The Friday Institute partners with educational leaders and policy makers from the school to national level to create opportunities for ALL students in North Carolina to explore Computer Science.
A three-year $1.8 million grant from NCDPI will give the Friday Institute the ability to expand its computer science teacher professional learning program so every middle school and high school in North Carolina has a highly qualified computer science teacher.
Wilson County Schools has partnered with the Friday Institute to provide professional development for their instructors and help developing computer science courses for their middle and high school students.
In an effort to support Code.org partners across the country to deliver high-quality summer professional development, the Friday Institute has partnered with Code.org for their first-ever virtual summer workshop model in place of in-person workshops.
Computer science opens more doors for students than any other discipline in today’s world. Learning even the basics will help students in virtually any career — from architecture to zoology.
Just as we teach students how to dissect a frog or how electricity works, it’s important for every 21st century student to have a chance to design an app or an algorithm or learn how the Internet works.
The CS4NC Computing Education Summit held in 2017 examined CS in North Carolina and identified needs, barriers, and opportunities.
Read the North Carolina Preliminary Landscape Report.
of schools in NC teach AP Computer Science
students in NC took the AP exam in 2016
students graduated with a computer science degree in NC in 2016