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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.

Apr 15, 2020

Record Webinar: Exploring Next-Generation Education in the Time of COVID-19

Can we use the COVID-19 crisis to think futuristically about how we can meet the needs of all learners? Watch this cross-sector discussion hosted by the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation on how we can work collectively to use the COVID-19 crisis to explore next-generation education systems.

Apr 10, 2020

EdNC: Our Education System Was ‘Built Around Students Already Engaged.’ A Statewide Connectivity Initiative Could Change That

Can we use the COVID-19 crisis to think futuristically about how we can meet the needs of all learners? That question was asked and answered in a virtual discussion hosted by the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, part of the NC State College of Education, and moderated by Friday Institute Executive Director and College of Education Associate Dean Hiller Spires, Ph.D.

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 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.

Mar 13, 2020

Youth Authors to Release New Books Through College of Education’s Literacy and Community Initiative

Youth authors from three community-based organizations who have partnered with the NC State College of Education’s and Friday Institute for Educational Innovation’s Literacy and Community Initiative (LCI) are celebrating the release of new books.

Feb 18, 2020  |  News

Grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to Support AI Apprenticeships

A new four-year, $6 million project led by North Carolina State University and funded by the U.S. Department of Labor will support 5,000 workers with training, college coursework and certification to work in the emerging field of artificial intelligence (AI). Carla C. Johnson, senior faculty fellow and professor of science education at NC State, is the principal investigator of the project “Artificial Intelligence Academy (AIA): North Carolina Apprenticeships for Innovation,” which will be affiliated with the NC State College of Education’s Friday Institute for Educational Innovation.

Feb 12, 2020

Friday Institute Senior Faculty Fellow Carla C. Johnson Expands Online Learning Opportunities for K-12 Educators with New Grant from Institute of Education Sciences

 Carla C. Johnson, Ph.D., a senior faculty fellow with the NC State College of Education’s Friday Institute for Educational Innovation and a professor of science education in the college, will develop and study two new Professional Learning Online Modules (PLOM) for educators through a recently funded, two-year grant.

Feb 7, 2020

Friday Institute Selects 2020 Graduate Research Fellows

Every year, the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation Executive Director selects a few graduate or doctoral students to become Friday Institute graduate research fellows. Learn more about the 2020 graduate research fellows.

Jan 23, 2020

Friday Institute Partners with Vance County Schools to Bring Immersive Virtual Reality Technology Into Science Classrooms

With the help of a team from the NC State College of Education's Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, students at Vance County Schools have had the opportunity to conduct scientific investigations in ways that were never possible before.