Highlander Institute Spotlights


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