News and Updates: Dr Melissa A Rasberry
Learning and Leading in the Age of Complexity
How do we navigate learning and leading in such an age of complexity? PLLC Director Melissa Rasberry shares strategies for making our education system more sustainable, adaptive and innovative.
2022-2023 Catalyst Grant Winners Announced
The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation and the NC State College of Education have awarded three Catalyst Grants that are designed to increase research collaborations between faculty and staff at both entities and seed collaborative, high-impact research that will lead to further inquiry and support.
The Power of the Pause
Time. There just never seems to be enough of it. Whether I was checking things off my to-do list or running late to an appointment, I’ve been hyper aware of...
Friday Institute Team to Increase Access to Computing Education for North Carolina’s Elementary Students with Department of Education Grant
A new one-year, $349,286 grant from the U.S. Department of Education will allow a team at the Friday Institute to create and develop a sustainable community of elementary teachers to support ongoing integration of computer science (CS) concepts into core content areas.
Friday Institute Hosts High School Students in Career Accelerator Workforce Development Program
The Friday Institute hosted local high school students to learn about education careers, practice interview skills and gain insight into some of the Friday Institute’s projects as part of WakeEd Partnership's Career Accelerator Program.
Seven Friday Institute Staff Selected for Duke’s 3C Fellows Program to Foster Inclusivity Through Computing Environments
Seven staff members at the Friday Institute were selected to be in the third cohort of Cultural Competence in Computing (3C) Fellows, a program of the Identity in Computing Lab at Duke University.
PLLC Director Melissa Rasberry Contributes to New Book on Computing Education for In-Service Teachers
A new book on research and practices in computing education includes a chapter about micro-credentials as a pathway for professional development written by Melissa Rasberry, director of the Professional Learning and Leading Collaborative at the Friday Institute.
New NCDPI Grant Will Facilitate Training of 1,100 Educators to Teach Computer Science in Every Middle and High School in North Carolina
A three-year $1.8 million grant from NCDPI will give the Friday Institute the ability to expand its computer science teacher professional learning program so every middle school and high school in North Carolina has a highly qualified computer science teacher.
Friday Institute Partners with The ASSISTments Foundation on Award-Winning Grant to Scale and Expand Tutoring Technology for Pandemic Recovery
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded an $8 million grant to a partnership team from the Friday Institute, The ASSISTments Foundation, Worcester Polytechnic Institute and WestEd to support learning acceleration and recovery from COVID-related learning-loss among K-12 students.
Dr. Melissa Rasberry Joins Friday Institute as Director of Professional Learning and Leading Collaborative
Melissa A. Rasberry, Ed.D., is joining the Friday Institute as the director of the Professional Learning and Leading Collaborative (PLLC) beginning Jul. 1, 2021.