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Jun 12, 2024

Empowering North Carolina Educators: Embrace Computer Science Training for a Brighter Future

In an era where technology influences nearly every aspect of our lives, the importance of computer science (CS) education cannot be overstated. Recognizing this, North Carolina has taken significant steps… 

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Jun 5, 2024

Friday Institute and NCDPI Partner to Support NC’s Digital Learning Plan Through Data Privacy and Cybersecurity

School shuts down when technology does. This was Ashley McBride’s experience as the tech director of a North Carolina school district when a fiber optic cable was cut, leaving a… 

May 16, 2024

NC Computer Science Professional Development Workshop

North Carolina’s Computer Science Teaching Professional Learning Program (NC-CS-PLP) aims to help students learn computer science concepts and gain skills to actively engage as informed participants in a technology-driven world.… 

May 16, 2024

LASER Institute Selects 2024 Cohort of Scholars

The Learning Analytics in STEM Education Research (LASER) Institute, founded by the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, has selected its first cohort of LASER Institute scholars for LASER BEAM (Broadening… 

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Apr 30, 2024

Customized Growth: The Power of Personalized Professional Development in K-12 Education

In the ever-evolving landscape of K-12 education, the need for personalized professional development has never been more apparent. As educators, our commitment to lifelong learning doesn’t end with our teaching… 

Apr 9, 2024

Unlocking the Future: Why Educators Should Dive into Computer Science Training

In today’s digital age, the significance of computer science education cannot be overstated. From powering our smartphones to driving innovation in every sector, computer science is the backbone of modern… 

Apr 4, 2024

Closing the Gap in Computer Science: Effective Strategies to Navigate Preparatory Privilege

In its quest to broaden participation of all students across the state in computer science and prepare them to fill the thousands of computing jobs vacancies in the coming years,… 

Feb 21, 2024

Take the Lead in Learner Agency:  Transformative Learning Opportunities to Empower Teachers and Ed Leadership are now OPEN

At its core, learner agency embodies the belief that students should not merely be recipients of knowledge but active participants in their own learning journey. Learner agency shifts the focus… 

Feb 15, 2024

Friday Institute’s New Learner Agency Modules Provide Practical Solutions to Foster Learner Agency

The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation recently launched an extensive update of its learner agency modules based on feedback from pilot testing and survey data. The Learner Agency modules were… 

Feb 7, 2024

Exploring the Cutting Edge: A Guide to Integrating Generative AI into our Evolving Educational Landscape

In the ever-evolving landscape of education, the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) is a significant game-changer. AI is prevalent – I am seeing it everywhere – with educational conferences featuring…