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The Highlander Institute is a non-profit community of educators and professionals

working to improve the educational experience of all learners.

 

Transformative Consulting

Our models for School Reform have helped partner schools and school districts increase their NECAP scores by an average of 11 points over two years and transform their practices.

 

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Research & Development

We conduct on-going Research and Development to explore which tools and methods work well in the classroom, and use our insights to innovate exciting, new solutions.

 

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Professional Development

High quality training is essential in order to support teachers through various reform initiatives.  We offer a diverse array of content through tailored delivery models.

 

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Conferences & Workshops

The Highlander Institute actively organizes educational events and conferences to help build community and provide professional development resources to educators.

 

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Stay up to date with the Meet Education Project!

The Meet Education Project is a podcast series, hosted by Nick DiNardo, focused on having deep conversations with the thought leaders, action takers, and “do’ers” in the education industry.  Each week, he connects with inspiring people who hold many different roles in education, such as teachers, education entrepreneurs, school leaders & administrators (public, private, and new school models), consultants, professors, higher education professionals, and students.


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Episode 081: Wendy Drexler, Chief Innovation Officer at ISTE

In this episode of the Meet Education Project, I interview Wendy Drexler, Chief Innovation Officer at the International Society for Technology in Education. She shares her thoughts on personal learning environments, her work at ISTE, and also the upcoming ISTE Conference. Guest Bio: Wendy Drexler, Ph.D., Ed.S., chief innovation officer, has 23 years of experience in education as an educator, leader and innovator in K-12 and higher education. She has taught at.. read more

Recent News

At the Highlander Institute we always have new and exciting things going on! Stay up to date by checking out our Recent News section.

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Whose Role is it Anyway?

04/02/2015

This fall, iNACOL released Teacher Competencies for Blended Learning, offering a framework describing the characteristics and skills educators need in order to lead successful blended classrooms. Interestingly, the document does.. read more

Tom Vander Ark – “Highlander Institute Blends Rhode Island”

03/10/2015

Tom Vander Ark, author of Getting Smart: How Digital Learning is Changing the World and Smart Cities That Work for Everyone: 7 Keys to Education & Employment, gave the keynote.. read more

Adaptive Software: Friend, Not Foe

02/25/2015

Laura Jackson, Highlander Institute February 25, 2015 In my work supporting blended learning in Rhode Island and the surrounding region, one of the push-backs I occasionally hear is, “Why would.. read more