Prepare RI Fall Summit

The fall PrepareRI Summit brought together statewide leaders from many different parts of Rhode Island’s career pipeline. The speakers at the Summit included: US Congressman Jim Langevin, Governor Gina Raimondo (via video), RIDE Commissioner Ken Wagner, Postsecondary Commissioner Brenda Dann-Messier and leaders from the Governor’s Workforce Board, IBM, CVS, and the Rhode Island Foundation.

 

Saturday, October 21, 2017

8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

URI Providence Campus, 80 Washington St., Providence, RI

 

overview of agenda

  • 8:30 - 9:00 a.m. - Registration and breakfast
  • 9:00 - 9:45 a.m. - Opening keynote
  • 9:55 - 10:50 a.m. - Breakout session by role
  • 11:00 - 11:45 a.m. - Elective session #1
  • 11:55 - 12:20 p.m. - Afternoon keynote
  • 12:30 - 12:50 p.m. - Lunch
  • 1:00 - 1:45 p.m. - Elective session #2
  • 1:55 - 2:00 p.m. - Closing remarks
  • 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. - Optional: PrepareRI office hours

View the full Summit agenda


Fall Summit detailed Agenda

 

Registration & breakfast (8:30 - 9:00 a.m.)

  • Light breakfast and coffee will be provided

Opening keynote (9:00 - 9:45 a.m.)

  • Welcoming remarks
    • Gina Raimondo (via video), Governor, State of Rhode Island
    • Ken Wagner, Commissioner, RIDE
  • Cross-sector panel
    • Ken Wagner, Commissioner, RIDE (moderator)
    • Colleen Jermain, Superintendent, Newport Public Schools
    • Jessica David, Senior Vice President of Strategy and Community Investments, Rhode Island Foundation
    • Cathleen Finn, Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Affairs Manager, IBM
    • Frank Sanchez, President, Rhode Island College
    • Lisa Bisaccia, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, CVS Health
    • Karlisle Wilbur, student, Johnson & Wales University / SkillsUSA

Breakout sessions by role: What PrepareRI means for you (9:55 - 10:50 a.m.)

  • District leaders
    • Ken Wagner, Commissioner, RIDE
    • Beth Sinwell, PrepareRI ambassador and former Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, Foster-Glocester Regional School District
  • High school principals
    • Steve Osborn, Chief for Innovation, RIDE
    • Dan Kelley, principal, Smithfield High School
  • High school counselors, school-based coordinators, and staff
    • Cali Cornell, specialist, RIDE
    • Stacy Haines-Mayne, PrepareRI ambassador and President, RI School Counselor Association
  • High school teachers
    • Paul McConnell, specialist, RIDE
    • Lynne Bedard, PrepareRI ambassador and school-based coordinator, Ponaganset High School
  • K-8 principals, teachers, and staff
    • Brian Darrow, Director of College and Career Readiness, RIDE
    • Linda Larsen, Director of Education Outreach, Southeastern New England Defense Industry Alliance (SENEDIA)
  • Postsecondary leaders
    • Amy Grzybowski, Executive Director, Westerly Education Center
    • Tom Sabbagh, Dean of Business, Science, and Technology, CCRI
    • Eric Hall, PrepareRI ambassador and professor, Rhode Island College
  • Business and community leaders
    • Pauline Abetti, Director of Career Pathways, Governor's Workforce Board
    • Kirtley Fisher, Performance Management Executive, RIDE

Elective session #1: How to execute your next steps (11:00 - 11:45 a.m.)

  • Budgeting for PrepareRI
    • Ken Wagner, Commissioner, RIDE
    • Kirtley Fisher, Performance Management Executive, RIDE
    • Session will cover: how to incorporate PrepareRI into your FY18 budget planning
  • Career exploration programs
    • Steve Osborn, Chief for Innovation, RIDE
    • Linda Larsen, Director of Education Outreach, Southeastern New England Defense Industry Alliance (SENEDIA)
    • Session will cover: how to introduce students to new career possibilities (particularly in grades K-8), and where to find quality career exploration curricula
  • The future of RIDE-approved CTE programs
    • Paul McConnell, specialist, RIDE
    • Lynne Bedard, PrepareRI ambassador and school-based coordinator, Ponaganset High School
    • Session will cover: how CTE standards have changed this year, and what this means for CTE programs in the state
  • Gateway courses for college majors
    • Eric Hall, PrepareRI ambassador and professor, Rhode Island College
    • Martin Quirk, PrepareRI Coordinator, Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner
    • Session will cover: what postsecondary institutions can do to ensure that high school students are entering college prepared for their desired major
  • Work-based learning and pathway endorsements
    • Cali Cornell, specialist, RIDE
    • Pauline Abetti, Director of Career Pathways, Governor's Workforce Board
    • Session will cover: the state's current plan for work-based learning, and how this connects to the new pathway endorsements system for high school students
  • Lessons on building career pathways
    • Michael Barnes, Superintendent, Foster-Glocester Regional School District
    • Beth Sinwell, PrepareRI ambassador and former Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, Foster-Glocester Regional School District
    • Clare Arnold, Assistant Superintendent, North Smithfield School District
    • Session will cover: lessons learned from districts that have worked to incorporate career education into their schools
  • Course choice in RI
    • Brian Darrow, Director of College and Career Readiness, RIDE
    • Holly Walsh, specialist, RIDE
    • Session will cover: RIDE's vision for course choice in the state, and the options available for students (dual/concurrent enrollment, Advanced Course Network, CTE, etc.)
  • Engaging students in their own learning: RI youth perspectives
    • Stephanie Geller, Senior Policy Analyst, RI KIDS COUNT
    • Amelia Lopez and Jorge Soto, Youth Members, Young Voices
    • Karen Feldman, Executive Director, Young Voices
    • Session will cover: what students say is important for building quality career education programs (based on research from an upcoming KIDS COUNT report)
  • Launch My Career: using labor market data to guide college choice
    • Stacy Haines-Mayne, PrepareRI ambassador and former president, RI School Counselors Association
    • Session will cover: how to use an online tool called Launch My Career, which provides information about the return on investment for various college majors

Afternoon keynote (11:55 - 12:20 p.m.)

  • Rep. Jim Langevin, US Congressman
  • Brenda Dann-Messier, Commissioner, Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner

Lunch (12:30 - 12:50 p.m.)

  • Lunch will be provided.
  • Participants will eat lunch in groups based on region, organized so each table represents a cross-sector pipeline of kindergarten through career. That is, district leaders, principals, teachers, college officials, and business representatives representatives from the region will be at each table.

Elective session #2: How to execute your next steps (1:00 - 1:45 p.m.)

  • The elective session outlined above will run a second time, so that participants can attend a different session

Closing Remarks (1:55 - 2:00 p.m.)

  • Ken Wagner, Commissioner, RIDE

 

Optional: PrepareRI office hours (2:00 - 3:00)

  • Session leaders and staff from RIDE, the Governor's Workforce Board, and the Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner will be on hand to answer questions about PrepareRI and assist groups that want to begin planning.