Global Connections with Educators in China: Looking Back, Looking Forward
Friday Institute for Educational Innovation Executive Director Hiller A. Spires, Ph.D., built a bridge connecting North Carolina and China that has allowed students and educators from both countries to develop cross-cultural understandings and innovative approaches to learning.
Professor Hiller Spires Helps Students Cultivate Relationships on 1st Study Abroad Trip to China
Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor Hiller Spires, Ph.D., has been to China more than a dozen times, but a study abroad course this spring gave her a new perspective as students learned about education and cultivated relationships during the 3-city tour.
Where Culture and Education Come Together for Partnership in China
This article was originally published by NC State's College of Education News. Click here to view the original article. By Kylie Cafiero On Saturday, June 11, the Chinese Dragon Boat Festival...
Heading Home with Full Hearts and Minds
By haspires As we board our plane heading for Raleigh, we continue to process the relationships and experiences we encountered in Nanjing, Suzhou, and Shanghai in an attempt to make...
Buddhism and the Bund
By kegreen4 The morning began with reflections about what we had learned on the trip as we all sat down with Leon for individual video sessions. Words representing our thoughts...
A Tale of Two Schools: Suzhou North America High School and Shanghai American School
By mphimes Our third trip to Suzhou is coming to a close. With every hour spent with the leadership, students, and faculty at Suzhou North America High School (SNA), our...
From Kindergarten to KTV
By Jill Grifenhagen The China Tour delegation had an eye-opening, enlightening, and fun day exploring Suzhou! We started by visiting Suzhou Zenhua Middle School. This school is more than...
A New School
This morning, the team visited the site of the new Suzhou North America High School. The campus is massive, with a four story high school building, two dormitories, and a...
Going Places: PBI Global Experience Helps Student Win Travel Scholarship
By Audrey White When Mackenzie Lamb is touring Europe this summer, she probably won’t be thinking about China. But her connection to a Friday Institute for Educational Innovation program...
Breaking new ground in Suzhou, China
New high school blends best of American & Chinese education for innovative education model When Dr. Hiller Spires broke ground for the Suzhou North America (SNA) High School in Suzhou,...