November 17-19, 2024 • Cragun’s Resort, Brainerd, MN





Educators, schools, and communities innovate every day of every year and ask, “How can I …?” to explore new ideas and services leading to the best outcomes for students. Now’s your chance to turn your “How?” into a breakout session for MREA’s 2024 Greater Education Summit.

10 Trending Education Topics

MREA members and other education service professionals are encouraged to review proposal criteria and submit workshop ideas for sharing best practices, solutions, and research on rural learning, vitality, and communities.  Below are 10 trending education ideas to consider for a breakout session proposal (View 11 more ed topics here):

Sustainable Rural Living and Vitality
1. Connecting schools to rural business resources and partnerships
2. Building community and inclusion through dialogue
3. Attracting, supporting, and retaining educators and district leaders

Welcoming Places and Spaces
4. School culture that manages conflict and fosters belonging, resilience, and excellence
5. Creating understanding around instructional practices and curriculum

Embracing Learning for All Ages
6. Social media and adolescent mental health
7. Learning experiences that build age-appropriate digital literacy
8. Interventions to improve student performance and decrease learning loss

New Developments and Services Shaping Education
9. Critical cybersecurity insights for K-12 educational networks and data
10. Successfully implementing new legislative policies impacting education

Proposal Submission

Don’t delay on this opportunity to submit a proposal and join nearly 500 rural ed leaders from throughout Greater Minnesota who will attend the Summit to listen, learn and teach. Proposals are due April 30 by midnight.

Call for Proposals View submission details here

Interested in Presenting? Submit proposal here

Important Dates

April 1: Call for Proposals Opens
April 30: Deadline to Submit Proposals
June 15: Presenter Notification Begins
July 15: Summit Registration and Lodging Reservations Open


Call Diane Vosen, Operations Director, at (833)-MNVOICE.

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