Great Schools Partnership

Rhode Island Learning Champions

Description

The Rhode Island Learning Champions project, a collaborative effort of the Rhode Island Department of Education and the Great Schools Partnership, brings together outstanding Rhode Island educators and administrators to build the components of a proficiency-based learning system. The goal of this effort, funded by the Nellie Mae Education Foundation, is to support high quality proficiency-based learning from K to 12 to ensure every graduate can think critically and collaboratively and can act as a creative, self-motivated, culturally competent learner and citizen in order to be prepared for postsecondary education, work, and life.

Goals:
  • Develop a community of RI practitioner-learners to explore and support Proficiency-Based Learning in their classrooms, schools and/or districts.
  • Design sample assessments aligned to proficiencies, performance indicators and scoring criteria.
  • Identify Leadership Learning Champions who will pilot the task created by the content area and grade span team with which they work. Overview and Information

Contact Information

State Policy Context: Strategic Plan and State Regulations
Cali Cornell | Education Specialist | RIDE
cali.cornell@ride.ri.gov | 401-222-8251 

Colleen O’Brien | Literacy Specialist | RIDE
colleen.obrien@ride.ri.gov | 401-222-8474

Susan Pagliaro | Mathematics Specialist | RIDE
susan.pagliaro@ride.ri.gov | 401-222-2644

Stipends & Substitutes
Colleen O’Brien | Literacy Specialist | RIDE
colleen.obrien@ride.ri.gov | 401-222-8474

Session & Webinar Content
Courtney Jacobs | Senior Associate | Great Schools Partnership
cjacobs@greatschoolspartnership.org | 207-553-0163

Steve Sell | Senior Associate | Great Schools Partnership
ssell@greatschoolspartnership.org | 207-210-2067

Katie Thompson | Senior Associate | Great Schools Partnership
kthompson@greatschoolspartnership.org | 207-317-9613

Logistics: Webinars, Events, Registration, Document Access
Sarah Burkhardt | Project Associate | Great Schools Partnership
sburkhardt@greatschoolspartnership.org | 207-773-0505

Rhode Island Proficiency Frameworks

Cross-Curricular

English

Assessment Tasks:
K-2
3-5
6-8
9-12

Group Scoring Sheets:
K-2
3-5
6-8
9-12

Group Notes:
K-2
3-5
6-8
9-12


Graduation Proficiencies and Performance Indicators:
ELA

Student Work:
K-2
3-5
6-8
9-12

Performance Task Templates:
K-2 ELA
3-5 ELA
6-8 ELA
9-12 ELA

ELA Resources:
Henry County ELA K-12 Scoring Criteria
Hess’ Cognitive Rigor Matrix

Math

Assessment Tasks:
K-2
3-5
6-8
9-12

Group Scoring Sheets:
K-2
3-5
6-8
9-12

Group Notes:
K-2
3-5
6-8
9-12

Graduation Proficiencies and Performance Indicators:
Math

Student Work:
K-2
3-5
6-8
9-12

Performance Task Templates:
K-2 Math
3-5 Math
6-8 Math
9-12 Math

Math Resources:
Henry County Math K-12 Scoring Criteria
New Haven Math Scoring Criteria
Achieve the Core Coherence Map
Hess’ Cognitive Rigor Matrix

In-Person Meeting Sessions

Event #6 February 28, 2019

Meeting Location:
Wyndham Newport Hotel (also known as Wyndham Atlantic Resort and formerly known as Cambria Hotel) 
240 Aquidneck Ave
Middletown, RI 02842 

8:00 am: arrival and light breakfast available
8:30 am: session begins
2:30 pm: session concludes

Pre-reading: 
The Standards-Based Classroom: Make Learning the Goal
GSP’s webpage on Grading and Reporting

Meeting Group Lists
Presentation slides
Participant Agenda

Additional resources:
Performance Assessment Design Guide
Scoring Criteria Design Guide
Annotation Examples

Pre-reading: The Standards-Based Classroom: Make Learning the Goal

Snow date if needed: March 12

Event #5 January 31, 2019

Meeting Location:
Wyndham Newport Hotel (also known as Wyndham Atlantic Resort and formerly known as Cambria Hotel) 
240 Aquidneck Ave
Middletown, RI 02842

8:00 am: arrival and light breakfast available
8:30 am: session begins
2:30 pm: session concludes

Meeting Group Lists
Room Assignments
Candy Calibration
Agenda
Presentation slides
Scoring sheet

Feedback Form

 

Event #2 April 26 + 27, 2018

Meeting Location: Northern Rhode Island Collaborative
640 George Washington Hwy #200, Lincoln, RI 02865
Building B

April 26: ELA and SS
April 27: Math and Science

Meeting Group Lists

Agenda
Presentation slides
Video: Why Make the Shift?
Microlab Protocol
Tuning Protocol for Scoring Criteria
ELA Statements
Science Standards Statements
Math Standards Statements
Social Studies Standards Statements


Feedback Form

Webinars

Webinar #1 March 6, 2018 3-4pm

Additional Readings and Resources
Standards-Based Learning and Special Education 
Breadth vs. Depth: The Deeper Learning Dilemma
The Tug of War Between Change and Resistance

 

2017 RI Learning Champions Archive