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In the News: ABLE OC Fellowship

Dec 8, 2017

In the News: ABLE OC Fellowship   In the spring of 2017, the Diocese of Orange County California launched its Advancing Blended Learning Education Fellowship. Known as ABLE OC, this program adapts Fuse RI’s statewide model by instead matching Fellows with partner schools within the diocese. Bringing ABLE OC to life is the vision of…

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The Fuse Fellowship is Expanding

Dec 6, 2017

The Fuse Fellowship is Expanding Massachusetts: here we come! We are excited to officially announce the launch of Fuse MA, in partnership with The Education Cooperative (TEC). We are currently recruiting Fuse Partner Districts and Fuse Fellows in the Bay State, with an eye toward kicking off our work on the ground in mid-January. This new program…

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Shawn Rubin & Fuse RI Featured on Getting Smart Podcast

Dec 1, 2017

Shawn Rubin & Fuse RI Featured on Getting Smart Podcast This episode, entitled “Network Effect Fuels Personalized Learning in Rhode Island,” features a discussion between Tom Vander Ark and Shawn Rubin, Chief Education Officer at Highlander Institute. Listen in to hear more about Shawn’s work and why networks are such a powerful catalyst for change. Originally published…

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Fuse RI Induction Ceremony 2017: Sarah Rich Delivers Keynote

Nov 14, 2017

Fuse RI Induction Ceremony 2017: Sarah Rich Delivers Keynote On November 9, 2017, we officially welcomed our Cohort 4 Fuse Fellows at the 2017 Fuse RI Induction Ceremony. The Fellows were celebrated by family, friends, colleagues, district leadership, Fuse Fellow alumni, and Highlander Institute staff. Sarah Rich, Cohort 1 Fuse Fellow and Lead Teacher for…

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Shawn Rubin receives iNACOL 2017 Award

Oct 27, 2017

Shawn Rubin receives iNACOL 2017 Award   On October 25, 2017, iNACOL recognized two outstanding leaders as recipients of the 2017 iNACOL Innovator Awards at the iNACOL Symposium in Orlando, Florida. The two awards are Outstanding Individual Contribution to Personalized Learning and iNACOL Teacher of the Year. We are proud to announce that Shawn Rubin,…

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Fuse RI Alumni Tour Spotlight: Heidi Vazquez

Jul 12, 2017

Fuse RI Alumni Tour Spotlight: Heidi Vazquez This year, Highlander Institute is staying connected with our Cohort 1 Fuse Fellows through a Fuse RI Alumni Tour. We’re visiting Fuse Alumni around the state to catch up with them in their current roles, and documenting our experience. Follow the hashtag #FuseRIAlumniTour for more updates! Heidi Vazquez…

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Welcome Cohort 4 Fuse Fellows!

Jul 11, 2017

Welcome Cohort 4 Fuse Fellows We are happy to announce the names of our 25 newest Fuse Fellows. Please join us in welcoming Cohort 4 to the Fuse family. Check out the image below to see which schools and districts are represented. Interested in learning more about Fuse RI? Read our feature in The Hechinger Report.

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Fuse Fest 2017: Remarks from Class Speaker, Erica DeVoe

Jun 15, 2017

Fuse Fest 2017: Remarks from Class Speaker, Erica DeVoe On June 15, 2017, Highlander Institute hosted our 2nd annual Fuse Fest, an event to recognize the graduating Cohort 2 Fuse Fellows and Partner Districts. Cohort 2 Fellows nominated a class speaker by secret ballot, and the winner was Erica DeVoe, a high school English teacher…

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Leading Personalized Learning Workshop Open for Registration

Jun 13, 2017

Leading Personalized Learning Workshop Open for Registration Calling all school and district leaders! On July 27, in partnership with Highlander Institute’s Fuse RI program, join RI-based leaders in a workshop focused on blended and personalized learning. This event is free for building-level leaders, but space is limited. Register here for free! Read on for more…

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Light a Fuse: How one state’s teachers are sparking digital innovation

Jun 12, 2017

Light a Fuse: How one state’s teachers are sparking digital innovation The nation’s smallest state aims to be a national incubator for technology in the classroom Originally published June 7, 2017 in The Hechinger Report by Nichole Dobo PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Dozens of teachers hovered around a group of students gathered in the center of a…

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