and meditative practices appropriate for all levels. During this session, participants will learn some of the components of a Shri Yoga class, including activities to use in their classrooms. While our home studio is in Pawtucket, we offer 4 classes every week free to educators statewide

Speakers

Tuesday July 30, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
NHS - RM 605 Narragansett High School

1:50pm

You Are the Cooler: What the 1989 Film Roadhouse Can Teach Educators about Classroom Management (40 min)
All you have to do is follow three simple rules: One, never underestimate your opponent- expect the unexpected. Two, always take it outside. And three, be nice. Students learn when they feel physically and emotionally safe. In a well-managed classroom, students are emotionally committed to learning and feel comfortable participating, asking questions, and taking academic risks. In this presentation, learn effective strategies that help maximize learning and proactively address behaviors that interfere with instruction. With the three rules from Roadhouse, learn how to keep kids in their seats rather than bouncing them from the classroom.

Speakers
JP

Joe Pirraglia

@JoePirraglia is an administrator, teacher, and co-host of the Sent to the Office podcast (@senttotheofficepodcast). He has taught ELA and SS in grades 6 and 7 and is currently working to put the 'chool' back in school administration.


Tuesday July 30, 2019 1:50pm - 2:30pm
NHS - RM 207 Narragansett High School

1:50pm

Learn to Love RICAS ELA (40 min)
Kay Scheidler has spent the past over fifteen years as Massachusetts district Curriculum Director and Assistant Superintendent in varied districts, helping teachers weave MCAS tested skills into their teaching and learning.  She currently serves on the Education Committee of Providence charter school, and provides RI teachers with professional development on how to boost student learning by developing the understandings tested on RICAS.  Teachers and students develop pride in learning with positive results on the state test.  Kay explains how the tested areas of close reading, inference, central idea and evidence, three writing types, text-based writing and learning to comprehend challenging text can be developed with active student learning activities.  

Speakers
KS

Kay Scheidler

Dr. Kay Scheidler is a former teacher and English department chair, Hope High School, Providence, and former Board member and president of the RI Council of Teachers of English, also teaching Methods of Teaching English and supervising student teachers with the Brown Education Department... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 1:50pm - 2:30pm
NHS - RM 600 Narragansett High School

1:50pm

Teaching Students to Read Like Mathematicians (40 min)
One of the most frequent statements students make after reading a math word problem is “I don’t get it!”. One reason for this is that students read the problem like they would read any other piece of writing. It turns out that reading in math is different. Instead of reading to understand context, characters and conflict, mathematicians read for quantities and uncover relationships between them to solve problems. In this session, participants will not only learn what makes reading in math difficult and what to pay attention to when reading a math problem, they will learn a powerful instructional routine, called the Three Reads, they can use to teach their students to read like mathematicians.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Lucenta

Amy Lucenta

Author of Routines for Reasoning, Fostering Math Practices
Amy Lucenta, co-founder of Fostering Math Practices, has extensive K-12 mathematics experience with a focus on developing the standards for mathematical practice in each and every student. She supports teachers, districts, and educational collaborative organizations as they refine... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 1:50pm - 2:30pm
NHS - RM 610 Narragansett High School

1:50pm

100 Bugs!: Manuscript to Book! Drafts, Revision Tips and More! (40 min)
Learn how perseverance, growth mindset and teamwork led to the 100 Bugs! manuscript and how it took ten drafts to get the book just right. Then, take a look at ten revision tips for students and two writing exercises to try in the classroom.

Speakers
KN

Kate Narita

Kate Palaces Narita is the author of 100 Bugs! A Counting Book (FSG/Macmillan 2018). When she's not out and about driving, teaching or cheering on her two teenage sons, Kate lives, writes, and hikes on a small mountain in central Massachusetts. There's a magical part of... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 1:50pm - 2:30pm
NHS - RM 102 Narragansett High School

1:50pm

Whose Classroom Is It Anyway?: Laughter and Learning (40 min)
Merging my passion and extensive training in both improv comedy and education, this session will give teachers fast and fun improv games to use to foster student engagement. Additionally, it will present teachers and administrators with a framework for applying foundational skills of improv to improve pedagogy in the classroom and culture in schools.

Speakers
avatar for Nellie Ryan

Nellie Ryan

6th Grade Teacher in EWG. Lifelong learner. Go Friars!


Tuesday July 30, 2019 1:50pm - 2:30pm
NHS - RM 103 Narragansett High School

1:50pm

Creating Drifters - A STEAMY School/Community Partnership (40 min)
This presentation will focus on a recent project in which students from Jamestown Lawn Ave. School worked with the Conanicut Island Sailing Foundation and a Professor from CCRI to create drifters to measure the currents around Jamestown. Attendees will learn how the partnership was set up, how the classroom was transformed into a workshop, and the lessons that led up to and that followed the construction. If your thinking about a STEAM project and have questions, then this is the session for you.

Speakers
JK

Jim Kaczynski

Jim is 7th and 8th grade science teacher from Jamestown, RI. He specializes in hands-on learning and integration of other subjects in team related activities. He is a district NGSS trainer, contributing author of the Prentice Hall Science Explorer series, coach of the Science Olympiad... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 1:50pm - 2:30pm
NHS - RM 403 Narragansett High School

1:50pm

The Individual Learning Plan and Career, Social, Academic Exploration (40 min)
Students in grades 6-12 are required to have an ILP (Individual Learning Plan). To make it an engaging experience takes planning and tools. The Individual Learning Plan can be an important tool for students to discover their path and passion. In this session, learn how to enhance career, social and academic exploration for your students through your Individual Learning Plan Program. This session will provide a brief background on the ILP, the toolkits available from RIDE to support the ILP program, along with a closer look at the scope and sequence and curriculum model. In addition, helpful technology tools will be shared to assist with program implementation.

