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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… 

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Dec 7, 2023

Professor Emeritus Eric Wiebe Addresses 21st Century Educational Challenges and Opportunities in STEM Classroom-based Assessment in New Report

NC State College of Education Professor Emeritus Eric Wiebe is a lead researcher, editor and author of a recent report reviewing the current status of STEM classroom assessment research. This report,… 

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Dec 5, 2023 Recognizes Friday Institute During CSEdCon for Most New Teachers Trained

This year, the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation’s computer science (CS) team trained the most new teachers in grades 6-12 and 10% of all teachers who participated in’s… 

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Oct 23, 2023

Ensuring Inclusive Learning: The Importance of Accessibility Practices in K-12 Classrooms

In today’s digital age, technology has become an integral part of K-12 education. Digital tools and resources offer countless opportunities to enhance learning experiences, engage students and prepare them for… 

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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. 

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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. 

Apr 20, 2023

New Free Online Professional Learning Platform Supports Educators in Teaching Statistics and Data Science

The Hub for Innovation and Research in Statistics Education (HI-RiSE) team at the Friday Institute has designed and deployed a free, innovative and personalized online learning platform to allow teachers in grades 6-12+ to develop their expertise in teaching statistics and data science. 

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’s computer science curriculum. 

Feb 13, 2023

Spring 2023 Online Professional Learning Courses Now Open

The Friday Institute is opening three free courses that cover a variety of topics including social and emotional learning, learning differences and mathematics. 

Oct 18, 2022

Educators Share Online Professional Development Needs During the Pandemic in Recent Friday Institute Study and Upcoming Webinar

Through funding from Oak Foundation, researchers from the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation conducted an exploratory qualitative study, “Insight into Contemporary Professional Growth Needs for North Carolina Educators,” to better understand the classroom-, school- and district-level challenges North Carolina educators were facing one year into the pandemic.