The Friday Institute is a center for bringing together educational professionals, researchers, policy-makers, and other community members to foster collaborations that improve education.  Friday Institute researchers, College of Education faculty, and our partners lead seminars, provide professional development opportunities and convene conferences to address the major challenges of preK-12 education in North Carolina and the United States.

If you need information about an upcoming meeting you are planning to attend, please visit the Friday Institute Event calendar .

Recent and Upcoming Friday Institute Events:

Leadership Ignite!

Wednesday, April 11 – Thursday, April 12, 2018 | Friday Institute During this 2 day workshop, participants will have the opportunity to explore a personal problem of practice alongside other principals from across North Carolina. Whole group and breakout sessions will inspire participants, focusing on developing empathy and fostering active problem solving so each participant can […]

Learner Agency through Innovative Learning Opportunities for Students, including Computational Thinking, Coding, and Design Thinking

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 | 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM | Friday Institute This session is designed for district leaders who strive to build learner agency or ownership through computational thinking, coding, design thinking, or project-based learning. Leaders may come as part of a team or on their own. The session will be action-oriented and […]

Digital Leadership Institute for NC Superintendents

Wednesday, March 21 – Thursday, March 22, 2018 | Friday Institute This program provides an actionable framework that matches today’s education and technological priorities. The goal of this Institute is to foster valuable knowledge and insight to help our public school leaders make informed strategic decisions that support the district vision and improve student outcomes. The Digital […]

North Carolina Leadership in Personalized and Digital Learning

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Friday Institute The NCLPDL program coaches and guides principals through the creation of personalized and digital learning environments in their schools using a year-long blended program of face-to-face sessions followed by a series of online activities. Principals are engaged in real-world, value-added activities that are part […]