Through our resources, we address gaps across all levels of the student and educator experience by creating and disseminating insights to the field at large.

Pathways to Personalization offers an innovative five-step framework to help school leaders and teacher teams design and implement blended and personalized learning initiatives based on local needs and interests. The book draws on principles of improvement science and change management, as well as work in nearly five hundred classrooms, to help educators define their own rationale for personalized learning. It guides them as they establish small pilot initiatives, determine criteria for success, evaluate their efforts, and create paths for replication and scale. Filled with activities and templates for organizing information and student feedback, the book also includes many examples of how district leaders, school principals, and teachers have successfully navigated the change process to create more student-centered classrooms.

Our Pathways to Personalization Framework acts as a guide for scaling best practices across a school or district. During the two years of the Fuse RI Fellowship, Fuse Fellows use this tool to guide partner districts in the pursuit of their visions. Our theory of action involves supporting small pilots of early adopter teachers and frequently reflecting and iterating throughout to build internal capacity and buy-in.

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Our Personalized Learning Progression illustrates different stages of personalized learning, from traditional, teacher-centered instruction to fully personalized, student-centered environments. The text below each column describes the shifts necessary to move along the progression. Highlander Institute staff and Fuse Fellows use this to frame coaching conversations with teachers implementing blended learning in their classrooms. The progression is non-evaluative, but does encourage any rightward shifts away from traditional models.

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We use the Priority Practices Tool as a walkthrough tool to track progress of teachers implementing blended & personalized learning in their classrooms on specific practices. The tool includes classroom practices aligned to four domains: Classroom Culture; Ownership & Agency; Differentiation; and Rigor & Mastery. During the Fuse RI Program, Fuse Partner Districts prioritize 3-4 indicators on this tool to guide the coaching process.

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Fuse RI District Readiness Survey
Rhode Island Edtech Feasibility Study and Cluster Strategy
Coaching in a Blended Learning Classroom: The Launch Phase
Fuse RI - Statewide Blended Learning Implementation: Voices from Fuse RI Stakeholders
Takeaways from the 2016 Blended and Personalized Learning Conference
School District 2.0: Redesigning Districts to Support Blended Learning
Fuse RI - An Open Access Model of K-12 Blended Learning Implementation
RILP: 5 Year Project Report