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Educators conduct a lesson as part of the At-Home Learning Initiative

Aug 11, 2022

5 Tips for Increasing Learner Engagement During Educator-Designed Instructional Videos

Editor’s note: This post was authored by Marie Himes, director of the New Literacies Collaborative at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, and Jessica Hunt, an associate professor of mathematics… 

Dream2B, a fraction game developed by NC State College of Education Associate Professor Jessica Hunt, Ph.D., using a National Science Foundation grant

Jun 3, 2022

Game Developed by Associate Professor Jessica Hunt to Help Students Learn Fractions Wins Gold Award at Serious Play Conference

A game-based learning curriculum developed by Associate Professor Jessica Hunt has been recognized with a Gold Award at the 2022 Serious Play Conference. 

Two students working on a STEM education project

May 11, 2022

Three Videos from College of Education Researchers Featured in National Science Foundation’s 2022 STEM for All Video Showcase

Three videos from NC State College of Education faculty, staff and students, including researchers from the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, are featured at the National Science Foundation’s 2022 STEM For All Video Showcase, which is being held virtually from May 10-17. 

Dream2B, a fraction game developed by NC State College of Education Associate Professor Jessica Hunt, Ph.D., using a National Science Foundation grant

Apr 6, 2022

Associate Professor Jessica Hunt Shares Benefits of Inclusive, Game-Based Learning Through National Webinars

As she presents her work through two national webinars, Associate Professor Jessica Hunt shares about the importance of providing more STEM opportunities to students with disabilities and the benefits of game-based learning. 

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Oct 22, 2021

2021-2022 Catalyst Grant Winners Announced

Three Catalyst Grants were awarded this week by the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation and the NC State College of Education. The purpose of the Catalyst Grant program is 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. 

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Oct 7, 2021

Publication and Presentation Roundup: A Look at Scholarly Work from College of Education Researchers from June-September 2021

Faculty and research associates at the NC State College of Education, including the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research and Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, are publishing their research related to pressing topics and sharing their work through national and international presentations. Take a look at presentations and publications from our faculty and research associates from June through September 2021. 

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Jul 12, 2021

Training Helps Teachers Anticipate How Students With Learning Disabilities Might Solve Problems

North Carolina State University researchers, including Jessica Hunt, Ph.D., found that a four-week training course made a substantial difference in helping special education teachers anticipate different ways students with learning disabilities might solve math problems. 

NC State College of Education Associate Professor Jessica Hunt, Ph.D., talks about teaching from a strengths-based perspective

Jun 17, 2021

Ask the Expert: How Can Teaching Math From a Strengths-based Perspective Help Students Succeed? ‘When Teachers Utilize a Student’s Strengths, They Position Them as Already Possessing a Way of Knowledge That They Use To Understand the World,’ Says Associate Professor Jessica Hunt

Students’ thinking is often evaluated from a deficit standpoint, focusing on what they don’t yet know, says Associate Professor Jessica Hunt, Ph.D. This is especially true when it comes to teaching mathematics to students with disabilities. Instead of focusing on what students don’t know, Hunt says it is best for teachers to approach lessons from a strengths-based perspective. 

Dream2B, a fraction game developed by NC State College of Education Associate Professor Jessica Hunt, Ph.D., using a National Science Foundation grant

Jun 1, 2021

Game Developed by Associate Professor Jessica Hunt To Help Students Understand Fractions Showcased at National EdTech Games Expo

Associate Professor Jessica Hunt, Ph.D., will showcase the Dream2B puzzle-based learning environment designed to help students master fraction concepts while exploring STEM and ICT careers during the National EdTech Games Expo from June 1-6. 

A behind the scenes photo of a teacher filming a lesson for the At Home Learning Initiative

Feb 3, 2021

Behind the Scenes of North Carolina’s At-Home Learning Initiative

The At-Home Learning Initiative was created to help solve remote learning gaps across the state, specifically for students who have a lack of access to a stable internet connection. With funds from NCDPI through the CARES Act, the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation facilitated the creation and implementation of 192 literacy and math lessons for PreK-5 students as part of the initiative for remote education.