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Connecting Rural Schools Topic of Dec. 10 Conference

Connecting Rural Schools Topic of Dec. 10 Conference

Eighty teachers and administrators from 16 rural schools and College faculty are invited to participate in an interactive conference about 21st century skills on Friday, Dec. 10.

Participants will learn about and discuss the unique challenges that rural schools face in the current fast-changing environment from 8:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m. in Corey Union. It is sponsored by the Cortland Regional Professional Development School, Onondaga-Cortland-Madison BOCES and Tompkins-Seneca-Tioga BOCES.

Concurrent, interactive breakout sessions will address a variety of topics and innovative teaching/learning methods and resources available to educators in order to better prepare secondary students for college, careers and citizenship in the 21st century. 

Building connections among attendees and sustaining them through social media is a major focus of the conference. Participants will have the opportunity to network with other rural school administrators, technology teachers and classroom teachers from multiple disciplines. SUNY Cortland teacher education students will showcase Web 2.0 exhibits during the lunch hour.

Presenters and workshop facilitators are from Onondaga-Cortland-Madison BOCES, the Rural Schools Association, SUNY Cortland and the following school districts: Dryden, Groton, Homer, Lafayette, South Seneca and Tully.

For more information, contact Karen Seibert in the Center for Educational Exchange.