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.
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.
Pack IDEAs Faculty Spotlight: Jose A. Picart, Ph.D.
In the October 2020 edition of Pack IDEAs (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access), a newsletter released by the NC State College of Education Change Agent Task Force, we highlighted the work of Professor and Deputy Director of The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation Jose A. Picart, Ph.D., in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.