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 Crosstalk: Developing a Personalized Survey Tool to Inform School Decision Making
New Literacies Collaborative Spring 2020 Symposium
2nd Annual Literacy and Community Initiative Reading Celebration
Bringing a Sense of Awe to Your Science Instruction: Educator Workshop
NC-MSEN Summer Scholars STEM Camp @ NC State
EdNC: More skilled workers needed for the jobs of tomorrow: Announcing 5,000 new apprenticeships
The Friday Institute received a four-year, $6 million closing the skills gap grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, which will fund the Artificial Intelligence Academy: NC Apprenticeships for Innovation.
Grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to Support AI Apprenticeships
A new four-year, $6 million project led by North Carolina State University and funded by the U.S. Department of Labor will support 5,000 workers with training, college coursework and certification to work in the emerging field of artificial intelligence (AI). Carla C. Johnson, senior faculty fellow and professor of science education at NC State, is the principal investigator of the project “Artificial Intelligence Academy (AIA): North Carolina Apprenticeships for Innovation,” which will be affiliated with the NC State College of Education’s Friday Institute for Educational Innovation.
Friday Institute Senior Faculty Fellow Carla C. Johnson Expands Online Learning Opportunities for K-12 Educators with New Grant from Institute of Education Sciences
Two new Professional Learning Online Modules will enable teachers to support early childhood mathematics and literacy in elementary and middle schools.
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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.