Next week one of TIME magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World” will present to 600 of North Carolina’s most innovative education, business and government leaders.
Nationally recognized education innovator Freeman Hrabowski, president of the University of Maryland – Baltimore County, will deliver the keynote address as part of the NC New Schools Project’s annual Summer Institute for teachers and principals in partner schools across the state.
Hrabowski has been profiled by CBS’s 60 Minutes, US News & World Report, Washington Post and others for building a powerhouse college in math, science and engineering that last year saw 41 percent of its bachelor’s degrees awarded in those key fields. He will share his research and focus on math and science education with special emphasis on minority participation and performance.
In addition to hearing from Hrabowski, participants at the three-day professional development conference will attend interactive sessions focused on STEM, education innovation and other strategies and take part in school-based team planning time.
During the conference, you can participate virtually through this blog — where we’ll feature posts from presenters and attendees — and by following @ncnewschools and #ncnsp on Twitter. And following the conference, we’ll post video from the event on our YouTube channel.