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Many involved in North Carolina’s School Connectivity Program, including researchers at NC State University’s Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, find it difficult to make sense of large quantities of data.
Since 2006, the Friday Institute has been a part of the connectivity initiative, which aims to link all 2,400 K-12 schools in North Carolina to the North Carolina Research and Education Network (NCREN). The initiative, which was funded by the state legislature, grew into a multifaceted effort in 2007 to link schools to NCREN, create and disseminate broadband-enabled curricula, use technology resources in the classroom, and generally prepare North Carolina students for success in the technologically advanced twenty-first century.
Erin Lyjak is a research associate with the New Literacies Collaborative at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation. Radford University awarded her a Master’s degree in Experimental Psychology. Ms. Lyjak has over 15 years of experience in educational studies. She has collaborated with students and teachers both nationally and globally (New Literacies Teacher Leader Institutes, Summer/Winter Camps) on a variety of educational studies (digital literacies, disciplinary literacy, standardized testing). Ms. Lyjak is the project leader for Suzhou North America High School: Connecting to the Future and is currently working on the implementation of the Disciplinary Literacy for Deeper Learning MOOC-Ed course. 1. Erin is collaborating with Suzhou North America High School on the New Literacies Teacher Leader Institute and the construction of the SNA building.
Marie Himes serves at the Friday Institute for Educational Excellence as a research associate. She graduated from Penn State University with a bachelor’s degree in international relations and international studies in 2008 and a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction in 2012. Marie worked as a Fulbright Grantee teaching English as a second language in Schweinfurt, Germany, and interned on Capitol Hill as a policy and communications aide. Marie taught high school social studies for a year in central Pennsylvania after receiving her master’s degree, then moved to North Carolina to teach middle school English and social studies for another year. Marie is a team coach for the PBI Global Initiative and a curriculum specialist for the Suzhou North America High School Project at the Friday Institute’s New Literacies Collaborative. 1. Marie is collaborating with Suzhou North America High School on the New Literacies Teacher Leader Institute and the construction of the SNA building.
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Why I Give: “As a parent of a college student and as someone who employs work study students, I empathize with students who are unable to pay for college,” says the donor. Braska Williams, director of the NC-MSEN Pre-College Program, agrees.
Braska Williams, the director of the NC-MSEN Pre-College Program at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, majored in computer engineering as an undergraduate. By his junior year, he had realized that as an African American male, he could serve as a role model for African American students and make a difference in the classroom.
The Friday Institute established the Friday Medal to recognize notable, distinguished, and lasting contributions to education and beyond by advocating creativity, advancing education, and imparting inspiration in honor of Bill and Ida Friday’s dedication to educational excellence.
We highlighted Professor and Deputy Director of The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation Jose A. Picart, Ph.D.’s work in the field of diversity, equality, and inclusion in the October 2020 edition of Pack IDEAs (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access), a newsletter published by the NC State College of Education Change Agent Task Force.
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Friday, William Clyde “Bill” (July 13, 1920 – October 12, 2012), was an American educator who led the University of North Carolina system from 1956 to 1986. He was raised in Dallas, North Carolina, after being born in Raphine, Virginia.
Friday attended Dallas High School in Dallas, North Carolina, and was a baseball and basketball player there. He graduated from North Carolina State University with a bachelor’s degree in textile manufacturing and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a law degree. Friday was elected president of the senior class of 1941 while at NCSU. 1st He was a member of the fraternity Lambda Chi Alpha. During WWII, Friday was a member of the United States Navy Reserve.
He spent his entire professional life in higher education. Friday served as assistant dean of students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 1948 to 1951, as an assistant to President Gordon Gray of the Consolidated University of North Carolina from 1951 to 1955, as Secretary of the University of North Carolina system from 1956 to 1957, and as acting president of the system from 1957 to 1958. Friday would hold this job until 1986, when he retired.