“Very powerful … a framework for
transformative teaching and learning”

—Providence Supervisor of Advanced Academics, Earnest Cox

FirstWorks’ Teacher Professional Development Initiative aims to create systemic change in Providence and Central Falls school districts through accredited workshops in partnership with the Rhode Island Department of Education.

Man playing a violin with a boy also playing the violin

PD Highlights DBR


In April 2020, FirstWorks hosted a live Professional Development Workshop via Zoom with composer, violinist, educator, and activist Dr. Daniel Bernard Roumain for 40 local K-12 educators and artists titled “Teaching Tolerance with Music.” DBR was joined by esteemed artist-educators Liz Lerman and Michael Rohd.