FI Updates

Meet Kenya Shakir, Raleigh College Center Coordinator

By Elizabeth A. Thompson The fall college semester is right around the corner. Many anxious, excited families will soon load vehicles with necessities and mementos from home as eager young people meet roommates, explore bustling campuses, and establish new daily rhythms and routines. Of course, each individual’s experience is unique, but many people who have […]


Where Culture and Education Come Together for Partnership in China

This article was originally published by NC State’s College of Education News. Click here to view the original article.   By Kylie Cafiero On Saturday, June 11, the Chinese Dragon Boat Festival comes to a close. The festival, running from June 9 to June 11, commemorates the life and death of the famous Chinese scholar Qu Yuan, […]


Friday Institute Joins Code.org as Professional Learning Partner

RALEIGH, N.C. — The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at NC State University has partnered with Code.org as a Professional Learning Partner, joining a nationwide network of partners to support efforts to expand access to computer science in K-12 schools. “We are excited to partner with a leader such as Code.org to bring computer science […]


Statistics MOOC-Ed Starts June 6

RALEIGH, N.C. — The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at NC State University is providing a free online course this summer for statistics teachers that begins June 6. Teaching Statistics through Data Investigations is a massive open online course for educators (MOOC-Ed) that empowers educators to take control of their own professional learning, giving them […]


Going Places: PBI Global Experience Helps Student Win Travel Scholarship

  By Audrey White When Mackenzie Lamb is touring Europe this summer, she probably won’t be thinking about China. But her connection to a Friday Institute for Educational Innovation program that helped develop Suzhou North America (SNA) High School in Suzhou, China, opened the door to a travel scholarship for Lamb’s upcoming trip. Dr. Hiller […]


New Report Reveals Value of Learning Differences MOOC-Ed

Despite their passion for teaching and commitment to the field, educators around the world – with varying years of experience, teaching different subjects, at different levels, in a variety of contexts – are continually challenged to meet the diverse learning needs of their students. A new report suggests that the Learning Differences Massive Open Online […]


New Research Reveals Experienced Teachers are More Open to Using New Technology

Award-winning research on 3-D virtual reality presented at Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education Raleigh, NC – A National Technology Initiative Leadership Fellows Award winning paper, “Teachers’ Pedagogical Perceptions of Novel 3-D Haptic-Enabled Virtual Reality Technology,” presented today at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) meeting in Savannah, Georgia, revealed that experienced […]


Five Questions with Michael Evans, Author of New Book on Learning Sciences

Click here to see the original article from the College of Education News website March 2, 2016  |  Kylie Cafiero Dr. Michael Evans, associate professor and senior research fellow at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at NC State University’s College of Education, co-edited and contributed to a new book recently released titled Reflections on […]


Consider It Mapped: How mapmaker Emily Antoszyk sees our world

This article was originally posted on EducationNC February 22, 2016 | Audrey White We are living in an increasingly visual society. Platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram show our desire for information that is fast, visually appealing, and easy to digest. Now, many researchers and practitioners are taking the concepts demonstrated in social media and […]


Seven Lessons Learned from Implementing Micro-Credentials

New Report Offers Insight into a New Wave of Personalized Professional Development for Educators A new wave of personalized, competency-based professional development resources are providing a way for teachers to earn recognition for the skills they acquire through formal and informal learning opportunities, according to a report from the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at […]