Advancing education through innovation in digital-age teaching, learning and leadership, we bring together students, teachers, researchers, policy-makers, educational professionals and other community members to foster collaborations in improving education.
We conduct research, develop educational resources, provide professional development programs for educators, advocate to improve teaching and learning, and help inform policy-making.
2nd Annual Literacy and Community Initiative Reading Celebration
FI Connects Engaging Students with Digital Choice Boards
“Unmute Yourself” Showcase: Leveraging Digital Tools to Facilitate Meaningful, Rigorous and Equity-Minded Classroom Discourse
FI Connects: Make Document and PDF Annotation Simple!
CoDrive-thru Lunch Bunch: Tasty Engagement Ideas to Build Classroom Community
Global Connections with Educators in China: Looking Back, Looking Forward
Friday Institute for Educational Innovation Executive Director Hiller A. Spires, Ph.D., built a bridge connecting North Carolina and China that has allowed students and educators from both countries to develop cross-cultural understandings and innovative approaches to learning.
TIME’s 2020 Top Young Innovator, Gitanjali Rao, Shares 4 Tips for Making STEM Fun
TIME’s 2020 Top Young Innovator, Gitanjali Rao, shares four tips for educators during our Next Generation Education webinar on how to make science more approachable and relevant for students.
Friday Institute’s HI-RiSE Partnership with the American Statistical Association Provides Statistics Resources for Teachers
On April 15, Dr. Hollylynne Lee and her Hub for Innovation and Research in Statistics Education (HIRiSE) team presented at their second American Statistical Association Teacher Meet-up Stats Chat.
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A Message From the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation
As 2021 unfolds, reflection gives way to transformation. The events of 2020 served to hold a looking glass to how we live, how we work and how we learn. At the Friday Institute, we have renewed our commitment to educational innovation, not only as a way to secure a successful future for our students, staff and faculty but also to secure our institution’s legacy as an agency of change.
COVID-19 Support Resources
Click here for a collection of resources to support educators in remote learning.
Professor Hollylynne S. Lee Selected as Finalist for Baylor’s Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching
Hollylynne S. Lee, Ph.D., senior faculty fellow at the Friday Institute and professor of mathematics and statistics education in the NC State College of Education, has been selected as one of three finalists for Baylor University’s highly prestigious 2022 Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching.
Behind the Scenes of North Carolina’s At-Home Learning Initiative
The Friday Institute facilitated the creation and implementation of 192 literacy and math lessons for PreK-5 students as part of the At-Home Learning initiative for remote education in partnership with NC Department of Public Instruction and PBS North Carolina (PBS NC). Most of these lessons will air this year on PBS NC.
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