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Apr 22, 2024

Innovation Island: A Professional Development Adventure

Welcome to Innovation Island–where educators and leaders in K-12 education embark on an immersive professional development adventure! Join us June 18, 2024, for a day of exploration, collaboration and innovation… 

Feb 27, 2023

Let’s Really Unpack That: Why Equity is the Driving Force for Backwards Design–Part Two

In part two of this series, Research Scholar Amy Walter explains how equity is the driving force behind backwards design. 

Nov 29, 2022

Learning and Leading in the Age of Complexity

How do we navigate learning and leading in such an age of complexity? PLLC Director Melissa Rasberry shares strategies for making our education system more sustainable, adaptive and innovative. 

Jul 14, 2022

Friday Institute Team Providing Professional Development and Evaluation Support for the NCDPI Innovative Assessment System Pilot Program

Researchers from the Friday Institute are supporting the development of a through-grade assessment system the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction is piloting, the North Carolina Personalized Assessment Tool (NCPAT). 

Feb 7, 2020

Friday Institute Selects 2020 Graduate Research Fellows

Learn more about each of the 2020 Friday Institute graduate research fellows. 

Jan 30, 2020

Learning 4 All Virtual Conference Speakers Announced

The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation announced the conference schedule and list of speakers last week for their Learning 4 All Virtual Conference on February 9 and 10. 

Nov 6, 2018

Case Study: HillRAP – Research-Based Program in the Context of Local Schools

Hill Learning Center, an education nonprofit serving K-12 educators and students, helps students with learning differences and attention challenges become confident, independent learners. 

Jul 2, 2015

Synergy of Thoughts: Bringing Together Multiple Voices in Professional Learning

As educators we strive to do what is best for our students each and every day. We evaluate ourselves, reflect on practice, and tweak or even revolutionize our instruction in…