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3rd Annual Rural Schools Alliance Conference Recap

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Thank you to the WiRSA members who attended the 3rd annual Wisconsin Rural Schools Alliance Conference, February 17-18, 2011.

The following resources are provided as a service to members:


Wednesday Evening Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Michael Corbett

In his keynote address, he discussed the complexity of place-based education.

Dr. Corbett currently serves as a professor at the School of Education at Acadia University in Nova Scotia, Canada following a 19-year career as a public school teacher in Manitoba and Nova Scotia. His research focuses on the dynamic and ambivalent relationship between life in rural communities and the structures and processes of schooling.


Thursday Keynote speaker:

Dr. William Draves

In a lively and entertaining presentation, Dr. Draves, futurist, discussed work, life and education in the 21st Century, especially  noting trends that will impact rural schools.


Watch the Conference Videos

Session Hand-outs


Watch for the dates for next year’s conference coming soon!

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