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Dec 20, 2023

New Literacies Collaborative Celebrates 10-Year Partnership, Anniversary for Suzhou North America High School During Recent Trip to China

After four years of connecting remotely through virtual trainings, virtual meetings and cross-cultural virtual exchange programs, the New Literacies Collaborative (NLC) at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation visited Suzhou… 

Jul 7, 2023

LASER Institute Summer Workshop

This in-person summer workshop is an intensive five-day program consisting of learning labs, guest speakers, community building activities and research planning sessions. 

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. 

Mar 29, 2023

Collaborative Team at Friday Institute, College of Education to Assess ATR Program Impact on Teaching and Learning in North Carolina with New NCDPI Grant

A recently funded one-year, $249,909 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) grant will allow a collaborative team from the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation and the NC State College of Education to assess the impact of the teacher compensation models and advanced teaching roles (ATR) program on teaching and learning in North Carolina. 

Feb 22, 2023

Serious Fun

Three staffers almost went viral in 2007 with a catchy music video promoting the benefits of VMware’s virtualization software. It turns out that the educational innovation behind the one-hit wonder improved computer access for K-12 students across the state. 

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Dec 13, 2022

New Research on Literacy Teaching Innovations During the COVID-19 Pandemic Highlights Model for Broadcast Pedagogy

A recent research study published by Friday Institute Research Scholar Sarah Bausell, New Literacies Collaborative Director Marie Himes, Associate Director of the Program Evaluation and Education Research (PEER) Group Erin Huggins and Executive Director… 

Oct 12, 2022

Catalyst Grants Support K-12 Students and Teachers For More Personalized, Equitable and Engaged Learning

Researchers presented their work during the fourth annual Catalyst Grant Research Symposium, hosted Sept. 27.  

Aug 12, 2022

Tips for Increasing Learner Engagement During Educator-Designed Instructional Videos

Check out these five tips learned by Friday Institute staff and faculty during their work on the At-Home Learning Initiative. 

Aug 5, 2022

North Carolina’s Virtual Schools Network Takes Flight

Virtual Schools Network (VSN), a partnership between the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation and North Carolina Virtual Public School (NCVirtual) supports and connects traditional virtual public schools. 

Jul 14, 2022

Friday Institute Team Providing Professional Development and Evaluation Support for the NCDPI Innovative Assessment System Pilot Program

Researchers from the Friday Institute are supporting the development of a through-grade assessment system the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction is piloting, the North Carolina Personalized Assessment Tool (NCPAT).