Education and Opportunity for Rural Students and Communities
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Past Conferences

Northern Quest Resort

February 11th-12th 2018


Sunday, February 11th

5:00      Registration/Check-in opens (Kalispel Ballroom)

              Refreshments and snacks provided     

5:45      Introduction

              Kevin Jacka

              Lead Superintendent, The Rural Alliance


               5:55      Legislative Update

              Jim Kowalkowski

              Superintendent, Davenport School District

              REC Director (Rural Education Center) 


6:25      Social and Emotional Learning

              Ron Hertel

              Program Supervisor Social and Emotional Learning/ Compassionate Schools




7:30      Elson S. Floyd

              College of Medicine

              Washington State University

              Ken Roberts, PhD

               Vice Dean Academic and Community Partnerships


8:15      Adjourn

Monday, February 12th

 7:30        Registration/ Check-in Opens (Kalispel Ballroom)

                 Continental Breakfast

 8:00     Introductions and Opening Remarks

                 Kevin Jacka

                 Lead Superintendent, The Rural Alliance


 8:10        Keynote

                 Allyson Pierce

                 Justice System Strategic Plan Coordinator, Kalispel Tribe of Indians

                 2014 Graduate Wellpinit High School

                 2017 University of California Berkeley


8:30        (New Leaders) Developing Rural School District Leaders


 9:45         Big Picture Learning/ Personalized Learning

                  Sara Mounsey

                  Independent Learning Center Advisor, Methow Valley School District


10:30       Break

10:45       What do kids need for success?  When do they need it?

                 Brainstorming a timeline from childhood to young adulthood for key attainments                     

                 Leading to readiness for college, career, and life. (Continued)

                 Facilitator: William Wadlington

                 Superintendent, Columbia School District


12:15       Lunch/Networking (Lunch provided)

 1:00     Social Emotional Learning Committee for Children 

 2:15     other

2:30         Adjourn