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Nineteenth National Congress on Rural Education

March 30 - April 1, 2014
TCU Place, Saskatoon SK

(Formerly the Centennial Auditorium)

The Changing Reality of Rural Schools


Call for Presentations



Congress at a Glance





  Call for Papers / Presentations

The Changing Reality of Rural Schools

This year's overarching theme relates to how Rural and Remote Schools are facing societal issues that may be considered exclusive to urban settings. Society has changed, and continues to change, and our rural communities and schools are addressing issues related to mental health, child hunger, poverty, diverse needs, bullying, cultural diversity, and the effects of social media, among others. Rural schools have different economies of scale which may create challenges in providing needed programs and services for children and youth attending schools in rural or remote settings. This year's Congress will facilitate discussion among participants to find ways to address these issues.

Please submit your presentation proposal on the form below. The deadline for submitting proposals is Monday, January 13th, 2014. You will be notified within two weeks if your proposal has been accepted. A copy of your paper/power point will be required by February 24th, 2014 for inclusion on the USB memory device that all participants receive. As well, please forward photographs of yourself if we donít have a photo on file. Presenter registration fee is $250 + GST.

  • Dealing with Cultural Diversity in
    Rural Schools
  • Building Effective Partnerships
  • Developing Effective School and Community Councils
  • Social Media in Schools
  • Support for Immigrant Students
  • Program and Services for First Nations
  • Recruitment and Retention of Staff in
    Rural Schools
  • Effective Governance and Trustee Leadership
  • Using Technology for Improved School
  • Early Childhood Programming
  • Developing Student Leadership
  • Supporting Student Learning with effective
    Assessment Practices
Small group presentation and interaction is 70 minutes. Poster presentations will be assigned a 70-minute time block for multiple interactions.

Call for Presentation Application Procedures

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Submission Deadline: January 13th, 2014

All proposed presentations must be submitted electronically. Please followthe Proposal Outline and include directory information for each presenter. A photograph of the presenter(s) for the Congress should be submitted with the proposal.

For more information on Proposal Submission contact:

Cecile Laprairie – Administrative Assistant, Saskatchewan Educational Leadership Unit, Department of Educational Administration, University of Saskatchewan

Nineteenth National Congress on Rural Education
Presented by:

Saskatchewan Educational Leadership Unit (SELU) in conjunction with the Ministry of Education, Saskatchewan School Boards Association, Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation (STF), League of Educational Administrators, Directors and Superintendents (LEADS), Saskatchewan Association of School Business Officials (SASBO), Saskatchewan Professional Development Unit (SPDU), University of Regina and the University of Saskatchewan