RIELDS Trainings

The Rhode Island Early Learning and Development Standards (RIELDS) provide early childhood professionals with a common understanding of what children should know and be able to do as they exit preschool programs and enter kindergarten.

The RIELDS Project, led by the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE), provides professional development that supports administrators and classroom professionals to implement curriculum, child assessment, and family engagement systems aligned with the standards. These courses are aligned with the state’s quality rating continuum, including child care licensing regulations, BrightStars, and RIDE Comprehensive Early Childhood Education (CECE) standards. RIDE has developed a menu of PD offerings for teacher assistants, family child care providers, lead teachers, education coordinators, administrators, early intervention practitioners, and special educators.

Our PD schedule is organized into four quarters: Fall (September – November), Winter (December – February), Spring (March – May), and Summer (June – August) with offerings available throughout the state.

For questions regarding RIELDS Professional Development, please contact the PD Coordinator, Elaine Remillard, at (401) 222-2118 or Elaine.Remillard@ride.ri.gov.

Fall 2020

*This course will be offered in an online self guided format. Participants will need a device with internet access. The prerequisite to this course is ONE of the following: RIELDS Foundations: The Guiding Principles OR a RI PreK-2 teaching certificate OR a 3 credit Child Growth and Development course OR a CDA Participants in this nine-hour, three module training session will develop an understanding of children’s learning and development across the RI Early Learning and Development Standards nine domains. Participants will explore the RIELDS expectations in each domain area and how they connect with children’s learning and development from birth thru five years old.

Dates Location Register
Ongoing – Recorded Offering Online Register

*Required for this course – A device with internet access, speakers, microphone and camera* Participants in this nine-hour, three module training session will develop an understanding of children’s learning and development across the RI Early Learning and Development Standards nine domains. Using hands on activities, participants will explore the RIELDS expectations in each domain area and how they connect with children’s learning and development from birth thru five years old. The prerequisite to this course is RIELDS Foundations: The Guiding Principles OR a RI PreK-2 teaching certificate OR a 3 credit Child Growth and Development course OR a CDA.

Dates Location Register
Monday, 11/16/2020 (5:30pm – 8:30pm)
Monday, 11/23/2020 (5:30pm – 8:30pm)
Monday, 11/30/2020 (5:30pm – 8:30pm)
Online Register

*Required for this course – A device with internet access, speakers, microphone and camera* Participants in this nine-hour, three module training session will develop an understanding of the guiding principles that help teachers to use the RI Early Learning and Development Standards to create high quality learning environments for children birth thru five years old. Using hands on activities, participants will explore the topics of child development, play and developmentally appropriate practice. Educators with a RI PreK-2 Teaching Certificate or a CDA or a Child Growth and Development course may opt out of this course.

Dates Location Register
Saturday, 11/7/2020 (9:00am – 12:00pm)
Saturday, 11/14/2020 (9:00am – 12:00pm)
Saturday, 11/21/2020 (9:00am – 12:00pm)
Online Register

 

Dates Location Register
Monday, 11/23/2020 (5:00m – 8:00pm)
Monday, 11/30/2020 (5:00m – 8:00pm)
Monday, 12/7/2020 (5:00m – 8:00pm)
Online Register

*Required for this course – A device with internet access, speakers, microphone and camera* Participants in this twelve-hour, four module professional development series will be introduced to the components of the instructional cycle as it applies to high-quality preschool classrooms. This course will explore how the RIELDS are used as a foundation for developing curriculum, instruction and assessment. Participants will discuss the core elements of curriculum and assessment, including how to utilize observation and documentation to assess and develop learning opportunities across the nine domains of the RIELDS. *Pre-requisite for this course is the successful completion of Foundations: Nine Domains.

