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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.  

Aug 24, 2022

Hollylynne Lee and Gemma Mojica Host Online Workshop for Teachers As New Co-Chairs for the American Statistical Association’s Meeting Within a Meeting

After 15 years, the American Statistical Association's Meeting within a Meeting, a statistics workshop for K-12 teachers, has two new program co-chairs: Friday Institute's Hollylynne Lee and Gemma Mojica. 

May 25, 2022

Symposium Organized by Assistant Professor Crystal Chen Lee Encourages ‘Teaching and Telling Asian American Stories’ in the Classroom

Asian Americans are the fastest growing racial group in the United States. Despite this population growth, Asian American stories are often absent from school curricula and Asian American histories rarely appear in state standards for K-12 education. Assistant Professor Crystal Chen Lee decided to organize the “Teaching and Telling Asian American Stories Virtual Symposium” to share these often invisible stories of Asian Americans. 

Feb 25, 2022

Friday Institute Hosts Webinar on Building Quantum Computing Talent in NC Schools

Educators and administrators across the state participated in a virtual discussion with leading education and technology experts to discuss an emerging technology with the power to change the world--quantum computing. 

Feb 2, 2022

Exploring Next Generation Education: Four K-12 Trends That Matter for 2022

Four trends for educators to consider to usher in new ways of thinking about and doing education in 2022, as discussed during a virtual panel with K-12 education thought leaders. 

Aug 6, 2020

Educators Share Lessons From the NC Conference for Educational Equity

Hear lessons learned from these attendees of the NC Conference for Educational Equity. 

Jun 22, 2020

Friday Institute Hosts Statewide Virtual Educational Equity Conference

The Friday Institute's first-ever educational equity conference will be held July 21-22. 

Jun 4, 2020

Creating Sense of Awe Increases Student Interest in Science and Provides Comfort With Uncertainty

North Carolina science educators learned how they can use awe to increase their students' interest and motivation to learn science during a daylong virtual workshop. 

May 19, 2020

EdNC: Perspective | We Can’t Put the Genie Back in the Bottle: Designing Next-Generation Education in the Time of Crisis

Hiller A. Spires, Ph.D., shares her takeaways from the Friday Institute's Next Generation Education webinar series to provide guidance for the future of education. 

May 14, 2020

We Can’t Put the Genie Back in the Bottle: Designing Next-Generation Education in the Time of Crisis

As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, people in North Carolina, the U.S. and around the world are confined to their homes with no clear idea of when life will…