FI Connects | An Education Community of Support


Learn together. Share together. Be together.

As the Covid-19 crisis puts a severe strain on school resources and public health, the opportunity to come together with like-minded people to tackle the challenges ahead is needed now more than ever.

The Friday Institute of Educational Innovation’s Professional Learning and Leading Collaborative (PLLC) will be leading a discussion series entitled, FI Connects: Learn, Share, and Be Together, a solution-based forum for all involved in this transition to distance and remote learning and teaching. Role-alike discussions for principals, district leaders, and coaches (ITFs) will be on Tuesdays at 2 pm ET; and for district leaders and elementary, middle, and high school teachers weekly on Wednesdays at 2 pm ET during the coronavirus crisis. 

During these weekly discussions, the PLLC team will share best practices and resources, but we will also spend time facilitating opportunities to collaborate, share, and ask questions of your colleagues from around our nation and the world in an effort for us to lift the load together.

You can come to listen, to talk, but most definitely to learn together.


FI Connects iconJoin the PLLC team each Tuesday and Wednesday at 2:00 pm ET as we host weekly opportunities for our education community to come together and support one another.

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In an effort to create role-alike discussions and content, we have split our sessions into role-alike groups. Self- select the group you are most interested in learning with and learning from. Sessions will open ten minutes before their start time. Follow the Zoom conferencing prompts for access to audio and video.

Tuesday at 2 pm ET:

Elementary Principals Secondary Principals Coaches/ITFs


Wednesday at 2 pm ET:

District Leaders Elementary School Educators Middle School Educators High School Educators


And please take a moment to read our 7 essentials to support your distance learning.

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