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.
Online Professional Learning for Educators Now Open for Fall Registration
Free high-quality online courses for educators are now open for registration for the fall 2019 session, which starts on October 1. The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation is offering three...
Digital Learning Collaborative: Get online! It’s story time! Let’s talk about literacy and equity
Friday Institute Research Associate Dr. Patricia Hilliard shares how educators are filling gaps in reading achievement and access to books with creative solutions.
Giovanny Hernandez ’21: ‘If I Can Encourage Students on a Path That’s Going to Lead to a Greater Life, That Would Be Beyond My Wildest Dreams’
Giovanny Hernandez ’21 discusses how the Friday Institute's MSEN pre-college program shaped his future as an educator.
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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.