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Aug 19, 2019

NC State Education Awarded $7.9M in Research Funding May-August 2019

Faculty and researchers at the NC State College of Education, including its Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, were awarded $7,864,749 to support seven research projects from May 15, 2019, to August 1, 2019.

Jul 18, 2019

Professor Hiller Spires Helps Students Cultivate Relationships on 1st Study Abroad Trip to China

Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor Hiller Spires, Ph.D., has been to China more than a dozen times, but a study abroad course this spring gave her a new perspective as students learned about education and cultivated relationships during the 3-city tour.

May 22, 2019

Ragland Foundation to Provide Scholarships to Teachers Seeking Advanced Degrees in K-12 Reading

A $25,000 gift from the W. Trent Ragland, Jr. Foundation will allow the NC State College of Education to continue to provide scholarships to support a fifth cohort of teachers seeking a master’s degree in New Literacies and Global Learning with a specialization in K-12 reading.

Apr 1, 2019

[Video]: Person Early College Innovation and Leadership Investigate Global Water and Sanitation with PBI Global

Person Early College Innovation and Leadership students are learning how to ask compelling questions to solve real-world problems through a new partnership with Project-Based Inquiry (PBI) Global, a collaborative, inquiry-based instructional process based in the NC State College of Education’s Friday Institute for Educational Innovation.

Mar 20, 2019

NC State Education Awarded $14.4M in Research Funding January-March 2019

Faculty and researchers at the NC State College of Education and its Friday Institute for Educational Innovation were awarded $14,456,357 to support eight research projects in the first quarter of 2019.

Oct 19, 2018

PBS Newshour: From Entry-Level to Executive, Today’s Jobs Demand Digital Literacy

Even millennials need to adapt to rapidly changing digital environments to be successful. That is why it is crucial for K-12 students to learn how to read and discern many types of digital media across online platforms in their classrooms, says Hiller Spires, the Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor of Literacy Education at the NC State College of Education, in this new report by PBS Newshour.

Aug 14, 2018

Learning to Address Global Issues Through International Collaboration and Inquiry

NC State Education faculty and staff traveled with 15 Wake STEM Early College High School students to China for the first PBI-Global Student Summit this past spring. The summit provided a venue for students from North Carolina to collaborate with 20 students at the Suzhou North America High School to create solutions for world problems.

Aug 2, 2018

Improving Education in Kenya through the New Literacies Teacher Leader Institute

Three NC State College of Education faculty members traveled to Kitale in June to equip Kenyan educators with resources, digital literacy strategies and inquiry-based practices to use in their classrooms.

May 2, 2018

Hiller Spires Named Interim Director of the William and Ida Friday Institute for Educational Innovation

Hiller A. Spires will be the Interim Director for the NC State College of Education’s William and Ida Friday Institute for Educational Innovation effective Aug. 1, 2018, until a permanent director is appointed. Spires, who is a professor of literacy education in the Department of Teacher Education and Learning Sciences, served as the founding director of the Friday Institute from 2002 to 2006, and currently is a senior research fellow of the institute.

Sep 19, 2017

Hiller Spires on “Digital Transformation and Innovation in Chinese Education”

Nearly a dozen contributors with ties to the NC State College of Education highlight examples of educational innovation in China in a new book.