Heather Bronson

Nov 25, 2020

2020 Friday Medal Winner Dr. Dudley E. Flood Honored By Colleagues and Friends During Friday Medal Ceremony

The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation honored Dudley E. Flood, Ed.D., during a virtual ceremony Nov. 19 with the Friday Medal award, which recognizes significant, distinguished and enduring contributions to education.

Nov 9, 2020

2020-2021 Catalyst Grant Winners Announced

Three Catalyst Grants were awarded this week by the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation in partnership with the NC State College of Education. The purpose of the Catalyst Grant program is to increase research collaborations among faculty and staff at both entities.

Oct 20, 2020

Catalyst Grant Symposium Highlights Research Impacts on Students, Educators

Six research teams presented their work Oct. 1 during the virtual 2020 Catalyst Grant Research Symposium hosted by the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation in collaboration with the NC State College of Education.

Sep 28, 2020

Inquiring, Collaborating and Creating During a Pandemic: New Literacies Teacher Leader Institute Moves Online

From July 20-24, the New Literacies Collaborative (NLC) at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, in partnership with the Longview Foundation, held the New Literacies Teacher Leader Institute (NLI) completely online for the first time.

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.