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:

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 […]

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 […]