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.

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Recent and Upcoming Friday Institute Events:

‘Infrastructuring’ As a Practice for Promoting Equity and Transformation in Design-Based Implementation Research

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 | 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM | Wachovia Innovation Hall AB Presented By:  William R. Penuel Design-Based Implementation Research (DBIR) is an approach that involves collaborative, iterative design of innovations. In this talk, Penuel will answer the question of who designs what and how in DBIR. He will link DBIR specifically to […]

Personalized Learning Summit

Monday, May 9 – Wednesday, May 11, 2016 | Friday Institute The Personalized Learning Summit (PLS) will build upon the 2016 Technology-Enabled Personalized Learning Summit to better understand how to leverage data, data systems, and student input to personalize learning for all students. Throughout the three days students, teachers, and experts in the field will […]

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 […]