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Rhode Island School Superintendents' Association

Engage RI, Change RI: Part of the RISSA Instructional Leadership Series

  • 25 Mar 2020
  • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • The Towers in Narragansett, 35 Ocean Rd,Narragansett, RI 02882


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Engage RI, Change RI:

Part of the RISSA Instructional Leadership Series

The Rhode Island School Superintendents’ Association (RISSA) is excited to provide you and your team of five educators/administrators the opportunity to attend a full-day workshop on Deep Learning with the internationally acclaimed Joanne Quinn and Mag Gardner of New Pedagogies for Deep Learning (NPDL).


As a Professional Learning Community, the RISSA Program Committee has received feedback from the field that we should engage in professional learning focused on teaching and learning with increased opportunities for cross-district collaboration. With this feedback in mind, we evaluated research and best-practices in the field, all of which points to Deep Learning as a next step. As explained by Michael Fullan, Joanne, Quinn, and Joanne McEachen (2018), the purpose of this professional learning is “To foster deep learning so that all learners contribute to the common good, address global challenges and flourish in a complex world. If we want learners who can thrive in turbulent and complex times, apply thinking to new situations and change the world, then we must re-imagine learning.”  Deep Learning meets the needs of all students and answers the demand for excellence and equity.


What: A full-day session with experts Joanne Quinn and Mag Gardner designed to support your district team in understanding the why, what, and how of Deep Learning to support all of our students in gaining the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in rapidly changing and globally connected world.

When & Where: March 25, 2020, from 8 am-4 pm at the Towers in Narragansett. 35 Ocean Rd, Narragansett, RI 02882. This session of the RISSA Instructional Leadership Series is worth 7 PLUs.

Cost: $745 per team of 6. 100 Participants maximum. 

One copy of the text with protocols Dive Into Deep Learning will be provided for each team

If you would like additional copies at a reduced rate, please contact


We know that budgets are tight and have worked to provide this opportunity at a reduced cost to RISSA member teams. Breakfast and Lunch are included. As you consider your grant amendments for Titles I, II, and IV, federal grant funding may be available. We provided the specific language to support your CRP request at the end of the document. (See attached pdf file below)

As a program committee, we recognize the importance of professional learning that extends over time. To that end, we will be offering facilitated workshops to districts interested in continuing their learning during the summer of 2020. In addition, all districts in attendance are welcome to connect directly with the NPDL and become part of the international cohort of deep learning schools that connect and support each other on a regular basis. 



Quick Overview of New Pedagogies

A look into Deep Learning and the 6 Cs

Deep Learning - A Global Movement

Sharing of Global Practices and Honoring the Work of the Teachers

Trends in Education - New Pedagogies for Deep Learning

District Team Invitation_ Engage RI, Change RI.pdf


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