August 22, 2016
Student-Centered Learning Fact Sheet: Learning Anytime, Anywhere
Rhode Island KIDS COUNT is releasing a series of Student-Centered Learning Fact Sheets. Each of these Fact Sheets highlights state policies that support the spread of student-centered learning practices, highlight best practices in Rhode Island and across the nation, and provide recommendations for expanding and strengthening student-centered learning in Rhode Island.

Student-Centered Learning recognizes that learning is flexible. Learning Anytime, Anywhere is the principle that structured, credit-bearing learning experiences can take place outside of the traditional school day, or even the school year. 

To learn more about this principle - and how Learning Anytime, Anywhere takes place in Rhode Island - please see our newest Student-Centered Learning Fact Sheet.

To see our first Student-Centered Fact Sheet: Personalized Learning, please click here.
Learning Anytime, Anywhere in Rhode Island 
1. Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELOs) are student-centered, hands-on, community-based learning experiences that allow students to earn credit for work both inside and outside the traditional classroom. Find out more about how ELOs are being implemented in Rhode Island through the following videos:

2. Dual enrollment allows students to take courses at a higher education institution and earn both high school and college credit. To learn more, please see PrepareRI's new report with the latest statistics on dual enrollment in Rhode Island. 

3. Beginning in the Fall of 2016, Rhode Island students attending middle and high schools in participating districts will be able to participate in advanced coursework not normally available at their own school through an Advanced Coursework Network.
Opportunity to Comment on Revised Secondary School Regulations

The Rhode Island Board of Education has released proposed revisions to the Secondary School Regulations, including regulations on middle and high school learning environments and the Rhode Island Diploma system.

Public hearings on the proposed draft regulations will be held on:

  • Monday, August 22, 2016 - Cumberland Public Library, Rooms 1 & 2, Hayden Center, 1464 Diamond Hill Road, Cumberland, RI 02864, 5:30 p.m. 
  • Monday, August 29, 2016 - Newport Public Library, Program Room, Lower Level, 300 Spring Street, Newport, RI 02840, 5:30 p.m. 
  • Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - Warwick Public Library, Room 101, Large Meeting Room, 600 Sandy Lane, Warwick, RI 02889, 5:30 p.m. 
  • Monday, September 12, 2016 - University of Rhode Island, Providence Campus, Room 501, 80 Washington Street, Providence, RI 02903, 5:30 p.m.
Upcoming Events

Innovation Powered by Technology Conference
The 5th annual Innovation Powered by Technology Conference will take place on Saturday, September 17, at the Rhode Island Convention Center. For more information and to register, please click here.
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  • Student-Centered Learning
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  • Rhode Island KIDS COUNT also publishes a general interest E-Newsletter. 

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For more information about the Student-Centered Learning Initiative, please contact Senior Policy Analyst Stephanie Geller at (401) 351-9400 or [email protected].