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Inside Rhode Island’s Transformative Blended Learning Workforce

Posted on August 10, 2015 · Posted in Institute News

As featured in Ed Tech Magazine in 08/2015: When Rhode Island’s schools took the blended-learning plunge, they weren’t just transforming how their students are taught, they were also fundamentally changing how.. read more


Reflections on a Year as a Fuse Fellow

Posted on June 11, 2015 · Posted in Blended Learning, Blog

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?

Posted on April 2, 2015 · Posted in Blended Learning, Blog, Institute News, K-12

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”

Posted on March 10, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized

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

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

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MVLRI Catches Up With Shawn Rubin! Check Out the Podcast Now!

Posted on February 23, 2015 · Posted in Blended Learning, Blog, Institute News

Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute sits down with Shawn Rubin, to discuss Highlander Institute’s latest works, including Fuse RI, integrating technology into instruction, and harnessing its potential to do a better.. read more


The School of the Future Is Here

Posted on January 23, 2015 · Posted in Alternative, Blended Learning, Blog, Institute News, K-12, Teachers

By: Laura Jackson, Highlander Institue January 23, 2015 Well, actually, it’s in California. Picture a child learning to swim whose parent keeps surreptitiously scooting backward to encourage them to swim.. read more


RI Educators to Visit Summit Public Schools in Silicon Valley

Posted on January 8, 2015 · Posted in Blended Learning, Blog, Diverse Learning, Institute News, K-12, Teachers, Uncategorized

Providence, RI (January 7, 2015) A team of educators from across RI will travel to the Bay area in California next week to visit with leaders of  Summit Public Schools… read more


Educators Spend Summer Day at Unconference

Posted on July 23, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized

EdTechRI’s fifth unconference took place on Tuesday, July 15 at West Warwick High School. Over 60 educators from 19 districts attended the event, which ran from 9:00am until noon. Unconferences.. read more

Tom Vander Ark Cites Highlander Institute as Key to Blended Learning in Providence

Posted on May 13, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized

Smart Cities: Providence Picking Up The Pace The Providence School District was engaged in a turnaround effort at the turn of the century. Almost 15 years later, Providence Schools continues efforts to implement.. read more