Now in its 11th year, March into Reading has become a hallmark event for Aquidneck Island students, their families and their teachers! We are excited to announce the award winning children’s book authors and illustrators attending March into Reading 2014. Read more
ACE Critical Issues in Education Series
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Nov. 14, 2013 CCRI Newport, RI Campus
What are the newest challenges to raising happy and healthy kids? How can parents and teachers meet these challenges? A panel of experts will respond to these questions with timely advice for the home and school.
Catherine Labiak – Maher, M.D. Technology
Paul Cardoza, Ed.D Physical Activity
Megan Martino, BS. CLC Nutrition
Laura Deihl, Ph.D. Social-Emotional Development
Teachers from Gaudet Middle School, Thompson Middle School, and Hathaway Elementary School received ACE teacher grants to start projects with the opening of school. Read more
Get ideas and be inspired by ACE teacher grant projects implemented during last school year that focused on elementary and secondary art instruction, using positive behavioral supports to teach personal responsiblity in an elementary classroom, integrating OT & PT activities in a K classroom, and teaching real life math skills to 2nd graders. Read more
Educate to Innovate: Increasing the Participation and Performance of Students [k - 8] in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math thru Children’s Literature Valuable resources that provide k-8 ELA teachers tools to address STEM standards within the existing literacy curriculum.
Here is the opportunity to start the next school year with a fresh teaching idea! Apply now for an ACE Teacher Grant up to $250.00 for a project you can begin when the school doors open in September. Go to the “Teacher Grant’ link above to complete the application and submit by June 14th. Awards will be announced over the summer.
2012 – 2013 Projects Supported by ACE Teacher Grants
Christine Korney from Coggeshall Elementary School in Newport received an ACE Teacher Grant for her classroom project “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish”. As part of the elementary behavior support classroom, Christine’s students follow a positive reinforcement program that emphasizes taking responsibility for personal actions. Funded with an ACE grant, Christine engaged students in an ongoing program of personal responsibilities by building and maintaining a classroom aquarium. In addition, Christine’s students were involved in activities that required scientific, creative and critical thinking about fish biology and aquarium care.
ACE Teacher Tip! Check it out! http://www.petsintheclassroom.org/PDF/FIC-Complete-Curriculum.pdf for classroom aquarium basics, lesson plans, and ready to use instructional materials.
Cheryl DeMenezes and Kate Sangster from Cranston Calvert School in Newport received funding for “SPOT Groups in the Class”. Combining their individual areas of expertise, occupational therapy and speech/language pathology, Cheryl and Kate designed instructional activities to support the development of language and fine/visual motor skills in kindergarten students. The grant money was used to purchase consumable craft materials for the activities.
Keri-Ann McLaughlin, a teacher at Forest Avenue School in Middletown was awarded an ACE Grant to support the inclusion of math and problem solving skills in the “Visiting Our Buddies” project. Keri’s second graders walk to Forest Farm Adult Day Services once a week to complete community service. The students use pedometers, purchased with the grant, to gather information about their walk to and from the destination and graph, compare, and interpret the data collected.
Rose Escobar, an art teacher at Portsmouth High School received an ACE Teacher Grant to support the Student Artists Showing Students (SASS) project through which her students learn and practice real life skills of selecting, preparing and advocating for their artistic accomplishments by means of community exhibitions. In partnership with a local coffee shop, Rose’s students are engaged in building, advertising, and hosting the monthly exhibits.
Diane Sheehan of Cranston – Calvert Elementary School, received funding for the “Projection in the Palm of My Hand” project to purchase technology that allows her to bring art images and events online to students in every classroom. The enhancement to her instruction increases student understanding and engagement of art and art history.
Barbara Wonderler, a Rogers High School Art teacher received an ACE teacher Grant to support a class visit to the Newport Art museum. Art 1 students were introduced to their local museum during the annual members show so that the students viewed, reflected and responded to exemplary works of art by living, local artists.
Friday, March 1, 2013
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Children’s Activities, Author and Illustrator Presenation, Books Sales and Signing
9:30 am – 1:00 pm
O’Hare Academic Center, Salve Regina University
9:30 – 1:00 Children’s Discovery Rooms
Once Upon a Time,
Macaulay’s World a Discovery Zone for middle school age children
10:00 – 10:45 Presentation by David Macaulay
11:00 – 11:45 David Macaulay, Laura Gates Galvin
The Reading Room for Young Children Guest Readers
10:00 – 10:30 Laura Gates Galvin
11:00 – 11:30 Laura Backman & Lemon the Duck
This program is made possible by grants from
The Hamilton Family Foundation, Peoples Credit Union, Newport Public Education Foundation,Portsmouth Public Education Foundation, Middletown Education Collaborative
And contributions from
Island Books, Newport Hotel Group, RI United Way Women’s Leadership Council, Viking Tours, Newport Daily News
A Professional Development Series Designed to Meet Teachers’ Needs in the Classroom
This series of 3 interactive workshops will provide classroom teachers with effective strategies they can put to use the very next day! Teachers will be presented with specific practices to enhance their instruction of linguistically diverse students.
3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
December 6, January 10, & February 25
The Young Building, Salve Regina University
518 Bellevue Ave. Newport, RI
The workshop is free for educators in ACE schools. Attendance is limited. To reserve your seat for the series e-mail Kitty Rok email@example.com
Workshop Presenters: Patricia Morris serves as the RIDE ELL Coordinator. Prior to her current position, Pat was a teacher and administrator in Central Falls for 26 years. Pat has extensive experience in ELL assessment, placement and instruction, including sheltered ELL, Dual Language and ESL support. Pat is a member of the board of RITELL, a frequent presenter at professional conferences and recently co-authored an article on ELL for TESOL Journal (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages)
Dr. Gia Renaud, is an Assistant Professor of Education at Salve Regina University. Dr. Renaud earned her D.Ed. in Educational Leadership from Johnson & Whales University. Prior to joining the Education Department at Salve Dr. Renaud taught in inclusion classrooms in Fall River elementary schools.
Due to disruptions caused by Hurricane Sandy, ACE is opening another round of Teacher Grants. Applications for up to $250.00 to support innovate teaching ideas must be submitted on-line by December 17, 2012.
ACE Fall Grants Awarded to Middletown and Newport Educators
Keri-Ann McLaughlin, a teacher at Forest Ave. School in Middletown received an award to purchase pedometers that her students will use on weekly walks to visit their buddies at Forest Farm Adult Day services. Students will apply math and problem solving skills to interpret, compare, and graph the data from the pedometers.
Christine Korney, a teacher at Coggeshall school in Newport received an award to support a classroom fish tank that her students will maintain. Christine will involve her students in a variety of learning opportunities through out the project – Students will plan, budget and purchase the fish and equipment, they will have the daily responsibilities of pet ownership, they will be exposed to new vocabulary, and learn about the biology of the fish.
Cheryl DeMenezes and Kate Sangster, a SLP and OT at Cranston-Calvert School, received funding to purchase materials to enrich fine/visual motor learning activities for kindergarten students in 3 co-taught classes throughout the year.