Professional Issues

RIFTHP Educators Learn Trauma Informed Strategies Over February Break

As part of it’s on-going 2024 Virtual RIFTHP Professional Development offerings, over 20 RI teachers have registered for our currently running, 10 Trauma Informed Strategies to Help Students Heal 10-session series.  Not only are these teachers  attending 2 sessions per week from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM after a full day in the classroom, they are attending 2 evening sessions during February Break.  This is what educators do on vacation!  

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Civic Education: From the Classroom to the Polling Place, By Secretary of State Gregg Amore (Courtesy of Albert Shanker Institute)

September 19, 2023 by Gregg M. Amore

Courtesy of the Albert Shanker Institute

On National Voter Registration Day, our special guest author is Rhode Island Secretary of State Gregg M. Amore.

Finding a place for AI in the classroom

Artificial intelligence, or AI, is already pervasive in our lives. But the introduction of platforms like OpenAI/ChatGPT has the education world questioning how it should be used or if it should be used at all. In the AFT TEACH workshop “Use It or Block It? Using OpenAI in the Classroom,” presenters Peter Guyon and Kathleen Torregrossa addressed this question in front of a group of educators—some of whom were already using AI in the classroom, while others were curious about its potential.