FI Updates

A Celebration of Education, Innovation & Inspiration

November 18, 2010 11:30 AM | Posted By: Kylie Cafiero North Carolina State University honored Dr. Linda Darling-Hammond at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation’s annual Friday Medal Presentation on Wednesday, Nov. 17. Darling-Hammond, Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education at Stanford University, spoke about, “Transforming Teaching for the 21st Century.” She headed President Barack […]


Adventure Awaits… In the Science Classroom

August 19, 2010— Your adventure begins in a village on a deserted island supplied only with a backpack. The necessities have already been provided—a camera, notebook and map—and will aid you in navigating this quest on foot. No, you are not a part of the next big reality show in island adventures. It’s Crystal Island, […]


NC State Education Specialist: A National Discovery

                         June 28, 2010– Discovery Education announced last week new agreements with BBC, Espresso Education/Channel 4, CBS News, Smarterville/Reading Rainbow, Visual Classroom and North Carolina State University’s Dr. Lodge McCammon, adding robust educational media to its digital content services. McCammon, a curriculum and contemporary […]


North Carolina Continues the Race to the Top

April 5, 2010 – In early March, North Carolina was honored to be one of sixteen finalists for the Race to the Top (RttT) competitive federal grants. The RttT program set aside $4.35 billion from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for states to implement significant education reforms. Forty states and the District of Columbia […]


Dr. Chris Dede Receives Friday Medal

Chris Dede lectures about the future of education after receiving the Friday Medal. NC State University’s College of Education and the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation honored Chris Dede, Ed.D. at its annual Friday Medal Presentation on November 11. An international expert in learning technologies and related policies, Dr. Dede’s research includes focusing on emerging […]


International Connections

November 5, 2009 – As our world becomes flatter, global connections and interdependence become increasingly important for economic as well as educational and social prosperity. With unprecedented economic expansion over the last decade, China is rapidly emerging as a leader in the global marketplace. During this time of dynamic change, the US has the opportunity […]


GRIDC Project Expands into Wind and Sustainable Transportation Technologies

October 5, 2009 – Green Research for Incorporating Data in the Classroom (GRIDC) is a National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded project aimed at developing students’ higher order thinking skills in a data-rich learning environment. The research team has created an extensive data collection system that utilizes renewable energy sources at the North Carolina Solar Center and […]


Research Could Lead More Students To STEM Careers

September 15, 2009 – Filling the pipeline with the next generation of chemists, engineers and statisticians isn’t easy. New research at North Carolina State University hopes to drive U.S. students to careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, also known as STEM. A team of researchers at NC State recently received a $1.8 million grant […]


MINDSET Creates New Math Curriculum

Teachers from across North Carolina learn the latest math curriculum as part of the MINDSET Project. September 5, 2009 – North Carolina is one of several states requiring high school students to take four years of math. For some students this means precalculus or calculus, but for others, this may not be the best option. […]


Pre-College Program Motivates Teens

September 2, 2009 – What do I want to be when I grow up? For Tamara Clegg, the answers were found in the North Carolina Mathematics and Science Education Network (NC-MSEN) Pre-College Program at NC State University. Beginning in the sixth grade, Tamara participated in the program that is designed to prepare underserved students for […]