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:

NC Digital Leaders Network Coaching Cadre Cohort

Thursday, October 27 – Friday, October 28, 2016 | All Day | 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 […]

MOOC-S Convening

Wednesday, September 21 – Thursday, September 22, 2016 | Friday Institute The MOOC-S Convening is bringing together students, educators, and experts of learning differences to develop a Massive Open Online Course for Students. The course is designed for students ages 13-20 who want to better understand their learning and learning differences and will launch in […]

North Carolina Summit on US/China Education

Thursday, September 1, 2016  |  8:30 AM – 3:00 PM  |  Friday Institute As our world becomes flatter, global connections, collaboration, and interdependence become increasingly important for educational, political, social, as well as economic success. Despite cultural differences between China and the US, the two countries share common concerns, most notably in the area of education. […]

A.I.M. Workshop

Thursday, July 28, 2016  |  9:00 AM – 4:30 PM  |  Friday Institute This workshop provides teams from schools and districts across the state to gather, network, and challenge each other to develop and support high-quality digital learning programs for students K-12.  Participants will take the time to collaborate, share and integrate new ideas and innovations […]