UPDATE: The proposal deadline has been extended to Friday, May 14.

Greater Minnesota educators and friends of education know the trends, challenges and opportunities facing students, schools, board members and teaching professionals. Now it’s time to get ready to share your solutions and insights.

Minnesota Rural Education Association seeks dynamic leaders and breakout session proposals for its 2021 Annual Conference Nov. 14-16 at Cragun’s Resort near Brainerd. Proposals for “Rural Strong” are due Sunday, May 9.

Sessions should share best practices, solutions or research on this year’s theme of “Rural Strong.” Proposals should help maximize K-12 educator and school board learning and knowledge, focused on developing and sharing narratives from a position of rural strength and vitality. Submissions are encouraged in all context and focus areas at all experience levels.

Focus Areas: Rural Strong

Focus areas for 2021 sessions include:

  • Family and community engagement and communication
  • Overcoming rural tech and Internet barriers
  • Supporting student resiliency and mental health
  • Creating positive school climate and emotionally safe learning spaces
  • Engaging children and families from communities of color and American Indian cultures
  • Efficient and effective district operations
  • Partnerships that support rural school and community vitality
  • Creating pathways to teaching in Greater Minnesota
  • Topics that address mandatory requirements for Minnesota teacher license renewal
  • Other emerging and trending topics facing Greater Minnesota education

Submit Your Proposal

Submitting a proposal will take less than 15 minutes. View proposal requirements.

Selected presenters receive complimentary or reduced conference registration fees. Submit your proposal here by May 9.

Call the MREA Office with questions at (833)-MNVOICE.