Highlander Institute Spotlights


Strategies for Practicing Social Emotional Learning at Home

August 14, 2020

Family Engagement Choice Board for Reopening Schools

August 3, 2020

Leveraging Family Conferences

July 30, 2020

Designing Instruction for All Scenarios: Student Inquiry Plans

July 22, 2020

Bright Spot Analysis: Using Data to Measure What Worked

July 21, 2020

Lesson Structures for Student Reflection

July 15, 2020

Lessons that embed student self-reflection and meaningful feedback lead to increased engagement and ownership. These practices help students to develop awareness of their own thought processes and to produce personal insights from their learning experiences. In distance and combination (hybrid) learning formats, maintaining these feedback and reflection routines is arguably more important than ever, as … Read more

Reopening Schools: Ideas Across Scenarios

July 10, 2020

Highlander Institute has launched a new list of ideas to support leaders in planning for school reopening for the 2020-2021 school year. This compilation reflects a review of 50+ articles, webinars, and plans as well as the collective brainstorm of 50+ talented teachers and leaders across the state of Rhode Island. The majority of this … Read more

Family Focus Groups: Reflecting on Successes & Challenges

June 24, 2020

A strong first step in tackling the uncertainty of school in the fall is to hold one or more family focus groups.  Distance Learning gave parents/guardians a bigger glimpse than ever before into the learning experiences of their children. Although summer is upon us, right now is the time to gather feedback on the challenges … Read more

Engagement and Planning Using The 5 Es

June 19, 2020

This overview of engagement and planning using the 5 E’s will touch review tips for designing successful learning experiences for students by sharing research-based learnings and best practices and some tools that address specific challenges. It will also provide a basic walkthrough of the big-picture thinking that goes along with the tools, learnings, strategies, and … Read more

Introduction to SeeSaw

June 19, 2020

Seesaw is a platform for student engagement where students can use creative tools to take pictures, draw, record videos and more to capture learning in a portfolio. Teachers can find or create activities to share with students and families can see their child’s work and leave comments and encouragement. In this spotlight, we are covering what … Read more