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The STEP Activity aims at strengthening the capacity of Teacher Training Colleges to train teachers in early-grade instruction. This aim is aligned to the Ministry of Education’s National Reading Program (NRP), which is being implemented in Standards 1 - 4 of Malawi’s primary schools. STEP also aims at providing pathways for continuing professional development for all of Malawi’s primary teachers to excel.

Faculty from the Learning Systems Institute (LSI) and the School of Teacher Education at FSU will work with the Education Development Center (EDC) on the Teacher Excellence Initiative, a five-year, $49.5 million USAID project.

As someone who aspires to make a difference in the world, Dr. Adrienne Barnes-Story was naturally drawn to the field of education. Her role in leading various international development projects with the Learning Systems Institute (LSI) has allowed her to do just that.

​For 53 years, the Learning Systems Institute at Florida State University has worked with 44 countries and received awards surpassing $750,000,000. During this time, LSI has established itself asone of the world’s leading institutes for developing and implementing innovative learning solutions. The faculty and staff’s impactful work continued this year, collaborating on International projects with educators, governments and organizations from seven countries in addition to numerous projects in the United States.

In 2021, Rabieh Razzouk was named the director of the Learning Systems Institute after nearly two decades working for the institute. While the position comes with an array of responsibilities, encouraging the faculty and staff to work on projects they're passionate about while assisting them with whatever they need to excel sits atop his list.

As part of International Education Month at FSU, LSI Director Rabieh Razzouk was a featured speaker on the Research Around the World panel.

The Learning System Institute at Florida State University has been awarded its fifth Florida TaxWatch Productivity Award. LSI Director Rabieh Razzouk was named a 2022 award recipient in technology with an estimated cost savings of $3,750,000.

For more than 50 years, FSU’s Learning Systems Institute has played a steady role in strengthening the university’s international standing and the impact it can have on the world.  

Flavia Ramos-Mattoussi had already worked in the field of International Development for over 35 years when she joined the Learning Systems Institute in 2009. Over the past 13 years, she has made great contributions to LSI's work in international education.

Cyndi Harlow began working with the Learning Systems Institute in 2006 as an accounting associate. Nowadays, her role consists of parasailing, guided tours, and cooking lessons with people from all over the world.