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:

NC Superintendent Digital Leadership Institute

Wednesday, September 20 – Thursday, September 21, 2017 | Friday Institute This Institute will assist Superintendents in considering data, communicating expectations, and collaborating with others to support a digital transformation from a district perspective. Superintendents will identify and focus on individual leadership goals and district team goals in order to move their districts forward in providing the […]

North Carolina Leadership in Personalized and Digital Learning

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 | 8:00 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 […]

Homework Gap Convening

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 | 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM | Friday Institute The purpose of the convening is to unveil new data on the scope and breadth of the homework gap in NC and engage stakeholders and subject matter experts in designing solutions to close the gap. Attendees can expect to learn the state of […]


Tuesday, August 15, 2017 | 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM | Friday Institute The Friday Institute is offering edcampCode for teachers interested in incorporating computational thinking and computer science into their courses. During these workshops, teachers will: Develop core computational thinking and computer science skills. Explore hands-on activities leveraging these skills. Discuss opportunities and strategies for integrating computational […]