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:

CS4NC Summit

Monday, May 8, 2017 | 9:30 AM – 3:45 PM | Friday Institute The NC Computing Education Summit is the kick-off to a statewide coordinated effort to advance Computing Education and Computer Science for All in North Carolina.  With a wealth of computer science activities happening in our state, we are in a unique position to […]

CCRESA Mission Critical II: Focus on Assessments for Student-Centered Learning

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 | 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM | Friday Institute In this session, participants will explore alternative assessments for students. These assessments can help educators measure student learning, push for higher levels of thinking, and provide opportunities to connect content across many areas. Participants will consider how learner agency plays into how students […]

NC Leadership in Blended & Digital Learning Principal Cohort

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 | 9:00 AM – 3:00 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 […]

PBI Global Design Studio Showcase

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 | 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM | Friday Institute Students from Suzhou North America High School and Wake STEM Early College High School will share their collaborative inquiry projects on: Building the Dream: How American and Chinese Societies Characterize Success The following questions are guiding students’ research: What are the differences […]