Past Events

September 2019 is Education Innovation Month!

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This year’s Education Innovation Month is powered by almost 20 partners from Save the Bay to the RI Department of Education to the Young Educators Society of Rhode Island.

Check out the full calendar below; use the button at the top right of the calendar to toggle between the Agenda View (showing each of the events in order) and the Calendar View (showing the full month together). Hover over events for more information or click on any to learn more and see how to register.

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EduvateRI: Back to School Kick-Off & Meet Up

September 23, 2019
District Hall; Venture Cafe PVD
225 Dyer Street
Providence, RI

Come join the EduvateRI community for our kick-off MeetUp of the year. Hear about the programs that have happened and are happening through Education Innovation Month. Talk more about the ongoing work in Providence Schools. Share your own efforts for the upcoming school year. And more.

We’ll be at District Hall and the Venture Cafe PVD at 225 Dyer Street–a cool new space for innovation and sharing in Providence. (Learn more here:

RSVP here. As always, we’ll have food and drink!

May EduvateRI End Of Year Celebration

May 8, 2019
4:00PM – 6:00PM
Federal Hill Pizza
1039 Chalkstone Ave
Providence, RI 02908

Rhode Island has a vibrant education innovation cluster–with myriad partners, individuals, and organizations engaged in meaningful work. It’s too much to keep track of day-to-day. And, while we know it’s important to keep moving forward, we also know that one of the best ways to do that is to stop and look back at how far you’ve come.

So join us at Federal Hill Pizza in Providence for an afternoon of reflection, celebration, and storytelling as we look back across our RI education ecosystem and all our partner orgs at everything that we’ve collectively and individually accomplished this year.

Food and drink will be provided.

NOTE: If you’d like to share a success story from this past year, please email Daniela Fairchild at

Design Thinking Support with New England Basecamp

January 16, 2019
4:00PM – 6:00PM
New England Basecamp
150 Main Street
Pawtucket, RI

Kick off 2019 and support EduvateRI member organization, NE Basecamp, in planning a spring design thinking session with parents, community members, and others. This will be a chance to both share current efforts of EduvateRI members and go deep, supporting one member as they develop a new project this coming spring.

November EduvateRI Meet Up: High School (re)Design

November 28, 2018
4:00PM – 6:00PM
RIMOSA: RI Museum of Science and Art
763 Westminster Street
Providence, RI 02903

How can community members best engage with and support their local high schools? How can students be meaningfully included in their own learning? How can we best support educators as they work to expand, deepen, and personalize learning experiences for their students?

Join us at the next EduvateRI meeting to learn more and help shape the structure of a new effort to help all RI high schools answer those questions.

This will be a roll-up-your-sleeves session: The group will provide important feedback and help shape a new design challenge for all RI high schools. The state needs all voices to make this project as successful as possible.

We’ll also have a chance to network, catch up, and share out projects from all attendees.

2018-19 EduvateRI Kick-Off Meeting

Highlander Institute
166 Valley Street, Suite 101
Providence, RI 02909


As always, food and drink will be served. Please bring a friend!

RSVP here.

September 2018 Calendar

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2 #edchatRI (8PM)3  4 Lighthouse Schools Videos launch5



EduvateRI Kick-Off Meet Up (4PM)

9 #edchatRI (8PM)10  11  12

North Kingstown Technology Summit (All Day)InnoBeer (6PM)

Fuse Fellow Chat (8PM)


BIF Summit (All Day)

Innofest @ McCoy Stadium (All Day)

EduLeaders of Color Up (5:30PM @ Steer)

BIF Summit (All Day)



BIF Post-Summit Workshop (9AM-12PM)

Doing What Works: Making Connections Across MTSS (8AM-3:30PM)
Design Week RI
16 #edchatRI (8PM)17

Senate Education Summit (3PM)

18  19 PBL RI Meet Up (5PM)20 EduLeaders of Color Equity Summit (4:30PM)21  22

WaterFire: A Salute to Educators (dusk)

Big Bang Science Fair (dusk)
Design Week RI
23 #edchatRI (8PM)24

Kids COUNT Policies supporting SCL in RI: Report Release (3PM)

Video release: Student Perspectives on SCL (3PM)

RI-EIRN Report Release

School Visits: Personalized Learning Tour (All Day)

OER Design Team (4PM)

Youth Restorative Project Certification Training: Overview

PechaKucha Night; theme: Curiosity (8PM)
27 EdTechRI Meet Up (4PM)28  29  

Research Round-Up: Last Meeting of the 2017-18 School Year

NE Basecamp Training Space
150 Main Street
Pawtucket, RI

Help us end our 2017-18 EduvateRI programming with a bang!
Join us for the final EduvateRI meeting of the school year for a recap of our collective accomplishments, a look ahead to next year’s programming, and generally great conversation with the Cluster community. 

