Skip to main content

PLLC

Oct 16, 2023

Catalyst Grants Support Educators to Improve Instruction, Access and Advocacy

Since 2018, the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation and NC State’s College of Education have provided funding for more than 20 research projects through Catalyst Grants to support collaborative research projects… 

A girl in the back of a classroom raises her hand

Aug 31, 2023

Reinforcing Expectations With Norms: Part 2

Whether you are an educator in the traditional classroom or teach virtually, it is important to develop safe, responsible and healthy habits as students engage with learning, each other and… 

A girl in the back of a classroom raises her hand

Aug 30, 2023

Reinforcing Expectations With Norms: Part 1

Whether you are an educator in the traditional classroom or teach virtually, it is important to develop safe, responsible and healthy habits as students engage with learning, each other and… 

A woman with long dark hair sits in a chair in a colorful classroom

Aug 18, 2023

Reflections of a First-Year Teacher

Author’s Note: Ms. Moffatt is a participant in the Friday Institute and Wake County Public School System’s Making Computer Science Stick initiative to increase elementary teachers’ capacity to integrate computer… 

Banner for the article titled Avoiding Missed Connections: Virtual School Communication and Outreach. Features four students sitting on the floor with their legs stretched out with laptops on their laps.

Jul 26, 2023

Avoiding Missed Connections: Virtual School Communication and Outreach

Researchers Amy Walter and Jaclyn Stevens from the Friday Institute share must-haves for any virtual school focused on communication and outreach. 

Cover of the program report for the Virtual Schools Network. Features a person's hand using a tablet.

Jul 20, 2023

Virtual Schools Network: Supporting the realities faced by virtual school educators

The Friday Institute and NCVPS teams have been committed to building a support system that puts the needs of educators, students and their families first with the Virtual Schools Network. They recently released their program report of their pilot year. 

Jul 10, 2023

Navigating Post-Pandemic Education: Addressing Challenges, Embracing Change and Advocating for Systematic Support

Research Scholar Amy Walters discusses advocating for systematic support and collaborating with key stakeholders to create a thriving educational ecosystem in a post-pandemic world. 

Jun 12, 2023

Celebrating the End of the School Year: Reflections and Revelations

Senior Research Scholar Emmy Coleman delves into the significance of the school year end and the invaluable lessons it offers educators. 

May 4, 2023

The Irony of Teacher Appreciation

Melissa Rasberry, director of the Professional Learning and Leading Collaborative at the Friday Institute, dives into what truly appreciating teachers should be about this Teacher Appreciation Week. 

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.