News and Updates: Dr Hiller A. Spires
New Research on Literacy Teaching Innovations During the COVID-19 Pandemic Highlights Model for Broadcast Pedagogy
A recent research study published by Friday Institute staff highlights how literacy classroom instructional approaches can be adapted for television through the concept of broadcast pedagogy.
Education Week: Third Grade Reading Retention Is Back. Should It Be?
Friday Institute Executive Director and Professor Emerita Hiller Spires discusses ways to make reading retention more effective.
Project-Based Inquiry (PBI) Global Research Highlights How Motivation And Science Knowledge May Be Influenced By School Contextual Factors
A recent study written by Executive Director and Professor Emerita Hiller Spires, New Literacies Collaborative Director Marie Himes and NC State College of Education Assistant Professor Erin Krupa is contributing findings to a growing body of evidence in support of project-based learning.
New Children’s Book Series Inspired by William and Ida Friday’s Passion for Education
The Friday Institute hosted a luncheon May 19 to introduce educators and NC State fans to a new children's book that was partially inspired by Dr. William Friday and Ida Friday’s leadership and advocacy to advance K-12 education in North Carolina.
Through a Mutually-Beneficial Model, the Friday Institute PEER Group is Making Space for Historically Marginalized Students in Education Research and Evaluation
In 2020, the PEER Group launched an internship program for undergraduate students that allowed student interns to receive training in leadership, educational research and evaluation techniques while contributing to PEER Group projects.
Friday Institute Executive Director, Associate Dean and Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor Hiller Spires to Retire June 1, 2022
Hiller Spires, Ph.D., executive director of the Friday Institute and associate dean at the NC State College of Education, will retire after a 43-year career in education, including over 35 years at the College of Education.
Person Early College Sees Success with the Project-Based Inquiry (PBI) Global Program
Person Early College for Innovation and Leadership has started their fourth year of collaboration with the Friday Institute’s PBI Global team.
Exploring Next Generation Education: Four K-12 Trends That Matter for 2022
Four trends for educators to consider to usher in new ways of thinking about and doing education in 2022, as discussed during a virtual panel with K-12 education thought leaders.
Educators Come Together for Powerful NC PreK-12 Literacy and Equity Summit
834 educators and other stakeholders from across the state joined the NC PreK-12 Literacy and Equity Summit virtually on January 19 to attend keynote and breakout sessions that discussed how to get NC students to read on grade level.
EducationNC: If You Care about Childhood Literacy, Here’s an Invitation to a Conversation You Won’t Want to Miss