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RIDE invites schools to join a professional learning group (PLG) in an effort to continue to support districts in implementation of new or revised ILP programs, as spurred last year by the updated Secondary School Regulations and PrepareRI Action Plan. The PLG will be comprised of districts that are at different points in the process of selecting a vendor and implementing their ILP program.
This next step follows the recommendations of a Spring 2017 committee which led to the release of a menu of ILP vendor options and implementation toolkit in Spring 2018. As outlined with the release, the focus of RIDE efforts will now be to assist schools and districts in selecting appropriate vendor models for their students and support quality, integrated implementation.
Opportunity: As part of the PLG, schools can expect to discuss and learn from each other’s successes and get feedback on how to address the obstacles they face, including: sharing of best practices; identifying and beginning implementation of a platform; identifying classes or logistics for working with students to create and update their ILP; and/or, identifying and planning related curriculum.
Commitment: The PLG will meet at least quarterly and there will be at least one on-site visit to the school/district by PLG coordinators in between each full PLG meeting. PLG Teams should consist of district and school leadership along with school counselors (or other appropriate staff responsible for ILPs) who will be responsible for the implementation of the ILP program. Districts are encouraged to select team members from both the middle and high school levels.
Next Steps: If you are interested in joining or learning more about the ILP PLG, please complete this form.
Questions regarding the ILP and ILP PLG can be directed to Onna Holland, School Counseling Fellow at Onna.Holland@ride.ri.gov.
To support counselors as they implement their ILP Programs there are 4 new google group list serves available to join to ask questions of other counselors about the vendor platforms. Join one or more list of vendors you are using or plan on using. The sign up links follow:
For 360 Choices: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/360choicesrisca/join
For Naviance: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/naviancerisca/join
For Richer Picture: https://groups.google.com/forum/join
For Xello: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/xellorisca/join
Have a great resource to share with counseling colleagues in RI? Email the link to Lisa Tenreiro at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will add it to this page!