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Blended Learning Conference

On April 1 - 2, the Highlander Institute and the Christensen Institute are showcasing the best classroom, school, and district implementers from across the nation in Providence, Rhode Island at our Blended Learning & Technology Conference. Unlike many conferences throughout the year, this 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. The conference will consist of two days:

Day 1 will be an invite-only conversation among leaders who are implementing blended learning to understand the designs and strategies they attribute to their success, as well as obstacles they've encountered along the way. These implementers will include handpicked leaders from the Christensen Institute's proof points studies, and school systems in RI and throughout the Northeast that are successfully implementing next generation learning models.

Day 2 will feature those same implementers and facilitators as presenters to a much wider audience of educators and administrators from throughout the Northeast. This will be a chance for audience members to get a tactical and in-depth look at blended learning design and implementation.

Registration is now live via Eventbrite.

Featured Presenters


Richard Culatta

Chief Innovation Officer at
Rhode Island Office of Innovation


Phyllis Lockett

CEO of LEAP Innovations


Michael B. Horn

Co-founder, Distinguished Fellow and Board Member at the Clayton Christensen Institute.


Beth Rabbitt

Partner at The Learning Accelerator

Alex Hernandez

Partner at the Charter School Growth Fund (CSGF)

Julia Freeland Fisher

Director of Education at Clayton Christensen Institute

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Jon Deane

Deputy Director at
Startup: Education 

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Takecia Saylor

Director of Office of School Innovation at New Jersey Department of Education

Shawn Rubin

Director of Blended Learning at Highlander Institute

Conference Schedule


Take part in an invite-only conversation between leaders, practitioners, and researchers to design solutions for our complex k-12 problems. We'll tackle the question, "How can tech best extend the power of humans?"


Participate in an exchange of the best implementation success stories from across the country. District leaders, building leaders, classroom leaders, and student leaders will all share what’s working for them and how they got to where they are today.

Don't miss out on this exciting event! Register for the Highlander Institute's weekly newsletter or send an email to info@highlanderinstitute.org