FI Updates

Friday Institute Hosts National Thought-Leaders on Technology-Enabled Personalized Learning

February 21, 2014 – Over 100 education, corporate, research, and nonprofit leaders came together at the National Technology-Enabled Personalized Learning Summit (TEPLS) at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at NC State University from Feb. 11-13. Described as a working meeting, the experts and leaders compared experiences, identified common barriers and solutions, and coordinated future […]

Celebrating Digital Learning Day 2014: New MOOC-Ed Course

February 5, 2014 – NC State University unveils a new Massive Open Online Courses in Education (MOOC-Ed) beginning in March through the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation. Marking the Alliance for Excellent Education’s Digital Learning Day, registration is officially open on the course covering the integration of digital learning in schools. Coaching Digital Learning | […]

‘Tinker’ing Toward a Better Education: Dr. Robert Tinker Awarded 2013 Friday Medal

November 22, 2013 – North Carolina State University honored Dr. Robert Tinker at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation’s Friday Medal Presentation on Wednesday, November 20, 2013. The Friday Medal is awarded annually to honor significant, distinguished and enduring contributions to education and beyond through advocating innovation, advancing education and imparting inspiration. “I know that […]

Incorporating ‘Unseen Worlds’ Into Wake County Classrooms

November 15, 2013 – On Wednesday, Nov. 13, over 50 Wake County teachers put on their 3D glasses and delved into the invisible universe for a viewing of National Geographic Entertainment’s Mysteries of the Unseen World at Marbles Kids Museum. Mysteries of the Unseen World is a scientific documentary that uses high-speed and time-lapse photography, […]

DLC’s Technology Leader Institute helps 14 NC districts update their tech-toolboxes

October 25, 2013 – Rather than locking tablets and smart phones away during the school day, the Friday Institute’s Digital Learning Collaborative (DLC) encourages educators to use technology to support student-centered learning and teaching. On Oct. 15-16, over 100 technology leaders from 14 North Carolina Golden Leaf funded schools and districts attended the DLC’s fifth […]

Google Gifts MOOC-Ed Team $20K, MOOC-Ed Researcher Awarded $25K by MRI

October 8, 2013 – As the Digital Learning Transition (DLT) and Mathematics Learning Trajectories (MLT) Massive Online Open Courses for Educators (MOOC-Eds) enter their fall sessions, planning is underway for the future of MOOC-Eds as research expands and interest grows. The Friday Institute’s MOOC-Ed project was recently given a $20,000 gift from Google to further […]

NC State Wins $4.7 Million Grant to Expand NELA

October 4, 2013 – North Carolina State University will use a $4.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to expand its efforts to train principals and assistant principals for hard-to-staff school districts in the northeastern region of the state. Thirteen districts will benefit from an expanded North East Leadership Academy (NELA), which offers specialized instruction […]

NC State Lands $7.3M ‘Citizen Science’ Grant to Boost Research in Schools

September 18, 2013 – North Carolina State University is taking the lead on a five-year, $7.3 million “citizen science” initiative funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The goal of the program is to give science teachers and students the opportunity to engage in meaningful scientific research while improving the educational success of both teachers […]

Two MOOCs for Educators from the Friday Institute Offered This Fall

September 12, 2013 – The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at NC State University is pleased to announce that registration is now open for our next two Massive Online Open Courses for Educators (MOOC-Eds). The Planning for the K-12 Digital Learning Transition MOOC-Ed, offered in collaboration with the Alliance for Excellent Education’s Project 24 will begin […]

Chinese Students Visit NC State for Day of Cultural Exchange

August 8, 2013 – Over 100 students from Beijing, China visited NC State University to work with the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation’s New Literacies Collaborative (NLC). It marks the first time the NLC has had the opportunity to work with the public school students from China. For the past four years, Dr. Hiller Spires, […]