Nov. 11-13, 2018

Cragun’s on Gull Lake

Brainerd, Minnesota

2018 MREA Annual Conference

Engaging Students NOW

As competition for student engagement in the learning process has changed over the years, the biggest hurdle for any school or teacher is finding ways to make learning relevant, authentic, and valuable in students’ lives. Effective student engagement is not about quick fixes, but rather instrumental changes in our teaching philosophy. This is the focus of the 2018 MREA Annual Conference Nov. 11-13.

Keynote: Suzy Pepper Rollins

Author and EdExpert Suzy Pepper Rollins will keynote the conference on Acceleration: A Different Process and Mindset for Moving Students to Success.

Our processes in closing gaps in children have historically been to fill every hole a learner has. But what if we chose acceleration instead?

Suzy is the author of Learning in the Fast Lane and Teaching in the Fast Lane, both by ASCD. Both books have themes of getting students moving by doing more of the thoughtful, creative, and often hands-on work. Learn more about Suzy and her session.


Sunday, Nov. 11

4:00 PM   Conference Check-in starts

5:30 PM   Light Dinner Buffet

7:00 PM   Early-Bird Workshops

Monday, Nov. 12

7:00 AM     Breakfast Buffet

8:15 AM     Welcome & Opening Keynote Speaker

10:05 AM   Morning Breakout Sessions

12:00 PM   Lunch

1:30 PM     Afternoon Breakout Sessions

3:00 PM    Mindstorm

4:15 PM     Legislative Lessons & Social

6:00 PM    Awards Banquet

7:30 PM    Dessert & Conversation

Tuesday, Nov. 13

7:30 AM     Breakfast & Gallery Walk

9:30 AM     Closing Speaker

10:30 AM    MREA Annual Business Meeting

11:00 AM     Prizes & Send-off

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