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Jul 27, 2020

Ask the Expert: How is Education Different Around the World? Teaching Philosophies Differ But ‘We All Want What is Best for Our Students,’ Says Friday Institute Executive Director Hiller Spires

Throughout her career, Friday Institute Executive Director and College of Education Associate Dean Hiller Spires, Ph.D., has developed Project-Based Inquiry Global, led the New Literacies and Global Learning program and collaborated with educators across the globe. She uses this experience to share how education is different around the world.

May 13, 2020

PBI Global Provides Authentic, High-Impact Learning for an NC Rural/Urban School Partnership

Through a two-year, NSF-funded DRK-12 exploratory grant, a multidisciplinary team of researchers at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation and the NC State College of Education are examining how engagement in Project-Based Inquiry (PBI) Global, a collaborative global inquiry process, affects the development of learners’ science content knowledge and motivation. 

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 25, 2020

NC State College of Education Awarded $13.2M in Research Funding January-March 2020

Faculty and researchers at the NC State College of Education, including the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, were awarded $13,260,745 to support 10 projects from Jan. 24 through March 24, 2020.

Mar 2, 2020

Friday Institute’s Longtime Commitment to Digital Learning Helps Change North Carolina’s Education Landscape

Since it began in 2005, the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation has incorporated a strong commitment to digital learning, which helped North Carolina become the first state in the nation to bring access to unlimited broadband internet to every classroom.

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.

Jan 3, 2020

New Book from Professor Hiller Spires Guides Teachers Through the Use of Project-Based Inquiry, Disciplinary Literacy

The latest book from Hiller Spires, Ph.D., Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor and executive director of the Friday Institute, helps teachers build students’ discipline-specific knowledge through project-based inquiry and disciplinary literacy.

Nov 19, 2019

Hiller A. Spires Named Executive Director of Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, Associate Dean

Hiller A. Spires, Ph.D., will serve as executive director of the NC State College of Education’s William and Ida Friday Institute for Educational Innovation and associate dean, effective Wednesday, Nov. 20.

Nov 7, 2019

Global Engagement Inducts New Academy Members Including Three College of Education Faculty Members

The Office of Global Engagement inducted 47 members, including three College of Education faculty, into the Academy of Excellence in Global Engagement, a recognition that honors the achievements of faculty and staff who have made outstanding contributions to international research, education, and service at NC State.

Oct 31, 2019

NSF Grant Will Broaden Project-Based Inquiry (PBI) Global to Include STEM Learning Through An NC Rural/Urban School Partnership

A new grant from the National Science Foundation will allow Hiller Spires, Ph.D., and Erin Krupa, Ph.D., to expand the Project-Based Inquiry Global project to include STEM learning.