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Aug 26, 2022

Utilizing Phoneme Videos for Phonemic Awareness Practice

With a new school year upon us, many young learners and multilingual learners will be practicing their phonemic awareness skills in earnest. The New Literacies Collaborative at the Friday Institute… 

Aug 25, 2022

Hollylynne Lee and Gemma Mojica Host Online Workshop for Teachers As New Co-Chairs for the American Statistical Association’s Meeting Within a Meeting

Educators conduct a lesson as part of the At-Home Learning Initiative

Aug 11, 2022

5 Tips for Increasing Learner Engagement During Educator-Designed Instructional Videos

Editor’s note: This post was authored by Marie Himes, director of the New Literacies Collaborative at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, and Jessica Hunt, an associate professor of mathematics… 

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Jul 20, 2022

Publication and Presentation Roundup: A Look at Scholarly Work from College of Education Researchers from April-June, 2022

Faculty, staff and research associates at the NC State College of Education, including its Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research and Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, are publishing their research related to pressing educational topics in journals and sharing their work through national and international presentations. Take a look at a selection of presentations and publications from our faculty and research associates from April through June 2022. 

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Jul 14, 2022

NC State College of Education Awarded $4.2 Million in Grant Funding From April Through June, 2022

Faculty and researchers at the NC State College of Education, including the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research and the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, were awarded $4,221,501 to support 11 projects from April 1 through June 30, 2022. 

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Jun 22, 2022

Friday Institute Partners with The ASSISTments Foundation on Award-Winning Grant to Scale and Expand Tutoring Technology for Pandemic Recovery

In 2005, the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation was founded with a unique mission: to advance K-12 education through innovation in teaching, learning and leadership with the vision of seeing… 

Friday Institute Research Associate Callie Edwards

Jun 10, 2022

Friday Institute’s PEER Group Acting Director Callie Edwards ’18PHD Receives NC State’s Award for Excellence for Human Relations

Callie Womble Edwards '18PHD, acting director of the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation’s Program Evaluation and Education Research (PEER) Group, has been awarded NC State’s Award for Excellence for Human Relations for her work creating a diverse, welcoming workplace for staff and students. This is the second year in a row that a staff member in the NC State College of Education has won NC State’s Award for Excellence. 

Jun 1, 2022

Shaun Kellogg Named Interim Executive Director, Friday Institute; Distinguished Professor Hollylynne Lee Named Interim Associate Dean, Friday Institute, College of Education

Shaun Kellogg, the Friday Institute’s Senior Director of Program Evaluation and Education Research, will begin serving as the Friday Institute’s interim executive director June 1. To assist in the interim duties, NC State College of Education Distinguished Professor of Mathematics and Statistics Education and Friday Institute Senior Faculty Fellow Hollylynne Lee will serve as interim associate dean, Friday Institute, College of Education. 

NC State College of Education Assistant Professor Crystal Chen Lee

May 25, 2022

Symposium Organized by Assistant Professor Crystal Chen Lee Encourages ‘Teaching and Telling Asian American Stories’ in the Classroom

Asian Americans are the fastest growing racial group in the United States. Despite this population growth, Asian American stories are often absent from school curricula and Asian American histories rarely appear in state standards for K-12 education. Assistant Professor Crystal Chen Lee decided to organize the “Teaching and Telling Asian American Stories Virtual Symposium” to share these often invisible stories of Asian Americans. 

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May 20, 2022

Video from Friday Institute, College of Education Researchers Wins Facilitators Choice Award at 2022 STEM for All Video Showcase

A video from three NC State College of Education researchers was recognized at the National Science Foundation’s 2022 STEM for All Video Showcase, which was held virtually from May 10-17.