Professor Hollylynne Lee Continues to Help Teachers Prepare Data Literate Students Through $2.9 Million NSF Grant
Professor Hollylynne Lee believes many high school graduates are underprepared with the necessary statistics and data science skills to pursue a STEM career. She is now using an NSF grant to curate and create online resources to help statistics teachers prepare data literate students.
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 parent 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.
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.
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.
Ed Week: Two Ways to Add ‘Computational Thinking’ to Middle School Science
During AERA's annual conference, researchers from NC State University and the University of Colorado, Boulder, highlighted two pilot programs to use computational thinking to enhance standard science units.
Ed Week: Can Learning Analytics Improve Learning? Researchers Discuss at AERA
At the annual conference of the American Educational Research Association, Dr. Mary Ann Wolf and other leaders in the field discussed questions about mining student data to help educators.
ARLnow: APS Technology Initiative Gets High Marks from Students, But Remains Polarizing for Parents
A new study conducted by Dr. Shaun B. Kellogg indicates that most Arlington Public Schools staff and students find personal electronic devices helpful in the classroom, but parents were more skeptical.