The Friday Institute is a center for bringing together educational professionals, researchers, policy-makers, and other community members to foster collaborations that improve education.  Friday Institute researchers, College of Education faculty, and our partners lead seminars, provide professional development opportunities and convene conferences to address the major challenges of preK-12 education in North Carolina and the United States.

If you need information about an upcoming meeting you are planning to attend, please visit the Friday Institute Event calendar .

Recent and Upcoming Friday Institute Events:

Automatic Grading of Student Arguments: Graph Grammars; and Evolutionary Computation

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 | 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM | BB&T Multimedia Classroom Presented By:  Collin Lynch This session will review the ongoing work on the automatic grading of student-produced arguments via Augmented Graph Grammars and Evolutionary Computation. The research itself sits at the intersection of standard AI, Machine Learning, and Ill-Defined domains. Collin will […]

The 2015-17 State Budget and Teacher Preparation

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 | 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM | BB&T Multimedia Classroom Presented By:  Trip Stallings This session will review ways in which North Carolina’s 2015 budget may impact formal teacher preparation in particular and colleges of education more broadly — some obvious, some not as much — as we head into the 2016 […]

CCRESA Workshop

Thursday, January 21, 2016 | 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Friday Institute This section of the CCRESA Workshop concerning preparing district teams to support the digital transition will primarily be addressing: Curriculum & Instruction and Professional Learning + Revisit frameworks and examples of effective digital teaching & learning (TPACK, SAMR, deeper learning, 4 Cs). […]

Congressional STEM Competition

Monday, February 8, 2016 | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM | Wachovia Innovation Hall The Congressional STEM Competition challenges high school students from across the country to develop an innovative software application, or “app,” for a mobile device or computer.  The winners of the competition will have their app featured on the U.S. House of […]