MREA announced today a line up of more than 30 early bird and breakout sessions for the Annual Conference on Relating With Students Now, held in November at Cragun’s Resort on Gull Lake. The sessions cover a variety of relevant topics to engage teachers, administrators, school board members and other education advocates. Learn more about the conference and register.

The breakouts focus on five key categories that are organized across three sessions to allow attendees the opportunity to follow a thread in a given area, including:

  • Curriculum & Content
  • Learning & Classroom Management
  • Student & School Safety
  • Finance & Facilities
  • Staff & Leadership Development

Learn more about each of the sessions.

Here’s an at-a-glance view of the breakout sessions.


Early Bird

Sunday 7:00 pm 

Breakouts 1 

Monday 10:05 am 

Breakouts 2 

Monday 11:10 am 

Breakouts 3 

Monday 1:30 pm 

& Content  


  Developing Your Profile of a Graduate


Open Careers & Education Doors For Rural Students 

Career Academies: Pathway for Every Student KidsCommunity Agents Of Change 

Learning &

Small Town Robot: Documentary Viewing & Discussion


Equity In Rural Educational Settings 

Making Mission Monday Sustainable in Your School  


MetierMiddle School Careers Program 


It’s About Learning And Not About Grades 


Prioritizing Equitable Educational ExperiencesNow 


Calming The StormRegulating Behavior 

The School Social Media Trap 


Cultivate Amazing Connections With Students 


FullService Community Schools 


Unlock Literacy Through Movement 


Core Values And Student Performance 


Resources That Engage All Students 


Implementing POWERFUL Teaching Practices  


Positive Behavior Interventions And Supports (PBIS) 


Connecting With Communities Through Podcasting 

Student &
School Safety 

Changing Mindsets Through Student Voices And Views  Cognitive Behavioral Interventions For Trauma     Creating Practical School Threat Assessments  

Finance &

Involve Your Community
Before the Bond  
Addressing Radon in Schools  What’s New In Education Finance 


Construction: It’s Not Greek To Us

Enhancing Community Connections 

Staffing &


Staff Engagement:
Hire And Retain 
Supporting New Teachers From The Start   


Educator Collaboration In  Action 



Personalizing Professional Development 


Internships For Success 


Partnering For School Success Through Instructional Coaching 

Raising TeachersAdd Water Stir  


The First Year oTiered Licensing 

Deep Dive Workshop 

  Supporting Farm Youth Through Understanding And Intervention 

(10:05 am – 2:45 pm) 

Learn More

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