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Fuse RI in the News

Highlander Institute’s Eric Butash Speaks to EdTech Magazine About Rhode Island’s “Blended Learning Odyssey”

Sep 18, 2014

by D. Frank Smith September 18, 2014 The smallest state in the nation has undertaken the ambitious goal of becoming the first “blended learning state” in the nation. Blended learning is an education model that integrates online instruction with the traditional classroom learning experience. Instead of all students in a classroom working from the same textbook,…

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ProJo Writes, “RI Schools Move Away From Pencils, Paper, Books — And Into The Cloud”

Sep 8, 2014

BY LINDA BORG Providence Journal Staff Writer COVENTRY, R.I. In growing numbers, Rhode Island schools are moving away from paper and pencil to laptops, from books and notepads to the “cloud.” Coventry has just purchased 2,700 Chromebooks, a Google-based laptop, one for every student in grades 6 through 12. Chariho, a regional school district, has…

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Fuse RI’s Own Carrie Sorensen Writes EdSurge Article On RI’s “Pioneers to Lead Blended Learning”

Sep 4, 2014

Carrie Sorensen Sep 4, 2014 Here in “Little Rhody,” the general rule is that if it takes longer than 20 minutes to get anywhere, then your destination is “Too fah.” So, the state’s diminutive size isn’t that much of an advantage when trying to spread blended learning. Fortunately, I discovered the Fuse RI initiative, a two-year…

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Education Week Showcases Fuse RI in “Blended Learning Is for Teachers, Too”

Sep 4, 2014

This post is by Beth Rabbitt, a partner at The Learning Accelerator September 4, 2014 9:27 AM On Tuesday, I touched upon some of the ways blended learning can be used to deepen student learning. Today, I’d love to tackle another group we tend not to emphasize in conversations about deeper learning: teachers. To kick this off, a…

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Is Your School District #FutureReady?

Sep 3, 2014

The U.S. Department of Education recently released the Future Ready District Pledge to assist school districts with the successful transition to personalized, digital learning. In support of this effort, superintendents who sign the Future Ready District Pledge will receive implementation guidance, access to online resources, and information about regional workshops with the Alliance for Excellent…

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The Hechinger Report Features Q & A with Rhode Island Education Commissioner Deborah A. Gist

Aug 13, 2014

By Jennifer D. Jordan, AUGUST 13, 2014 The nation’s smallest state has embarked on an ambitious partnership with The Learning Accelerator, designed to make Rhode Island the first state in the nation to use blended learning in all its schools.TLA, a California-based nonprofit group, works to spread blended learning – an approach combining traditional teaching by an educator…

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