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:

PBI Global Design Studio Showcase

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 | 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM | Friday Institute Students from Suzhou North America High School and Wake STEM Early College High School will share their collaborative inquiry projects on: Building the Dream: How American and Chinese Societies Characterize Success The following questions are guiding students’ research: What are the differences […]

NC Leadership in Blended & Digital Learning Principal Cohort

Tuesday, March 14, 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 […]

CCRESA Mission Critical II: Focus on Job-Embedded, Innovative Professional Learning

Monday, March 13, 2017 | 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM | Friday Institute This session will explore models of professional learning and consider how more innovative approaches can support teachers as they work to implement digital learning in their classrooms and to become proficient in the digital learning competencies. Participants will consider potential roles to support […]

Digital Content Sharing Session

Friday, March 10, 2017 | 10:00 AM – 2:15 PM | Friday Institute The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and the Friday Institute at NC State University are excited to announce the first Digital Content Sharing Session for state education partners! As part of the implementation of North Carolina’s Digital Learning Plan, the goal of […]