Speakers
avatar for Onna Mechanic-Holland

Onna Mechanic-Holland

RI Department of Education
Onna Mechanic-Holland is currently the School Counseling Fellow at RIDE in the Office of College and Career Readiness. She is a middle school counselor at Ricci Middle School in North Providence and Secretary on the executive board for the Rhode Island School Counselor Association... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 1:50pm - 2:30pm
NHS - RM 401 Narragansett High School

2:30pm

Break/Exhibits 2:30-2:40 (20 min)
Break / Exhibits

Tuesday July 30, 2019 2:30pm - 2:40pm
NHS - Gym Narragansett High School
  • Duration 20

2:50pm

Closing Keynote
Speakers

Tuesday July 30, 2019 2:50pm - 3:45pm
NHS - Auditorium Narragansett High School

2:50pm

Great Giveaway 2:50-4:00 (40 min) Must be present to Win
Break / Exhibits

Tuesday July 30, 2019 2:50pm - 4:00pm
NHS - Gym Narragansett High School
  • Duration 40
 
Wednesday, July 31
 

7:45am

Registration 7:45-8:45
Registration

Wednesday July 31, 2019 7:45am - 8:45am
NHS - Gym Narragansett High School
  • Duration 60

8:50am

Welcome 8:50 - 9:00
Welcome

Wednesday July 31, 2019 8:50am - 9:00am
NHS - Gym Narragansett High School
  • Duration 10

9:00am

Morning Keynote
Speakers
avatar for Jessica Minahan

Jessica Minahan

Jessica Minahan, MEd, BCBA, is a board certified behavior analyst and special educator and a consultant to school's nationwide. Jessica has over seventeen years of experience supporting students who exhibit challenging behavior in urban public school systems.


Wednesday July 31, 2019 9:00am - 9:45am
NHS - Auditorium Narragansett High School

9:45am

Break/Exhibits 9:45-10:05 (20 min)
Break / Exhibits

Wednesday July 31, 2019 9:45am - 10:05am
NHS - Gym Narragansett High School
  • Duration 20

10:05am

The 90-Second Newbery Film Festival: Making Great Books Into Great Movies (40 min)
The 90-Second Newbery Film Festival is a yearly video contest in which kid filmmakers create short movies that tell the entire stories of Newbery-winning books in about 90 seconds. Creative twists are encouraged: think "Charlotte's Web" in the style of a horror movie, or "Ramona and Her Father" as a musical! For the past 8 years the film festival has screened annually in 14 cities across the country -- in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, and more -- co-hosted by author James Kennedy along with other authors like Jon Scieszka, M.T. Anderson, and Rita Williams-Garcia. In this session, James Kennedy will show some of the best movies he's received as director of the 90-Second Newbery, and demonstrate how teachers can bring this dynamic and rewarding project into their own classroom, with hints and tips on how teachers can help students make their own 90-Second Newbery movies to submit to the film festival.

Speakers
avatar for James Kennedy

James Kennedy

James Kennedy is the author of the YA fantasy "The Order of Odd-Fish." He is also the founder and director of the 90-Second Newbery Film Festival, an annual video contest in which kid filmmakers create short movies that tell the stories of Newbery-winning books in about 90 seconds... Read More →


Wednesday July 31, 2019 10:05am - 10:45am
NHS - RM 405 Narragansett High School

10:05am

Exploring High Quality Curriculum Materials with EdReports (40 min)
The research is clear that high quality curriculum materials are critical factor in student success.  To support the need to identify high quality curriculum materials, EdReports.org has been posting reviews of materials since 2015, identifying high quality curriculum for educators.  The free, independent, and nonprofit website now has more than 200 reports for different grades and course levels.  This session will include an introduction to RIDE’s High Quality Curriculum and Professional Learning initiative. Participants will learn how to navigate the EdReports website and will learn more about the EdReports evaluation process.

Wednesday July 31, 2019 10:05am - 10:45am
NHS - RM 504 Narragansett High School

10:05am

Making Waves with STEAM How to incorporate Blended Learning into the Art Classroom (40 min)
Are you struggling to incorporate Blended Learning into your Visual Art classroom? Are you are trying to bring your tech to the next level? Regardless of your tech experience, learn how to engage your students in the art studio using tech as tool--not a focus.

Speakers
CM

Carolyn M. Dooley

I am originally from Virginia, where I received a BA in Studio Art from George Mason University. I travelled around the world with my husband, who was an Army officer, which included 5 years in Europe. Upon returning to the US, my husband retired and we moved to RI to take care of... Read More →


Wednesday July 31, 2019 10:05am - 10:45am
NHS - RM 204 Narragansett High School

10:05am

Using local environmental and health data in your classroom (40 min)
Science and math topics become much more meaningful when they are taught with local, Rhode Island data and information. In this session, you will learn where to get information and data related to climate change and environmental health to use in your classroom for teaching both math and science concepts. The Environmental Public Health Tracking Network provides data on air and water quality, rates of disease, community characteristics, and climate change. Learn about how climate change will affect our health and communities now and in the future.

Speakers
RC

Rachel Calabro

Rachel Calabro is a public health educator at the Rhode Island Department of Health working on environmental health and climate change. She develops curriculum for teachers related to health topics such as Lyme disease, air quality, and using environmental data in the classroom. She... Read More →


Wednesday July 31, 2019 10:05am - 10:45am
NHS - RM 403 Narragansett High School

10:05am

Experience a Book Tasting! (40 min)
Too much to do and not enough time in the day to get it done? I get it. But taking a few minutes once in a while to learn about new kid lit books will strengthen your relationships with students while growing a community of lifelong readers and learners. Come experience a book tasting and learn about new titles you can use in the middle grades. I’ll even raffle off a few titles you can take home!

Speakers
avatar for Melanie Roy

Melanie Roy

Library Teacher, Barrington Public Schools
After working for over two decades with students, Melanie Roy has advanced knowledge in creating an environment in which readers thrive. For the past six years she has been happily working in the heart of the school at Hampden Meadows in Barrington, RI. You can find her at @mrsmelanieroy... Read More →


Wednesday July 31, 2019 10:05am - 10:45am
NHS - RM 600 Narragansett High School

10:05am

You want to be an effective teacher? Take an acting class! (90 min)
Teachers have the capacity to engage students, challenging them to grow or teachers can quickly extinguish a passion by their verbal or physical reactions to students. When teachers learn some basic acting techniques and embrace general philosophies of learning, students are more willing to persevere through difficult tasks, accept constructive criticism and enjoy the course of learning. This session will briefly discuss acting and then move quickly to practical application of acting in the classroom for all grade levels. Case scenarios will be presented and practiced.

Speakers
BM

Barbara-Jean Mancini

Barbara-Jean Mancini is a school guidance counselor for the North Kingstown School Department. She started her educational career teaching in Yuma, Arizona where she taught English and dance. Upon her return to Rhode Island she has had an opportunity to teach grades pre-school to... Read More →


Wednesday July 31, 2019 10:05am - 11:35am
NHS - RM 207 Narragansett High School

10:05am

Real World Literature Circles (90 min)
Across grade levels, it is important that students are “reading the world and reading the word” (Freire and Macedo, 1987). Literature Circles (Daniels, 2002) are one way to cooperatively engage students in “reading the word,” so when the traditional role choices are revised to real-world perspectives like a social worker or journalist, students practice “reading the world” as well. In this session, participants will learn about the roles, experience the roles, and think about how this practice can be applied to their own contexts.

