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Perspective | Embark on a professional development adventure at the Friday Institute’s summer conference

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Are you ready for an unparalleled journey into the realms of educational innovation?

Picture yourself navigating uncharted territories, exploring new pedagogical landscapes, and charting a course towards transformative teaching and learning.

Welcome to Innovation Island: A Professional Development Adventure!

Hosted by the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at N.C. State University, Innovation Island promises an immersive experience like no other. 

Set in Raleigh, North Carolina, this event is scheduled to unfold its wonders on June 18, 2024, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

A closer look at Innovation Island

As you step foot onto Innovation Island, you’ll find yourself amidst a vibrant tapestry of sessions carefully crafted to invigorate your educational practices. Here’s a glimpse of what awaits:

  • Leadership Lagoon: Dive into the depths of leadership strategies tailored for educational excellence
  • Data Dunes: Traverse the shifting sands of educational data analysis and interpretation
  • Tech Tiki Village: Explore the technological wonders shaping the future of education
  • Computer Science Keys: Unlock the mysteries of computer science education
  • AI Archipelago: Navigate the burgeoning world of artificial intelligence in education
  • Pedagogy Peninsula: Discover innovative pedagogical approaches to engage and inspire learners
  • Collaboration Cay: Forge connections and collaborative partnerships for educational success
  • Equity Estuary: Chart a course towards equitable educational practices and outcomes
  • SEL Oasis: Delve into the vital realm of social and emotional learning
  • Frontier Fjord: Brave the frontiers of educational innovation and exploration
  • STEM Shores: Explore the shores of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education

Registration and more information

Ready to embark on this transformative journey? 

Register now through the NC State REPORTER system. 

Space is limited, so early registration is encouraged to secure your place on Innovation Island.  Registrations made before May 27th are automatically entered in a raffle to win a full refund of their registration cost, which is $60 per participant.

Let’s set sail together

Join us as we navigate the seas of change in education and discover new horizons together.

Let this summer mark a turning point in your professional journey.

We eagerly anticipate welcoming you to Innovation Island, where the quest for knowledge and the spirit of exploration unite to create an unforgettable professional development experience.

Brittany Miller

Brittany Miller is a research scholar at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation.