RI Education Innovation Research Network

The Education Innovation Research Network provides Rhode Island scholars with opportunities for collaborative research on education innovation topics and creates partnerships with state and national stakeholders that leverage the wealth of knowledge here in our state. Through partnering with nationally recognized experts and by working closely with state and local education leaders, this network will be a resource that can address pressing education challenges, while serving as a model for national efforts toward innovation.

The Education Innovation Research Network is a partnership between EduvateRI,  The College & University Research Collaborative and the Rhode Island Office of Innovation.

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Education Innovation Research Network Launch

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Join us as we launch a statewide collaboration to address key questions related to education innovation and announce a new grant opportunity for Rhode Island scholars.

Education Innovation Research Network Launch
March 23, 2017 | Providence Public Library
150 Empire St, Providence, RI 02903
Registration begins at 2:30PM


Keynote Speaker

Bror Saxberg, Chief Learning Officer
Kaplan Learning and Innovation

Bror Saxberg, PhD, MD, has published extensively on transformative educational leadership, learning science, and the engineering behind learning materials and approaches using learning theory and big data. In his current role, Saxberg is responsible for the research and development of innovative learning strategies, technologies and products across Kaplan's educational services offerings. He also oversees future developments and adoptions of innovative learning technologies. His latest book is titled Breakthrough Leadership in the Digital Age.


The Education Innovation Research Network will:

  • Connect scholars from across disciplines and campuses
  • Provide opportunities to learn about and explore grant funding
  • Engage in action research with practitioners and policymakers at the local, regional and national level
  • Explore education challenges with local and national experts and stakeholders

If you have any questions, please contact Panhia Lee at panhia@collaborativeri.org.

RSVP to the launch here>>>

As part of the Education Innovation Research Network, we will be hosting a Catalyst Series over the next few months featuring leaders in education innovation who will share their insights with scholars and practitioners in the state. The series will focus on thematic areas of education innovation that are among the short and long-term goals for the future of education in Rhode Island. The goal of this series will be to catalyze new ideas in education research, help build connections between theory and practice, and generate new questions and approaches to education innovation.

Stay tuned for more information on registering for the Catalyst Series.