Who We Are

We inspire and educate all stakeholders to foster learning innovations

The Professional Learning and Leading Collaborative (PL2C) promotes pedagogical shifts in digital learning environments in order to inspire, innovate and coach.

Nancy PD smWe engage educators at all levels to provide research based, job-embedded models and approaches for strategic planning  and professional development with the belief that students deserve access to equitable, personalized learning experiences.

Our coaches are educational leaders who have extensive experience in strategic planning, leadership support and development, data-driven decision-making and professional development planning and design – all as they relate to digital learning programs. Our professional development is customized and tailored to fit the current needs of your schools and districts with a focus on adaptive student-centered approaches that provide concrete, quality, purposeful, reflective practices supported through technology. Learn more about what we do.

The PL2C Team


Our dedicated team are educational leaders who have extensive experience in strategic planning, leadership support and development, data-driven decision-making and professional development planning and design – all as they relate to digital learning programs. All the professional development designed is customized and tailored to fit educators’ unique and current needs in schools and districts.

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Brittany Miller

Program Coordinator

Biography

Where is your hometown?
Atlanta, Georgia.

Define your work with the Professional Learning and Leading Collaborative.
I am a Program Coordinator for the Professional Learning and Leading Collaborative working to build a common language and understanding of technology use in the classroom through online and face to face professional development.

How did you come to work with the Professional Learning and Leading Collaborative?
My passion for technology was sparked as a student at my progressive schools where I published novels, built websites, and created digital projects. When I entered the classroom as a teacher, I wanted to provide even deeper learning experiences through technology and project-based learning. In time, this road bought me to return to NC State University for my Masters in Instructional Technology, where I gained a connection to this amazing team at FI.

What is your favorite part about working at the Friday Institute?
The opportunity to challenge myself and engage in new skills and ways of thinking alongside talented North Carolina educational leaders. And the free tea!

My secret hobby is…
acrylic painting. My grandmother taught me how to paint ceramic Christmas houses during my childhood summers. After painting a full collection, I have since migrated to canvas!

When you can’t find me in the office, I am…
on the ice at the hockey rink with my husband, Kyle, or outside playing in the grass with our two black Labradors, Emmy and Josie.