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​Prog​rams and Events

What We Offer

Summer Institute – A three-week, credit-bearing program that serves as our touchstone experience for teachers. Participants read, write, share teaching practices, and explore digital literacies. Learn more on the Summer Institute webpage

Open Air Institute – A three-day summer place-based program and/or one-day school year experience designed to inspire cross-curricular connections and inquiry-based learning while exploring literacy across the disciplines. Learn more on the Open Air Institute webpage

Embedded Institute – A scaled-down version of the Summer institute, this intensive, custom, on-site professional development opportunity allows for a school community to experience sustained and effective teacher development in literacy across content areas. 

Summer Writing Camp – Summer writing workshops with sections open to young writers, K-12. Learn more on the Summer Writing Camp webpage.

Writing Marathons – Open to the public, marathons have been held in downcity Providence and on the Rhode Island College campus.  

Annual Spring Conference – Featuring a nationally known speaker and workshops presented by local teachers, the conference draws 180 – 200 attendees from all over New England. Learn more on the Spring Conference webpage​.

Book Clubs – ​A series of school year book clubs that encourage educators to continuously grow our teaching practice in order to develop critical thinkers, socially conscious learners, and motivated members of society. What better way to connect with our identities as readers, deepen our pedagogy, and meet RIDE’s new high-quality professional requirements than through informal yet invigorating intellectual discussions led by educators like you.

Consulting Services – Literacy consults upon request.

Professional Development – After school, school day, or weekend workshops designed to meet the learning needs identified by the school or district. ​​

Write Time Program – Led by Jason Ryan, this program is an opportunity for teachers and others to cultivate their writerly identities. Meeting the Third Sunday of each month from 3-4:30 pm. 2020 Virtual Dates: 10/18, 11/15, 12/20, 1/17, 2/21, 3/21, 4/18, 5/16.

Here’s the form to sign up for Write Time.

New Teacher Office Hours

New Teacher Office HoursMonthly gatherings for new teachers to convene with experienced teachers to check in on how the first few years are going. A chance to compare notes, get help on specific situations, share resources and ideas, and build a professional network.

Page last updated: October 13, 2020