Attendees

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October 24–26  |  Louisville Marriott Downtown

Join us if you want to connect with national experts, leading researchers, K–12 and higher education practitioners, policymakers, and philanthropic leaders. You can engage with a diverse community and share your stories on 21st century leadership, practice, research, and policy in rural education. 

If you share our passion for advancing rural education, we hope you will join us and inspire people to strengthen rural education.

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2019 Schedule At-A-Glance

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24

8–9 a.m. | Registration & Breakfast 
9–10:30 a.m. | Welcome & Keynote

Spark21  

10:30–10:45 a.m. | Break 
10:45–11:45 a.m. |  Learning Sessions 
11:45 a.m. –1:45 p.m. | Lunch  

Keynote
Ron Berger, Chief Academic Officer, EL Education  

1:45–2 p.m. | Break 
2–3:15 p.m. | Research Sessions 
3:15–3:30 p.m. | Break 
3:30–4:30 p.m. |  Learning Sessions 

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25

7:30–8:30 a.m. | Registration & Breakfast  
8:30–9:45 a.m. | Welcome 

Student Panel  

9:45–10 a.m. | Break 
10–11 a.m. |  Learning Sessions 
11–11:15 a.m. | Break 
11:15 a.m. –12:30 p.m. |  Learning Sessions 
12:30–12:45 p.m. | Break 
12:45–2:30 p.m. | Lunch & Awards 

Keynote
Brandi Varnell, National Rural Teacher of the Year  

2:30–2:45 p.m. | Break 
2:45–3:45 p.m. |  Learning Sessions 
3:45–4 p.m. | Break 
4–5 p.m. | Minute Learning Sessions 
5–6:30 p.m. | Reception & Silent Auction  

Hosted by the National Rural Education Association and Battelle for Kids. All attendees are invited to attend and participate in this NREA tradition.

  

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26

9:30–11:15 a.m. | Breakfast 

Keynote
Brad Mitchell, Senior Strategist, Battelle for Kids 

 

 

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2019 Session Strands

HUMAN CAPITAL  |  Developing and supporting educator talent

STUDENT PATHWAYS  |  College, career, and life readiness 

VISION/STRATEGY  |  Redesigning educational systems for 21st century learning

CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT  |  Redefining student success, outcomes, and measures

21st CENTURY LEARNING  |  Redesigning learning within and across curricula

PLC/NETWORK  |  Using networks to drive change

EQUITY  |  Exploring equity dimensions of 21st century learning

COMMUNITY  |  Building understanding and ownership of 21st century learning

LEADERSHIP  |  Strengthening leadership capacity for system change



Pricing Information

Standard Rate: July 1-October 4; Cost: $400

Late Registration: October 5-24

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Questions?

Please contact us at BFKNREA@bfk.org