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Dec 6, 2023

Computer Science for North Carolina Convening Provides Guidance, Gathers Key Stakeholders for Implementing Computer Science Across the State

In collaboration with the Expanding Computing Education Pathways (ECEP) Alliance, the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation hosted a Computer Science for North Carolina (CS4NC) statewide convening Nov. 9 in order… 

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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… 

Oct 25, 2023

MSEN Students Exposed to Future STEM Careers During Lenovo Field Trip

Over the last three years, Lenovo has donated over $40,000 to the North Carolina Math/Science Education Network (MSEN) Pre-College Program at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation while cultivating a… 

Sep 29, 2023

Empowering Educators: Transforming Classrooms Through Camp CS and Computer Science Integration

Thanks to funding from the U.S. Department of Education’s K-12 Congressionally Funded Community Projects and House Representative Deborah Ross, the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, in partnership with Wake County… 

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Sep 27, 2023

AI in K-12 Education Convening

INVITATION ONLY The AI in K-12 Education Convening prioritizes insights into the transformative potential of generative AI in education, strategies to empower educators through innovative AI-driven teaching tools, ethical considerations… 

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Sep 6, 2023

Friday Institute and NCDPI Partner on ​​K-12 Cybersecurity and School Connectivity Initiatives for North Carolina Public Schools

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) has awarded the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation’s Technology Infrastructure Lab (TIL) two new grants to support the North Carolina K-12 Cybersecurity… 

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Aug 23, 2023

LASER Institute Builds Community of Scholars for Lifelong Connections, Future Collaboration

The LASER Institute held their third and final summer workshop, an intensive five-day program of learning labs, research planning sessions and guest speakers. 

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Aug 22, 2023

Students Gain Real-World Experiences in Augmented and Virtual Realities at MSEN Summer Camp with Newcombe Family Donation

A $50,000 donation from the Newcombe family in honor of Johan Newcombe provided 25 students from Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School and the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation’s North Carolina… 

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. 

Jul 7, 2023

NC Computer Science Professional Development

These computer science professional development trainings are intensive, highly supportive programs designed to prepare educators who have not necessarily taught or studied computer science previously.