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.
Digital Promise: Micro-credentials to Support Learner Variability in the Classroom
The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation and Digital Promise Global’s Learner Variability Project collaborated to create a set of micro-credentials for educators as they design learning experiences specifically for each of their diverse learners.
[Video] Student-Authors Read Excerpts from Published Works at Inaugural Reading Celebration
The Literacy and Community Initiative (LCI) investigates and promotes the power of voice among historically underserved students by supporting literacy learning in educational community-based organizations. Hear student-authors read excerpts from their published books at LCI’s Inaugural Reading Celebration.
EdNC: From fear to understanding: the parent’s journey through their child’s learning differences
Parents are in the best position to begin a child’s education around his or her learning difference. At the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, the learning differences team created a parent’s handbook designed to equip parents to do just that.
EdNC: Teachers eager to gain better understanding of learning differences
The Friday Institute has helped develop a Massive Online Open Course for Educators (MOOC-Ed) that K-12 teachers, instructional coaches, instructional support teams and administrators can take to supplement their understanding of learning differences and adopt a common vocabulary around everyday struggles in their classrooms.
EdNC: For students, success with learning differences means self-advocacy and finding comfort in community
At NC State’s Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, a team has put together various courses on learning differences: one multi-course designed for students and another designed for teachers.
The Literacy and Community Initiative Hosts Inaugural Reading Celebration
On March 29, 2019, the Literacy and Community Initiative hosted their first reading celebration at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation. Youth from Triangle Literacy Council’s Bull City YouthBuild and the Juntos program shared their narratives from their published books.
EdNC: Learning Differences: More than a politically correct term for learning disabilities
In part two of this series on learning differences, EdNC reporter Rupen Fofaria takes a look at what “learning differences” means with Friday Institute's Alex Dreier and Dr. Mary Ann Wolf.