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WELCOME YOU The students, their families, the faculty, staff & administration of the HENRY BARNARD LABORATORY SCHOOL at Rhode Island College.

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1 WELCOME YOU The students, their families, the faculty, staff & administration of the HENRY BARNARD LABORATORY SCHOOL at Rhode Island College

2 We look forward to collaborating with you during your practicum experience at Rhode Island College’s storied and historic school

3 A little about... the story... the history... and... the future we build together -

4  1845, Henry Barnard appointed Rhode Island’s first Commissioner of Pubic Schools.  May 1854, Rhode Island State Normal School established.  Its mission: To engage in educational research To be at the forefront of pedagogical philosophy and practice To prepare expert educators

5 In 1898, an “Observation School” opened in the Normal School The Normal School was built …on the site of what is now Providence Place Mall! in 1898 in Providence across from the Rhode Island State House

6 o The name of the Normal School was changed to Rhode Island College of Education (R.I.C.E.) o The name of the Observation School was changed to the Henry Barnard School in honor of the state’s first public school Commissioner o Henry Barnard School was a kindergarten through Grade 9 (Junior High) school.

7 Henry Barnard’s master teachers, administrators, and R.I.C.E.’s professors of education strove to research, analyze, and develop new curriculum and methods of educational practice. They disseminated deeper understandings of child development and best educational practice. They had strong opinions and strong voices that impacted public education in Rhode Island and in the United States.

8 “A CLASSROOM SHOULD BE A PLACE THAT IS FAVORABLETO LIFE AND GROWTH, A PLACE WHERE EACH STUDENT HAS THE FREEDOM TO DEVELOP WITHOUT DISTRUBANCE AND AT THEIR OWN RATE, INSTEAD OF BEING HELD BY THE RIGID BOUNDS OF SCHOOL YEARS”  DR. CLARA CRAIG, PRINCIPAL OF THE NORMAL SCHOOL, 1928 Craig-Lee Hall

9 academic year : Rhode Island College of Education and Henry Barnard School move to Mount Pleasant location. 1959: Renamed Rhode Island College. 1960’s : Normal School Building on Francis Street used, with factory on Promenade Street, as the first location of the new Rhode Island Junior College –(RIJC) – Known now as the Community College of Rhode Island – (CCRI).

10 Presently - Henry Barnard Laboratory School is a Pre-School through Grade 5 school

11 CClinical Teaching Experience RResearch. EExperimentation CCurriculum Development. SStaff Development. Functions of a Laboratory School:

12 Student Population:  250 students and their families members of the Barnard learning community.  Students from Southern Massachusetts are often members of the student body.  Students in all of Rhode Island’s 39 cities and towns are eligible to attend HBS.  One of the most diverse student bodies in Rhode Island’s elementary schools.

13 Learning Environments  2 Pre-School Classrooms  3 Kindergartens  2 Classroom for each Elementary Grade (1 -5)

14 Specialist Classes All students participate in:  Art  Library  Music  Physical Education  Spanish  Technology Education

15 Supportive Services The learning of all students is supported by:  School Nurse  Guidance  Primary Intervention  Intermediate Intervention

16 YOU As Candidates for Teacher Certification in The Feinstein School of Human Development and Education – As Young Educators You Join A Long and Distinguished Line of Dreamers and Thinkers, Since theEstablishment of a Rhode Island ‘Normal School’ To Commit Yourselves to the Study and Practice of Education at Rhode Island College

17 What Is Your Vision?


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