Speakers
BR

Brittany Richer Ahnrud

Brittany is currently a sixth grade Language Arts teacher in Jamestown, RI. She is a co-director of the Rhode Island Writing Project, helping to plan and lead professional development for K-12 teachers. She believes it is important for students to understand the world around them... Read More →


Wednesday July 31, 2019 10:05am - 11:35am
NHS - RM 604 Narragansett High School

10:05am

Skill and Thrill, not Drill and Kill! Building the Foundational Skills of Reading K-2 (90 min)
The foundational skills are critical in the beginning stages of reading, but that doesn’t mean worksheets and drills. This session examines the why and how of developing strong phonemic awareness, phonics and fluency skills, including the importance of building the neural networks in the beginning reader’s brain.


Speakers
LS

Laura Stewart

Laura Stewart is an educator and organizational leader. She has served as a classroom teacher, building and district administrator, adjunct professor, and director of numerous professional development initiatives around the country, including directing the Reading First initiative... Read More →


Wednesday July 31, 2019 10:05am - 11:35am
NHS - RM 203 Narragansett High School

10:05am

Being a Leader Is Not Enough: Become a Catalyst (90 min)
Leadership in Education, K-12, Administrators, Grade Level Leaders, Technology Coaches, Department Heads. The key to exceeding today's academic performance standards requires not just change at the student level, but change at the staff and leadership level as well. A catalyst is defined as "an agent that accelerates change." Most seem to agree that the skills today's children need to ensure a successful future are dramatically different from yesterday's lessons of cursive writing, long division, typing, and using the card catalog.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Lamson

Mark Lamson

Marc Lamson is President of ASLAN Training & Development, an organization recognized as a Top 20 Training firm by Training Industry and Selling Power Magazines. Prior to joining ASLAN in 2006, he worked for Fortune companies including Mobil Oil Corporation and American Power Conversion... Read More →


Wednesday July 31, 2019 10:05am - 11:35am
NHS - RM 606 Narragansett High School

10:05am

Empathy - a human-centered design journey. (90 min)
Empathy is discovering student needs by getting close to the student experience. It is at the center of the design process. We get there by placing students at the center of school systems so we better understand their social, emotional, academic, and physical needs. Come to a session to explore the mindsets and methods behind Empathy as the first step in a human-centered design journey.

Speakers
avatar for Adha Mengis

Adha Mengis

Adha is a Program Manager at the Teachers Guild, where he designs curricular offerings to district partners. Prior to IDEO, Adha was a high school teacher in the Bay Area. Adha is particularly passionate about supporting students from underserved communities to gain the exposure and... Read More →


Wednesday July 31, 2019 10:05am - 11:35am
NHS - RM Library Narragansett High School

10:05am

Having Our Say: Intellectual Rigor Requires All The Voices (90 min)
In this session, teachers & administrators will take a trip into the history of curriculum development and how conscious & unconscious biases created our "standard" curriculum. They will then hear/read research about the deleterious effects of a non-equity based curriculum, and learn how to walk in an anti-racist and anti-oppressive mindset to create learning experiences that include all facets of identity.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Worokya Duncan

Dr. Worokya Duncan

Dr. Worokya Duncan is a professional educator with 20 years of classroom experience, a Doctoral-level education, a great deal of energy, and a commitment to students. Over the course of her career, she has taught both elementary and middle school students in a variety of subjects... Read More →


Wednesday July 31, 2019 10:05am - 11:35am
NHS - RM 505A Narragansett High School

10:05am

Kids who Challenge Us: Increasing Work Engagement and Reducing Oppositional Behavior in Students (90 min)
This interactive workshop will take common classroom practices and shift them slightly into clinically informed, research-based, and easy-to-implement strategies and interventions that can be implemented effectively by any teacher. Through the use of case studies, humorous stories, and examples of common challenging situations, participants will learn interventions for reducing anxiety and negative thinking, while increasing self-regulation, work engagement, and self-monitoring skills in anxious students

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Minahan

Jessica Minahan

Jessica Minahan, MEd, BCBA, is a board certified behavior analyst and special educator and a consultant to school's nationwide. Jessica has over seventeen years of experience supporting students who exhibit challenging behavior in urban public school systems.


Wednesday July 31, 2019 10:05am - 11:35am
NHS - Auditorium Narragansett High School

10:05am

The Innovation Playlist (90 min)
In this session, I’ll briefly describe my trip, the essence of the book, and the work I’m doing in three other states to empower teachers to do what they entered the profession to do — engage and inspire kids. I’ll talk about the important issue of Accountability 2.0 — what are effective ways to ensure schools are doing right by their kids. And I’ll listen, a lot, to what the Rhode Island education community’s goals are, and whether any of the work I’m doing could be relevant and helpful. I never presume to tell people what they have to do. I try to share with them what I’ve seen work, and offer support (grants, my time, connections) to their efforts to do what they believe is important.

Speakers
avatar for Ted Dintersmith

Ted Dintersmith

Ted Dintersmith is on a mission to give our kids a real chance to thrive in the innovation era. He organized and executive produced Most Likely to Succeed, an acclaimed documentary that premiered at Sundance and has been screened by thousands of communities around the globe. His top-selling... Read More →


Wednesday July 31, 2019 10:05am - 11:35am
NHS - RM 206 Narragansett High School

10:05am

Increasing Student Voice and Collaboration in the Math Classroom (90 min)
Tools for increased collaboration in the mathematics classroom will be investigated. Teachers will participate in collaborative activities with technology and traditional teaching methods to increase student to student, student to teacher, and teacher to student collaboration.

Techniques to increase student voice and collaboration include video tools (FlipGrid, screen casts, etc.) for student responses , using Google Classroom for informal formative assessments, Google Slides for collaborative group work, and student grouping techniques to foster a culture of inclusion and discourse in your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Raymond Steinmetz

Raymond Steinmetz

K-8 Math Instructional Coach, Portsmouth School Department
Raymond Steinmetz is a K-8 Math Instructional Coach in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. He is a TeachPlus Rhode Island Policy Fellow and a FuseRI Classroom Coach with the Highlander Institute. He writes a regular column for eSchoolNews.com about blended and personalized learning, he is a... Read More →


Wednesday July 31, 2019 10:05am - 11:35am
NHS - RM 202 Narragansett High School

10:05am

Destiny Discover- Not Your Grandmother’s Card Catalog (90 min)
Still using the Classic version of Destiny Library Manager? “Discover” is Follett’s newest catalog interface aimed at engaging patrons and fostering collaboration. Learn how to customize the look of Destiny Discover to engage your users and promote your collection. Explore Open Educational Resources as well as Collections by Destiny. Uncover how the library catalog can be used in new and different ways.

