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:

RSVP for New Literacies Collaborative Fall 2018 Symposium

Thursday, September 27, 2018 | Friday Institute The New Literacies Collaborative Fall Symposium will feature Mr. Michael Bonner, an inspiring second grade teacher at South Greenville Elementary School in Pitt County, North Carolina, where the majority of students have strenuous familial dynamics and many are homeless. Mr.Bonner will share how he utilized the power of self-reflection to evaluate his qualities as a teacher, navigating […]

Register for the 6th Biennial North Carolina Summit on United States/China Education

Thursday, September 6, 2018 | Friday Institute Join Go Global NC, the Confucius Institute at NC State University, Public Schools of North Carolina (State Board of Education and Department of Public Instruction), and the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation for the 6th Biennial North Carolina Summit on United States/China Education. Our 2018 theme is “Community Focused Partnerships: Harnessing Intercultural Competence.” […]

Read More >> CS Discoveries

Monday, July 16 – Friday, July 20, 2018 | Friday Institute The CS Discoveries Professional Learning program offers year-round support designed for educators teaching a semester or full-year course. The program kicks off with 5-day summer workshop where participants have the opportunity to work hands-on with the CS Discoveries curriculum. During this 5-day workshop, teachers will: Explore the […]

Read More >> AP Computer Science Principles Professional Learning Program

Monday, July 9 – Friday, July 13, 2018 | Friday Institute As North Carolina’s regional partner for, The Friday Institute offers a program for teachers who are planning to implement computer science curricula. The professional learning program is an intensive, highly supportive program designed to prepare educators who have not necessarily taught or studied computer […]