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.
Friday Institute Cross-Talk: How the NC-MSEN Pre-College Program Impacts Underserved Programs Through University Partnerships
MSEN Summer Scholars Program at NC State
5 Questions with Friday Institute Executive Director Dr. Carla C. Johnson on STEM Education, What Shaped Her Work, and Astronaut Buzz Aldrin
Friday Institute Executive Director Carla C. Johnson, Ph.D. shares how she became interested in STEM education, what shaped her work and how she began working with astronaut Buzz Aldrin.
IES Director Highlights Friday Institute MOOC-Eds in First-Year Report
In a recent report of the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) Director Mark Schneider’s first-year accomplishments, two of the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation’s Massive Open Online Courses for Educators (MOOC-Eds) were highlighted as examples of how IES’ Practice Guides are translated into practice.
Digital Learning Collaborative: Screen time in school: Good, bad, or to be determined?
When a concerned parents asks Digital Innovation Coach Dr. Patricia Hilliard how much screen time her child will get when her school 'goes digital', Dr. Hilliard starts to examine how digital learning contributes to any potential harm associated with screen time.
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Strategic Focus Areas
Our work centers on the critical challenges of creating the next-generation education system that is required to prepare all students for success in further education, careers and civic life in the rapidly changing global, digital world. Our strategic focus areas reflect our mission and goals and build upon our prior and ongoing work in North Carolina and nationally. In each focus area, we take systemic approaches that incorporate the perspectives of practitioners, researchers, policymakers and community members.