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2nd Annual Innovation Conference - May 13, 2019

Tuesday, April 02, 2019

Join us for the "Making Innovation a Priority in NC Schools: Exploring Innovative Practices" conference on Monday, May 13, 2019.

We will:

  • Clarify different meanings of the term “innovation” within education and suggest terminology and best practices related to it
  • Learn how innovative programs and practices at the classroom, school and district level are engaging students and adults in meaningful and challenging learning
  • Collaborate in multi-perspective groups (educators, students, business reps, policy-makers) to develop an innovation focus to pitch to conference attendees
  • Identify next steps to making innovation a priority in our public schools.


Mebane Rash 
CEO of EdNC, award-winning multi-media journalism about education in NC

In collaboration with
UNCW’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

With special guests
Brenda Berg, President and CEO of BEST NC
Freebird McKinney, Burroughs Welcome Fund NC Teacher of the Year
James Ford, Southwest Education Region, State Board of Education
Tabari Wallace, NC Wells Fargo Principal of the Year

Date and location

Monday May 13, 2019
UNCW Watson College of Education
Room 162