RSA Summer Conference 

"Schools to The Rescue: The New Rural Reality

July 12-14, 2020

  Otesaga Resort, Cooperstown, NY

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Breakout sessions: 

Shrinking Resources, Shrinking Enrollment, Increasing Expenses...No Problem! by Barker CSD

Out of the Box by Unadilla Valley CSD

Growing Readers: All Kids Can Read and Succeed by DCMO BOCES

The Promise of Personalized Learning in Rural New York by TST BOCES

How to Close a Community School and Live to Tell the Tale! by Otega Unadilla CSD & Castallo & Silky

Extreme Makeover: School Edition by Groton CSD & Cornell University

STARRS: An Innovative BOCES SEL Program for Students with Disabilities by Madison-Oneida BOCES & ICAN Agency

Collaboration in Rural Schools by WSWHE BOCES & Johnsburg CSD

Positivity Project - Purpose, Possibilities and Impact by Waterville CSD

Creating a School to Work Pipeline: Leveraging the Power of Community Partnerships by Waverly High School

Intervention through the Trauma Lens: A Multi-Tiered Approach to Support by Finger Lakes Community Schools

Schools as Conveners; A Rural Community Schools Model by Finger Lakes Community Schools

Efficient Fiscal Planning using Data Analytics by Cooperstown CSD & Forecast5 Analytics

Reflections on Superintendent Evaluations: A Panel Discussion by SuperEval

Plenary Speakers:

Dr. Bill Daggett, International Educational Leader and Futurist

Dr. Donna Beegle, Child of poverty, International Leader in teaching us how to overcome its effects

Andrew McCrea, Author, Farmer, Natonal Radio Host, School Leader on revitalizing rural communities

Brandi Varnell, National Rural Teacher of the Year, and Dr. Allen Pratt, Executive Director ot the National Rural Education Association

Noelle Ellerson-Ng, Director of Advocacy and Policy for AASA


Sunday evening cocktail reception at the Baseball Hall of Fame

FFA Oratorical Contest Winners' presentations

We will post conference program updates as we finalize information.

Keep an eye on this page.

Registration will open in May.

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