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University of Rhode Island

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PL Offerings

ELA/Math CurriculumCurriculum PhasesOther PL Offerings

Not Applicable

Not Applicable
  • Leadership
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Social-emotional learning
  • Endorsements
  • Right to Read Act

Grade SpanCore Content
  • PK
  • Elementary (K-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • English Language Arts
  • Math
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Arts, Health, Physical Education & Wellness, Computer Science

Organization Description

Faculty and staff at the University of Rhode Island, in collaboration with the School of Education, facilitate and provide professional learning sessions for educators in a variety of fields including:

• Reading/Dyslexia/Digital Literacy- small group inquiry-based workshops and large group presentations focused on effective ELA practices with and without technology, particularly those that foster comprehension, digital literacy, and personalized learning practices.
• LGBT+ Safe Environments- small and large group workshops for faculty and administrators focused on creating safe and inclusive learning environments for diverse learners (sexuality, race, gender, class, ability), the transition from high school to college, and small group development/team leadership.
• TESOL Bilingual/Dual Language- professional development workshops on the instruction of ELs in Online and face-to-face formats, as well as consulting to school districts on the topics of culturally responsive practices, establishing newcomer programs and curricula for newly arriving ELs and students with limited or interrupted formal education (SLIFE).
• GEMS-Net- engage teachers, school administrators, and the community in reform-based STEM programs. Teachers-in-residence and teacher leaders facilitate PD that prepares and supports in-service teachers with the knowledge and skills they need to teach a comprehensive STEM program articulated through the K-8 grade span.
• Computer Science- URI and Code.org have the following PD offerings: AP Computer Science Principles, Computer Science Discoveries, Computer Science Fundamentals, Intro to Computing and Data Science, and Intro to Cybersecurity as indicated on the CS4RI PD Matrix.
• Technology Integration- consultation with districts on one-to-one technology integration.
• Math- professional development workshops on instruction with a focus on inquiry learning in both hybrid and face-to-face formats, as well as consulting with districts and schools on research-based practices and problem-based tasks.
• Professional Development for Mentoring and Induction- workshops aligned to the purposeful on-going mentoring model and supporting the transition through phases of teacher preparation.

Sample PL Services

What type(s) of professional learning do you offer (i.e. coaching, consulting, etc.)? How frequently do you typically provide this support (i.e. daily, weekly, monthly, etc.)? Who is the intended audience for this support (i.e. district staff, coaches, teachers, etc.)? When do you typically provide this support (i.e. summer, PD days, during school day, etc.)?
Small/Large group workshops 3-4 days Varies by program, as requested typically presentation to stakeholders followed by further support Classroom teachers, curriculum developers, content specialists/directors, administrators As needed by districts during the school day or in the summer, in after school workshops or during district PD days.
Presentations and follow-up support Presentation on topic (e.g. inquiry science, computer science, coaching) with options for further support from 3-4 days to semester/year. Classroom teachers, curriculum developers, content specialists/directors, administrators As needed by districts during the school day or in the summer, in after school workshops or during district PD days.
Online/Distance learning with asynchronous/
synchronous discussions
Consultation regarding learning outcomes followed by type and length of professional learning (e.g. fidelity to best practice, assessment) Classroom teachers, curriculum developers, content specialists/directors, administrators As needed by districts during the school day or in the summer, in after school workshops or during district PD days.
Consulting on specific topics (e.g. Dyslexia, Technology, STEM) Consultation on objective for professional learning followed by further support - from 3-4 day to semester/year (e.g. coaching best practice, fidelity and rigor, observations, and classroom based activities) Community members, classroom teachers, curriculum developers, content specialists/directors, administrators As needed by districts during the school day or in the summer, in after school workshops or during district PD days.
University of Rhode Island Graduate Certificate in Dyslexia
Knowledge and Practices
Weekly face-to-face or synchronous online meetings; practica in school settings Classroom Educators, Specialists, Tier II and Tier III Instructors, Administrators (Awareness) Four semesters of graduate coursework (12 credits)
culminating in 180 hours of course instruction and
100 hours of practicum experiences

Total hours: 280 hours.
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ESSA Evidence Tier


Endorsement Information

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