Heather Bronson

Jun 17, 2020  |  Community and Engagement

Friday Institute Launches Student Video Contest to Find Out What Middle, High School Students Want for the Future of Education

The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, in partnership with LearnPlatform and the Wake Partnership for Postsecondary Success, is running its first-ever student video contest, called reImagining Schools, to give students a voice in what the future of education and learning looks like for the state of North Carolina.

May 13, 2020

PBI Global Provides Authentic, High-Impact Learning for an NC Rural/Urban School Partnership

Through a two-year, NSF-funded DRK-12 exploratory grant, a multidisciplinary team of researchers at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation and the NC State College of Education are examining how engagement in Project-Based Inquiry (PBI) Global, a collaborative global inquiry process, affects the development of learners’ science content knowledge and motivation. 

May 8, 2020

MSEN Program Expands Reach To Edgecombe County to Bring STEM Experiences to Rural Students

Braska Williams, director of the North Carolina Mathematics and Science Education Network Pre-College Program (MSEN) at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, knows the impact his program has had on students. Now, because of a new four-year, $1.4 million NSF grant, MSEN will expand its program beyond Raleigh and into Edgecombe County Public Schools (ECPS) to address the lack of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) access for middle school students in the district.

Mar 30, 2020

Friday Institute’s Commitment to Educators, Students Continues Amidst COVID-19 Outbreak

During the uncertainty of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, schools across the country are closing to prevent its spread. The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation is continuing its commitment to supporting educators, collaborating with its community and providing resources for teaching and learning while educators and students are at home.

Mar 24, 2020

Friday Institute Partnership with Sampson County Schools Brings Data-Rich Activities and Resources Into Classrooms

The Hub for Innovation and Research in Statistics Education (HI-RiSE) at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation and the NC State College of Education recently worked with Sampson County Schools teachers across disciplines to incorporate data into their classroom practices and help students understand how to critically analyze scientific phenomena and make evidence-based decisions.

Mar 20, 2020

Friday Institute Expands Offerings for Online Professional Learning for Educators

To continue its commitment to support educators and provide resources for teaching and learning even during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation has extended registration and expanded offerings of its free online courses for educators.

Feb 12, 2020

Friday Institute Senior Faculty Fellow Carla C. Johnson Expands Online Learning Opportunities for K-12 Educators with New Grant from Institute of Education Sciences

 Carla C. Johnson, Ph.D., a senior faculty fellow with the NC State College of Education’s Friday Institute for Educational Innovation and a professor of science education in the college, will develop and study two new Professional Learning Online Modules (PLOM) for educators through a recently funded, two-year grant.

Feb 7, 2020

Friday Institute Selects 2020 Graduate Research Fellows

Every year, the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation Executive Director selects a few graduate or doctoral students to become Friday Institute graduate research fellows. Learn more about the 2020 graduate research fellows.

Jan 23, 2020

Friday Institute Partners with Vance County Schools to Bring Immersive Virtual Reality Technology Into Science Classrooms

With the help of a team from the NC State College of Education's Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, students at Vance County Schools have had the opportunity to conduct scientific investigations in ways that were never possible before.

Oct 31, 2019

NSF Grant Will Broaden Project-Based Inquiry (PBI) Global to Include STEM Learning Through An NC Rural/Urban School Partnership

A new grant from the National Science Foundation will allow Hiller Spires, Ph.D., and Erin Krupa, Ph.D., to expand the Project-Based Inquiry Global project to include STEM learning.