The Test and the Art of Thinking:
ENRICHri is pleased to announce Rhode Island’s premiere screening of “The Test & The Art of Thinking”. Shown at select locations across the country, this documentary about the SAT gives voice to many of the issues the test engenders. It was created with hope to spark thought and conversation.
Andrew Palumbowill be the featured guest speaker for the evening, facilitating a discussion following the movie. Mr. Palumbo is the Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and is well-versed on the topic of test-optional admission policies. This past summer he participated in a panel presentation with one of the high school counselors from the film.
About the film:
Parents, educators, students and college admissions professionals all intimately understand the financial, emotional and intellectual burden of the SAT/ACT—tests that are not only an integral part of the college admissions process for most American students, but also can be a rite of passage for teenagers in the United States. Even as adults, few of us forget our score, or how we felt about what it took to earn it.
The Test & the Art of Thinking traces the history and evolution of the SAT/ACT as a major player on the pathway to higher education in America, and it documents its current power in our culture. In so doing, it strives to support individuals who are embarking on the road to college, by examining what the SAT/ACT measures and means, and asking a range of educational leaders, admissions professionals and stakeholders in the test—from tutors to parents to test designers—to grapple with the test’s use, ramifications and future.
Location: Brown University Auditorium, 85 Waterman Street, Providence, RI 02912. Room # 130 (first floor, main entrance, room is facing you when you walk in)
Where to park: Street parking is available. If you would like to park in a garage, you may choose to do so for a minimal fee. https://www.brown.edu/about/administration/transportation/parking/visitor-parking
Tickets: $10 adults, $8 teens, $5 kids 12 and under
HOMESCHOOL 101/Introduction to Homeschooling Workshop:
Members of the ENRICHri staff and Board, with many years of homeschooling experience, present these monthly workshops that cover the basics of homeschooling.
Introduction to Homeschooling Workshops sessions, held at various locations across the state, are free & open to the public. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
We request that children are left at home as the workshop is geared toward adults. If you are unable to make alternate arrangements for your children, please do a bring a quiet activity for them.
Our workshop includes:
- Homeschooling in Rhode Island, Connecticut & Massachusetts: learn the state laws, district policies and what to submit.
- Planning Your Homeschool: What now? Find out the next steps and how to connect to the resources that you need.
- The “S” word : Socialization. How the myth lives on!
- Q & A time: Bring your questions and be ready to start your journey with confidence
- All about ENRICHri. Learn about our programming, lending library, community center, cooperative program, support services and benefits of membership.
Introduction to Homeschooling: Upcoming Dates