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Using GSuite & Digital Response Tools to Increase the 5Cs
August 9, 1:00-2:30pm
Theresa M. DeRiso, K-12 Curriculum & Technology Integration Specialist, North Providence Public Schools

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  • Blended Learning, 3-12, Teachers, Administrators
  • Audience cap: 26
  • Participants are required to bring a Chromebook or laptop for this session

The road to a blended classroom can be daunting, but it doesn't have to be! In this session, participants will learn about what blended learning is, and how, with a few simple tools, you can get your classroom communicating and collaborating with digital tools.

Rhode Island has become a champion of best practices regarding blended learning, and this session will provide you with an entry point that can be used throughout the year and beyond. Participants will get a chance to experience Padlet, TodaysMeet, and Answergarden for dynamic student feedback, organize their Google Drive for maximum efficiency, and be introduced to the GSuite of tools. Beginners - this one is designed for you!


Theresa DeRiso has been an educator for 25 years; for 23 years in Lincoln Public Schools at the high and middle schools. She taught ELA for 14 years, serving as ELA Department Chair at LHS for 5 years, and has ELA National Board Certification. Theresa was also a Literacy coach for 9 years in all four core areas in grades 6-8 at Lincoln Middle School; was a Virtual High School ELA Instructor and Site Coordinator for 8 years at LMS; and has been Curriculum & Technology Integration Specialist in the North Providence School Department for 2 years.

Theresa is a Fuse Coach for the Fuse Classroom Project. She has a BA in English and Business from Boston University, an MAT from RI College, and an M.Ed. from Providence College. 

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