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:

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 […]

NC Digital Leaders

Thursday, June 16 – Friday, June 17, 2016  |  All Day  |  Friday Institute June 16-17 will mark the closing sessions for the NC Digital Leaders Coaching Network (NCDLCN). The NCDLCN will culminate their year long journey by finalizing, sharing, and celebrating their action plans for implementation in schools across North Carolina.  These change agents will […]

Innovation Boot Camp @ FI

Wednesday, June 15, 2016  |  8:00 AM – 4:00 PM  |  Friday Institute – Downstairs The Friday Institute of Educational Innovations’ Professional Learning and Leading Collaborative (PL2C) is hosting “Innovation Boot Camp @ FI” to support the growing need for rigorous and on the ground professional development needed for educators implementing digital learning in their schools and districts. This unique training […]

‘Infrastructuring’ As a Practice for Promoting Equity and Transformation in Design-Based Implementation Research

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 | 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM | Wachovia Innovation Hall AB Presented By:  William R. Penuel Design-Based Implementation Research (DBIR) is an approach that involves collaborative, iterative design of innovations. In this talk, Penuel will answer the question of who designs what and how in DBIR. He will link DBIR specifically to […]