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:


Tuesday, August 15, 2017 | 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM | Friday Institute The Friday Institute is offering edcampCode for teachers interested in incorporating computational thinking and computer science into their courses. During these workshops, teachers will: Develop core computational thinking and computer science skills. Explore hands-on activities leveraging these skills. Discuss opportunities and strategies for integrating computational […]

Navigating the Future – GLF Leadership Event

Tuesday, July 25 – Wednesday, July 26, 2017 | Friday Institute This event provides teams from schools and district across the state to gather, network and challenge each other to develop and support high-quality digital learning programs for students K-12. Participants will take the time to collaborate, share, and integrate new ideas and innovations to take back […]

NC Leadership in Blended & Digital Learning Principal Cohort

Thursday, June 22, 2017 | 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM | Friday Institute The NCLBDL program coaches and guides principals through the creation of digital learning environments in their schools using a year-long blended program of face-to-face sessions followed by a series of on-line activities. Principals are engaged in real-world, value-added activities that are part of a […]

North Carolina Digital Leadership Coaching Network

Thursday, June 15 – Friday, June 16, 2017 | Friday Institute Building upon research on effective professional learning, this program provides access to personalized and sustainable opportunities centered around pedagogy and digital learning with a significant emphasis on strategies that allow participants to apply that knowledge to build capacity among educators, administrators, and students in the school. […]