NREA Weekly Updates: October 7, 2022

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Understanding the Priorities and Practices of Rural Science Teachers: Implications for Designing Professional Learning
Understanding the Priorities and Practices of Rural Science Teachers: Implications for Designing Professional Learning
In order to design professional learning that supports rural science teachers to effectively implement standards-based “five-dimensional” (5D) instructional and assessment practices, a critical first step is to elicit their perspectives, prior experiences, concerns, and interests. Based on survey data from 87 rural science teachers in Colorado, along with focus group sessions with 18 of those teachers, this article investigates teachers’ perspectives on what makes rural science teaching unique, the degree to which they use 5D science instruction, their curricular and assessment resources, and their professional learning experiences and preferences.
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Building Evidence to Increase Rural Learner Success

Accepting action-oriented research projects that address gaps in evidence for rural learner postsecondary education and workforce success.
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Registration closes TODAY!

Don't miss the opportunity to join more than 600 rural leaders and practitioners (in-person and virtual) from around the country at the 2022 National Forum to Advance Rural Education. Don't wait long...the deadline for in-person registration is TODAY! Virtual registration and on-demand content will be available to all attendees until November 30, 2022.

NREA Foundation Silent Auction Items

Reminder for state affiliate members to bring an item for the silent auction on Thursday afternoon of the conference. The silent auction benefits the National Rural Education Association Foundation.

Raising Rural Voices: Pre-Conference Event

We are excited to invite you to the first National Rural Education Advocacy Coalition (NREAC) Pre-Conference event on October 19, 2022! We look forward to bringing together leaders from across the nation to share success stories and inspire a grassroots movement for rural kids.

The pre-conference is an invitation-only event and we are anticipating 75-100 attendees. As we get closer to October you will receive a selection survey from the conference planners to select your roundtable topics, ensuring we keep our table groups to the ideal size.

There is no charge for the pre-conference event. To register for the pre-conference, simply respond to Heather Zellers at .

New Panel

Excited to share the newest addition to our general session line-up…a new panel featuring Dr. Sweeney Windchief (Assiniboine) from Montana State University & Sheneka Williams from Michigan State University talking about what it means to have a fair chance at a good life in rural America. Get to know more about them and register now.
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NREA Executive Committee Nominations

The 2022 nomination process for the NREA Executive Committee is open now and will end November 1st. Click the link below for more details and to vote!
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