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North Carolina State College of Education awarded $4.2 million in grant funding from April through June 2022

Faculty and researchers at NC State College of Education, including BLK Center for Leadership and Research at Community College and the Friday Institute for Educational Innovationawarded $4,221,501 to support 11 projects from April 1 through June 30, 2022.

As of June 30, the college has spent more than $15.9 million on research expenses during the 2021-22 academic year.

Discoveries of computer science and principles of computer science

This project, which was funded by a $1,897,500 grant from the North Carolina Department of Public Education, will prepare and support more than 1,100 North Carolina teachers for computer science education over the next three years. Program components include a five-day summer workshop, four quarterly workshops to provide teachers with pedagogical guidance and curriculum content, and ongoing support for the professional learning community. Melissa Raspberrydirector of professional learning and collaborative leadership at the Friday Institute, principal investigator on the project.

The Knowledge, Beliefs and Mindsets (KBM) Questionnaire on Equity in Educators and Educational Leadership

This project, which was funded by a $908,818 grant from the Wallace Foundation, aims to develop a survey tool that will help identify potential key candidates who possess high levels of knowledge, beliefs, and mindsets about equity as well as identify equity gaps between pre- and in-service teachers who They can be addressed through learning and professional development. Assistant Professor Lisa Bass He is the principal investigator for the project.

Preserving pre-kindergarten gains in elementary school: Exploring the role of pre-kindergarten in school in equity, continuity, and cooperation

This project, which was funded by a $531,230 grant from the US Department of Education’s IES Program, will examine how groups of students have been able to maintain gains in pre-kindergarten in terms of outcomes that include achievement, executive function, and absenteeism, from Kindergarten to fifth grade. Assistant Professor Michael Little He is the principal investigator for the project.

NC Education Corps تقييم Assessment

This project, which was funded by a $376,842 grant from NC Education Corps, will allow Friday Institute to better assist NC Education Corps in fostering effective partnerships with schools to implement research-based programs that support teachers and students, and how to train members to a higher standard. Impact tutoring and the extent to which they implement high-impact interventions that improve early literacy and social and emotional outcomes for students. Kaley and Muble Edwards, acting program director of the Friday Institute for Program Evaluation and Education Research, is the principal investigator on the project. Friday Institute Interim Executive Director Sean Kellogg He is the co-principal investigator.

Enhancing educational opportunities in Charlotte Mecklenburg’s lowest performing schools through teacher recruitment, development and retention

This $245,564 grant from the Belk Foundation will establish a three-year partnership with Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools to provide support and improvement to the 10 lowest performing schools in the area. The goal of the project is to collect, analyze, and synthesize data to inform district leaders about interventions for teacher recruitment, development, and retention to improve student outcomes. Assistant Professor Lam Fam He is the principal investigator for the project.

North Carolina High-Tech Learning Accelerator Assessment Planning

This project, which was funded by an $89,000 grant from the North Carolina Department of Public Education, aims to develop a comprehensive, responsive evaluation plan for a high-tech learning accelerator program that details strategies, intended outcomes, and measures to assess and improve the program’s impact. Friday Institute Interim Executive Director Sean Kellogg He is the principal investigator for the project. Kaley and Muble Edwardsdirector of the Friday Institute’s Program Evaluation and Education Research Program, co-principal investigator.

North Carolina Early Years Leadership Cooperative

This project, funded by a $75,000 grant from the Belk Foundation, will use results from a Survey of primary school principals and improvement science methods to co-design a set of change ideas to improve early grade leadership. Participants will gather together through the Learning Design Institute, where they will interrogate survey results; Establish a specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-bound goal (SMART); define working theory; and design a set of change ideas that will be tested with a sample of North Carolina school districts. Assistant Professor Michael Little He is the principal investigator for the project while he was an assistant professor Timothy Drake He will act as the co-principal investigator.

Collaborative research: Building trust through cross-culturally relevant mathematics courses: UNU System Mathematics Pathways to Transformation of African American Colleges.

This $39,984 grant from the National Science Foundation will enable the Friday Institute’s Program Evaluation and Research (PEER) group to partner with the Mathematics Pathways for African American Collective Transformation (MPAACT) project team to support the collection, analysis, and reporting of formative assessment data. . Kaley and Muble Edwardsacting program director of the Friday Institute for Program Evaluation and Education Research, is the principal investigator on the project.

CTE Collaborative Leadership Small Scholarship

This $25,000 grant from ECMC will award funding to fellows in the North Carolina State University Technical and Post-Secondary Education Research Fellowship Program to support research projects and publish results. Assistant Professor James Bartlett He is the principal investigator for the project while he was an associate professor of teaching Michelle Bartlett He will act as the co-principal investigator.

Computer Science Summer Accelerator Program

This project, which was funded by a $17,563 grant from Warren County Schools, will train up to three computer science summer learning teachers by allowing them to teach three daily classes for three weeks while they receive ongoing support. Jennifer HutchinsD., director of technology programs at the Friday Institute, is the principal investigator on the project.

BER APS North Carolina State University Institute for Civic Studies and Learning for Democracy

Funded by a $15,000 grant from the U.S. Department of State, this initiative will bring together advanced graduate students, faculty, and practitioners from diverse fields of study from the United States and Germany in a 10-day interdisciplinary symposium focused on issues related to civic skills development. Society and the role of lifelong learning and education in promoting democracy. Assistant Professor Chad Hogan He is the principal investigator for the project.

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