Highlander Institute partners with communities to imagine and create more equitable, relevant, and effective schools.
We support educators through
Our approach leverages transformative frameworks to drive instructional equity
Our Pedagogical Framework
Implemented through an equity lens, our Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Pedagogy (CRSP) framework drives academic improvement. Persistent achievement gaps are the result of deficient systems, not deficient students. Our instructional approach begins with awareness, encouraging teachers and leaders to recognize how current systems undermine student confidence and under-develop cognitive processing skills. Our progression of high-value teacher moves is aligned with student data and paves the way for improving student engagement, elevating higher order thinking skills, and nurturing self-directed learners -- resulting in enhanced achievement and empowered students.
Our Change Management Model
Our Pathway to Personalization framework acts as a guide for scaling best practices across a school or district. In order to build momentum in any redesign effort, teachers, students, and other community stakeholders must unite as agents of change. Our framework serves as a roadmap for determining how to engage stakeholders, how to build momentum, how to align and communicate efforts, and how to measure progress along the way.
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With generous funding from our mission sponsors
Mission sponsors make it possible for the Highlander Institute to offer a number of special projects and events. Regardless of sponsorship, Highlander remains neutral with regard to educational technologies and applications.
Be Education Podcast
The Be Education Podcast is your one-stop-shop for all things related to K-12 classroom teaching. Listen in for practical tips to learn how to implement blended learning techniques, drive classroom culture, differentiate instruction, approach rigor and mastery, and much more. Whether you are a new teacher or a veteran educator, the Be Education Podcast will have actionable advice to help you drive student learning.