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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





Nineteenth National Congress on Rural Education in Canada

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

Congress Schedule at a Glance pdf file icon Breakout Sessions pdf file icon  


Sunday, March 30, 2014
12:30 – 1:00 p.m. Registration for Pre-Congress (Gallery Suite l)
1:30 – 4:00 p.m. Pre-Congress Workshop featuring Brian Trainor- "Cyber Bullying: Understanding and Prevention of Online Bullying and Harrassment"
(Gallery A B)
4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Congress Registration (Salon Crush Lobby)
5:00 – 10:00 p.m. Visit Displays (Salon Crush)
7:00 – 8:45 p.m. Congress Opening (Salon A B)
Welcome and Greetings
Opening Presentation: Ian Hanomansing– “Events Shaping Our World”
8:45 p.m. Reception, Visit Displays (Salon Crush Lobby)
Monday, March 31, 2014
7:15 – 8:15 a.m. Breakfast ( Salon A B C) Visit Displays
8:15 – 9:30 a.m. Keynote Presentation: Panel Presentation with Ben Grebinski, Dawn Wallin, Albert Trask, & Paul Bennett
"The Changing Reality of Rural Schools: Trends, Challenges and Vision for the Future" (Salon A B C)
9:30 – 9:50 a.m. Break, Visit Displays (Salon Crush)
9:50 – 10:50 a.m. Session “A” Breakout Sessions
11:05 – 12:05 p.m. Session “B” Breakout Sessions
12:05 – 1:15 p.m. Noon Luncheon (Salon A B C)
1:15 – 2:15 p.m. Session “C” Breakout Sessions
2:15 – 2:30 p.m. Break, Visit Displays (Salon Crush Lobby)
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Session “D” Breakout Sessions
6:30 – 7:00 p.m. Social (Salon Crush Lobby)
7:00 p.m. Banquet (Salon A B C) Entertainment – “H.t N SpicE Drum Group– Empire School, Prairie South School Division"
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
7:15 – 8:15 a.m. Breakfast (Salon A B C)
8:15 – 9:30 a.m. Keynote Presentation: Kimberly Schonert-Reichl
"Educating the Heart and Mind: Developing Resiliency and Optimism in
Children and Youth
(Salon A B C)
9:45 – 10:45 a.m. Session “E” Breakout Sessions
10:45 – 11:00 a.m. Break, Visit Displays (Salon Crush Lobby)
11:00 – 12:00 p.m. Session “F” Breakout Sessions
12:00 – 12:45 p.m. Noon Luncheon and Closing (Salon A B C)

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