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.

*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
Thursday, 5/21/2020 (12:30 PM – 3:30 PM)
Thursday, 5/28/2020 (12:30 PM – 3:30 PM)
Thursday, 6/3/2020 (12:30 PM – 3:30 PM)
Thursday, 6/11/2020 (12:30 PM – 3:30 PM)
Virtual 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
Tuesday, 5/12/2020 (4:00 PM – 7:00 PM)
Tuesday, 5/19/2020 (4:00 PM – 7:00 PM)
Tuesday, 5/26/2020 (4:00 PM – 7:00 PM)
Tuesday, 6/2/2020 (4:00 PM – 7:00 PM)
Virtual Register

 

Dates Location Register
Thursday, 5/14/2020 (9:30 AM – 12:30 PM)
Thursday, 5/21/2020 (9:30 AM – 12:30 PM)
Thursday, 5/28/2020 (9:30 AM – 12:30 PM)
Thursday, 6/4/2020 (9:30 AM – 12:30 PM)
Virtual Register
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