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:

NC Digital Learning Plan Expert Summit

March 10 – 11, 2015  |  Friday Institute The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at NC State University, in collaboration with policymakers, education leaders, practitioners, business leaders and other partners from throughout the State, has been asked to develop the North Carolina Digital Learning Plan to continue and accelerate North Carolina’s progress. For more information, […]

Eval Empire Brown Bag “Ignite” Session

Thursday, February 19, 2015  |  12:00 PM – 1:00 PM  |  Nortel Workshop AB Public education is at a transformational point. New federal, state, and local legislative priorities and executive policies are redirecting funds for schools and education programs and supports. As public and private funding streams shift, evaluating the implementation and impact of investments assumes new significance. The Evaluation Team at the Friday Institute for […]

WolfPack Writing Project

Tuesday, February 17, 2015  |  1:00 PM – 4:15 PM  |  Wachovia Innovation Hall The Wolfpack Writing Project is part of the Teaching Writing Across the Curriculum course at NC State. This project allows for pre-service teachers to work in collaboration with middle school students at Centennial Middle School.

Future Ready Regional Summit

February 11-12, 2015  |  Friday Institute NC State is hosting the national kickoff of a bold new effort to help school districts make the most of digital learning. The Future Ready Summit is helping school districts in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia create their own digital learning plans. NC State is partnering with the […]