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Friday Institute 20 years celebration

Apr 10, 2024

Friday Institute for Educational Innovation Celebrates 20 Years on NC State’s Centennial Campus

When the NC State College of Education was raising funds to support a new institute for research-to-practice innovation, Ann and Jim Goodnight came forward and said they wanted to name the building after Bill Friday, the former president of the University of North Carolina System and an education adviser to Presidents Johnson and Carter. The College of Education approached Friday with the idea, and he said he would only agree if Ida, his wife’s name, was on it too. This was the start of the William and Ida Friday Institute for Educational Innovation. 

Expert in classroom on AI

Feb 1, 2024

EdNC: Four Tips About How to Use AI in NC Classrooms, According to Experts

Krista Glazewski, executive director of the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, said that artificial intelligence has been sprinkled throughout education systems for decades. This includes things like adaptive testing, intelligent tutoring systems especially for math, and other programs that collect analytics and adjusts based on a student’s knowledge and skill level. 

This year's LASER Institute summer workshop was hosted July 17-21, 2023, at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, part of the NC State College of Education at NC State University in Raleigh, NC.

Aug 25, 2023

LASER Institute Builds Community of Scholars for Lifelong Connections, Future Collaboration

This year's LASER Institute summer workshop was hosted July 17-21, 2023, at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, part of the NC State College of Education. 

Krista Glazewski

Feb 15, 2023

Krista D. Glazewski Named Executive Director of Friday Institute, Associate Dean for Translational Research with College of Education

Krista D. Glazewski—an expert in problem-based learning, scaffolding and teacher professional development—will be the executive director of the William and Ida Friday Institute for Educational Innovation (FI) and associate dean for translational research with NC State’s College of Education, effective July 1, 2023. Currently, Glazewski is a professor and department chair of Instructional Systems Technology at Indiana University’s School of Education.  

2022 Catalyst Grant Winners

Nov 3, 2022

2022-2023 Catalyst Grant Winners Announced

The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation and the NC State College of Education have awarded three Catalyst Grants that are designed to increase research collaborations between faculty and staff at both entities and seed collaborative, high-impact research that will lead to further inquiry and support. 

Oct 15, 2022

Friday Medal Ceremony

James Bank and Joann Blumenfeld

Sep 9, 2022

2022 Friday Medal to Honor Two Leaders in Education Research and Practice Together for the First Time

The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation has selected James A. Banks, the Kerry and Linda Killinger Endowed Chair in Diversity Studies Emeritus at the University of Washington College of Education and founding director of the Banks Center for Educational Justice, and Joann Blumenfeld, founder and program director for Catalyst at The Science House, to receive its 2022 Friday Medal award. For the first time, the Friday Institute has decided to honor both a practitioner and researcher within the same year. 

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. 

Hiller Spires Retiring after 35 years

May 24, 2022

Associate Dean, Executive Director of Friday Institute Hiller Spires: ‘Make Sure You Leave a Place Better Than You Found It.’ I Hope I’ve Been Able to Do That in the College of Education.

Institute for Educational Innovation, will retire June 1, 2022, after 35 years at NC State’s College of Education and 43 years in the field of education. In this Q&A, Spires talks about how she ended up at the College of Education, what she’ll miss most about it and how she hopes she is remembered. 

May 18, 2022

Teaching and Telling Asian American Stories Virtual Symposium