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Assistant Professor Robin Anderson discusses using social media for teacher professional development.

Nov 29, 2022

How Can Teachers Use Social Media for Professional Development? ‘When Teachers Network Together, They’re in a Collaborative Structure Where Their Expertise is Valued’ Says Assistant Professor Robin Anderson

When discussing professional development for teachers, thoughts often turn to formal sessions, but many educators are drawn to places where they can learn independently, which is why many turn to social media, says Assistant Professor Robin Anderson. 

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Nov 28, 2022

WhyIChoseEducation: ‘Education is an Avenue to Social and Economic Mobility,’ Says Elizabeth City State University Chancellor Karrie Dixon ’97, ’03EDD

Karrie Dixon '97, '03EDD was named chancellor of Elizabeth City State University in 2018. Since then, the university has turned around flagging enrollment numbers and become an economic driver in northeastern North Carolina. 

Beth Rodgers stands with Cyndi Edgington and award plaque

Nov 23, 2022

Beth Rodgers ’22 Named North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics Outstanding Mathematics Education Student

Beth Rodgers, a May 2022 graduate of the NC State College of Education's mathematics education program, has received the 2021 Outstanding Mathematics Education Student Award from the North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics. 

Photo of the exterior of the Friday Institute.

Nov 18, 2022

WUNC: A popular teacher mentoring program is packaged in a controversial pay plan

Education researchers at the Friday Institute at NC State University were tasked with evaluating the advanced teaching roles pilot program.The evaluations found that schools with advanced teaching roles tended to show improvement on state tests. 

Nov 18, 2022

Friday Institute Selects 2022 Graduate Student Fellows

Each year, the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation selects graduate students to become Friday Institute Graduate Student Fellows. Fellows are nominated by Friday Institute faculty fellows or directors and are selected for their strong record of academic achievement and service to students and educators. 

Friday Medal winners Joann Blumenfeld (center left) and Dr. James A. Banks (center right) hold their Friday Medal awards with ceremony speakers (from L to R) Dean Paola Sztajn, Chancellor Randy Woodson, Shaun Kellogg, Hollylynne Lee and Callie Edwards.

Nov 18, 2022

Friday Medal Ceremony Celebrates Two Educators Advancing Equity Through Research and Teaching

Headshot of Zach VanHekken

Nov 18, 2022

My Student Experience: Science Education Major Zach VanHekken Recognized as 2022 Leader of the Pack Finalist

Zach VanHekken, a senior double majoring in science education and chemistry, was named a Leaders of the Pack finalist for his contributions in leadership, scholarship and service. 

Joy Gaston Gayles

Nov 18, 2022

Diverse Issues in Higher Education: ASHE Conference Urges Humanization of Higher Education

Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor Joy Gaston Gayles opened the 47th annual conference for the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) in Las Vegas. 

Joann Blumenfeld and James Banks

Nov 17, 2022

EdNC: Two Friday Medals for 2022 celebrate equity in research and practice

For the first time since 2017, the William & Ida Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at N.C. State’s College of Education recognized multiple honorees. 

Silhouette of child reading

Nov 16, 2022

In-Person Learning Helped Narrow Reading Gaps During Pandemic

In-person classes helped narrow pandemic reading learning losses for some elementary school students, a study led by an NC State researcher found.