Glenn Kleiman is a Senior Faculty Fellow at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation and a professor at the NC State University College of Education. A cognitive psychologist by background (Ph.D., Stanford, 1977), his work in education has spanned basic and applied research, curriculum development, software development, providing professional development for teachers and administrators, policy analyses, and consulting for school districts and state departments of education. Currently, Dr. Kleiman leads the Friday Institute’s Computer Science for All and Massive Online Open Courses for Educators (MOOC-Ed) initiatives. Previously, he led the development of the North Carolina Digital Learning Plan for K-12 Education, played a lead role in the development of the North Carolina Race to the Top proposal, and served as subcommittee chair for both Governor Perdue’s Education Transformation Commission and the North Carolina eLearning Commission. Prior to joining NC State University in 2007, Dr. Kleiman was Vice President and Senior Research Scientist at Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC) in Newton MA, where he directed the Center for Online Professional Education and was Co-Director of the Northeast and Islands Regional Education Lab. He was also on the faculty of the Harvard Graduate School of Education from 1995-2007 and was education chair of the Harvard/EDC Leadership and the New Technologies Institutes.
Friday Institute Forges a Path in Online Professional Learning
Nine years ago, the Friday Institute launched an initiative focused on meeting the growing needs of schools and equipping educators with research-based professional development. Since then, online professional learning at the Friday Institute has served more than 76,000 educators in 50 states and more than 160 countries.
Fall 2020 Online Professional Learning Courses Now Open for Registration
Free high-quality online professional learning courses are now open for registration for the Fall 2020 session.
Let’s Get Digital
The Friday Institute's longtime commitment to digital learning helped change North Carolina's education landscape.