The Game-Changing Research Incentive Program (GRIP), sponsored by NC State University’s Research Development Office, is intended to incentivize and support visionary research ideas that will result in large-scale extramural funding, award-winning research impacts, and first-class interdisciplinary graduate education and training.
As one of four GRIP winners, The Friday Institute’s Computer Science for All K-12 Students project will establish NC State as a national center addressing the critical need to provide pre-college students with foundational knowledge and skills in computational thinking. The partnership of NC State’s Friday Institute, College of Education, Center for Educational Informatics (CEI) and Department of Computer Science, along with the RTI Center for Evaluation and the Study of Educational Equity, is uniquely positioned to take a broad-based, systemic approach to addressing this challenge by fostering state-of-the-art educational innovations, conducting design research in partnership with K-12 schools, developing and implementing scalable and effective approaches to preparing teachers, and working with state government and business leaders to make North Carolina a model in bringing computational thinking and digital-age workplace skills into K-12 education.
Friday Institute for Educational Innovation Announces Commitment to Computer Science Education at 2018 CSforALL Summit
The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation announced a commitment today to expand their professional learning programs and their Massive Open Online Courses for Educators as part of the second annual CSforALL Summit. The commitment will reach 500 teachers in 50 North Carolina schools districts and 1,500 educators throughout the US and around the world in 2018-2019.