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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 092: Jim Afremow, Sports Psychologist and Author of The Champion’s Mind

This new episode is the first of 4 to 5 episodes in a series about Adversity. For this first episode, I interview Dr. Jim Afremow. A sports psychologist and author of “The Champion’s Mind: How Great Athletes Train, Think, and Thrive,” he has worked with  professional and amateur athletes. We discuss what differentiates high performing athletes from the average, and the key mental skills we must develop to become successful… 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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Reflections on a Year as a Fuse Fellow

06/11/2015

by Kyle Wilson, Fuse Fellow, 4th Grade Teacher So, exactly what is it that you’re doing?” As Fuse Fellows, this is something we’re asked all the time, whether we’re talking.. read more

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