2017 MREA Annual Conference

Future Ready Students

How do we ensure we’re developing future-ready students?

This is the focus of the 2017 MREA Annual Conference Nov. 12-14. Save the dates on your calendar and gather your team. Registration begins in July with special discounts for teams of three or more. More details to come.

Submit Conference Proposals

MREA is currently seeking proposals for breakout sessions that share best practices, solutions, and research. Submissions are due by midnight May 15. Learn more.

Sunday, Nov. 12

5:00 PM

Conference Check-in

Location: Main Lobby

5:30 PM

Light Dinner Buffet

Location: Poolside

6:15 PM

Conference Connections Kickoff

Location: Poolside

7:00 PM

Early-Bird Workshops

Monday, Nov. 13

7:00 AM

Breakfast Buffet

Location: Main Dining Room

8:15 AM

Welcome & Opening Keynote Speaker

Location: Event Centre

10:05 AM

Breakout Session I


11:10 AM

Breakout Session II


12:00 PM


Location: Main Dining Room

1:30 PM

Breakout Session III


3:00 PM


Location: Poolside

4:30 PM

Legislative Lessons & Social Hour: What’s Next for Rural Schools?

Location: Lakeshore 1-4

6:00 PM

Awards Banquet

Location: Main Dining Room

7:30 PM

Dessert & Conversation

Location: Lakeshore 1-4

Tuesday, Nov. 14

7:30 AM

Breakfast Buffet

Location: Event Centre

7:30 AM

Gallery Walk

Location: Event Centre

9:30 AM

Closing Speaker

Location: Event Centre

10:30 AM

MREA Annual Business Meeting

Location: Event Centre

11:00 AM

Prizes & Send-off

Location: Event Centre

Early Bird Sessions

Learning to Look: Finding Learning, Shifting Instruction (.PDF)

Education’s Silent Opponent: Toxic Stress … Changing Everything

Personalized Learning: The Flipped Model (.PDF)

Teacher Cadet Program — Addressing the Teacher Shortage

Why We Play/Teach (.PDF)

Voluntary Pre-K Forum for Funded Districts (.PDF)

Breakout Session II

Creativity Through Constraint: Projects that Enliven and Challenge

Crisis in AgEd: Recruitment and Retention Efforts (.PDF)

Focus on Math and Science Teachers in High-Need Rural and Urban Communities (.PDF)

Learning to Improve: The Power of Data! (.PDF)

Inside Montevideo Public School’s Communications Initiative (.PDF)

Inclusion of Non-Traditional Populations in Post-Secondary Attainment

Online 18 — Preserving Concurrent Enrollment (.PDF)

Overview of Winona State University’s Education Village (.PDF)

Preparing Early Childhood Teachers: A Collaborative Online Licensure Program

Student Growth Measures in TDE/Q Comp

TRA Funding Challenges for 2017 (.PDF)