Speakers
avatar for Sharon Webster

Sharon Webster

Sharon Webster spent 34 years in the Narragansett School System as a high school English teacher, department chairperson, literacy coach, and portfolio coordinator. After a brief stint with RINET as a consultant for the portfolio platform RIEPS, she lucked out and landed her current... Read More →


Wednesday July 31, 2019 10:05am - 11:35am
NHS - RM 103 Narragansett High School

10:05am

20th Century African Heritage Civil Rights in Rhode Island (90 min)
This workshop features new educational materials developed by the Rhode Island Historical Society for a larger National Park Service funded project partnering with the Rhode Island Black Heritage Society and the Rhode Island Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission. Two new unit plans, one for the elementary levels, and one for the middle school levels, use primary source materials including written documents, photographs, audio clips from oral histories, and video clips from news reels, to supplement Civil Rights curriculum with local examples. Lessons include graphic organizers and questions to guide student analysis of the primary resources. Primary sources span sub-topics on issues in housing, employment, and education. Workshop participants will work through select lessons. Although the two unit plans are geared for elementary and middle grades, high school teachers are invited to attend. Two additional units for high school levels are being developed for release in the fall. There may be an opportunity to preview that work by the time of TeacherFest.

Speakers
GD

Geralyn Ducady

Geralyn Ducady has been the Director of the Newell D. Goff Center for Education and Public Programs at the Rhode Island Historical Society since 2016 where she oversees one of the public sides of the RIHS from school programming at the John Brown House Museum, to teacher workshops... Read More →


Wednesday July 31, 2019 10:05am - 11:35am
NHS - RM 501A Narragansett High School

10:05am

Design Workshop Three - Gravit Designer (90 min)
Want more than Google Drawing but you can’t afford the Adobe Suite? Introduce yourself to Gravit Designer. This powerful vector design app works fantastic on a Chromebook and cost Zero Dollars and Zero Cents. . It is also available for different platforms: Mac, Windows, & Linux. Included in this package is many of the tools that has made Adobe Illustrator the Computer Graphics standard for decades.

In this workshop you will learn to size your document, draw and format basic shapes, and use unite, subtract and overlap to draw compound shapes. You will be able to export your designs as a JPEG or PNG so you can insert them into GSuite files or any program that accepts an image.

Included in the workshop will be a slideshow that includes examples ALL the projects (Text Effects. Children’s Book Cover, Holiday Greeting Cards, Mobile App Template and More) in my middle school curriculum and a set of YouTube videos that explain and demonstrate many of these lessons. Don’t be intimidated! Drawing on a Computer allows students to explore the creative side of computing and can inspire them to follow this career pathway. By attending this workshop and devoting 10 minutes a week, you can learn this exciting app and deliver engaging lessons to your classes.

Speakers
ED

Edward Davis

Edward Davis is entering his 42nd year of teaching. He is Certified Google Trainer. He has served as an Industrial Arts/Technology Educator, Tech. Integration Coordinator and a Vocational Ed. Instructor in the field of Graphic Communications. Most of his High School level classes... Read More →


Wednesday July 31, 2019 10:05am - 11:35am
NHS - RM 102 Narragansett High School

10:05am

Hanging Out and Messing Around: Lessons from Connected Learning in Out-of-School Time Programs (90 min)
In this interactive presentation, participants will explore the 6 principles of Connected Learning as it relates to educational and career opportunities and examine how the CL framework is being used for out-of-school time learning in public libraries throughout the state. Learn how elements of CL programming in public libraries have implications for the classroom and discover opportunities for collaborating to support students in pursuing interest driven pathways.

Speakers
DM

Danielle Margarida

Danielle Margarida is the Youth Services Coordinator at the Rhode Island Office of Library and Information Services, where she coordinates statewide reading programs for youth, develops and facilitates professional development for public librarians, and collaborates with with other... Read More →


Wednesday July 31, 2019 10:05am - 11:35am
NHS - RM 105 Narragansett High School

10:05am

Self-pacing with Playlists in the Secondary Classroom (90 min)
In this session I will outline how effective use of technology transformed my classroom from a traditional, teacher-centered environment to one where individual student needs are met. Students in my high school mathematics classes work through playlists at their own pace, receiving real-time targeted intervention from me and instant feedback from a variety of sources including: Formative, EDPuzzle, Khan Academy, Quizizz, Socrative & Kahoot. While I will showcase how the model works in a mathematics classroom, audience members will leave understanding how to adapt it to fit just about any subject or grade level.

In this model, students enter the classroom, open their devices (we are 1:1 with Chromebooks), access our class planner, and start working on a playlist. Playlists are built using Formative (goformative.com) and consist of short videos and web sites introducing new content, links to skill practice exercises on a site like Khan Academy, questions that promote critical thinking and problem solving through the application of new skills combined with prior knowledge, and extension questions or tasks for those who demonstrate mastery more quickly. The teacher is able to monitor student progress through a teacher account on Formative. Students choose how they work. Some start out working independently, checking in with classmates as needed. Others prefer to begin working with a partner or small group, watching videos together and collaborating throughout the learning process. Seating is free-form. Whatever arrangement helps them learn is fine. Some sit on the floor. Some stand. Some bring in yoga mats.

Data I collect consistently shows that students perform as well as or better than their peers, while not being assigned traditional homework. They report enjoying the class and feeling significantly less stressed than in other classes. Two-thirds consistently say they prefer a playlist model to a traditional classroom.

Participants will leave this session:
-Ready to create their own playlists suitable for any subject or grade level.
-With ideas for using playlists in their own classrooms using any available technology: one-to-one, BYOD or an old computer in the corner.

Speakers
JA

Jason Appel

Jason has twenty-three years of experience teaching mathematics at the middle and high school levels. Eleven of those years in New York City public schools, and the last twelve in Rhode Island. He is a high school mathematics teacher, a Fuse RI Fellow with the Highlander Institute... Read More →


Wednesday July 31, 2019 10:05am - 11:35am
NHS - RM 610 Narragansett High School

10:05am

Mirrors & Windows: Creating Safe Spaces for LGTBQ+ Students Through Literacy (90 min)
Mirrors & Windows will explore our responsibilities as educators to create safe spaces for all our LGTBQ+ students and their families. That students have a fundamental right to be reflected in the curriculum, provides the basic premise for creating a literacy program that serves as both a window and a mirror for students in the classroom. Students must be able to see themselves in the literature, and catch a glimpse of those different from them. From the very earliest years, Preschool, we must support students because of research that shows detrimental effects if we do not; especially with LGTBQ+ populations. Teachers will get to explore various texts, break out into small groups to explore and share their findings on certain texts, and to leave with a packet of resources; websites, text lists, etc.

