The Highlander Institute
Lincoln Public Schools and The Highlander Institute are in year 3 of a partnership around blended and personalized learning. Our goal is to continue to build the work around blended and personalized learning to improve engagement, provide rigorous standards based content, address diverse learning needs and modalities, and to improve student outcomes. The Highlander Institute is an educational non-profit organization focused on researching, developing, and disseminating innovative methods to improve outcomes for all learners.
Mike Miele is the Educational Strategies Specialist who will be working with educators during the 2017-2018 school year. Mike and Highlander began their work with Lincoln during the 2016-2017 school year working with 9 educators at Northern Elementary School, Saylesville Elementary School, and Lincoln Middle School. This year that number has expanded to 41 educators across all 4 elementary schools and the middle school.
Teachers involved in the blended learning cohort receive professional development and personalized embedded support around blended and personalized learning. This embedded support consists of building context, co-planning and co-teaching blended lessons, as well as providing teachers with observations and feedback. The Highlander Institute and LPS are committed to providing exceptional, professional and consistent coaching supports with clear and transparent communication and frequent touch-points to assess the impact of the work.
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East Bay Educational Collaborative (EBEC)
Lincoln has been collaborating with EBEC for several years to provide high quality, rigorous, standards based elementary science kits and professional development. They have also been working collaboratively with our high school teachers as well as other high school teachers in the area on curriculum
Lincoln High School is part of the newest Cohort III for the Office of Naval Research Grant Opportunity! These high school teams of teachers will be joining our other 24 high school teacher teams to “Improve the STEM Pipeline” with our new state of the art Essential Physics & Engineering STEM program
Each team will receive:
- 100 Essential Physics Program eBooks* for physics & engineering that includes interactive simulations, manipulative virtual lab investigations!
- Six fully equipped “hands-on” lab stations for this new STEM Physics-Engineering program included for Optics; Electrical Circuits; Forces & Machines Engineering; Oscillations & Waves; and much more!
- One classroom set of hard copy texts!
- Six Ergobot Interactive Robotic Dynamic Motion Apparatus (Programmable) for each classroom that can be used in mathematics classes as well!
- Each teacher participating will receive a $500.00 stipend upon completion of training and data requests.
The East Bay Educational Collaborative (EBEC) is a non-profit educational support agency offering Professional Development services in all academic areas at all levels.