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:

CCRESA Mission Critical II: Focus on Assessments for Student-Centered Learning

Thursday, February 9, 2017 | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Friday Institute In this session, participants will explore alternative assessments for students. These assessments can help educators measure student learning, push for higher levels of thinking, and provide opportunities to connect content across many areas. Participants will consider how learner agency plays into how students […]

NC Leadership in Blended & Digital Learning Principal Cohort

Thursday, February 2, 2017 | 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM | Friday Institute The NCLBDL program coaches and guides principals through the creation of digital learning environments in their schools using a year-long blended program of face-to-face sessions followed by a series of on-line activities. Principals are engaged in real-world, value-added activities that are part of a […]

North Carolina Digital Leadership Coaching Network

Thursday, January 12 – Friday, January 13, 2017 | Friday Institute Building upon research on effective professional learning, this program provides access to personalized and sustainable opportunities centered around pedagogy and digital learning with a significant emphasis on strategies that allow participants to apply that knowledge to build capacity among educators, administrators, and students in the school. […]

Hour of Code

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 | 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM | Progress Energy Discovery Classroom The “Hour of Code” was an effort started by to expose students to computer programming by dedicating an hour to participating in coding activities during Computer Science Education Week in early December. It has been wildly successful with nearly 300 million students participating […]