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FREE Professional Learning Opportunities:

RIDE continues to commit to helping RI schools and districts strengthen their professional learning systems and practices. As promised, they have compiled and continue to update a diverse list of no-cost options for professional learning available to RI educators throughout the fall of 2020.

Note: some of these opportunities take place on the State PD Days - October 19 and November 16.
Posted by Jane Daly  On Oct 05, 2020 at 10:36 AM

Updates on School Accountability 2020-2021
School Report Cards and the School Accountability System are an essential part of keeping teachers, students, parents, and the community informed on the progress of their schools. RIDE plans to release accountability results for the 2020-21 school year in Fall 2021, but some of the measures will be affected by COVID-19. For example, to support public health guidance that it is especially important to stay home when students and teachers are sick, RIDE intends to remove the student and teacher absenteeism measures from the accountability system for 2020-21.

In response to questions about school accountability for 2020-21, RIDE has posted a FAQ document on 2021 school accountability.  RIDE will continue updating this document throughout the fall as schools reopen and we receive additional clarity on requirements from the US Department of Education and feedback fromstakeholders.

Posted by Jane Daly  On Sep 29, 2020 at 11:23 AM

Subscribe to Rene Rosivach's Friday Finds, which can be found on the Chariho Regional School District Website/Teaching and Learning/Distance Learning Fellow/Friday Finds! 
You can sign up to be a member of this Google Classroom by clicking on this invitation to join the class, the code to join is 7ts6ual, and have tips sent to you on a regular basis.  The most recent posts include information on "Zoom Tips for Breakout Rooms" and "Zoom Roles Templates".  All posts are also archived and topics can be easily searched.

Also, the Reading Teachers have created a Remote Running Records Google Folder which contains digital versions of the Fountas & Pinnell texts for Running Records.  This was created so that Running Records could be administered for those students learning remotely.  A protocol for such administration can be found here.  Thank you to Kerry, Christy, Tammy, Karen, Kelly, Mary Ellen, Franca, Karrie, Jackie, Jen, and Erica for developing these resources!

Posted by Jane Daly  On Sep 21, 2020 at 3:16 PM
Links to 2020-2021 Chariho District Professional Learning Resources are now available!

9/2, 9/3, & 9/4
Opening Sessions, Convocation, and Sessions I, II, III, and IV:
Links to all Documents and Recordings 

Anti-Racism Training Part II  
Date:  10/19/20
Time:  9:00 AM - 10:30 AM  
Audience:  All District Staff

Please register in advance by going to the link below:

9/4  Link to download the Anti-Racism Training Part I Toolkit:

Posted by Jane Daly  On Sep 15, 2020 at 10:44 AM

RIDE Professional Learning Offerings

RIDE continues to commit to helping RI schools and districts strengthen their professional learning systems and practices. Therefore, RIDE has compiled a diverse list of no-cost options for professional learning available to RI educators throughout the week of August 24-28, 2020. We hope both the synchronous and asynchronous offerings provided around health, safety, wellness, and instruction will enhance opportunities for educators, administrators, and staff alike. To maximize time now afforded to educators due to the later start to the school year, we are working with our providers to determine if they can repeat their synchronous offerings, and/or offer new options, also during the week of 8/31-9/4. Therefore, we encourage users to revisit this list throughout the next couple of weeks for the latest information on professional learning offerings. Please email [email protected] for any professional learning questions or concerns.

Posted by Jane Daly  On Aug 18, 2020 at 1:14 PM
Go to the Performance Matters webpage under "Staff Resources" on our district site,  and you will find the link to the RICAS Released Test Items now entered in the platform.

All released Gr. 3 and Gr. 4 ELA and Math Items can now be used by teachers in the current grade, and to review results with students from the prior year.
Along with the items, I created a Test for each grade level/subject.  In this way, teacher’s can create their own tests if they just want to choose a few items, or type in the given Test number, “copy” it, then remove or add items to the test that they would like to use at that time.

Gr. 5-8 Math will be the next priority.....
Posted by Jane Daly  On Dec 06, 2019 at 10:09 AM
If there is an unseen emergency and you need to administer a test over more than one day, at the end of testing you should selected those students and move them to "Locked Status".  You can then "unlock" them the next day of testing so they can continue the test.

Do not score rubrics/tests until the students have "Finished" the test.

Here is a link to the related Help Section in Performance Matters:

Here is a great under 5 minute video which may help you: 

Manage Online Testing with OLA Student Admin - performancematters

Posted by Jane Daly  On Dec 06, 2019 at 10:03 AM
2019 Gr. 3 and Gr. 4 Math RICAS Released Test Items have been entered into the Platform for all teachers to use.  
Here is a listing of each Item # and a Test # with all the items for teacher use.
A teacher might create a test with just a few items to create a formative assessment, or might even just add one item to a Test to give to students.  In almost all cases, the question will be administered as it was on RICAS.

Work has begun on 2019 Gr. 5 Math RICAS, and then we'll start Gr. 6-8 items.

Posted by Jane Daly  On Nov 25, 2019 at 10:18 AM

In the "OLA Test Administration" window, the teacher would move the student(s) to "LOCKED", then move them back to "IN PROGRESS" when it is time to finish the test.  In this way the teacher controls when the student(s) can participate in testing.

Posted by Jane Daly  On Nov 17, 2019 at 7:12 PM
For an Extended Text Response, you may want to include a Word Processing Toolbar for students to use in their response (to bold, italicize, etc.).  This does not include any spell check.  

See the screenshot below of how you make this selection on the item Interaction.
Extended Text
Posted by Jane Daly  On Nov 04, 2019 at 8:58 AM
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