SPS Sponsored PD

Below is a list of professional development opportunities that are sponsored by Smithfield Public Schools. The list will be updated frequently. If you are interested in attending, please submit the electronic PD request form to your principal for final approval.

Gallagher Request for PD Approval Form 2018-2019

LaPerche Request for PD Approval Form 2018-2019

McCabe Request for PD Approval Form 2018-2019

Old County Request for PD Approval Form 2018-2019

Smithfield High School Request for PD Approval Form 2018-2019

Winsor Request for PD Approval Form 2018-2019


May 2020

May 12 - 3:30-5:00 - Smithfield Public Schools Professional Development Course Offering: TBD

    • Location: Administration Building - Conference Room
    • Faculty Instructors: David A. Kane, Esq., and the Sargent Regional Resource Center


April 2020

April 7 - 3:30-5:00 - Smithfield Public Schools Professional Development Course Offering: TBD

    • Location: Administration Building - Conference Room
    • Faculty Instructors: David A. Kane, Esq., and the Sargent Regional Resource Center


March 2020

March 10 - 3:30-5:00 - Smithfield Public Schools Professional Development Course Offering: Restorative Practices, Part 2

    • Location: Administration Building - Conference Room
    • Faculty Instructors: David A. Kane, Esq., and the Sargent Regional Resource Center


February 2020

February 11 - 3:30-5:00 - Smithfield Public Schools Professional Development Course Offering: Restorative Practices

    • Location: Administration Building - Conference Room
    • Faculty Instructors: David A. Kane, Esq., and the Sargent Regional Resource Center


January 2020

January 14 - 3:30-5:00 - Smithfield Public Schools Professional Development Course Offering: Trauma Informed Practices, Part 2

    • Location: Administration Building - Conference Room
    • Faculty Instructors: David A. Kane, Esq., and the Sargent Regional Resource Center


December 2019



November 2019

November 19 - 3:30-5:00 - Smithfield Public Schools Professional Development Course Offering: Trauma Informed Practices

    • Location: Administration Building - Conference Room
    • Faculty Instructors: David A. Kane, Esq., and the Sargent Regional Resource Center


October 2019

October 28 - 3:30-5:00 - Smithfield Public Schools Professional Development Course Offering: How to Handle Difficult Meetings

    • Location: Administration Building - Conference Room
    • Faculty Instructors: David A. Kane, Esq., and the Sargent Regional Resource Center

October 8 - 3:45-5:15 MyMath

    • Location: Administration Building - Conference Room

October 7 - 3:45-4:45 Reading A-Z

    • Location: Administration Building - Conference Room

October 4 - 4:00-7:00 & October 5 -8-00-3:30 RIFLA Fall Conference

    • Location: Smithfield High School

September 2019



August 2019

August 19-22 8:30-3:30 - Four-Day Responsive Classroom Elementary Course


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March 2019

March 12 - 3:45-5:15 - Calibrating Common Writing Assessments

    • Audience: Elementary Teachers
    • Location: Administration Building
    • Facilitator: Sara Monaco
    • REGISTER

March 18 - 3:45-4:45 - Decodable Text Project (no registration necessary)

    • Location: Central Office Training Room
    • Facilitator: Sara Monaco

March 19 and 28 - 3:45-5:15 Responsive: Power of Envisioning Language

    • Facilitators: Julie Dorsey and Cathy Pleau

March 27 - 3:45-4:45 Google Slides and Drawings

    • Location: Central Office Training Room
    • Facilitator: Scott Barnett

February 2019

February 21 - 3:45-4:45 Google Follow-Up (Follow-Up for Paraprofessionals and Clerical Staff to December 6th Session

    • Audience: Paraprofessionals and Clerical Staff
    • Location: Administration Building
    • Facilitator: Scott Barnett

February 27 - 3:45-5:00 Google Classroom (Introduction for Beginners)

    • Audience: Teachers and Paraprofessionals
    • Location: Administration Building
    • Facilitator: Scott Barnett

