Welcome to FIE 

At the Florida Institute of Education (FIE) at the University of North Florida, we believe that education at all levels, Prekindergarten through post-secondary, can be improved by working collaboratively with educators, children, families, and researchers. Through research, FIE seeks to inform policy and decision making, support early learning and 

PreK-12 educators, and positively impact families and communities in Florida.

FIE builds upon a rich body of research to advance learning in the following areas:

• Early and Emergent Literacy

• Social and Emotional Development

• Family Engagement

• Community-based After School Programs

• Technology in Education

• Strategic Coaching

• Program Evaluation and Research

Please use the links in the top menu bar to learn more about FIE.


News and Announcements


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   Dr. Bronwyn McLemore and Dr. Stephanie Wehry   

   presented “Robotics and Programming in 

   Prekindergarten (RAPP): An Innovative Approach 

   to Introducing 4- and 5-Year Olds to Robotics” at the 

   Global Conference on Learning and Technology in 

   Limerick, Ireland April 28-29, 2016




   Dr. Tiffany Ohlson and Dr. Heather Monroe-Ossi
   presented “Lessons Learned from a Blended
   Professional Development Pilot Program
   Designed to Integrate Literacy and Technology
   into Primary Classroom Instruction at the Society
   for Information Technology and Teacher Education
   2016 Conference
in Savannah, Georgia March 22, 2016
   Click Here for a downloadable PDF   

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   FIE is now on Facebook. Please like our page by visiting our site,

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  FIE is now on Twitter. Please follow us @fieunf. We post
information, educational policy research, and
  share knowledge 
regarding educational best practices, 

  reform efforts, and instructional strategies related to
  literacy as well as technology.


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  The Florida Institute of Education is now an open group on

  Linkedin. We invite you to join and share professional 

  resources related to educational reform, early childhood 
  education, literacy, family and school partnerships, 

  instructional technology, and collaborative networks.

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 UNF is a smoke-free campus.