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:

Digital Leadership Institute for NC Superintendents

Wednesday, March 21 – Thursday, March 22, 2018 | Friday Institute This program provides an actionable framework that matches today’s education and technological priorities. The goal of this Institute is to foster valuable knowledge and insight to help our public school leaders make informed strategic decisions that support the district vision and improve student outcomes. The Digital […]

North Carolina Leadership in Personalized and Digital Learning

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Friday Institute The NCLPDL program coaches and guides principals through the creation of personalized and digital learning environments in their schools using a year-long blended program of face-to-face sessions followed by a series of online activities. Principals are engaged in real-world, value-added activities that are part […]

PBI Global Design Studio Showcase

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 | 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM | Friday Institute Walk for Water 4:00 – 5:00 PM Student Showcase 5:00 – 6:30 PM Students from Wake STEM Early College High School will share their collaborative inquiry projects on: Every Drop Counts: Global Water and Sanitation Issues Additionally, students are raising awareness and funds through […]

2017 Friday Medal Ceremony

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 | 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM | Friday Institute The Friday Medal honors significant, distinguished, and enduring contributions to education and beyond through advocating innovation, advancing education, and imparting inspiration. In recognition of the commitment of Bill and Ida Friday to educational excellence, the College of Education’s William & Ida Friday Institute […]