Faculty and researchers at the NC State College of Education, including the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research and the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, were awarded $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 expenditures during the 2021-22 academic year.
Computer Science Discoveries & Computer Science Principles Training
This project, funded by a $1,897,500 grant from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, will prepare and support more than 1,100 North Carolina educators to teach computer science over the next three years. Program components include a five-day summer workshop, four quarterly workshops to provide teachers with pedagogy guidance and curricular content, and ongoing support for a professional learning community. Melissa Rasberry, director of the Friday Institute’s Professional Learning and Leading Collaborative, is the project’s principal investigator.
Knowledge, Beliefs, and Mindsets (KBM) about Equity in Educators and Educational Leadership Survey
This project, funded by a $908,818 grant from the Wallace Foundation, aims to develop a survey instrument that will help identify potential principal candidates of color who possess high levels of knowledge, beliefs and mindsets about equity as well as identify equity gaps among pre- and in-service educators that could be addressed through professional learning and development. Associate Professor Lisa Bass is the project’s principal investigator.
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