“Rejuvenating, grounding and powerful. Connected me to a very supportive network that aligns with my educational goals.” - Rida 2018 Alum
Heads up! The Rida Institute summer intensive is coming up July 30 - August 1, 2019 in Detroit. The Institute itself is a year long, and the summer intensive is at once a retreat and kick-off toward a year of monthly meet-ups where Rida teachers connect, support and learn from one another. Here is a rundown of what we have planned so far:
Rida Institute Summer Intensive
This three-day intensive will introduce teachers to the Rida Framework, one of PIE’s tools for humanizing schooling. This year we’ll host a series of talks and conversations by dynamic educators (to be named soon!) and we’ll focus on building relationships in the classroom as a launch pad for relevant and resonant classroom content.
Monthly throughout the school year, Rida participants will come together to “tune up” their classroom plans and practices. These meetups will take the form of book clubs, lesson planning parties and more to troubleshoot classroom challenges and share successes.
Classroom Visits and Interviews
Every classroom will be observed at least once throughout the school year by PIE staff. We will also conduct interviews with students to assess their perceptions of the classroom. Teachers will reflect on these evaluations and observations during one-on-one meetings to understand what’s working and not working in their classrooms, and adjust their practices accordingly.
More info is coming soon, and we'll be sure to keep you updated. Meanwhile, check out our recap from last year’s summer intensive.