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.
NC-MSEN Pre-College Program – Fall Registration Is Now Open!
2020 Catalyst Research Symposium
Exploring Next-Generation Education: A Conversation with NC Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton Green
2020 Congressional App Challenge
2020 Friday Medal Ceremony
EdNC: Perspective | The Perfectly Imperfect Journey
Dr. Patricia Hilliard illustrates the journey toward being an anti-racist, anti-sexist, anti-ableist and anti-homophobic educator.
Sydney Richmond Discovers Passion for Research Through PBI Global
Sydney Richmond, an NC State Engineering sophomore, discovered and cultivated her passion for research beginning in middle school when she participated in the New Literacies Collaborative's PBI Global program at the Friday Institute.
Fall 2020 Online Professional Learning Courses Now Open for Registration
Free high-quality online professional learning courses are now open for registration for the Fall 2020 session.
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In the Spotlight
A Message From the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation
We at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation join with the many people who are saddened and outraged by racial injustices and the escalation of violence within our country.
Online Professional Learning Courses Now Open for Registration
Free high-quality online professional learning courses for educators are now open for registration for the fall 2020 session, which starts October 5. With a robust offering of courses and modules, including two new courses offered this fall, educators can find what they need to support their practice—especially during remote learning.
2020 Friday Medal Honors Dr. Dudley Flood
Dudley E. Flood, Ed.D., is a former educator and administrator at the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) who was instrumental in desegregating North Carolina’s schools.
NC State University Sophomore Sydney Richmond shares her experience with the PBI Global program run by the New Literacies Collaborative at the Friday Institute.
reImagining Schools Student Video Contest
Our reImagining Schools student video contest gave students a voice in what the future of education and learning looks like for the state of North Carolina.
COVID-19 Support Resources
Click here for a collection of resources to support educators in remote learning.
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.
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