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5 Questions for the Fuse RI Fellowship

Apr 18, 2017

5 Questions for the Fuse RI Fellowship Are you passionate about personalizing learning for students? Does the idea of collaborating with like-minded educators from across Little Rhody excite you? Are cool things happening in your school/district that you’d like to spotlight? Then Fuse RI might be for you! Who? The Fuse RI Fellowship is open to…

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Join us for #EdChatRI on Sunday, April 9!

Apr 7, 2017

Join us for #EdChatRI on Sunday, April 9! The 6th Annual Blended & Personalized Learning Conference (BPLC17) brought 1,000 educators from around the country to Providence, RI to discuss the successes, persistent challenges, and unanswered questions around implementing new instructional models. Focused on stories from the classroom, building, and district level, BPLC17 was an opportunity…

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The Challenge & Promise of Data in a Blended & Personalized Classroom

Feb 24, 2017

“What is the challenge and promise of data in a blended & personalized classroom?” Kate Bubrick teaches high school math at 360 High School in Providence, RI. She is also a Cohort 3 Fuse Fellow. Here she shares her perspective on the successes and pitfalls of data collection in a blended classroom. Be sure to…

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Fuse RI Alumni Tour Spotlight: Jennifer Simoneau

Feb 3, 2017

Fuse RI Alumni Tour Spotlight: Jennifer Simoneau This year, Highlander Institute is staying connected with our Cohort 1 Fuse Fellows through a Fuse RI Alumni Tour. Every few weeks, we visit 3-4 Fuse Alumni around the state to catch up with them in their current roles. Follow the hashtag #FuseRIAlumniTour for more updates! Jennifer Simoneau…

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Fuse RI Alumni Tour Spotlight: Kyle Wilson

Jan 12, 2017

Fuse RI Alumni Tour Spotlight: Kyle Wilson This year, Highlander Institute is staying connected with our Cohort 1 Fuse Fellows through a Fuse RI Alumni Tour. Every few weeks, we visit 3-4 Fuse Alumni around the state to catch up with them in their current roles. Follow the hashtag #FuseRIAlumniTour for more updates! Kyle Wilson…

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Fuse RI Alumni Tour Spotlight: Tracey Nangle

Jan 11, 2017

Fuse RI Alumni Tour Spotlight: Tracey Nangle This year, Highlander Institute is staying connected with our Cohort 1 Fuse Fellows through a Fuse RI Alumni Tour. Every few weeks, we visit 3-4 Fuse Alumni around the state to catch up with them in their current roles. Follow the hashtag #FuseRIAlumniTour for more updates! Tracey Nangle…

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Remarks from Fuse Fest

Aug 17, 2016

Remarks from Fuse Fest On June 9, 2016, Highlander Institute hosted Fuse Fest, an event to celebrate the “graduation” of our inaugural cohort of Fuse RI Fellows and Partner Districts. We asked Tracey Nangle, a middle school teacher from North Smithfield and Cohort 1 Fellow partnered with Central Falls to give the keynote address. Thank…

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Q&A With Dawn Manchester

Nov 13, 2015

Highlander Institute is excited to welcome Dawn Manchester to our team as an Educational Strategies Specialist. Dawn is known for her work ethic, strong skill set, and personable nature, all important traits for the Institute’s growing team.   Describe the work you’ll be doing with Highlander: First of all, I will be trying to keep…

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Technology Fuels Student Creation in Grade 1

Sep 18, 2015

By Carrie Sorensen First Grade Teacher at Highlander Charter School & RI Fuse Fellow @Carrie_Sorensen   The use of technology in the classroom elicits great passion from both the advocates and the nay-sayers. This article by Audrey Watters seems, while well thought out and constructed, a bit too far into the conspiracy theory camp for…

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Tackling Differentiation at Pleasant View Elementary

Sep 17, 2015

  I have been teaching at Pleasant View Elementary for three years. During my first year in the classroom, our school received a grant from the Rhode Island Department of Education to become the state’s first model school for blended learning. I started my journey in Pre-K, where I only had access to a few…

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