MREA launched today its call for breakout and workshop session proposals for its 2022 Annual Conference November 13-15 at Cragun’s Resort. Proposals are due April 30 for sharing best practices, solutions, and research on education and learning around these focus areas:

  • Sustainable Rural Living and Vitality
  • Local and Global Learning Opportunities
  • Inclusive and Welcoming Places and Spaces

We know educators, schools, and communities continually push boundaries and ask, “Why not?” to explore new ideas, leverage existing assets, and share services to develop the best outcomes for students. You innovate every day, every week, every month. Submit your proposal soon to positively impact more than 500 rural education leaders from across Greater Minnesota.

Focus Areas

MREA members want to learn how rural colleagues are solving educational challenges and addressing these focus areas:

  • Sustainable Rural Living and Vitality
    • Leading rural school and community transformation around old and new values
    • Leveraging local assets to strengthen community development
    • Expanding broadband access to rural communities for education and workforce efforts
    • Creating “grow-your-own” programs to recruit and retain a skilled local workforce
  • Local and Global Learning Opportunities
    • Promoting pathways that are pipelines to living-wage careers
    • Improving student learning through community partnerships and innovative programs
    • Leading successful school-to-work transitions
    • Preparing students to be successful in a highly competitive global economy
    • Exploring how diversity, equity, and inclusion redefine student success
  • Inclusive and Welcoming Places and Spaces
    • Building teacher capacity and meets diverse learner needs
    • Ensuring access to high-quality learning opportunities and support for all students
    • Supporting student resiliency and social emotional health
    • Creating positive school climate and safe learning spaces
  • New Developments and Services Shaping Education
  • Qualifying Topics for MN Educator License Renewals


Proposals are due April 30 by midnight.

Important Dates

April 4: Call for Proposals Opens
April 30: Deadline to Submit Proposals
June 15: Presenter Notification Begins
July 15: Presenter Announcement Begins


Call Diane Vosen, Administrative Coordinator, at (833)-MNVOICE.

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