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Rhode Island School Superintendents' Association

Upcoming events

    • 25 Mar 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • The Towers in Narragansett, 35 Ocean Rd,Narragansett, RI 02882

    Engage RI, Change RI:

    Part of the RISSA Instructional Leadership Series

    The Rhode Island School Superintendents’ Association (RISSA) is excited to provide you and your team of five educators/administrators the opportunity to attend a full-day workshop on Deep Learning with the internationally acclaimed Joanne Quinn and Mag Gardner of New Pedagogies for Deep Learning (NPDL).


    As a Professional Learning Community, the RISSA Program Committee has received feedback from the field that we should engage in professional learning focused on teaching and learning with increased opportunities for cross-district collaboration. With this feedback in mind, we evaluated research and best-practices in the field, all of which points to Deep Learning as a next step. As explained by Michael Fullan, Joanne, Quinn, and Joanne McEachen (2018), the purpose of this professional learning is “To foster deep learning so that all learners contribute to the common good, address global challenges and flourish in a complex world. If we want learners who can thrive in turbulent and complex times, apply thinking to new situations and change the world, then we must re-imagine learning.”  Deep Learning meets the needs of all students and answers the demand for excellence and equity.


    What: A full-day session with experts Joanne Quinn and Mag Gardner designed to support your district team in understanding the why, what, and how of Deep Learning to support all of our students in gaining the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in rapidly changing and globally connected world.

    When & Where: March 25, 2020, from 8 am-4 pm at the Towers in Narragansett. 35 Ocean Rd, Narragansett, RI 02882. This session of the RISSA Instructional Leadership Series is worth 7 PLUs.

    Cost: $745 per team of 6. 100 Participants maximum. 

    One copy of the text with protocols Dive Into Deep Learning will be provided for each team

    If you would like additional copies at a reduced rate, please contact


    We know that budgets are tight and have worked to provide this opportunity at a reduced cost to RISSA member teams. Breakfast and Lunch are included. As you consider your grant amendments for Titles I, II, and IV, federal grant funding may be available. We provided the specific language to support your CRP request at the end of the document. (See attached pdf file below)

    As a program committee, we recognize the importance of professional learning that extends over time. To that end, we will be offering facilitated workshops to districts interested in continuing their learning during the summer of 2020. In addition, all districts in attendance are welcome to connect directly with the NPDL and become part of the international cohort of deep learning schools that connect and support each other on a regular basis. 



    Quick Overview of New Pedagogies

    A look into Deep Learning and the 6 Cs

    Deep Learning - A Global Movement

    Sharing of Global Practices and Honoring the Work of the Teachers

    Trends in Education - New Pedagogies for Deep Learning

    District Team Invitation_ Engage RI, Change RI.pdf

Past events

17 Oct 2019 RISSA-RIASBO Legal Institute Oct. 17, 2019
20 Jun 2019 NESDEC Leadership Development
18 Jan 2019 RISSA RIASBO -Budgeting to Support Teaching and Learning
16 Nov 2018 RISSA - RIASBO Professional Development - School Facilities
05 Oct 2018 RISSA-RIASBO Legal Institute
11 Jan 2018 RISSA/RIASBO Professional Development - Facilities Planning Thank you to Colliers International Project Management & Commissioning Services Group for their support of this professional development session
15 Dec 2017 RISSA/RIASBO Budget Finance Professional Development
16 Aug 2017 RISSA General Membership Meeting
07 Oct 2016 RISSA/RIASBO Legal Institute
22 Sep 2016 New England School Superintendent's Association Conference
17 Aug 2016 RISSA General Membership Meeting
19 May 2016 Retiree Recognition Event
13 May 2016 2016 Annual Meeting
24 Mar 2016 General Membership Meeting
02 Mar 2016 2016 Paul Crowley Award Ceremony
19 Nov 2015 RISSA General Meeting
19 Oct 2015 Legislative Committee
15 Oct 2015 Program Committee Meeting
14 Oct 2015 Officers Meeting with Commissioner
01 Oct 2015 Executive Committee Meeting
24 Sep 2015 RI Healthy Schools Breakfast
18 Sep 2015 RISSA/RIASBO Legal Institute & Vendors Showcase
21 May 2015 Retirees Celebration
08 May 2015 Annual Meeting
07 May 2015 RISSA Executive Committee Meeting
26 Mar 2015 General Meeting
26 Jan 2015 Legislative Committee Meeting
09 Jan 2015 RISSA/RIASBO Legal Forum
08 Jan 2015 Executive Committee Meeting
07 Jan 2015 Program Committee Meeting
15 Dec 2014 Legislative Committee Meeting
20 Nov 2014 Building Administrative Capacity
06 Nov 2014 Executive Committee Meeting
20 Oct 2014 Legislative Committee Meeting
15 Oct 2014 Program Committee Meeting
02 Oct 2014 Executive Committee Meeting
10 Sep 2014 Program Committee Meeting
04 Sep 2014 Executive Committee Meeting
20 Aug 2014 General Meeting
14 Aug 2014 Professional Development Committee
23 Jun 2014 Special Meeting
19 Jun 2014 Executive Committee Meeting
22 May 2014 End of Year/Retirees Celebration
09 May 2014 Joint RISSA/RIASBO Annual Meeting
01 May 2014 Executive Committee Meeting
03 Apr 2014 Executive Committee Meeting

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