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.
The Literacy and Community Initiative Hosts Inaugural Reading Celebration
On March 29, 2019, the Literacy and Community Initiative hosted their first reading celebration at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation. Youth from Triangle Literacy Council’s Bull City YouthBuild and the Juntos program shared their narratives from their published books.
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.
Jóvenes Escriben Libro Donde Exponen Sus Raíces Hispanas
Eight Latino high school students have written a book about what it means to live in two worlds: One where they speak, study and socialize in English and the other where Spanish is the way to build cultural ties, have a dialogue with parents and grandparents, and never forget their roots. In both worlds, they have a sense of belonging.
Ed Week: Two Ways to Add ‘Computational Thinking’ to Middle School Science
During AERA's annual conference, researchers from NC State University and the University of Colorado, Boulder, highlighted two pilot programs to use computational thinking to enhance standard science units.
Ed Week: Can Learning Analytics Improve Learning? Researchers Discuss at AERA
At the annual conference of the American Educational Research Association, Dr. Mary Ann Wolf and other leaders in the field discussed questions about mining student data to help educators.
ARLnow: APS Technology Initiative Gets High Marks from Students, But Remains Polarizing for Parents
A new study conducted by Dr. Shaun B. Kellogg indicates that most Arlington Public Schools staff and students find personal electronic devices helpful in the classroom, but parents were more skeptical.
Preparing College Students for Jobs of the Future
North Carolina's university and community college systems are integral parts of preparing students entering today's highly technical workforce. Learn more in this Spectrum News In Focus segment.