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:

Screening of “Design Time” presented by Shelley Goldman

Tuesday, May 12, 2015  |  3:00 PM – 5:00 PM  |  Friday Institute Please join us for a screening of Design Time, a movie presented by Shelley Goldman, Professor of Education and Director, Learning Design and Technology Program, Stanford University. Dr. Goldman is also a member of the Friday Institute’s National Advisory Board. This short video […]

PBI Global Design Studio Showcase

Wednesday, April 29, 2015  |  8:30 AM – 9:45 AM  |  Wachovia Innovation Hall Hiller Spires and her NLC team invite you to the Suzhou North America HS and Wake STEM Early College HS Project-Based Inquiry Global Showcase. Students from ECHS have worked collaboratively with students in China to learn about each others’ cultures – […]

Project AIM

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 | 4:45 PM – 7:45 PM | BB&T Room 109 and Nortel AB Project AIM is to promote mathematics communication in elementary-school classrooms as a viable approach to support all students in learning meaningful mathematics content. The project’s research and development efforts will result in a 40-hour professional development program for elementary […]

Digital Leaders Network Kick-off

Thursday, April 16, 2015  |  8:00 AM – 4:00 PM  |  The Friday Institute Building upon research on effective professional learning, this program seeks to ensure that instructional technologists, coaches, mentor teachers, and media coordinators have access to personalized and sustainable opportunities centered around pedagogy and digital learning with a significant emphasis on strategies that […]