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 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.
Effective Coaching: Insights from the Field
This story from the field was developed to capture stories of instructional coaches from across the state that have participated in the professional learning offerings provided through the North Carolina Digital Learning Initiative.
Research and Educator Micro-Credentials White Paper
Micro-credentials offer an important opportunity for educators to strengthen their professional learning. The Friday Institute has completed the validation process for six micro-credentials, with another 20 nearly complete as of December 2018.
Spring 2019 MOOC-Eds Now Open for Registration
Free high-quality online courses for educators are now open for registration for the Spring 2019 session, which starts on February 5. The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation is offering five...
Blended Learning That Connects Teachers, Students and Parents around Learning Differences
Part 1 of the Friday’s Institute’s insights on effective blended learning to understand learning differences.
New $1 Million Grant Will Support Broadening Participation in Computer Science and Computational Thinking
A team of faculty and researchers at NC State University were recently awarded a three-year $1 million National Science Foundation grant in collaboration with Wake County Schools, UNC-Charlotte and Charlotte-Mecklenburg...
How Educators Can Build Student Agency and Help Students Advocate for Themselves
Educators must purposefully cultivate both sides of learner agency. Fortunately, there are many valuable resources available to teachers interested in going deep into this work.
New Guide Helps Parents Support Students in LEADing in Their Learning
For more than a century, educators have iteratively tried to improve the structures of schooling by refining the environment design, adopting new resources, and adjusting the requirements for high school...