Making Teaching Matter

Brainerd, Minnesota
Sunday, November 13, 2016
MREA 2016 ANNUAL CONFERENCE: Making Teaching Matter
Nov. 13-15, 2016 I Brainerd, MN
Cragun's Resort & Conference Center
With more than 35 sessions and other learning connections, our conference offers networking and development opportunities for a diverse audience of education professionals, designed around five tracks:

Reimagining the Profession
  • Authentic Intellectual Work: Improving Teaching through Rigorous Learning 
  • Creativity through Constraint: Projects that Enliven and Challenge 
  • Learning to Look: Finding Learning, Shifting Instruction 
  • Overview of Winona State University Education Village
  • Reclaiming the Value of Teaching
  • Reimagining Education
  • Innovative Para-to-Sped Teaching Initiative
  • Voluntary Pre-K: Moving Forward

Professional Development & Support 
  • Concurrent Enrollment: Staying Strong and Committed in Minnesota
  • Education's Silent Opponent: Toxic Stress ... Changing Everything
  • Focus on Math and Science Teachers in High-Need Rural and Urban Communities
  • Making Your Collaborative Teams More Effective
  • Online 18 -- Preserving Concurrent Enrollment
  • Preparing Early Childhood Teachers: A Collaborative Online Licensure Program
  • Student Growth Measures in TDE/QComp
  • Who Ya Gonna Call? Stress Busters: Because YOU Matter!
  • Why We Play/Teach 

Recruitment, Recognition, & Retention
  • Smart Solutions to Minnesota's Teacher Shortage
  • Crisis in AgEd: Recruitment and Retention Efforts
  • Who Saw the Sparkle?
  • Post and Pray?  Not Today!
  • What’s the Buzz about Co-Teaching?
  • Teacher Cadet Program -- Addressing the Teacher Shortage
  • Teacher Leadership: Maximizing Your Human Capital 
  • Mentoring in Action -- Moorhead’s Mentoring Program

ent Success & Current Challenges
  • Gender Non-Conforming and Transgender Students: Law and Practice of Inclusion
  • Inclusion of Non-Traditional Populations In Post-Secondary Attainment 
  • Changing the Achievement Culture in Your School
  • Journey to Celebration/Reward School Status
  • Learning to Improve: The Power of Data!
  • PBS LearningMedia
  • Personalized Learning: The Flipped Model
  • Apple Classroom and Swift Playground
  • Youth Mental Health First Aid
  • Voluntary Pre-K Forum for Funded Districts
Community Engagement & Advocacy
  • Community and Business Partnerships That Work
  • Lessons Learned: What's Next for Rural Schools?
  • Inside Montevideo Public School's Communications Initiative
  • Private Funding for Public Schools
  • TRA: Funding Challenges for 2017

New in 2016! QComp/ATPPS Deep Dive Strand
Gather your team now and sign up for the "QComp/ATPPS Deep Dive Workshop," hosted jointly by the Minnesota Department of Education and Education Minnesota to help districts review and align their TDE and QComp plans to prepare for the application process.. It will run Monday from 10:05 am - 12 pm and continue from 1:30 - 2:45 pm. Workshop participants will be eligible to join all other conference activities. Participation is limited, so select this option early. District teams must include at least one administrator and one teacher.

Contact Information

Payment Instructions

  • Pay by check or credit card. Mail check payment with a copy of the invoice to:

    PO Box 187
    St. Cloud, MN 56302-0187
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