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:

The Importance of Data Science Education and Research

Wednesday, September 16, 2015  |  9:00 AM – 10:00 AM  |  BB&T Room 109 Dr. William Finzer, Senior Scientist at Concord Consortium, will present The Importance of Data Science Education and Research. This talk will focus on the emergence of data science education and what research can tell us about ways students reason with data. We’ll look […]

FI Brown Bag – Transforming Schools Through Practical Applications

Friday, August 14, 2015  |  9:00 am  |  Friday Institute – BB&T Classroom Presented by: Brett W. Peterson Brett W. Peterson is the director of the Gary and Jerri-Ann Jacobs High Tech High, a nationally recognized, progressive, project based charter school in San Diego, California. He taught at the school for five years and continues […]

Chinese Summer Camp

Thursday, August 13, 2015  |  9:00 am – 12:30 pm  |  Friday Institute The New Literacies Collaborative is hosting a Summer Day Camp for 17 students from Suzhou North America High School. Students will engage in design challenges, cross-cultural activities, and a panel discussion with NC State Undergraduates.

NC Digital Leaders

Tuesday, August 11 – Wednesday, August 12, 2015  |  All Day  |  Friday Institute August 11-12 will mark the closing sessions for the inaugural cohort of the NC Digital Leaders Coaching Network (NCDLCN). The NCDLCN will culminate their year long journey by finalizing, sharing, and celebrating their action plans for implementation in schools across North Carolina.  […]