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Initiative Grantee Date Amount City State
Grant Opportunities The Highlander Institute
The Highlander Institute
The Highlander Institute works to further the causes of accessibility, empowerment and excellence in education. Using innovative education practices as a catalyst for social change, The Highlander Institute is working to ensure that all children have the educational opportunities and support they need to achieve their full potential.

Project Description 
This sponsorship will support the Annual Blended Learning and Technology Conference put on by the Highlander Institute and the Clayton Christensen Institute. The conference will be a chance for educators and leaders to discuss blended learning as it exists today on the ground, both in terms of the day-to-day in blended classrooms, and the strategies that systems have successfully used to implement blended learning across numerous schools and classrooms.
1/23/2017 $5,000 Providence RI
Build Educator Ownership, Leadership and Capacity Michigan Virtual University
Michigan Virtual University
The Michigan Virtual University aims to advance K-12 education through digital learning, research, innovation, policy and partnerships.

Project Description 
Through this grant, the Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute (MVLRI) will track the work of the Highlander Institute and its partners through the Integrated Learning Systems project.
12/22/2016 $120,000 Lansing MI
Build Educator Ownership, Leadership and Capacity The Highlander Institute
The Highlander Institute
The Highlander Institute works to further the causes of accessibility, empowerment and excellence in education. Using innovative education practices as a catalyst for social change, The Highlander Institute is working to ensure that all children have the educational opportunities and support they need to achieve their full potential.

Project Description 
This proposal seeks to leverage diverse stakeholders to create aspirational student-centered learning designs that have the potential to truly impact both marginalized, underserved students and the state education “system” as a whole.
12/21/2016 $1,200,000 Providence RI
Presidents The Highlander Institute
The Highlander Institute
The Highlander Institute works to further the causes of accessibility, empowerment and excellence in education. Using innovative education practices as a catalyst for social change, The Highlander Institute is working to ensure that all children have the educational opportunities and support they need to achieve their full potential.

Project Description  
This grant will support the Rhode Island State Office of Innovation to capitalize on Rhode Island’s strong leadership, infrastructure, implementation expertise, and unique size to assemble stakeholders to develop a shared vision and capacity for scaling personalized, blended learning (PBL) across the state and as signposts for the broader national and international community.
9/26/2016 $125,000 Providence RI
Build Educator Ownership, Leadership and Capacity The Highlander Institute
The Highlander Institute
The Highlander Institute works to further the causes of accessibility, empowerment and excellence in education. Using innovative education practices as a catalyst for social change, The Highlander Institute is working to ensure that all children have the educational opportunities and support they need to achieve their full potential.

Project Description  
This grant will support the Highlander Institute to convene and facilitate a State Design Team comprised of representatives from multiple stakeholder groups – from students to superintendents – across Rhode Island. This group will meet monthly in a facilitated design process, to create solutions around integrated technologies to support student-centered learning.
3/2/2016 $109,798 Providence RI
Build Public Understanding & Demand The Highlander Institute
The Highlander Institute
The Highlander Institute works to further the causes of accessibility, empowerment and excellence in education. Using innovative education practices as a catalyst for social change, The Highlander Institute is working to ensure that all children have the educational opportunities and support they need to achieve their full potential.

Project Description
This sponsorship will support the 5th Annual Blended Learning and Technology Conference put on by the Highlander Institute and the Clayton Christensen Institute. The conference will be a chance for educators and leaders to discuss blended learning as it exists today on the ground - both in terms of the day-to-day in blended classrooms, and the strategies that systems have successfully used to implement blended learning across numerous schools and classrooms.
1/8/2016 $10,000 Providence RI
Build Educator Ownership, Leadership and Capacity The Highlander Institute
The Highlander Institute
The Highlander Institute works to further the causes of accessibility, empowerment and excellence in education. Using innovative education practices as a catalyst for social change, The Highlander Institute is working to ensure that all children have the educational opportunities and support they need to achieve their full potential.

Project Description
The two-year FUSE-RI Fellowship offers current in-service teachers and administrators six months of training in the design, implementation, and support of personalized learning initiatives. Fellows are then prepared for an 18-month engagement with a FUSE partner district as a change agent to assess readiness, analyze data, and help disseminate best blended learning practices based on each district’s specific needs.
12/17/2015 $279,947 Providence RI
Build Public Understanding & Demand The Highlander Institute
The Highlander Institute
The Highlander Institute works to further the causes of accessibility, empowerment and excellence in education. Using innovative education practices as a catalyst for social change, The Highlander Institute is working to ensure that all children have the educational opportunities and support they need to achieve their full potential.

Program Description
This grant will be awarded to The Highlander Institute in recognition of Shawn Rubin, who was nominated for the Foundation’s 2015 Lawrence W. O’Toole Award.
10/7/2015 $10,000 Providence RI