Speakers
CM

CJ Meehan

CJ Meehan works in one of two Preschool classrooms at the Henry Barnard Laboratory School at Rhode Island College. CJ has an undergraduate degree in Psychology and Child Development, a Master's in the Art of Teaching - Elementary Education, and will complete here second master’s... Read More →


Wednesday July 31, 2019 10:05am - 11:35am
NHS - RM 106 Narragansett High School

10:05am

Shri Yoga & Mindfulness Curriculum (90 min) ATTENDEES MUST BRING OWN YOGA MAT
Shri is an urban outreach organization that serves more than 8,500 students every year in schools, shelters, hospitals, recovery centers, social service agencies and more. Our classes are run with a trauma-informed curriculum to help students reduce toxic stress and to increase both physical and emotional balance with safe and secular movement and meditative practices appropriate for all levels. During this session, participants will learn some of the components of a Shri Yoga class, including activities to use in their classrooms. While our home studio is in Pawtucket, we offer 4 classes every week free to educators statewide

Speakers

Wednesday July 31, 2019 10:05am - 11:35am
NHS - RM 605 Narragansett High School

10:55am

PBS LearningMedia: A Blended Approach to STEM (40 min)
This session will begin with a brief overview of PBSLearningMedia and its tools, including lesson maker, storyboard, quiz maker, and puzzle builder. Participants will create an account and explore PBSLearningMedia with a focus on STEM resources on their self-selected paths: grade span task searches, storyboard creations, or exploration of Cyberchase and STEM Alive resources.

Speakers
avatar for Deb Ramm

Deb Ramm

Deb Ramm is the Johnston Public Schools Instructional Technology Coordinator and a National Board Certified Teacher. She is a 2014 awardee for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science, a PBS Lead Digital Innovator (2015) and All Star (2018). She is a Fuse RI Fellow... Read More →


Wednesday July 31, 2019 10:55am - 11:35am
NHS - RM 503A Narragansett High School

10:55am

Exploring High Quality Curriculum Materials with EdReports (40 min)
The research is clear that high quality curriculum materials are critical factor in student success.  To support the need to identify high quality curriculum materials, EdReports.org has been posting reviews of materials since 2015, identifying high quality curriculum for educators.  The free, independent, and nonprofit website now has more than 200 reports for different grades and course levels.  This session will include an introduction to RIDE’s High Quality Curriculum and Professional Learning initiative. Participants will learn how to navigate the EdReports website and will learn more about the EdReports evaluation process.

Wednesday July 31, 2019 10:55am - 11:35am
NHS - RM 504 Narragansett High School

10:55am

Podclass: Using Podcasts in the Classroom (40 min)
Engaging teachers with strategies to give students access to podcasts in the classroom, including options for schools equipped with varying levels of technology (1:1 devices to only needing one device for the whole class). Listening comprehension skills, discussion techniques, building language skills, as well as reading, writing, speaking and listening standards addressed. Thank you for your consideration.

Speakers
avatar for Nellie Ryan

Nellie Ryan

6th Grade Teacher in EWG. Lifelong learner. Go Friars!


Wednesday July 31, 2019 10:55am - 11:35am
NHS - RM 204 Narragansett High School

10:55am

Strategies that Help Self-Directed Learning (40 min)
This session will provide participants with a brief overview of self-directed learning and the six characteristics for establishing self-direction in any classroom. Participants will learn about low lift strategies that can help to support each of the six characteristics, as well as the importance of modeling new strategies for the success of self-direction. Question and answer session to follow presentation. Participants will leave this session with a foundational understanding of how to establish self-directed learning and how it can be applied in their own classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Shayna Fox-Norwitz

Shayna Fox-Norwitz

Dr. Fox-Norwitz began her career as an educator in Rhode Island with a science teaching position in Woonsocket at Beacon Charter High School for the Arts. She later went on to become the literacy specialist at the school where she succeeded in raising the school’s reading proficiency... Read More →


Wednesday July 31, 2019 10:55am - 11:35am
NHS - RM 403 Narragansett High School

10:55am

Social Emotional Learning starts with YOU (40 min)
In order for educators to share and promote social emotional learning opportunities in their classrooms with their students, educators must first walk the walk before they can talk the talk.
Join Jennifer for a session that shares ways that she has made time for social emotional learning in her classroom as a result of discovering the power of self-reflection in her own teaching practice.
Participants will be encouraged to celebrate their own successes with SEL competencies as well as to make a plan for making time for SEL in the upcoming school year.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Saarinen

Jennifer Saarinen

Inquiring Minds Teacher (middle school), Bristol Warren Regional School District, RI
Jennifer Saarinen teaches at Kickemuit Middle School with the Bristol Warren Regional School District in Rhode Island. She believes in providing digital learning opportunities to her students for them to better access the curriculum as they develop their own voice and have a sense... Read More →


Wednesday July 31, 2019 10:55am - 11:35am
NHS - RM 600 Narragansett High School

11:35am

Lunch/Networking/Exhibits (90 min)
Lunch/Networking/Exhibits

Wednesday July 31, 2019 11:35am - 1:00pm
NHS - Gym / Cafeteria Narragansett High School
  • Duration 90

1:00pm

The 90-Second Newbery Film Festival: Making Great Books Into Great Movies (40 min)
The 90-Second Newbery Film Festival is a yearly video contest in which kid filmmakers create short movies that tell the entire stories of Newbery-winning books in about 90 seconds. Creative twists are encouraged: think "Charlotte's Web" in the style of a horror movie, or "Ramona and Her Father" as a musical! For the past 8 years the film festival has screened annually in 14 cities across the country -- in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, and more -- co-hosted by author James Kennedy along with other authors like Jon Scieszka, M.T. Anderson, and Rita Williams-Garcia. In this session, James Kennedy will show some of the best movies he's received as director of the 90-Second Newbery, and demonstrate how teachers can bring this dynamic and rewarding project into their own classroom, with hints and tips on how teachers can help students make their own 90-Second Newbery movies to submit to the film festival.

Speakers
avatar for James Kennedy

James Kennedy

James Kennedy is the author of the YA fantasy "The Order of Odd-Fish." He is also the founder and director of the 90-Second Newbery Film Festival, an annual video contest in which kid filmmakers create short movies that tell the stories of Newbery-winning books in about 90 seconds... Read More →


Wednesday July 31, 2019 1:00pm - 1:40pm
NHS - RM 405 Narragansett High School

1:00pm

Whose Classroom Is It Anyway?: Laughter and Learning (40 min)
Merging my passion and extensive training in both improv comedy and education, this session will give teachers fast and fun improv games to use to foster student engagement. Additionally, it will present teachers and administrators with a framework for applying foundational skills of improv to improve pedagogy in the classroom and culture in schools.

