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:

MOOC-S Convening

Wednesday, September 21 – Thursday, September 22, 2016 | Friday Institute The MOOC-S Convening is bringing together students, educators, and experts of learning differences to develop a Massive Open Online Course for Students. The course is designed for students ages 13-20 who want to better understand their learning and learning differences and will launch in […]

North Carolina Summit on US/China Education

Thursday, September 1, 2016  |  8:30 AM – 3:00 PM  |  Friday Institute As our world becomes flatter, global connections, collaboration, and interdependence become increasingly important for educational, political, social, as well as economic success. Despite cultural differences between China and the US, the two countries share common concerns, most notably in the area of education. […]

A.I.M. Workshop

Thursday, July 28, 2016  |  9:00 AM – 4:30 PM  |  Friday Institute This workshop provides teams from schools and districts across the state to gather, network, and challenge each other to develop and support high-quality digital learning programs for students K-12.  Participants will take the time to collaborate, share and integrate new ideas and innovations […]

Redefining Equity for Digital-Age Learning

Wednesday, June 22, 2016  |  10:00 AM – 4:00 PM  |  Friday Institute The Redefining Equity for Digital-Age Learning convening will facilitate collaborative and thoughtful discussions about strategies for anywhere and anytime access to digital resources for all North Carolina students. During the convening, educators, industry persons, policymakers, researchers, and other professionals will: Develop a shared […]