Registration for the 2018 MREA Annual Conference on Engaging Students Now opens Monday. A sell-out crowd is expected again this year. Register a team of three or more today to save. The early bird discount of $105 per person for teams ends Aug. 10. Register as an individual.

This is the only conference that brings together teachers, administrators, school board members in Greater Minnesota. MREA will offer 35 breakouts on a variety of timely topics to equip teachers, administrators, school board members and other education advocates. View the breakouts and schedule.

This year’s featured speakers include:


Acceleration: Moving Students to Success

Closing achievement gaps have historically been to fill every hole a learner has. What if we chose acceleration instead? Acceleration prepares students for success just in time for new learning. We lay the groundwork for acquisition learning by establishing just enough prior knowledge to both instill curiosity and connect to new information. Learn more


Legislative Lessons: What’s Next for Rural Schools?

Sam Walseth has logged 18 legislative sessions lobbying at the Minnesota State Capitol and leading successful coalitions to improve equity in educational opportunities for rural students. He will provide an insider’s perspective on the 2018 legislative activities and share what’s next for rural schools.


Learning Revolution: Active vs. Passive Classrooms

Nigel Nisbet transformed the math classroom as a teacher and now is leading content development at the MIND Research Institute to help schools of all sizes do the same. He will share proven methods, tools and tactics that result in students that are better prepared for success in school and the knowledge-based economy. Learn more


Active Learning and Moving Students into the Fast Lane

Conference keynote speaker Suzy Pepper Rollins will deliver a 3.5-hour deep dive workshop about active learning. Participants will leave with a new perspective of what the active classroom can look like, complete with strategies for every grade and content.  This session will also recharge your passion with new practices to get students intellectually moving! Intended for all content and grade levels.  

Check yes on your registration form to attend this workshop in place of other conference breakout sessions.