Speakers
avatar for Nellie Ryan

Nellie Ryan

6th Grade Teacher in EWG. Lifelong learner. Go Friars!


Wednesday July 31, 2019 1:00pm - 1:40pm
NHS - RM 401 Narragansett High School

1:00pm

Fractions by Fifth Grade - How do we build deep understanding? (90 min)
RIDE has declared that having a solid understanding of fractions by the end of fifth grade is as big of an equity barrier as third grade reading! Fractions are more than pizzas and procedures and it is essential that our instruction pursues deep conceptual understanding, procedural fluency and application with equal intensity. Come delve into the progression of fraction concepts in the elementary grades. Explore hands-on area, linear and set models, games and other resources while discussing the strengths and weaknesses of each in order to build deep understanding for each and every student.

Speakers
avatar for Gina Kilday

Gina Kilday

Gina Kilday is the Math Interventionist and RtI Coordinator at Metcalf Elementary School in Exeter, RI. She regularly provides math professional development throughout the region and supports mathematics instruction through her work on the NCTM, RIMTA and ATMNE Board of Directors... Read More →


Wednesday July 31, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
NHS - RM 503A Narragansett High School

1:00pm

Disrupting Education: Designing Equitable Learning Spaces (90 min)
How can teachers modify their practice to empower a diverse learning community and facilitate the academic achievement of students? Rooted in James A. Banks theory on Multiculturalism's Five Dimensions, this workshop focuses on disrupting ineffective and oppressive teaching practices. Using a design thinking approach, educators will have the opportunity to learn techniques and teaching methods that facilitate the academic achievement of students from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups. Participants will engage in an interactive workshop that deepens their understanding of how to apply an equity lens in their practice. This workshop provides an equity framework and introduces tangible ways for teachers to construct empowering learning communities.

Speakers
avatar for Karla E. Vigil

Karla E. Vigil

EduLeaders of Color RI
As co-founder and chief connector for EduLeaders of Color Rhode Island, Karla oversees the creative vision and all the development of the organization’s initiatives. Previously, she was a Senior Associate for the District and School Design (DSD) team at the Collaborative Education... Read More →


Wednesday July 31, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
NHS- RM 403 Narragansett High School

1:00pm

Making for Your Space (90 min)
Participants will see a short presentation regarding Maker Education followed by a question & answer session then they will be able interact with a variety of maker technology and/ or try out a variety of maker activities. Technology examples: Makey Makey, Hyperduino, Bloxels, 3D printer, Kano, and more - Activity examples- paper circuits, led projects, steam challenges, tinkercad, code.org, and more
Resource: http://guides.rilinkschools.org/FuseRIDSilvaMaker

Speakers
avatar for Darshell Silva

Darshell Silva

Librarian, North Kingstown Schools
Darshell Silva has been a Teacher Librarian for 14 years, currently, she is an Librarian in North Kingstown, RI. She is a RISTE board member, an ISTE STEM PLN Leader, and a former Highlander Institute FUSE Fellow.


Wednesday July 31, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
NHS - RM 203 Narragansett High School

1:00pm

Understanding Dyslexia (90 min)
In this session one will learn the truths and myths of dyslexia. Dyslexia affects students in all subjects, not just reading and writing. This session will demonstrate what to look for in your students at all ages and will provide practice "diagnosing" students with dyslexia through case studies. The second half will focus on the best services for students with dyslexia in and out of the regular classroom. Time at the end will be provided to peruse some materials that can be used.

Speakers
BA

Betsy aho

literacy specialist
Teacher for 34 years: preschool, 1st gr, special education, and reading specialist.


Wednesday July 31, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
NHS - RM 604 Narragansett High School

1:00pm

Being a Leader Is Not Enough: Become a Catalyst (90 min)
Leadership in Education, K-12, Administrators, Grade Level Leaders, Technology Coaches, Department Heads. The key to exceeding today's academic performance standards requires not just change at the student level, but change at the staff and leadership level as well. A catalyst is defined as "an agent that accelerates change." Most seem to agree that the skills today's children need to ensure a successful future are dramatically different from yesterday's lessons of cursive writing, long division, typing, and using the card catalog.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Lamson

Mark Lamson

Marc Lamson is President of ASLAN Training & Development, an organization recognized as a Top 20 Training firm by Training Industry and Selling Power Magazines. Prior to joining ASLAN in 2006, he worked for Fortune companies including Mobil Oil Corporation and American Power Conversion... Read More →


Wednesday July 31, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
NHS - RM 606 Narragansett High School

1:00pm

Empathy - a human-centered design journey. (90 min)
Empathy is discovering student needs by getting close to the student experience. It is at the center of the design process. We get there by placing students at the center of school systems so we better understand their social, emotional, academic, and physical needs. Come to a session to explore the mindsets and methods behind Empathy as the first step in a human-centered design journey.

Speakers
avatar for Adha Mengis

Adha Mengis

Adha is a Program Manager at the Teachers Guild, where he designs curricular offerings to district partners. Prior to IDEO, Adha was a high school teacher in the Bay Area. Adha is particularly passionate about supporting students from underserved communities to gain the exposure and... Read More →


Wednesday July 31, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
NHS - RM Library Narragansett High School

1:00pm

Having Our Say: Intellectual Rigor Requires All The Voices (90 min)
In this session, teachers & administrators will take a trip into the history of curriculum development and how conscious & unconscious biases created our "standard" curriculum. They will then hear/read research about the deleterious effects of a non-equity based curriculum, and learn how to walk in an anti-racist and anti-oppressive mindset to create learning experiences that include all facets of identity.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Worokya Duncan

Dr. Worokya Duncan

Dr. Worokya Duncan is a professional educator with 20 years of classroom experience, a Doctoral-level education, a great deal of energy, and a commitment to students. Over the course of her career, she has taught both elementary and middle school students in a variety of subjects... Read More →


Wednesday July 31, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
NHS - RM 505A Narragansett High School

1:00pm

Kids who Challenge Us: Increasing Work Engagement and Reducing Oppositional Behavior in Students (90 min)
This interactive workshop will take common classroom practices and shift them slightly into clinically informed, research-based, and easy-to-implement strategies and interventions that can be implemented effectively by any teacher. Through the use of case studies, humorous stories, and examples of common challenging situations, participants will learn interventions for reducing anxiety and negative thinking, while increasing self-regulation, work engagement, and self-monitoring skills in anxious students

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Minahan

Jessica Minahan

Jessica Minahan, MEd, BCBA, is a board certified behavior analyst and special educator and a consultant to school's nationwide. Jessica has over seventeen years of experience supporting students who exhibit challenging behavior in urban public school systems.


