ESL and BDL Certification Cohort Kickoff Event @ RISD Museum Grand Gallery
LPR NEWS 1290 AM PROVIDENCE
John Smith RISD
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Welcome to the RISD Museum Grand Gallery
Introduce the Neil Steinberg, president and CEO of the Rhode Island Foundation

Neil Steinberg RIF
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Thank John Smith and the RISD Museum for hosting the event
Acknowledge Speakers

Gov. Gina Raimondo
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Describe the state’s commitment to closing the “achievement gap”

Ken Wagner, RIDE Commissioner
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Describe the growing need for ESL and dual language certified teachers in RI

Rhode Island College President Frank Sánchez
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Describe RIC’s program

David Byrd, director of URI’s of School of Education
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Describe URI’s program

Chris Maher, Providence school superintendent
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Describe the collaboration between districts for this initiative

Victor Capellan, Central Falls school superintendent
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Describe his experience as a former EL now in an educational leadership position

Jenny Chan‐Remka, assistant Woonsocket school superintendent
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Describe her experience as a former EL now in an educational leadership position

Mariani Lefas‐Tetenes, RISD assistant director of school and teacher programs
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Describe the importance of including arts education in teacher certification programs

Neil Steinberg, Closing remarks
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