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Creating Capacity for Innovation Across Education Systems

We convene stakeholders and catalyze educators to implement and scale the most effective approaches to education.

Tomorrow’s learners deserve innovative*, collaborative and agile schools. To ensure that all learners succeed in a rapidly changing world, the Friday Institute creates capacity for innovation and adaptation across educational systems through dynamic resources, a community of partnerships and our corpus of research.

*We define innovation as the application of novel and scalable ideas, tools and practices that advance education.

Online Professional Learning for Educators

Over 80,000 participants

from all 50 states

and over 160 countries

Friday Institute online courses are built on research-based models of effective professional development and learning communities that focus on job-embedded, peer-supported and self-directed learning. Since its start in 2013, over 80,000 people from all 50 states and more than 160 countries have registered for these courses. With the onset of COVID-19, the project saw a tenfold increase in participants in the spring of 2020—serving more than 25,000 participants and making 2020 the project’s most successful year of courses.