Alex Dreier is the Associate Director of Online Learning at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation. He has over 15 years of experience in building organizational capacity of online learning programs and designing learning environments that meet the needs of all students, including initiatives around social and emotional learning, learning differences, statistics, competency-based learning for educators, digital learning, and more. Prior to coming to the Friday Institute, Alex managed online courses for EdTech Leaders Online at Education Development Center (EDC), helping build the capacity of organizations to build and support their own online learning programs. He holds an Ed.M. in Technology, Innovation, and Education from Harvard University.
2021-2022 Catalyst Grant Winners Announced
Three Catalyst Grants were awarded this week by the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation and the NC State College of Education.
New NCMA Course Co-Developed with the Friday Institute Helps Teachers Use Art-Based SEL Strategies in the Classroom
The North Carolina Museum of Art has co-developed a course with the Friday Institute on art-based strategies to support teachers on “developing inclusive classroom environments based on the core competencies of SEL.” The self-paced online course for educators, Art and SEL, runs from June 22 through Aug. 17.
Friday Institute Forges a Path in Online Professional Learning
Nine years ago, the Friday Institute launched an initiative focused on meeting the growing needs of schools and equipping educators with research-based professional development. Since then, online professional learning at the Friday Institute has served more than 76,000 educators in 50 states and more than 160 countries.