Dates Location Register
Thursday, 11/5/2020 (5:00pm – 8:00pm)
Thursday, 11/12/2020 (5:00pm – 8:00pm)
Thursday, 11/19/2020 (5:00pm – 8:00pm)
Thursday, 12/3/2020 (5:00pm – 8:00pm)
Online Register

Summer 2020

*This course will be taught virtually. Required for this course – A device with internet access, speakers, microphone and camera* This thirty-six hour, twelve session course for Educational Coordinators and other Early Childhood Administrators focuses on understanding the RIELDS nine domains of learning and development and how to use this information in implementing a standards based program. Topics covered include recognizing the connection between responsive care, early care and education and the RIELDS; reviewing the content presented in the curriculum and the classroom course staff will have attended; recognizing and connecting RI’s QRIS system (including RIDE approval and Bright Stars) and strategies for staff support in implementing RIELDS. Work will include developing a personal and Program Improvement Plan with an emphasis on strategic planning. Successful completion of the Foundations or 9 Domains course is required before beginning this course. Participants in this course should have a strong early childhood background that includes a minimum of an Associate’s degree. This course is equal in difficulty to a 400 level college class. This course includes twelve, three hour sessions. Participants who successfully complete the thirty-six hours of training receive a Certificate of Achievement through the RI Department of Education and thirty-six hours of RIDE professional development credits.

Dates Location Register
Tuesday, 7/7/2020 (3:00 PM – 6:00 PM)
Tuesday, 7/14/2020 (3:00 PM – 6:00 PM)
Tuesday, 7/21/2020 (3:00 PM – 6:00 PM)
Tuesday, 7/28/2020 (3:00 PM – 6:00 PM)
Tuesday, 8/4/2020 (3:00 PM – 6:00 PM)
Tuesday, 8/11/2020 (3:00 PM – 6:00 PM)
Tuesday, 8/18/2020 (3:00 PM – 6:00 PM)
Tuesday, 8/25/2020 (3:00 PM – 6:00 PM)
Tuesday, 9/1/2020 (3:00 PM – 6:00 PM)
Tuesday, 9/8/2020 (3:00 PM – 6:00 PM)
Tuesday, 9/15/2020 (3:00 PM – 6:00 PM)
Tuesday, 9/22/2020 (3:00 PM – 6:00 PM)
Virtual Registration Closed

*Required for this course – A device with internet access, speakers, microphone and camera* Participants in this twelve-hour, four module professional development series will be introduced to the unique needs of infants and toddlers in a caregiving setting. Through exploration and study of the Principles of Responsive Caregiving; the role of Reciprocal Relationships to infant/toddler development; the role of caregiver/educator in supporting infants/toddler’s development and learning; and how to utilize observation and documentation to assess and develop learning opportunities across the nine domains of the RIELDS. *Pre-requisite for this course is the successful completion of Foundations: Nine Domains Upon successful completion of the three-session training, participants receive a Certificate of Achievement from the RI Department of Education and twelve (12) hours of RIDE professional development credits.

Dates Location Register
Tuesday, 7/7/2020 (5:00 PM – 8:00 PM)
Tuesday, 7/14/2020 (5:00 PM – 8:00 PM)
Tuesday, 7/21/2020 (5:00 PM – 8:00 PM)
Tuesday, 7/28/2020 (5:00 PM – 8:00 PM)
Virtual Registration Closed

*Required for this course – A device with internet access, speakers, microphone and camera* Participants in this twelve-hour, four module professional development series will be introduced to the components of the instructional cycle as it applies to high-quality preschool classrooms. This course will explore how the RIELDS are used as a foundation for developing curriculum, instruction and assessment. Participants will discuss the core elements of curriculum and assessment, including how to utilize observation and documentation to assess and develop learning opportunities across the nine domains of the RIELDS. *Pre-requisite for this course is the successful completion of Foundations: Nine Domains

Dates Location Register
Wednesday, 7/8/2020 (5:00 PM – 8:00 PM)
Wednesday, 7/15/2020 (5:00 PM – 8:00 PM)
Wednesday, 7/22/2020 (5:00 PM – 8:00 PM)
Wednesday, 7/29/2020 (5:00 PM – 8:00 PM)
Virtual Registration Closed
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