Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities

All participants will be provided with a certificate towards professional development hours at the end of each event.

The Grid Method: Open Workshop for Southern New England

September 28th 9am - 5pm

Join us for a full-day workshop with the one and only Chad Ostrowski (@ChadOstrowski) from the Teach Better Team as we dive into the Grid Method!

The Grid Method is a student centered, competency based system, created at the classroom level and designed to fit any teacher’s style, within any curriculum, in any classroom. Most importantly, it was built to reach all students…not just some. As a Grid Method teacher, you will be facilitating and guiding your students in learning, while increasing motivation, building relationships, and helping every student succeed at their own pace and on their own terms.

Lunch will be provided! RSVP HERE!

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Workshop: The Neurodevelopmental Impact of Trauma & Toxic Stress on Learning

October 19th

Join the Young Educators Society of Rhode Island as we learn from child occupational therapist, Professor Kathleen Schlenz, and the staff at Sensible Development, an outpatient pediatric therapy clinic, about the challenges facing some of our students and how we as teachers can best reach them.

We will be going to Grey Sail in Westerly for drinks and continued networking at the end of this event, and we welcome everyone to join us! RSVP HERE!

Creative Student Engagement Tools

November 19th 4-6pm

Join the Young Educators Society of Rhode Island for a playground-esque workshop where we explore several awesome tools for you to use in every classroom and grade level to fully engage your students in the learning process! From Kahoot to Instagram to Plickers and more, dive into each tool and leave with a lesson in mind for you to implement your new knowledge!

After this workshop we will be grabbing apps and drinks if anyone is interested in continuing to chat and network! Details to be announced at the end of this workshop. RSVP HERE!

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Courageous Leadership in Education

Released December 2nd

Brené Brown's research on leadership led her to write 'Dare to Lead' in 2018. The book is described as "The ultimate playbook for developing brave leaders and courageous cultures... It’s learning and practice that requires brave work, tough conversations, and showing up with our whole hearts." That work is what we as teachers show up to do every single day!

Join the Young Educators Society of Rhode Island for this webinar on courageous leadership in education. Focusing on how teachers can lead with teachers as well as how teachers can lead with students, our guest presenter, Audra DeLaney, walks us through how to create vulnerable and authentic communities while providing participants with resources to utilize these processes in their own lives.

This webinar is free to all educators from December 2nd - December 31st. After that time, the webinar and resources will only be available to YES RI members.

Please RSVP to be send the corresponding links to this webinar! One lucky participant will will win a copy of Brené Brown's book, 'Dare to Lead'!

Upcoming Social Opportunities

SLO & PGG Writing Workshop

September 17th 4-6pm

Are you new to writing SLOs or PGGs, or just really need that extra motivation to sit down and actually write them well? Join members of the Young Educators Society of Rhode Island at Brewed Awakenings on Bald Hill Road after school to narrow down that perfect goal and get some feedback from other early career educators! We will have some experienced educators working with us to make sure all our goals set both you and your students up for success this year. RSVP HERE

YES RI Back-to-School Social

October 11th 7-9pm at LineSiders in East Greenwich

Join the Young Educators Society to celebrate a great start to the 2019-2020 school year at LineSiders in East Greenwich! Just finished your first month back at your teacher prep program? Come join us for a game of corn hole and meet some awesome early career educators!

This event is free to attend for all local educators.

YES RI MEMBERS get one free drink ticket! RSVP HERE!