Wednesday July 31, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
NHS - Auditorium Narragansett High School

1:00pm

The Innovation Playlist (90 min)
In this session, I’ll briefly describe my trip, the essence of the book, and the work I’m doing in three other states to empower teachers to do what they entered the profession to do — engage and inspire kids. I’ll talk about the important issue of Accountability 2.0 — what are effective ways to ensure schools are doing right by their kids. And I’ll listen, a lot, to what the Rhode Island education community’s goals are, and whether any of the work I’m doing could be relevant and helpful. I never presume to tell people what they have to do. I try to share with them what I’ve seen work, and offer support (grants, my time, connections) to their efforts to do what they believe is important.

Speakers
avatar for Ted Dintersmith

Ted Dintersmith

Ted Dintersmith is on a mission to give our kids a real chance to thrive in the innovation era. He organized and executive produced Most Likely to Succeed, an acclaimed documentary that premiered at Sundance and has been screened by thousands of communities around the globe. His top-selling... Read More →


Wednesday July 31, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
NHS - RM 206 Narragansett High School

1:00pm

One and Done …now teaching is FUN! (90 min)
As you know, 20% of your students take up 80% of your time. All too often, the majority of that 80%-time slot is spent on either disruptive classroom behavior or off-task student issues, robbing both you and your students of valuable and precious teaching time. Learn a research-based, time-tested and proven philosophy that has you, speaking to your troublesome student(s) just once and, it ends there. It can happen, and it does.

One and done, now teaching is fun!

Speakers
avatar for David Frongillo

David Frongillo

Owner / Certified National Trainer, Teaching With Dave / Classroom Victories
I am a retired educator having spent over 20 years in the field of education. I have taught at multiple levels from middle to high school, including adult education. I have set school records in two different school districts for the number of students choosing to participate in my... Read More →


Wednesday July 31, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
NHS - RM 204 Narragansett High School

1:00pm

eBook Essentials- Tapping an Underutilized Resource (90 min)
Learn more about eBook access available to RILINK member libraries and patrons. Explore the titles available through BookLynx, the shared eBook shelf. Walk through the “nuts and bolts” process of adding titles to your library’s catalog. Discuss how using eBooks in the classroom or as free reading may impact reading scores. Share implementation/promotion techniques. Practice using the new Follett eReader. After this session, you will be prepared to promote the use of eBooks with your students.

Speakers
KS

Karen Shore

Karen Shore is a RILINK Member Services Librarian.  She has worked in school libraries for more than 30 years. Karen's jobs have been in both public and private schools and at all levels K12. Working for RILINK provides Karen with the opportunity to visit schools across Rhode Is... Read More →


Wednesday July 31, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
NHS - RM 103 Narragansett High School

1:00pm

Collaboration: The Key to Shining a Spotlight on Specialist Programs (90 min)
Although music teachers have concerts and art teachers have art shows, much of what happens in today's specialist classrooms (music, art, world language, etc.) remains behind closed doors. It is important to visibly display the valuable work that is taking place outside the core curriculum classrooms. As administrators and other community stakeholders make decisions about the future of specialist programs in schools, it is more critical than ever that educators show off the importance of their program. This session will empower educators to collaborate with other educators to create outstanding showcase opportunities in the community. By combining energy, talents, and ideas, many teachers working together can create projects and events that are much bigger than one teacher could organize alone. Participants will learn about successful collaborations between music, world language, technology education, art, and library science teachers. Examples include: a collaborative music, dancing, and theater production; a recycled instrument project; a film festival; art projects; and electric guitar building. The purpose of the session is to compel educators to work with others to think about creative ways to put their program in the spotlight that it deserves. Participants will be encouraged to brainstorm ideas that might work well for their specific school, specials offered, and community. Many of the activities that will be shared can be implemented immediately.

Speakers
JS

Jason Santo

Jason Santo is the General Music and Chorus Director at the Henry Barnard Elementary School on the campus of Rhode Island College. He is a RIC Music Education alumni from the class of 2002, who holds an Associates from CCRI, Bachelors from RIC, and a Masters in Music Composition from... Read More →


Wednesday July 31, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
NHS - RM 202 Narragansett High School

1:00pm

Founding a Museum of Science and Art: Kindling Curiosity and Encouraging Experimentation (90 min)
The Rhode Island Museum of Science and Art (RIMOSA) was founded almost a decade ago; a STEAM organization before STEAM was a thing. We will describe RIMOSA’s evolution from pop-up to physical space, and how we realized our vision to support the traits both artists and scientists share; observation, experimentation, communication and curiosity. Participants will learn, as our visitors do, through a hands-on, open-ended experience.

Speakers
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Bonnie Epstein

Bonnie Epstein received her undergraduate degree in Geology/Biology from Brown University and her Ph.D. in Geological Oceanography from the University of Rhode Island. Her interests lie at the junction of science, art and education. She founded and works as the Executive Director... Read More →


Wednesday July 31, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
NHS - RM 501A Narragansett High School

1:00pm

Gamestar Mechanic - The Conceptual side of Game Design (90 min)
Gamestar Mechanic teaches the conceptual side of video game design and systems thinking! Students start “their Quest” by playing various games in order to learn the different types such as “top down” and “platformer” and analyze the goals and concepts that make a good game. Soon, they are given broken games and they are taught how to go into settings and fix the problems. To their dismay, they are faced with many difficult games that challenge their skills and strategic ability. They are rewarded with a massive set of tools that includes: avatars, enemies, goals, background screens and system tools that allow them to make elaborate multi-level games. The program is free but additional tools are $2 per student. Teachers are given “cheat” powers in order to evaluate each one’s game.

In this workshop you will be shown the website, quest, workshop (where you build and share games) and and game alley where they can try games from other students. Then you’ll sign up for an account and start your own quest so you can become a gamestar apprentice and create your own classroom that your students can join!

Wednesday July 31, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
NHS - RM 102 Narragansett High School

1:00pm

Nspiring STEM Engagement with TI Technology (90 min)
Participants will be active students for a day in an interactive STEAM classroom. All of STEAM will be encountered. Data will be collected and analyzed, and coding and robotics will be explored. We'll even make music! No experience required.

