The Highlander Institute is a non-profit community of educators and professionals
working to improve the educational experience of all learners.
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.
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.
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.
Conferences & Workshops
The Highlander Institute actively organizes educational events and conferences to help build community and provide professional development resources to educators.
Introducing 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.
Episode 016: Jerry Michalski, Unschooling Expert and Founder of the Relationship Economy Expedition
In episode 016 of Meet Education Project, the founder of the Relationship Economy Expedition (REX) Jerry Michalski joins the program to discuss how “consumer” is a bad word, what “unschooling” really is, and how we can move learning from scarcity to abundance. You do not want to miss this episode! Click here to listen now!