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:

North Carolina Digital Leadership Coaching Network

Thursday, October 19 – Friday, October 20, 2017 | Friday Institute The Friday Institute Coaching Cadre seeks to provide instructional technologists, instructional coaches, mentor teachers, and media coordinators with ongoing and job-embedded professional learning opportunities to build capacity in digital and personalized learning and acquire strategies and knowledge related to best practices in leadership, coaching and support of educators, […]

Research-Practice Partnership Workshop

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM | Friday Institute Research-practice partnerships are becoming an increasingly favored strategy for district and school improvement. Partnerships are ripe with potential and can catalyze transformation, but in order to make the most out of these collaborations, intentional approaches and thoughtful strategy are required. In collaboration with […]

North Carolina Leadership in Personalized and Digital Learning

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 | 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM | Friday Institute The NCLPDL program coaches and guides principals through the creation of personalized and digital learning environments in their schools using a year-long blended program of face-to-face sessions followed by a series of online activities. Principals are engaged in real-world, value-added activities that are part […]

Coaching Digital Learning Institute

Wednesday, October 11 – Thursday, October 12, 2017 | Friday Institute The Coaching Digital Learning Institute,  is the 9th year annual offering of professional development specifically designed for k-12 digital coaches and educators by NC State’s Friday Institute for Educational Innovation.  This event is designed to support K-12 instructional coaches and those taking the lead in implementing digital transitions in […]