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Shawn Rubin & Fuse RI Featured on Getting Smart Podcast

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

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

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

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!

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

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

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

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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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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