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The East Side Public Education Coalition Presents:

Curriculum and Pedagogy 101

Do you understand Aligned Instruction?
What do you know about Common Core Standards?
How will Race To The Top increase the quality of your child’s education?
Can curriculum design create a more effective learning environment?

Please attend our upcoming Public Forum to explore these questions and more:

Monday, November 29th
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Nathan Bishop Middle School
101 Sessions Street, Providence, RI 02906

Featuring distinguished panelists:
• David Abbott
Deputy Commissioner and General Counsel for RI Department of Education (RIDE)
• Thomas Brady
Superintendent, Providence Public Schools (PPSD)
• Ellen Foley
Assoc. Director, District Redesign and Leadership, Annenberg Inst. for School Reform
• Theresa Fox
7th Grade English Teacher, Nathan Bishop Middle School
• Nkoli Onye
Executive Director of High Schools, PPSD
• Elizabeth Richards
Artistic Director, Trinity Academy for the Performing Arts
• Mary Ann Snider
Chief of Educator Excellence and Instructional Effectiveness, RIDE

Also in attendance:
• Sharon Contreras
Chief Academic Officer, PPSD
• Paula Shannon
Executive Director of Curriculum Development and Implementation, PPSD

Moderated by Karina Holyoak Wood, ESPEC Steering Committee

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Families, staff and the community are invited to the first in a series of Conversations with the Providence School Board, Monday, November 15, 2010, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Central High School (70 Fricker Street).

Presentations and discussions will be given on 2 major topics:
Should Providence Public Schools change how… we assign students to schools?
Should Providence mandate school uniforms in our public schools?

For information please contact the Providence School Board at: boardservices@ppsd.org or call the School Board Office at 453-8600. Child care for children ages 5 to 12 will be provided. Translation will be available upon request. To RSVP, and to request child care or translation,please call the Office of Family and Community Engagement at 456-0686.

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