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:

Supporting Statistics Curriculum Change with Online Resources

Thursday, June 4, 2015  |  9:00 AM – 11:00 AM  |  BB&T Room 109 Statistics teaching in New Zealand is in transition. Dr Nicola Petty, from Statistics Learning Centre, New Zealand,  provides online resources to help teachers and students to make sense of statistics, and visits a large number of schools. This seminar will include a […]

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: Learning that is Transformative, a movie presented by Shelley Goldman, Professor of Education and Director, Learning Design and Technology Program, Stanford University. The movie follows a group of 6th grade students and their […]

Teachers Leading Change: New Pathways for Empowered Teachers & Empowered Leaders

Monday, May 4, 2015  |  8:30 AM – 2:00 PM NC State’s Northeast Leadership Academy (NELA) presents the Teachers Leading Change: New Pathways for Empowered Teachers and Empowered Leaders conference to examine new ways to think about how to empower teachers and maximize teacher leadership. Conversations with Rick Hess from the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) on Cage […]

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 – […]