Teacher Technology Institute

The four school districts of the Northwest School Consortium, Burrillville, Lincoln, North Smithfield and Smithfield, are excited to offer a summer Teacher Technology Institute open to all teachers, administrators or staff members from any of the four districts. The institute will consist of four professional development sessions spread across two days during the summer. Each session will focus on a different technology tool and how to integrate it into your current work. All sessions are available to participants free of charge, although seating will be limited.

The summer 2011 Teacher Technology Institute will be held on Wednesday, August 17th and Thursday, August 18th at North Smithfield Middle School. There will be a number of different sessions to choose from, so please go to the link below for specific information about each session. Some sessions are being held concurrently in order to provide a wide variety of opportunities, as well as offer the greatest amount of seating capacity to interested staff members.

Race to the Top

In August 2010, RI was awarded a $75 million Race To The Top Grant. The Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) will be using these funds to design and implement five ‘systems of support’ transforming how the Department of Education serves individual school districts. The ultimate goal of each system is to improve student achievement, ensuring that all students are ready for success in college, careers, and life.The five systems of support are:
  • Standards & Curriculum
  • Instructional Management System
  • Educator Effectiveness
  • Human Capital Development
  • School Transformation and Innovation
Teams of administrators and teachers from North Smithfield School Department are currently developing our Race To The Top ‘Scope of Work’ to submit to RIDE outlining our actions and commitments. We have exciting work ahead of us and will keep you posted with progress!

InfoWorks

The Rhode Island Department of Education has developed a user-friendly data based website (Infoworks) to keep all stakeholders informed about how RI schools and districts are performing. We use this data on a regular basis to make decisions about student programming and the development of the district’s Strategic Plan, as well as, individual School Improvement Plans. We encourage you to take a look at North Smithfield Schools’ data. We are very proud of our accomplishments and improvements over the last few years and are dedicated to continued improvement. Click here to visit the Infoworks site.
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