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NC Conference for Educational Equity
PBI Global Planning 2021/22
Friday Institute Crosstalk: Statistics and Data Science Education in K-12: A Critical Literacy Approach and Implications for Curriculum and Professional Learning
Friday Institute Crosstalk: Advancing Equity-Mindedness at the Friday Institute
Friday Institute Crosstalk: Learner Agency
EducationNC: Despite Resistance, Equity Gatherings Endure Because Students Still Suffer Injustices
EducationNC's Rupen Fofaria highlights the Friday Institute's NC Conference for Educational Equity as an example of the importance of educational equity gatherings.
New NCMA Course Co-Developed with the Friday Institute Helps Teachers Use Art-Based SEL Strategies in the Classroom
The North Carolina Museum of Art has co-developed a course with the Friday Institute on art-based strategies to support teachers on “developing inclusive classroom environments based on the core competencies of SEL.” The self-paced online course for educators, Art and SEL, runs from June 22 through Aug. 17.
Friday Institute Publishes Initial Report on Rural Home Internet Access Pilot
An initial report of a pilot program to test emerging wireless technologies for rural areas finds no absolute solution to broadband challenges.
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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.
NC Conference for Educational Equity
This FREE, two-day virtual conference welcomes all educators! The 2nd Annual North Carolina Conference for Educational Equity will focus on the district-wide practices, community-based programs, school policies and classroom procedures that have created more equitable learning and life outcomes for students.
The North Carolina Rural Student Home Internet Access Pilot Program Initial Report
The Friday Institute’s Technology Infrastructure Lab is investigating alternative and cutting-edge wireless technologies that could be used to provide rural students with home internet access. Their initial report provides some early findings and recommendations.
COVID-19 Support Resources
Click here for a collection of resources to support educators in remote learning.
Museum Volunteer Programs Could Play Important Role in Developing Pipeline of Much-needed Science Teachers
Museum volunteer programs could be a potential avenue for recruiting high school students into science teaching and communication careers, according to a recent study supported by a Catalyst Grant from the Friday Institute and NC State College of Education.
Five Questions with…Dr. Kevin Winn on Teaching Children about Racial Justice in America
Research Assistant Kevin Winn, Ph.D., is releasing his first published book for children, Juneteenth, which is part of a series he wrote titled Racial Justice in America: Histories.
Exploring Next-Generation Education Webinar Series
Watch and listen to these cross-sector discussions on how we can work collectively to explore next-generation education systems, moderated by Friday Institute Executive Director Hiller Spires, Ph.D.
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