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.
MSEN STEM Day
Literacy and Community Initiative’s Inaugural Reading Celebration
Friday Institute Cross-Talk: Technology Planning and Design
edcampCode: Beyond the Hour of Code
Effective Coaching: Insights from the Field
This story from the field was developed to capture stories of instructional coaches from across the state that have participated in the professional learning offerings provided through the North Carolina...
Research and Educator Micro-Credentials White Paper
Micro-credentials offer an important opportunity for educators to strengthen their professional learning. Accessed and awarded online, micro-credentials leverage an online technology platform to provide educators competency-based, on-demand, personalized and shareable...
Spring 2019 MOOC-Eds Now Open for Registration
Free high-quality online courses for educators are now open for registration for the Spring 2019 session, which starts on February 5. The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation is offering five...
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.