RIDE Summer Series PD - 2023

RIDE is offering a summer series of professional development opportunities in collaboration with RISCA for our members. 

Topics that are currently being offered are:

  • Get started with the ASCA National Model  July 25 NEIT 8-2:30pm

  • School Counseling Assessment How-To’s  August 1 NEIT S330

  • Resiliency Building August 9 NEIT S330

  • School Counseling Classroom & Group Lesson Development August 15 NEIT S330

  • Trauma and Crisis Workshop August 23 Warwick Public Library 9-3:30pm

  • Data-Informed School Counseling September 12 (Location TBD)

  • Positive School Culture and Climate September 21 (Location TBD)

RISCA is offering an opportunity for a few school counselors to be RISCA representatives, attend these trainings and earn a stipend. After attending the workshops, attendees will share their knowledge by training other counselors. Once you have attended this training, you will share your new found expertise with RISCA members by creating a presentation along with resources and lessons ideas/plans.  These will be shared out to our membership at a later date during a PD event, and/or our RISCA annual conference.  Those who participate and fulfill their commitment will be compensated at the rate of $41.60/hour for their participation in this project and the work created.  

We would expect this commitment to include attending the ASCA professional development training, taking notes in order to create your own presentation that includes resources, and lesson plans/ideas to be presented to fellow RISCA members for approximately 45 minutes.  Your total hours will not exceed 11 hours.  Teams of two people can be paid hourly for collaborating on a topic.  

Additionally,   If you have a unique idea for a PD - please share this idea with us, and we may be able to add this into the series.  The same stipend will be offered for approved proposals.

All resources and PD submitted as part of this project will be the property of RISCA and will be shared to the membership.  Credit will be given to the creators for their work.


Attention School Counselors and Administrators (K-12)! Don't miss this opportunity for a chance to transform your school counseling program! RIDE will provide ASCA (American School Counseling Association) national training to support the development of comprehensive school counseling programs for students in Rhode Island. Training begins in Fall 2023. 

To find out more, there will be office hours on June 13th from 1:30-2:30. You can join here or read about it in this flyer. If you are interested in participating, please complete this form.     

If you have any questions, or can't make the office hours, please contact Onna Holland, Education Specialist, School Counseling.   The ASCA Cohort training is contingent upon funding approval. 


2020/2021 SCHOOL YEAR

Additional PD opportunities found from Bradley and JSI on the RIDE Covid page

Including Mental Health First Aid and other Mental Health, SEL Professional Development opportunities

Click here to access the RIDE/ College Planning Center Financial Aid Forum.  This Forum is recorded in both English and Spanish

RI Standards Crosswalk - A cross walk of the ASCA, SEL, Essential Skills, and Proficiency Standards.  A chart that aligns all the standards with links to each standard.

Prepare Rhode Island Youth Apprenticeship Program (PRIYA) is recruiting rising seniors for fall 2020! Students in the PRIYA program earn college credit at CCRI, gain hands-on work experience in a high demand industry, and are paid during their senior year. Visit for more information and reach out to Liz Lindgren with any questions at

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software