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Archive for September 2014

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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Attention Rockstar Educators: Don’t Forget to Sign Up For #EdTechRI Meetup

Are you a tech-savvy educator who loves trying new apps in your classroom? Are you an innovative administrator who is looking to bring educational technology into your school? Are you an entrepreneur seeking to connect with other like-minded edtech folks? Join us on Tuesday, September 30th for our kick-off EdTechRI Meetup! We will have 5-6 edtech companies joining us to share…

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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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Is Your School District #FutureReady?

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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