Advancing education through innovation in digital-age teaching, learning and leadership, we bring together students, teachers, researchers, policy-makers, educational professionals and other community members to foster collaborations in improving education.
We conduct research, develop educational resources, provide professional development programs for educators, advocate to improve teaching and learning, and help inform policy-making.
Teaching Foundational Reading Skills MOOC-Ed Webinar
Friday Institute Cross-Talk: Making a Difference in Families by Building Science Capital
Friday Institute Cross-Talk: Self-Determination Theory and Informal STEM Learning in a Robotics Club
Going Global With Project-Based Inquiry: Cosmopolitan Literacies in Practice
Project-Based Inquiry Global is a collaborative inquiry process that guides students in reading, writing, creating and taking action across time, space and cultures to address enduring global challenges. Interested in engaging...
Friday Institute Partners with Local Museums to Engage Families and Students in STEM
Research shows that kids in families who engage in activities together are more likely to continue those activities as they get older. Dr. Gail Jones and her team have partnered with...
Dr. Carla C. Johnson Named Executive Director of Friday Institute and Associate Dean
Dr. Carla C. Johnson will be the executive director of the William and Ida Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at the NC State College of Education, where she will also serve as an associate dean, beginning July 1, 2019.
Strategic Focus Areas
Our work centers on the critical challenges of creating the next-generation education system that is required to prepare all students for success in further education, careers and civic life in the rapidly changing global, digital world. Our strategic focus areas reflect our mission and goals and build upon our prior and ongoing work in North Carolina and nationally. In each focus area, we take systemic approaches that incorporate the perspectives of practitioners, researchers, policymakers and community members.