We’ll also have a chance to learn more about ongoing research from the University of Rhode Island and New England Basecamp on the impact and implications of personalized learning Rhode Island–as well as offer feedback on the best next steps for this research in the coming months and beyond. 

Thanks to New England Basecamp for hosting! As always, we’ll have food, drink, and a great conversation. Please feel free to invite friends and spread the word. 

Registration will begin at 3:30PM and the meeting will start at 4:00PM.

RSVP here.

EduvateRI Consultancy Protocol with 360 High School: March 29, 4:00PM-5:30PM

Highlander Institute
166 Valley Street
Providence RI 02908

We know the power of crowd-sourcing solutions: Different perspectives lead to different solutions and ideas. Even simply stating your problems of practice out loud allows you to see them in new lights.

Consultancy Protocols through EduvateRI are designed to support our local schools and districts engage a diverse community of education stakeholders to ID the best possible solutions to some of their most complex or pressing issues.

This session will dig into a problem of practice surfaced at 360 High School in Providence; we encourage all perspectives in the education ecosystem to join, share your ideas in support of 360 HS, and gain some new ideas of your own. There is no pre-work to participate and, as always with EduvateRI, food will be provided.

RSVP here.

Blended and Personalized Learning Conference: April 5-7, 2018

RI Convention Center
Providence, RI

Learn more and register.

2018 Events

  • Eduvate RI Workshop with Diversity Talks (February 5, 2018)

Co-hosted with Rhode Island College’s Feinstein School for Education and Human Development, this workshop brought together 40 stakeholders from across the education sector to learn how to engage students in conversations around implicit bias. The workshop was run by students through Diversity Talks and is the first of an eight-part workshop series around diversity, equity, and inclusion.

  • January 2018 Kick-Off Meeting with the Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success

This kick-off meeting for 2018 focused on bridging the gap between traditional college admissions and enrollment processes and K-12’s increasing focus on personalized learning, performance assessments, and student ILPs and portfolios.

We had a chance to network–as always–and then heard from the locally based Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success before brainstorming and supporting the Coalition’s efforts to increase student college enrollments in Rhode Island.

2017 Events

  • October Consultancy Protocol with Barrington Public Schools

In September, we got together to reconnect and get an overview of partner efforts ongoing and launching in Rhode Island–including the PrepareRI Initiative.

This month, we’ll go deep with one EduvateRI member, Barrington Public Schools. Using a Consultancy Protocol, attendees will be able to use their unique knowledge and perspectives to walk through and generate solutions to a problem of practice Barrington is currently working through.

Come gain insights into Barrington’s current work and lend your own unique expertise to improve practice in one of our Lighthouse Schools districts.

  • Eduvate RI Quarterly Meeting (May 30, 2017)

A chance before the school year ends to reconnect with colleagues and strategize the work of EduvateRI over the upcoming school year!

  • NextGenLeadersRI (March 29, 2017)

Join us for the 2nd Annual NextGenLeadersRI forum, hosted by the Academy for Career Exploration in partnership with Roger Williams University School of Continuing Studies.Be a part of the conversation about health equity and education and what we can do to improve fresh food access and support local communities.

  • Blended and Personalized Learning Conference (April 1, 2017)

The Highlander Institute and the Christensen Institute are excited to partner for our 6th Annual Blended & Personalized Learning Conference. The goal of this convening is to share proven practices from the best classroom, school and district success stories across the country.With a focus on sharing the most effective implementation examples, participants will hear from district, building, classroom and student leaders to understand the critical elements behind their blended and personalized learning success.

Education Innovation Month Calendar: September 2017

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Guided architectural tour of PPL


Student Centered Learning Spotlight release


Student-Centered Learning Leadership Table

CS4RI Community Kick-Off


XQ Super School Live Viewing Party



EdTechRI MeetUp


BIF Summit

Student Centered Learning Spotlight release


BIF Summit


BIF Post-Summit Workshop

    Design Week RI


OER Design Team Meeting


Rhode Coders 2.0 for teens first class


Early Learnig Council Meeting

EduLeaders of Color Meet Up

Student Centered Learning Spotlight release


EduvateRI Kick-Off MeetUp



WaterFire: A Salute to Educators

Design Week RI


Children’s Cabinet Meeting



WGBH EdForum: Supporting and Engaging Students in the Middle Grades

Student Centered Learning Spotlight release



Lighthouse Schools Open House

Design Week RI