FI Updates

Thinking Locally, Reaching Globally with the New Literacies Teacher Leader Institute

August 4, 2011—Teachers from North Carolina and China attended a collaborative institute that encouraged them to Inquire, Collaborate and Create with innovative inquiry projects that have global significance. The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation hosted the teachers in a week-long experience that helped them understand the affordances of new technologies for learning. Through this project-based […]


Educational Technology Rookie? A Novice No More

July 27, 2011—After thirteen years of teaching Rhonda Meadows will be facing a new classroom this year. And no, it’s not just another set of fresh freshmen faces. She will again be teaching English to ninth graders at Perquimans County High School, but these curious eyes will be peering over laptops eager to follow her […]


Summer is Here: Professional Development Programs at the Friday Institute

July 11, 2011— While the lazy days of summer rest upon North Carolina State University, the doors at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation remain swinging. Through them will walk K-12 teachers, administrators, superintendents, professors and community and government officials from throughout North Carolina and across the nation. These educational leaders are here to attend […]


Find Your Confidence: Teaching Mathematics with Technology

June 21, 2011— Dr. Vivienne Faurot, assistant professor at Utah Valley University, knew she wanted to teach her mathematics education class with technology but was anxious at the thought. Knowing her trepidation a colleague introduced her to North Carolina State University’s Dr. Hollylynne Lee at the 2010 Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators conference. Dr. Hollylynne […]


FIZZ Algebra

February 14, 2011—As mathematics achievement takes the stage nationally, educational researchers are looking to find ways to teach curriculum while helping students attain academic success. At NC State University, one educational specialist has taken a form of presenting curriculum, FIZZ, and transformed teaching Algebra. Dr. Lodge McCammon, a curriculum and contemporary media specialist at the […]


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 […]