FI Updates

MOOC-Ed Offered for School and District Leaders

  March 22, 2013 – The Alliance for Excellent Education and Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at North Carolina State University have opened enrollment for a first-of-its-kind Massive Online Open Course for Educators (MOOC-Ed). Titled “Digital Learning Transition,” the free course will examine how the effective use of digital learning can help school districts meet […]


William & Ida Friday Graduate Student Fellows Program

To honor Bill Friday’s legacy, the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation and the North Carolina State University College of Education created the William & Ida Friday Graduate Student Fellows Program. The Friday Fellows will be a highly prestigious program that will enable NC State to attract exceptionally capable and dedicated students who will complete their […]


The Friday Legacy: The 2012 Friday Medal and the New Friday Fellowships

November 15, 2012 9:30 AM | Posted By: Kylie Cafiero North Carolina State University honored Dr. David H. Rose at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation’s Friday Medal Presentation on Wednesday, November 14, 2012. The Friday Medal is awarded annually to honor significant, distinguished and enduring contributions to education and beyond through advocating innovation, advancing […]


William Friday, 1920-2012

A memorial service for Mr. Friday took place on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 10:00 am on the campus of UNC-Chapel Hill. A video of this service can be seen at wral.com Dear Friends, Mr. Bill Friday, who inspired us all, passed away at age 92, peacefully and at home, on Friday morning, Oct 12. […]


Digital Learning: Technology Essential to Transform Education

October 8, 2012—Using technology is no longer optional in education; it has become an essential part of 21st century teaching and learning. This was a common theme throughout the briefings to the Digital Learning Environment in Public Schools Committee (DLC) at their inaugural meeting last week held at the Friday Institute for Education Innovation (FI). […]


Governors Bev Perdue and Bob Wise Address the Digital Transformation of Education

October 1, 2012— Governor Bev Perdue paired up with former West Virginia Governor, Bob Wise, to host an interactive webinar on technology and education last week. The conference was open to the public, with participants listening in from all over the nation. The webinar was hosted by the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation through the […]


A Roadmap For Increasing Student Digital Literacy

June 18, 2012— Technology is driving change in how one digests information and communicates. Educators are working to answer two important questions: What does it mean to be literate in the 21st century? How do teachers cultivate digital literacy for themselves as well as their students? Researchers at North Carolina State University examine this issue […]


Graduating the Next Generation of Education Leaders

May 7, 2012— North Carolina State University’s College of Education is graduating the first class of Master of School Administration students to have successfully completed the program through the Northeast Leadership Academy (NELA). The group celebrated this accomplishment last week at the Governor’s Mansion in Raleigh, North Carolina. Governor Beverly Perdue acknowledged the group. “Here […]


Overcoming Obstacles in Mathematics Learning by Using Video Games

May 1, 2012—Real world application of mathematics concepts leads to understanding and academic success. This environment can be replicated with the use of video games and a ‘learning by doing’ practice. Overcoming obstacles in mathematics learning was the theme of the 2012 Joseph D. Moore Lecture presented by Dr. Keith Devlin on April 26 at […]


National Digital Learning Day

  February 1, 2012 — Digital Learning Day is a national awareness campaign designed to celebrate innovative teachers and highlight instructional practices that strengthen teaching and personalize learning for all students. This year, February 1, marks the first celebration and North Carolina State University is part of the thirty-eight states, 10,000 teachers, and 1.5 million […]