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Q&A with Vera De Jesus

Describe the work you’ll be doing with Highlander Institute: As an Educational Strategies Specialist, I support teachers and school leaders in achieving their blended and personalized learning goals.   What’s your background? Most recently, I taught 8th grade math at a public charter school in Central Falls, where I was previously an AmeriCorps Education Fellow....

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International Workers Day

International Worker’s Day Today – and every day – we stand up proudly and in solidarity for the working families of the students we serve. May Day has always been tied to immigrant communities because of the population’s contributions to the US economy. In Providence alone, 25 % of our student population are English language...

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International Women's Day/A Day Without A Woman

On March 8, 2017, Highlander Institute is working in limited capacity due to our support and participation in the Day Without A Women/ International Women’s Strike.   This day is a recognition of the enormous value that women of all backgrounds add to our socio-economic system — and the pervasive and systemic gender-based inequalities that still...

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Q&A With Nick Vockerodt

Meet the newest member of our team, Nick Vockerodt! Describe the work you’ll be doing with Highlander:  I am joining Highlander as the Research and Evaluation Analyst. I will be working in the office of the Director of Data and Analytics, helping to build instruments that will ease the process of data collection, synthesis and...

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Join Us at Delsie Gives Back

Delsie Catering and Events is hosting a party for Highlander Institute on Mondaynight!  Please join us at the Alex and Ani store at Chapel View in Cranston. Come sample the winter menu and purchase holiday gifts. Fifteen percent of all proceeds will be donated to Highlander Institute.  A huge thank you to Delsie Catering and...

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We Have Lift-off!

Ah Summer! What could be better than relaxing on the beach, searching for Pokemon, and reflecting on the 2015-2016 school year.  We had time to review new research in the field of blended and personalized learning, and organize best practices related to professional development. We are always pushing ourselves to get better at what we...

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Join us at Startup Weekend Education Providence – Free Tickets!

Join us at the first ever Startup Weekend Education in Providence, RI on September 23-25! Startup Weekend Education (SWEDU) is a 54-hour action-oriented weekend that brings together educators + students+ designers + developers to tackle a problem in education and build a solution. The theme for this event is Culturally Relevant Content. Thanks to the...

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Highlander Institute Receives Multi-Year Funding to Expand Programs

In an exciting development for the RI educational landscape, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded a $1.78M grant to Highlander Institute for the expansion of Fuse RI and the EdTechRI Testbed. Launched in 2014 to “ignite education through blended learning”, Fuse RI is a no-cost solution for districts interested in leveraging technology to...

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Remarks from Fuse Fest

On June 9, 2016, Highlander Institute hosted Fuse Fest, an event to celebrate the “graduation” of our inaugural cohort of Fuse RI Fellows and Partner Districts. We asked Tracey Nangle, a middle school teacher from North Smithfield and Cohort 1 Fellow partnered with Central Falls to give the keynote address. Thank you Tracey for a...

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Revolutionizing Rhode Island's Educational Roadmap

Fuse RI was recently featured in E-Current Magazine. Read the article here: [embeddoc url=”https://www.highlanderinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/2016-ecurrent-FUSE-RI-article-opt1.pdf”]

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