News and Updates: Learning Differences
Oak Foundation Convening Energizes Learning Differences Work at the Friday Institute
This fall, the Friday Institute hosted Oak Foundation’s Learning Differences Programme Convening, held Sept. 13-15.
Friday Institute Team will “Go Deeper” with New Oak Foundation Grant to Continue to Help Educators Build Capacity in Learning Differences
For the last seven years, the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation has offered a range of online professional development experiences that focus on learning differences, social and emotional learning (SEL)...
The Friday Institute Shares Findings from North Carolina Schools
The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation released a pair of new case studies that highlight school-wide implementation of its Learning Differences program.
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.
EdNC: From Fear to Understanding: The Parent’s Journey Through Their Child’s Learning Differences
Parents are in the best position to begin a child’s education around his or her learning difference. At the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, the learning differences team created a parent’s handbook designed to equip parents to do just that.
EdNC: Teachers Eager to Gain Better Understanding of Learning Differences
The Friday Institute has helped develop a Massive Online Open Course for Educators (MOOC-Ed) that K-12 teachers, instructional coaches, instructional support teams and administrators can take to supplement their understanding of learning differences and adopt a common vocabulary around everyday struggles in their classrooms.
EdNC: For Students, Success with Learning Differences Means Self-Advocacy and Finding Comfort in Community
At NC State’s Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, a team has put together various courses on learning differences: one multi-course designed for students and another designed for teachers.
EdNC: Learning Differences: More than a Politically Correct Term for Learning Disabilities
In part two of this series on learning differences, EdNC reporter Rupen Fofaria takes a look at what “learning differences” means with Friday Institute's Alex Dreier and Dr. Mary Ann Wolf.
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.
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.