Friday Institute for Educational Innovation

Jul 1, 2020

College of Education Faculty Offer Tips to Prevent Summer Learning Loss

Students can often fall behind in their learning during the summer months, and that phenomenon could be amplified this year by the fact that schools have been closed since March to stop the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). To help prevent summer learning loss, College of Education faculty are offering their tips for helping students continue to learn.

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.

Jun 15, 2020

Education Week: What to Do for Families With Internet Access Too Slow for Remote Learning

Ray Zeisz, Technology Infrastructure Lab director at the NC State College of Education's Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, has been working since before the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak on a survey that will help the state of North Carolina get a better picture of its broadband access landscape. 

Jun 15, 2020

NC State Students Help Underserved Students Share Their Stories Through Work with Literacy and Community Initiative

As the Literacy and Community Initiative releases reading guides to accompany books written by student authors throughout the community, NC State students reflect on the experiences they have had working with the program.

May 19, 2020

We Can’t Put the Genie Back in the Bottle: Designing Next-Generation Education in the Time of Crisis

The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation recently hosted a series of webinars with cross-sector participants addressing the question,“How can we engage the COVID-19 crisis to think futuristically about how we can meet the needs of all learners?” Professor Hiller Spires, Ph.D., executive director of the Friday Institute and associate dean in the NC State College of Education, shares what she's learned from facilitating those conversations. 

May 15, 2020

Ask the Expert: How Can Teachers Use Technology in the Classroom? As a Tool to Enhance Instruction and Motivate Students, Says Professor Karen Hollebrands

Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor Karen Hollebrands, Ph.D., says that technology can be an important classroom tool to enhance mathematics instruction, but teachers must make sure they are choosing appropriate technological resources.

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.

May 7, 2020

EdNC: The Joy of Math: An Interview with Dr. Hollylynne Lee

Hollylynne Lee, Ph.D., professor of mathematics and statistics education at the NC State College of Education and a senior faculty fellow at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, talks about teaching, developing massive open online courses for educators (MOOC-Eds) and her observations about education during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

Apr 16, 2020

K-12 Online Learning Resources and Advice

NC State College of Education Teaching Associate Professor Angie Smith, Ph.D., and Braska Williams, coordinator of the NC-MSEN Pre-College Program at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation share advice for parents managing K-12 education at home.