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) is leading the 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 elementary and secondary principals and coaches (ITFs) will be on Tuesdays at 2 pm ET, and for elementary and secondary school educators on Wednesdays at 2 pm ET.*

During these 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 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. (We are using a University safeguarded Zoom account).

Tuesday at 2 pm ET:

Principals Coaches/ITFs/Media Coordinators


Wednesday at 2 pm ET:

Elementary School Educators Secondary School Educators


*We began this outreach on March 16th. To maintain the quality and support that has gained so much traction and praise from our participants, we have consolidated our discussion groups to maximize impact and collaboration. Our schedule for April 2020, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 2 pm ET:

Principals |  April 7th, April 21st

ITFs/ Coaches/ Media Coordinators |  April 7, April 14, April 21, April 28th

Elementary Educators |  April 8th, April 22nd

Secondary Educators | April 15th, April 29th

We will poll participants at the end of April on how they would like to participate moving forward with our collaboration and sharing in the future.

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