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North Providence High School Is “More Than Ready To Start Work” With Fuse RI

NP High School begins pilot program for one-to-one computing devices By JESSICA BOISCLAIR, Valley Breeze Staff Writer NORTH PROVIDENCE – A group of students at North Providence High School will be using laptops instead of textbooks for the remainder of the school year as administration looks to collect data on the effects of one-to-one computing.…

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First Districts to Participate in Fuse RI Announced

Providence, RI (November 18, 2014) Launched by the Highlander Institute and funded by The Learning Accelerator, Fuse RI was created to share, implement, evaluate, and scale blended learning by working with educators and districts across Rhode Island. This 3-year project promises to transform education for students and teachers. Districts spanning the state were selected in…

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Shawn Rubin Talks Next Gen Learning In The Huffington Post

Posted by Tom Vander Ark October 23, 2014 The failures of top-down reforms are evident in many urban district–but so is the promise of organic, from the edges, outside-in innovation. Over the last three years, the explosion of mobile learning apps and the drop in device prices has resulted in hundreds of thousands of classrooms that…

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It Takes Time to Save Time

by Laura Jackson October 15, 2014 If you texted me last Thursday, you probably didn’t hear back for a while. That goes for emails as well; they piled up in my inbox like Tetris blocks, both constantly and faster all the time. Please accept my apologies for the neglect. I was busy collaborating. As I…

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Fuse RI Gains Recognition from OSHEAN in “Blended Learning in IT Context”

Posted By David Marble October 02, 2014 For years I have witnessed the work of IT innovators forging ahead with the development of bold new approaches in communications technology, automation or simplification of task, data management, etc…  These creators of our industry as we know it today are true pioneers and have delivered extraordinary tools…

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Fuse RI Mentioned in EdSurge Article, “​The Learning Accelerator Makes A Second Round of Investments in Human Capital Projects”

ACCELERATED PD Sep 25, 2014 The Learning Accelerator, a nonprofit working to support the implementation of blended learning, has invested another $1 million in funding to support professional development for teachers and principals doing blended learning. This investment is the second round of investments made by TLA in the human capital sector. In April 2014, the organization invested…

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

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

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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