Great Schools Partnership

Rhode Island Learning Champions


The Rhode Island Learning Champions project, a collaborative effort of the Rhode Island Department of Education and the Great Schools Partnership, brings together outstanding Rhode Island educators and administrators to build the components of a proficiency-based learning system. The goal of this effort, funded by the Nellie Mae Education Foundation, is to support high quality proficiency-based learning from K to 12 to ensure every graduate can think critically and collaboratively and can act as a creative, self-motivated, culturally competent learner and citizen in order to be prepared for postsecondary education, work, and life.

  • Develop a community of RI practitioner-learners to explore and support Proficiency-Based Learning in their classrooms, schools and/or districts.
  • Design sample assessments aligned to proficiencies, performance indicators and scoring criteria.
2018-2019 Application Form

Contact Information


In-Person Meeting Sessions

Event #3 July 17 + 18, 2018

Event #2 April 26 + 27, 2018

Event #1 March 27, 2018


Webinar #1 March 6, 2018 3-4pm

2017 RI Learning Champions Archive