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Friday Institute for Educational Innovation

Dec 14, 2022

New Research on Literacy Teaching Innovations During the COVID-19 Pandemic Highlights Model for Broadcast Pedagogy 

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Nov 18, 2022

WUNC: A popular teacher mentoring program is packaged in a controversial pay plan

Education researchers at the Friday Institute at NC State University were tasked with evaluating the advanced teaching roles pilot program.The evaluations found that schools with advanced teaching roles tended to show improvement on state tests. 

Nov 18, 2022

Friday Institute Selects 2022 Graduate Student Fellows

Each year, the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation selects graduate students to become Friday Institute Graduate Student Fellows. Fellows are nominated by Friday Institute faculty fellows or directors and are selected for their strong record of academic achievement and service to students and educators. 

Friday Medal winners Joann Blumenfeld (center left) and Dr. James A. Banks (center right) hold their Friday Medal awards with ceremony speakers (from L to R) Dean Paola Sztajn, Chancellor Randy Woodson, Shaun Kellogg, Hollylynne Lee and Callie Edwards.

Nov 18, 2022

Friday Medal Ceremony Celebrates Two Educators Advancing Equity Through Research and Teaching 

Joann Blumenfeld and James Banks

Nov 17, 2022

EdNC: Two Friday Medals for 2022 celebrate equity in research and practice

For the first time since 2017, the William & Ida Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at N.C. State’s College of Education recognized multiple honorees. 

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Oct 17, 2022

Catalyst Grants Support K-12 Students and Teachers For More Personalized, Equitable and Engaged Learning

Each year the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation and the NC State College of Education encourage faculty and staff to collaborate in developing innovative research through the Catalyst Grant program. For the 2021-2022 round of funding, three research teams were awarded Catalyst Grants. Researchers presented their work during the fourth annual Catalyst Grant Research Symposium, hosted Sept. 27. 

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Oct 14, 2022

NC State College of Education Awarded $6.4 Million in Grant Funding From July Through September, 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 $6,398,167 to support 12 projects from July 1 through Sept. 30, 2022. 

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Oct 12, 2022

Publication and Presentation Roundup: A Look at Scholarly Work from College of Education Researchers from July-September, 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. 

Distinguished Professor Hollylynne Lee and Friday Institute Senior Research Associate Gemma Mojica

Oct 6, 2022

Hollylynne Lee and Gemma Mojica Aim to Transform Teacher Preparation for Data Science and Statistics Education through $2.5 Million Grant

Since 2016, Hollylynne Lee and Gemma Mojica have been addressing the need to prepare more educators who can engage students in data investigations through the ESTEEM project. Now, they’re expanding upon that work to help teacher educators through a networked improvement community. 

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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…