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:

Hour of Code

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 | 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM | Progress Energy Discovery Classroom The “Hour of Code” was an effort started by to expose students to computer programming by dedicating an hour to participating in coding activities during Computer Science Education Week in early December. It has been wildly successful with nearly 300 million students participating […]

NC Leadership in Blended & Digital Learning Principal Cohort

Friday, December 2, 2016 | 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM | Friday Institute The NCLBDL program coaches and guides principals through the creation of digital learning environments in their schools using a year-long blended program of face-to-face sessions followed by a series of on-line activities. Principals are engaged in real-world, value-added activities that are part of a proven […]

PBI Global Showcase

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM | Friday Institute Students from Suzhou North America High School (Suzhou, China) and Wake STEM Early College High School (Raleigh, North Carolina) will share their collaborative inquiry projects on: Being a Humanitarian: Making a World of Difference The following questions are guiding students’ research: How […]

2016 Friday Medal Ceremony

Monday, November 14, 2016 | 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM | Friday Institute The Friday Medal honors significant, distinguished, and enduring contributions to education and beyond through advocating innovation, advancing education, and imparting inspiration. In recognition of the commitment of Bill and Ida Friday to educational excellence, the College of Education’s William & Ida Friday Institute […]