Senators Gallo, Metts to host eighth annual Rhode Island Education Summit
STATE HOUSE — Senators Hanna M. Gallo (D-Dist. 27, Cranston, West Warwick), chairwoman of the Senate Education Committee, and Harold M. Metts (D-Dist. 6, Providence), vice chairman of the Senate Education Committee, will be hosting the eighth annual Rhode Island Education Summit.
The summit will be held in the cafeteria of the Department of Administration, One Capitol Hill, on Monday, March 9, from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Attendees will be invited to partake in three sessions:
· Micro-credentials: Goal-oriented and Personalized Learning
· Professional Learning Units and Support for Districts
· Current Programs and Initiatives
In the first session, which takes place from 3:55 to 4:45 p.m., speakers will include Jason Lange, cofounder and president of BloomBoard Inc., and Laureen Avery, director of Northeast Reginal Office of UCLA Center X.
In the second session, which takes place from 4:45 to 5:35 p.m., speakers will include Lisa M. Foehr, chief of the Division of Teaching and Learning of the Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; Steven Labounty-McNair, education specialist in the Office of Educator Excellence and Certification Services of the Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; and Barbara Mullen, chief equity and diversity officer of the Providence Public School Department.
The final session, scheduled for 5:35 to 5:55 p.m., will feature Mary Barden of the National Education Association of Rhode Island, and Colleen Callahan of the Rhode Island Federation of Teachers and Health Professionals.
Each seminar will be followed by a short question and answer period. The summit will be broadcast the following day on Capitol Television, Cox Channel 15, Cox HD channel 1013, and Verizon Fios channel 34.
For more information, contact:
Daniel Trafford, Publicist
State House Room 20
Providence, RI 02903