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Stephanie Castilla, our Technology Integration Specialist, is Honored with the Rhode Island Tech10 – Outstanding Achievement Award!

On May 17th, our very own Stephanie Castilla, Technology Integration Specialist at the Highlander Institute and the co-founder of Metryx, was honored at a celebration event, the the Tech Collective’s Tech10 Award. Not only was she among the 10 recipients of this exciting award, she also received an additional award for overall achievement. “She stood out,...

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Highlander Institute's Shawn Rubin in the News!

Shawn Rubin, technology integration director at the Highlander Institute, answered five questions about technology and education in today’s Providence Business News.       Shawn Rubin is the CEO of Metryx, a startup mobile software company that is building flexible assessment tools for teachers to use on tablets and smartphones, and serves as the Director...

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Summer Internships with Metryx and the Highlander Institute

Summer Internship at Exciting Providence Based EdTech Startup Metryx is an innovative, Providence-based startup company dedicated to developing mobile applications for education. Our first product, the Metryx Mobile Tracker is an assessment application for educators that tracks student progress efficiently and effectively on all mobile devices. Metryx will launch its full-featured Beta version on May...

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Highlander Institute’s Stephanie Castilla in the News!

Stephanie Castilla, technology integration specialist at the Highlander Institute, and RI Tech Ten award winner, answered five questions about technology and education in today’s Providence Business News. Stephanie Castilla, technology-integration specialist at the Providence- based Highlander Institute and co-founder of Metrx LLC, talks about her Tech10 overall achievement award, the best tech-tools out there and...

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Highlander Institute's Stephanie Castilla in the News!

Stephanie Castilla, technology integration specialist at the Highlander Institute, and RI Tech Ten award winner, answered five questions about technology and education in today’s Providence Business News.       Stephanie Castilla, technology-integration specialist at the Providence- based Highlander Institute and co-founder of Metrx LLC, talks about her Tech10 overall achievement award, the best tech-tools...

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Highlander Institute gets 200 Likes!

Thank you for your 200 likes on Facebook! We appreciate you following us. Help us continue to grow by recommending us to more of your FB friends. We will continue to bring you fantastic online resources as well as a variety of professional development opportunities. Some of them just one easy click away like Little...

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Gift to Highlander Honors Bryant Wick

The Highlander Institute recently received a $50,000 gift to develop tools that help teachers efficiently implement Response to Intervention (RTI) processes and services in their classrooms and schools.  These tools will directly impact teachers and increase the power of their instruction; however, the ultimate goal behind the tools is to improve the academic trajectories of struggling...

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Highlander Dunn Institute and Metryx: Developing one of the "5 coolest apps" in RI

Tech startups have to start up somewhere. Ambitious entrepreneurs, well aware of a smartphone apps’ ease of delivery, set sights high—regional, national and global—right out of the gate. Several such startups are being developed right here in Rhode Island. One locally grown touch-screen application has already started to increase the rate at which teachers can...

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Highlander Recognized for Innovation by the Providence Business News

Creative Curriculum Sparks Results at Highlander Oct 3, 2011 By Alli-Michelle Conti, Contributing Writer Charter schools are a chance to involve entire communities. Highlander Charter School takes that notion and runs with it. Other area public schools are, in fact, looking to them as a model. At the forefront of their innovation is touch technology,...

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Highlander Institute Hosts Reid Lyon and a Highly Successful Conference

Over 200 educators from around the region descended upon Providence College on October 23rd to hear Reid Lyon and a host of excellent workshop presenters. Participants left this highly successful event full of tools, strategies, paradigms and optimism for supporting struggling learners in their care. For a full summary of the conference, read more…

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