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.
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Juntos Senior Director Diana Urieta Joins Friday Institute Advisory Board
The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation added a member to its advisory board this month—Juntos Senior Director, Co-Developer and Extension Specialist Diana Urieta.
Education Week: How the Pandemic Prompted Teachers to Give Students More Flexibility, Choice (in Charts)
Friday Institute Research Scholar Patricia Hilliard, Ph.D., discusses instructional changes in American schools over the past year and how educators can build off of the successes that have emerged from a year of mostly online and hybrid instruction.
2 College of Education Faculty Join the Friday Institute as 2021-2023 Faculty Fellows
NC State College of Education Assistant Professors Adria Shipp Dunbar, Ph.D., and Erin Krupa, Ph.D., have been selected to serve two-year terms as 2021-2023 Friday Institute faculty fellows, beginning in August 2021, at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation.
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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.
Friday Institute Forges a Path in Online Professional Learning
Nine years ago, the Friday Institute launched an initiative focused on meeting the growing needs of schools and equipping educators with research-based professional development. Since then, online professional learning at the Friday Institute has served more than 76,000 educators in 50 states and more than 160 countries. With the onset of COVID-19, the project saw a tenfold increase in participants in the spring—serving more than 25,000 participants and making 2020 the project’s most successful year of courses.
Staff Spotlight: Dr. Kevin Winn
TIME’s 2020 Top Young Innovator, Gitanjali Rao, Shares 4 Tips for Making STEM Fun
TIME’s 2020 Top Young Innovator, Gitanjali Rao, shared four tips for educators during our Next Generation Education webinar on how to make science more approachable and relevant for students.
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