Professional Development
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Not long after Rhode Island lawmakers approved a $1.25 million package of new programs to fight joblessness last summer, the state’s unemployment rate began its latest creep upward before settling at 9 percent in November, 2 percentage points higher than the national average and tied for the highest in the country. more
Shawn Rubin launched EdTechRI as a natural outgrowth of his experience as director of blended learning and technology integration at the Highlander Institute, a charter school in Providence. Blended learning is a combination of online learning through educational-technology software and face-to-face instruction with a teacher in a brick-and-mortar environment. Most of his work is professional development with teachers to help them integrate technology into their classrooms. Rubin works extensively with schools in Providence, as well as across southeast New England. The missing link Rubin discovered between educational-software developers and enthusiastic teachers – the classroom testing phase – ignited a spark that led to the creation of EdTechRI. more
For the Rhode Island School of the Future, instilling values like persistence and teamwork in students through robotics competitions is more important than contest-winning technology tricks. more
In Rhode Island those who work in law enforcement are all too often treated with disdain and blamed for everything from taxes to speeding tickets. more
The first class of 28 students from 14 states began their studies in the new Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership program at Brown University on Aug. 9 as part of special convocation. more
A new program that rewards companies for providing paid internships is starting to get the attention of business and industry. more
Five Rhode Island public schools will take part in a regional conference in Norwood, Mass., focused on strategies to improve teaching and learning. more
The founder of Capability Accelerators speaks about how companies can engage in more successful collaboration. more
The U.S. Justice Department has reached a settlement agreement with the state of Rhode Island resolving violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act and improving career opportunities for approximately 3,250 Rhode Islanders with intellectual and developmental disabilities. more
National Grid and CVS Caremark Corp. have partnered with Roger Williams University to announce a sponsorship for select minority-owned, women-owned and veteran-owned businesses to participate in an RWU program to assist them in soliciting business. more
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