A Message From the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation
We at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation join with the many people who are saddened and outraged by racial injustices and the escalation of violence within our country.
PBI Global Provides Authentic, High-Impact Learning for an NC Rural/Urban School Partnership
A multidisciplinary team of researchers at the Friday Institute and the NC State College of Education are examining how engagement in Project-Based Inquiry (PBI) Global, a collaborative global inquiry process, affects the development of learners’ science content knowledge and motivation.
New Book from Professor Hiller Spires Guides Teachers Through the Use of Project-Based Inquiry, Disciplinary Literacy
The latest book from Hiller Spires, Ph.D., Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor and executive director of the Friday Institute, helps teachers build students’ discipline-specific knowledge through project-based inquiry and disciplinary literacy.
Friday Institute Adds Two New Members to Advisory Board
Hiller A. Spires has appointed two new members to the Friday Institute’s Advisory Board--Kevin Howell and Patricia Willoughby.
Former U.S. Secretary of Education John King: ‘We Have No Future’ if Education Doesn’t Improve for Minority and Low-Income Students in U.S.
Former U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. spoke about why he chose to become a teacher, the biggest challenges he sees in education today and how the NC State College of Education can play a role in addressing those challenges.
NSF Grant Will Broaden Project-Based Inquiry (PBI) Global to Include STEM Learning Through An NC Rural/Urban School Partnership
Hiller Spires and Erin Krupa have been awarded a two-year, $450,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to expand Project Based Inquiry (PBI) Global to address STEM learning.
[Video]: Person Early College Innovation and Leadership Investigate Global Water and Sanitation with PBI Global
Person Early College Innovation and Leadership students are learning how to ask compelling questions to solve real-world problems through a new partnership with Project-Based Inquiry (PBI) Global.
Going Global With Project-Based Inquiry: Cosmopolitan Literacies in Practice
Project-Based Inquiry Global is a collaborative inquiry process that guides students in reading, writing, creating and taking action across time, space and cultures to address enduring global challenges. Interested in engaging...
Learning to Address Global Issues through International Collaboration and Inquiry
NC State Education faculty and staff traveled with 15 Wake STEM Early College High School students to China for the first PBI-Global Student Summit this past spring. The summit provided a venue for students from North Carolina to collaborate with 20 students at the Suzhou North America High School to create solutions for world problems.
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...