January 2019

January 16 and 31 - 3:45-5:15 Responsive Classroom Routines and Organization

January 23 - 2:45-3:45 (Secondary)/3:45-4:45 (Elementary) Managing Engaging Stations

    • Location: Gallagher Middle School

January 24 - 6:30 SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in the Digital Age

    • Location: Smithfield High School


December 2018

December 6 (PD Day) - 8:45-12:45 - PD Sessions for Paraprofessionals and Clerical Staff

Session I: 8:45-10:45: Google Suite

Session 2: 10:45-12:45: Supporting Students in the Classroom Who Present with Mental Health Issues

Location: Administration Training Room

December 10 - 3:45-5:45 Elementary Science Notebook Workshop

    • Location: Administration Training Room

December 11 - 2:30-4:00 - Grant Writing with Dr. Paolucci

    • Location: Smithfield High School Media Center


November 2018

November 27 - 3:45-4:45 - STAR Updates and Refresher

    • Location: Old County Road Elementary School
    • Facilitator: Kristen DeAmaral, Reading Specialist, OCRS
    • REGISTER

November 28 - 3:45-5:15 - Grant Writing with Dr. Paolucci

    • Location: Central Office Training Room


October 2018

October 2 - 2:15-3:15 - STAR Updates and Refresher

    • Location: Gallagher Middle School
    • Facilitator: Carlton Bradshaw, Reading Specialist, GMS
    • REGISTER


October 9, November 13, December 11, January 8, February 12, March 12, April 9, May 14 - 3:30-5:00 Professional Development Workshop

Smithfield Public Schools Professional Development Course Offering: Foundations of School Administration & Special Education Leadership

    • Location: Administration Building - Conference Room
    • Faculty Instructors: David A. Kane, Esq., Carmella Farrar and invited guests


October 17 - 6:00-8:00 Bullying & Harassment of Students with Disabilities

    • Location: Smithfield High School


October 23 - 3:45-5:45 - Using Interactive Math Playlists in a Blended Learning Environment:

    • Description: Playlists are individualized digital assignment charts that students work through at their own pace. Teachers will learn how playlists can be used to customize instruction to meet the needs of every student. Playlists will help leverage time to allow for small group instruction while giving students ownership of their learning. Please bring your Chromebook to this session.
    • Audience: Elementary Teachers in grades 3-5
    • Location: William Winsor
    • Facilitator: Maria Paiva, grade 5 teacher
    • REGISTER


October 24 - 6:00-8:00 - When Kids Don't Play Nice

    • Location: Smithfield High School
    • Facilitator: Jeanine Fitzgerald
    • Dozens of parents and professionals have expressed their concern with the social difficulties children experience. The social isolation, rejection and humiliation children experience every day is heart-wrenching. Playing nice requires the personal intelligences and this session covers field-tested ways of developing both.


September 2018

September 6 - 3:45 - 5:15 - MyMath 2018

    • Audience: Elementary Teachers
    • Focus: Learn about the new features in the 2018 version of MyMath and get a refresher on all that is available with our math program. Please bring a Volume 1 Teacher Edition, Volume 1 Student Edition, and a Chromebook to this session.
    • Location: Anna McCabe Elementary School
    • Facilitator: Pearson
    • REGISTER


September 10 - 2:15 - 3:45 - IXL Language Arts

    • Audience: Secondary English teachers, special educators, and reading specialists
    • Location: Gallagher Middle School
    • Facilitator: IXL Webinar
    • REGISTER


September 18 - 3:45-4:45 - Getting Started with English Learners

    • Audience: Teachers of English Learners
    • Focus: Learn about your students' English proficiency level and the WIDA Can-Do Descriptors which provide examples of what English Learners can do at each level of language proficiency
    • Location: Old County Road Elementary School
    • Facilitator: Kelly Marshall
    • REGISTER


September 24 - CPR Re-certification for Nurses

    • Audience: School Nurses
    • Location: TBD


August 2018

August 14-17 - Four-Day Responsive Classroom Course - Register by June 11

    • Audience: Elementary Teachers
    • Location: Administration Building