The STEM Education Policy Research Team is engaged in research and evaluation of federal and state level STEM investments with the goal of determining if there are positive impacts on student, teacher and other outcomes. Our current work includes partners such as the Department of Defense (Army), the Department of Labor, the National Science Teachers Association, and Indiana's GEAR UP Project (at Purdue University).
The Friday Institute received a four-year, $6 million closing the skills gap grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, which will fund the Artificial Intelligence Academy: NC Apprenticeships for Innovation.
A new four-year, $6 million project led by North Carolina State University and funded by the U.S. Department of Labor will support 5,000 workers with training, college coursework and certification to work in the emerging field of artificial intelligence (AI). Carla C. Johnson, senior faculty fellow and professor of science education at NC State, is the principal investigator of the project “Artificial Intelligence Academy (AIA): North Carolina Apprenticeships for Innovation,” which will be affiliated with the NC State College of Education’s Friday Institute for Educational Innovation.
In this study, Carla Johnson, Janet Walton and Toni Sondergeld examine the enactment of formative assessment by administrator-selected master teachers in large, urban, public school districts in three regions of the United States.