Nov. 17-19, 2019

Cragun’s on Gull Lake

2019 MREA Annual Conference

Relating With Students Now

The MREA Annual Conference is the only conference in the state that brings together educators, administrators, school board members and other advocates across Greater Minnesota for quality professional development, networking and career recognition.

“I had great conversations with a variety of professionals—superintendents, principals, teachers, school board members. I LOVE the professional energy in celebrating and learning from success!”

SUNDAY, NOV. 17

4:00 PM   Conference Check-in Starts

5:30 PM   Light Dinner Buffet – Poolside

6:15 PM    Conference Connections Kickoff – Poolside

7:00 PM   Early Bird Workshops

MONDAY. NOV. 18

6:45 AM     Breakfast Buffet – Main Dining

8:00 AM     Welcome & Opening Keynote Speakers

10:05 AM  Breakout Sessions 1

11:10 AM   Breakout Sessions 2

12:00 PM   Lunch with Gov. Tim Walz (Main Dining Room) and Rural Proud Moments (Pioneer)

1:30 PM     Breakout Sessions 3

3:00 PM    Mindstorm – Poolside

4:15 PM     Legislative Lessons & Social with Sam Walseth – Lakeshore 1-4
with Education Commissioner Mary Cathryn Ricker

6:00 PM    Dinner & Awards Banquet – Main Dining Room

7:30 PM    Dessert & Conversation – Poolside

TUESDAY, NOV. 19

** All activities in Event Centre

7:o0 AM     Breakfast & Gallery Walk

9:30 AM     Closing Session

10:30 AM    MREA Annual Business Meeting

11:00 AM     Prizes, Pick up CEUs & Send-off

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

>> Learn more about the 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 

Curriculum
& 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 &
Classroom
Management  

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 

Harnessing the Power of the Student Voice Cognitive Behavioral Interventions For Trauma     Creating Practical School Threat Assessments 

Finance &
Facilities 

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 &
Leadership
Development

 

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) 

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