Speakers
RP

Robyn Poulsen

Robyn received a BA in Computer Science in 1990 from SUNY Geneseo, and a MS in Education in 1997 from Elmira College. She is a New York State Master Teacher Fellow Emeritus. Robyn began her teaching career in 1993 as a High School Mathematics teacher in her hometown of Trumansburg... Read More →


Wednesday July 31, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
NHS - RM 610 Narragansett High School

1:00pm

Using Seesaw as an Instructional Tool (90 min)
Seesaw is a free digital portfolio app for teachers to collect and share student work and reflections. Teachers can develop multimodal assignments to assign to all or specific students. Students can interact with their peers’ academic posts and work can optionally be shared with family members. In the first half of the session, participants will be introduced to the platform, view some examples of its use, think about how to navigate the social media aspect with students and colleagues, and try out the app for themselves. In the second half of the session, participants who would like to stay will explore and create with guided support.

Speakers
KO

Katie O'Kane

Katie O’Kane has been a library teacher for the past 7 years and was the 2018 recipient of the URI Graduate School of Library and Information Science Early Career Alumni of the Year Award. Her recently completed Masters of Education in Educational Technology has helped her to become... Read More →


Wednesday July 31, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
NHS - RM 105 Narragansett High School

1:00pm

Adolescent Mental Health from Two Perspectives. A Youth and Clinician share their experience. (90 min)
Informational- participants will listen/view a presentation followed by a Q & A

Speakers
avatar for Jon Mattleman

Jon Mattleman

Across all of his work, Jon brings warmth, understanding, and patience…plus a healthy dose of humor! In his over 35 years of experience as a therapist and presenter, clients have felt comforted by his ability to acknowledge that the challenges they face are complex – and often... Read More →


Wednesday July 31, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
NHS - RM 504 Narragansett High School

1:00pm

Mindful Moments: Finding Peace in the Classroom (90 min)
Mindful Moments: Finding Peace in the Classroom - This will be a 90 minute workshop in which the fundamentals of mindfulness are explored and its usage in the classroom is presented both with research-based support and anecdotal accounts. Mindfulness exercises will be conducted at the start and end of the program to help participants see the real-life effects and applications within the classroom. All participants will also make a mind-jar and leave with resources for applying mindfulness into their daily curriculum; a packet with literacy, activities, websites, and more.

Speakers
CM

CJ Meehan

CJ Meehan works in one of two Preschool classrooms at the Henry Barnard Laboratory School at Rhode Island College. CJ has an undergraduate degree in Psychology and Child Development, a Master's in the Art of Teaching - Elementary Education, and will complete here second master’s... Read More →


Wednesday July 31, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
NHS - RM 106 Narragansett High School

1:00pm

Mindfulness in Minutes: Just a Few Minutes of Daily Mindfulness Practice can Begin to Transform Your Classroom (90 min)
Mindfulness is powerful means of dealing with the physical and emotional stress inherent in being a teacher and a student. Studies show that students who practice mindfulness experience increases in optimism, emotional control, empathy, perspective taking, prosocial goals, and mindful attention. Mindfulness also appears to support teachers making them better able to help students learn. Studies show that teachers who practice mindfulness show improvements in their own well-being, efficacy, and mindfulness and reduced burnout and stress. In this interactive workshop, participants will learn about the neuroscience behind mindfulness and how a few minutes a day can make a difference. Participants will be provided with several mindfulness tools that they can easily implement into their school days that will begin to shift the classroom environment.

Speakers
SS

Shannon Smith

Shannon has 17 years of classroom teaching experience; a degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education and a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction. As the School Integration Specialist, Shannon gets to work closely with the Resilient Kids instructors, with schools, and the students... Read More →


Wednesday July 31, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
NHS - RM 600 Narragansett High School

1:00pm

Shri Yoga & Mindfulness Curriculum (90 min) ATTENDEES MUST BRING OWN YOGA MAT
Shri is an urban outreach organization that serves more than 8,500 students every year in schools, shelters, hospitals, recovery centers, social service agencies and more. Our classes are run with a trauma-informed curriculum to help students reduce toxic stress and to increase both physical and emotional balance with safe and secular movement and meditative practices appropriate for all levels. During this session, participants will learn some of the components of a Shri Yoga class, including activities to use in their classrooms. While our home studio is in Pawtucket, we offer 4 classes every week free to educators statewide

Speakers

Wednesday July 31, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
NHS - RM 605 Narragansett High School

1:50pm

The Individual Learning Plan and Career, Social, Academic Exploration (40 min)
Students in grades 6-12 are required to have an ILP (Individual Learning Plan). To make it an engaging experience takes planning and tools. The Individual Learning Plan can be an important tool for students to discover their path and passion. In this session, learn how to enhance career, social and academic exploration for your students through your Individual Learning Plan Program. This session will provide a brief background on the ILP, the toolkits available from RIDE to support the ILP program, along with a closer look at the scope and sequence and curriculum model. In addition, helpful technology tools will be shared to assist with program implementation.

Speakers
avatar for Onna Mechanic-Holland

Onna Mechanic-Holland

RI Department of Education
Onna Mechanic-Holland is currently the School Counseling Fellow at RIDE in the Office of College and Career Readiness. She is a middle school counselor at Ricci Middle School in North Providence and Secretary on the executive board for the Rhode Island School Counselor Association... Read More →


Wednesday July 31, 2019 1:50pm - 2:30pm
NHS - RM 401 Narragansett High School

1:50pm

SPARK Creativity, Collaboration, and Classroom COMMUNITY BUILDING through STORY creation (40 min)
Prepare to be inspired and try new ideas with students in the classroom. Karen Festa shares how she was inspired through meeting Kid President creator Brad Montague. It all starts by thinking about what makes us "wonder" and what our students are passionate about. Attendees will discover new ways to inspire students to spark creativity and help students to communicate, collaborate, and join together and embrace one another as a classroom community. Everybody has an important story to share!

Speakers
avatar for Karen Festa

Karen Festa

Special Education Teacher
Karen Festa is a mom of 2 fabulous daughters, a Sunday School teacher and a Special Education teacher at Narragansett Elementary School in Narragansett, Rhode Island. She is a member of the Rhode Island Department of Education Mathematics Advisory Board, her district's Curriculum... Read More →


Wednesday July 31, 2019 1:50pm - 2:30pm
NHS - RM 207 Narragansett High School

2:30pm

Break/Exhibits 2:30-2:40 (20 min)
Break / Exhibits

Wednesday July 31, 2019 2:30pm - 2:40pm
NHS - Gym Narragansett High School
  • Duration 20

2:50pm

Great Giveaway 2:50-3:30 (40 min) Must be present to Win
Break / Exhibits

Wednesday July 31, 2019 2:50pm - 3:30pm
NHS - Gym Narragansett High School
  • Duration 40