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5 Questions for the Fuse RI Fellowship

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!

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

“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

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

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

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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Q&A With Dawn Manchester

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

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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The Fuse Fellowship is Growing Up

When the Fuse RI Project was conceived last spring, one of its main goals was to connect motivated educators from around the state who were early adopters of blended learning practices. Through the Fellowship they would receive the training and experience they needed to start leading this work in a more formal way. The hope…

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Whose Role is it Anyway?

This fall, iNACOL released Teacher Competencies for Blended Learning, offering a framework describing the characteristics and skills educators need in order to lead successful blended classrooms. Interestingly, the document does not begin with a description of technical skills and acumen; rather it starts by identifying the new educator mindsets that teachers must adopt in order…

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