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Apr 27, 2023

AERA Workshop on Learning Analytics Graduate Programs Highlights Need for Curriculum Sharing

During the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting on April 13, faculty from learning analytics graduate programs across the country convened in a working group roundtable to discuss student competencies, curriculum and instructional approaches in order to improve existing programs and guide the increasing number of programs in development. 

Apr 3, 2023

North Carolina’s Computer Science Professional Development Program Opens for Registration for Statewide Trainings

North Carolina’s Computer Science Professional Development Program provides free professional learning opportunities for North Carolina educators using Code.org’s computer science curriculum. 

Mar 28, 2023

Three New Scholars Join the Friday Institute’s Professional Learning and Leading Collaborative

The Professional Learning and Leading Collaborative (PLLC) at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation hired three new scholars this month to support its computer science and professional learning work. 

Nov 2, 2022

2022-2023 Catalyst Grant Winners Announced

The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation and the NC State College of Education have awarded three Catalyst Grants that are designed 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.  

Oct 4, 2022

Friday Institute Educators, Warren County Students Overcome Obstacles and Find Inspiration Through Robotics

Friday Institute staff taught a three-week robotics class as part of Warren County Schools’ (WCS) Summer Bridge Acceleration Camp July 11-29. 

Sep 26, 2022

Friday Institute Team to Increase Access to Computing Education for North Carolina’s Elementary Students with Department of Education Grant

A new one-year, $349,286 grant from the U.S. Department of Education will allow a team at the Friday Institute to create and develop a sustainable community of elementary teachers to support ongoing integration of computer science (CS) concepts into core content areas. 

Jul 28, 2022

LASER Institute Scholars Gather for First In-Person Workshop for Learning, Community and Collaboration

The LASER Institute, a professional development program for early and mid-career researchers, held its first in-person weeklong summer workshop July 11-15 at the Friday Institute to support its scholars in their professional development throughout the year.  

Jun 13, 2022

PLLC Director Melissa Rasberry Contributes to New Book on Computing Education for In-Service Teachers

A new book on research and practices in computing education includes a chapter about micro-credentials as a pathway for professional development written by Melissa Rasberry, director of the Professional Learning and Leading Collaborative at the Friday Institute. 

May 16, 2022

New NCDPI Grant Will Facilitate Training of 1,100 Educators to Teach Computer Science in Every Middle and High School in North Carolina

A three-year $1.8 million grant from NCDPI will give the Friday Institute the ability to expand its computer science teacher professional learning program so every middle school and high school in North Carolina has a highly qualified computer science teacher. 

Mar 18, 2022

Friday Institute’s Online Professional Learning Now All On Demand

For the first time, the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation is offering all of its courses and modules on the PLACE on demand, allowing educators greater flexibility as they teach in-person and remotely this year.