News and Updates
2023 MSEN Day
On April 22, students from all four NC-MSEN Pre-College Programs across the state competed at MSEN Day, a day of competitive events ranging from academic math and science competitions to hands-on STEM activities.
Professor Emerita Hiller Spires Redefines Global Literacies, Provides Books to Underserved Schools Through New Projects
NC State College of Education Professor Emerita and Friday Institute Executive Director Emerita Hiller Spires is helping to develop a unique definition of global literacies through a new book while also working to promote literacy locally and globally through a recently founded organization that provides books to under-resourced areas.
2023 MSEN Seniors
On May 13, NC State's North Carolina Math/Science Education Network Pre-College Program (MSEN) students were recognized for their outstanding academic work and program participation at a formal awards ceremony.
The Irony of Teacher Appreciation
Melissa Rasberry, director of the Professional Learning and Leading Collaborative at the Friday Institute, dives into what truly appreciating teachers should be about this Teacher Appreciation Week.
Friday Institute Partners with NCCU, IEI to Help NCDIT Develop Digital Equity Plan for North Carolina
In partnership with North Carolina Central University and the Institute for Emerging Issues, the Program Evaluation and Education Research (PEER) Group at the Friday Institute will lead the effort to manage the development of a Digital Equity Asset Inventory for North Carolina, conduct a series of listening sessions across the state and facilitate the implementation and analysis of a statewide digital equity survey to help the North Carolina Department of Information Technology Division of Broadband and Digital Equity (NCDIT) develop a five-year digital equity plan.
Literacy and Community Initiative’s Fourth Annual Reading Celebration Highlights Artwork and Writing for the First Time
Youth from CORRAL Riding Academy, Refugee Hope Partners and Juntos will read their written narratives from two newly released books, showcase their artwork and answer questions on their personal journeys during LCI’s Fourth Annual Reading Celebration May 2.
AERA Workshop on Learning Analytics Graduate Programs Highlights Need for Curriculum Sharing
During the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting on April 13, faculty from learning analytics graduate programs across the country convened in a working group roundtable to discuss student competencies, curriculum and instructional approaches in order to improve existing programs and guide the increasing number of programs in development.
Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor Gail Jones’ FAME Project Honored with Partnership Award from North Carolina Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education Center
The Families and Museums Exploring (FAME) project, led by NC State College of Education Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor and Friday Institute Senior Faculty Fellow Gail Jones, has been recognized by the North Carolina Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education Center with a Partnership Award.
New Free Online Professional Learning Platform Supports Educators in Teaching Statistics and Data Science
The Hub for Innovation and Research in Statistics Education (HI-RiSE) team at the Friday Institute has designed and deployed a free, innovative and personalized online learning platform to allow teachers in grades 6-12+ to develop their expertise in teaching statistics and data science.
North Carolina’s Computer Science Professional Development Program Opens for Registration for Statewide Trainings
North Carolina’s Computer Science Professional Development Program provides free professional learning opportunities for North Carolina educators using Code.org’s computer science curriculum.