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:

Leadership in Blended Learning: Facilitator Training

April 12 – 14, 2016  |  BB&T Multimedia Classroom Phase 1 of the program provides the opportunity to send a team of facilitators for training to implement the principal program in their district, state, or region. This includes training related to the face-to-face program, the online community, and coaching strategies for working with principals. During […]

PBI Global Showcase

April 7, 2016 | 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM | Friday Institute Students from Suzhou North America High School and Wake STEM Early College High School will share their collaborative inquiry projects on: Global Interactions: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow The following questions are guiding students’ research: In what ways have China and the United States interacted […]

Suzhou North America High School: Connecting to the Future

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 | 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM | BB&T Multimedia Classroom Presented By:  Dr. Hiller Spires  Differences between the Chinese and American K-12 education systems often create challenges for Chinese students when they attend a university in the US. Language differences are a key concern, but beyond acquiring English as a second language, Chinese […]

CCRESA Workshop

Friday, March 18, 2016 | 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM | Friday Institute This section of the CCRESA Workshop concerning preparing district teams to support the digital transition will primarily be addressing: Data & Assessment +  Develop an understanding of alternative and formative assessments and how digital learning and technology may support using data and […]