Woonsocket Education Department receives FUSE RI Blended Learning District Leadership Award

Woonsocket Education Department receives FUSE RI Blended Learning District Leadership Award

WOONSOCKET – On Monday, Nov. 7, the Highlander Institute presented the Woonsocket Education Department with the 2016 FUSE RI Blended Learning District Leadership Award during the Highlander Institute’s annual conference at the Biltmore Hotel in Providence.

Each year the Highlander Institute presents the District Leadership Award to a district in Rhode Island that promotes personalized learning for students with the goal of increasing student achievement.

FUSE RI is a grant funded program run by the Highlander Institute that offers pro bono blended learning consultancy to Rhode Island school district and charter administrative teams. The Woonsocket Education Department is in its first year of a two-year partnership with FUSE RI.

Throughout the Woonsocket schools, FUSE fellows have been strategizing with and coaching teachers to provide best practice personalized learning to our students. Currently, over 25 teachers at the elementary, middle, and high school levels have been certified to run “Lighthouse Classrooms.” In these classrooms teachers are using cutting-edge practices to provide personalized learning through blended learning instructional practices. Some benefits of personalized learning include: keeping students engaged in school, improving student achievement, and increasing the likelihood that students will graduate from high school and be ready for success in college, careers, and life.

“Our goal in Woonsocket is to provide all of our students with the opportunity to meet their individual needs as learners,” said Supt. Patrick McGee.