FI Updates

K-12 Outreach Efforts In Step With NC State

July 31, 2013 — North Carolina State University was recently named the top land-grant and ranked number seven overall among public, national colleges and universities in granting the largest percentage of bachelor’s degrees in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation has several programs that help lead students on that same STEM […]


Helping Teachers Build a Math Course Through Engineering Concepts

Dr. Karen Keene works on teaching mathematics using engineering principles with a group of teachers who attended the MINDSET summer workshop at the Friday Institute. June 28, 2013—When will I ever use this stuff? Changing the minds of students in mathematics classes, so this sentiment disappears, is the goal of an education research project based […]


Mathematics + Technology = Today’s Classroom

June 7, 2013 – This year marked the fifth anniversary of mathematics teacher educators learning to implement technology-based mathematics tasks and pedagogical practices with the project, Preparing to Teach Mathematics with Technology (PTMT). This project addresses mathematics content, pedagogy and technological skills in an integrated manner. In early June, Drs. Karen Hollebrands, Hollylynne Lee and Allison […]


Read to Achieve: Understanding the Foundation of Learning

  April 18, 2013 – What does the Excellent Public Schools Act mean for teachers and students? This was the theme of the New Literacies Collaborative Spring Symposium co-sponsored with the NC Department of Public Instruction at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation yesterday. “Reading is foundational for most of what we do in academics […]


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 […]