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.
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.
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.
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.
Spires Named Honorary Principal of China’s Suzhou North America High School
Now in it second year, Suzhou North America High School has about 600 students and 73 teachers from around the world. Professor Hiller Spires helped start the school.