Getting Acquainted with BRIDGE-RI

Welcome to BRIDGE-RI! The home for all things MTSS in the state of Rhode Island

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As educators, we know that valuable resources, such as time, funding, and robust professional learning, can be hard to come by. Implementation of a multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS) is a way to organize and use those limited resources to improve outcomes for all students. Learn more about MTSS and supports provided through BRIDGE-RI now! Explore our site through the brief video provided here. 

    

    

Our website is free and easy to use. You do not need an account to access information however, If you are interested in earning certificates for course completion and Professional Learning Units (PLUs), you'll need to create a free account. Anyone interested in learning more about MTSS can create a free account, including educators not currently working in a school or district, out-of-state educators, pre-service educators, or family members. To create an account follow the steps in the video or access a PDF version of these directions which you can download, print, and/or upload to your Google Drive. 

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If you are interested in earning certificates of course completion for Professional Learning Units (PLUs), you'll need an account to enroll and complete online courses through BRIDGE-RI. Please note that anyone interested in learning more about MTSS can create a free account, including educators not currently working in a school or district, out-of-state educators, pre-service educators, or family members. However, you do not need an account to access any information freely available on the mtssri.org website. To create an account follow the steps in the video below or access a PDF version of these directions which you can download, print, and/or share to your Google Drive. 

Create an account today - it's free and easy! 

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Established in 2019 and launched statewide in early 2020, BRIDGE-RI is the new home for all things Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) in the state of Rhode Island. BRIDGE-RI is both a website and a learning management system designed to support educators implementing MTSS practices, data, and systems.  If you're interested in learning more about BRIDGE-RI and how it can help educators in Rhode Island schools and districts, watch the following quick videos to get started. 
What's the Difference Between BRIDGE-RI as a Website and a Learning Management System?

Effectively Leveraging BRIDGE-RI
BRIDGE-RI provides no-cost, readily available professional learning when you need it. If you have a training need for the educators in your district, tap into existing courses for support.  Additional benefits to accessing professional learning on BRIDGE-RI includes:
  • All educators receive consistent messaging and common language to build strong systems so that individuals in different roles are on the same page.
  • Anyone can create an account and enroll in courses, making high quality professional learning available to individuals or groups of teachers, coaches, department chairs, and administrators, to complete on their own time and at their own pace.
  • You can identify and preview courses that align to district and school improvement goals, as well as professional learning plans. Courses can be utilized to blend online and face-to-face support for your educators with BRIDGE-RI courses as a strong foundation and common starting place.
  • BRIDGE-RI can be easily shared with other district administrators as a source of professional learning vetted by RIDE and approved for earning PLUs.
BRIDGE-RI provides no-cost, readily available professional learning on topics that appeal to special educators, related service providers, and paraprofessionals. If you have a training need for the special educators in your district, tap into existing courses for support! Additional benefits to accessing professional learning on BRIDGE-RI includes:
  • All educators receive consistent messaging and common language to build strong systems, so both general educators and special educators are hearing the same message about a tiered system of supports for all students.
  • General educator and administrator use of BRIDGE-RI will improve Tier 1 academic, behavioral, and social-emotional supports, improving outcomes for students who are differently abled.
  • Anyone can create an account and enroll in courses, making high quality professional learning available to individuals or groups of teachers, coaches, or department chairs to complete on their own time and at their own pace.
  • You can preview courses and tailor face-to-face supports for special educators in your district with BRIDGE-RI courses as a strong foundation and common starting place. 
  • BRIDGE-RI can be easily shared with building administrators and special education staff as a source of professional learning vetted by RIDE and approved for earning PLUs.
BRIDGE-RI provides no-cost, readily available professional learning when you need it. If you have a training need for the educators in your school, tap into existing courses for support. Courses on BRIDGE-RI can be used in Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) or during Common Planning Time, Professional Development days, and faculty meetings to support professional learning in your building. Other benefits to accessing professional learning on BRIDGE-RI includes:
  • All educators receive consistent messaging and common language to build strong systems so that individuals in different roles are on the same page.
  • You can preview and select courses for your building educators that align with school improvement plans, areas of need, or individual professional learning plans. 
  • Anyone can create an account and enroll in courses, making high quality professional learning available to individuals or groups of teachers, coaches, related service providers, and paraprofessionals, to complete on their own time and at their own pace.
  • BRIDGE-RI can be easily shared with other stakeholders as a source of professional learning vetted by RIDE and approved for earning PLUs.
BRIDGE-RI provides no-cost, readily available professional learning when you need it. If you have a training need for the educators in your district, tap into existing courses for support. Additional benefits to accessing professional learning on BRIDGE-RI includes:

  • All educators receive consistent messaging and common language to build strong systems, so all educators, regardless of role, are hearing the same message about a tiered system of supports for all students.
  • General educator and administrator use of BRIDGE-RI will improve Tier 1 academic, behavioral, and social-emotional supports, improving outcomes for diverse learners.
  • Anyone can create an account and enroll in courses, making high quality professional learning available to individuals or groups to complete on their own time and at their own pace.
  • BRIDGE-RI can be easily shared with other staff as a source of professional learning vetted by RIDE and approved for earning PLUs.
BRIDGE-RI provides an easy-to-access, no-cost solution to help you meet your professional learning needs. You can earn Professional Learning Units (PLUs) for participating in and successfully completing online courses. What else can BRIDGE-RI offer you?
  • Professional learning is readily available to you. You can sign up for and complete courses on your own time and at your own pace. It's PD in your PJs!
  • Courses on BRIDGE-RI offer a variety of topics for supporting all students. Courses are continuously being designed and developed to support students at different grade levels, tiers of support, and area of need.
  • All course topics are designed to provide professional learning on evidence-based topics, meaning you can feel confident that you're spending your valuable time learning about practices and strategies that have been proven to work. 
  • Courses are designed specifically for Rhode Island educators. You will be able to see relevant examples from around the state. 
  • Taking courses on BRIDGE-RI means you're a part of an online learning community. Connect with other educators and related service providers in Rhode Island from your computer!
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