Friday Institute for Educational Innovation

Nov 30, 2020

Literacy Today: Looking Ahead: Four Ways 2020 Might Shape the Future of Teacher Prep

Friday Institute for Educational Innovation Executive Director and NC State College of Education Associate Dean Hiller Spires, Ph.D., discusses the ways the coronavirus pandemic has changed the way pre-service teachers learn and ultimately teach online. 

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 20, 2020

With Help of Literacy and Community Initiative, Directed by Assistant Professor Crystal Chen Lee, High School Students with Juntos N.C. Publish Peer-reviewed Article

Like many academics, Crystal Chen Lee, Ed.D., an assistant professor of English Language Arts education in the NC State College of Education, said she didn’t publish her first peer-reviewed academic article until she was in her late 20s and earning her doctorate degree. Through her work as the director of the Literacy and Community Initiative (LCI) though, she has now helped a group of students author a peer-reviewed article while they were still teenagers.

Nov 20, 2020

Why I Give: ‘As a Parent of a College Student and as Someone Who Employs Work Study Students, I Empathize with Students who are Struggling to Pay for College,’ Says NC-MSEN Pre-College Program Director Braska Williams

Braska Williams, director of the NC-MSEN Pre-College Program through the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, started his undergraduate career as a computer engineering major. That changed by his junior year when realized that as an African American male, he could be a role model to African American students and make a difference as a teacher.

Nov 19, 2020

2020 Friday Medal Ceremony

In recognition of the commitment of Bill and Ida Friday to educational excellence, the Friday Institute created the Friday Medal to honor significant, distinguished and enduring contributions to education and beyond through advocating innovation, advancing education and imparting inspiration.

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 27, 2020

Spectrum News: North Car­olinians Adapt to Remote Working and Learning

Mark Samberg, Ph.D., director of technology programs at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation--part of the NC State College of Education--shares how teachers have been adapting to remote learning since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. 

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 30, 2020

College of Education Professor Hollylynne Lee Among NC State Faculty Honored with Talley Technology Tower Lighting on Oct. 6

Hollylynne Lee, Ph.D., a professor of mathematics and statistics education in the NC State College of Education and faculty fellow at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, is part of a group of NC State faculty who will be recognized by the university when Talley Technology Tower is lit red on Oct. 6, 2020.

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.