RSA Summer Conference
"Resilience, Recovery, Resurgence -
Resetting the Rural Reality"
July 11-13 2021
Otesaga Resort, Cooperstown, NY
2021 Conference News
SAVE THE DATE!
Thank you so much for checking in on this year's conference plans. This year's conference will be held IN PERSON July 11-13! We know there will still be some COVID-19 restrictions in place at that time, so please stay tuned here for updates. At this point, we are asking that you be prepared to show proof of vaccination in order to attend. We are looking into testing criteria for those who are unvaccinated, and will update when we know more about that.
We often get questions about early registration and/or room bookings. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate that. We are on track to get registration materials out in mid May. We are unable to offer early registration, and we are not involved in the hotel bookings. The room block at the Otesaga will open when registration opens.
Registration will be announced and available here, and via email (sign up at http://eepurl.com/gx6BEX ) We will also make announcements on our social media accounts:
- Twitter: @NYRuralSchools
- Face Book: https://www.facebook.com/RSANYORG
We will update conference developments here as they happen.
Sunday - Pre-conference Workshop: Bridging the Digital Divide (details TBA)
Monday - Tuesday
- Educational Breakout sessions featuring NY rural schools presenting -
Collaboration in rural schools
Out of the box - Turning crises into opportunities
STARRS: An innovative BOCES SEL program for students with disabilities
Pathology to potential: A rural schoool's journey through and response to the COVID-19 pandemic
Student Growth Through Ownership- How two Rural Schools combined to provide Professional Development on a “proven approach to student assessment” and what resulted.
Trauma Informed Coaching: Supporting a Culture of Care for Students & Adults
Leading and Living Forward- BOCES and Rural School Districts Prove their Resilience
Career Destinations - Connecting Students to Local Jobs and Careers
From Recovery to Reinvention: Promising Practices for the Future
Engage Canastota Badging and Credentialing Program
Transforming Educational Opportunities During a Pandemic
We also will be giving out our awards, featuring a variety of keynote speakers, including:
Nationally Syndicated Broadcaster and host of American Countryside radio broadcasts, popular author and school board member
National Education Administrator, T Mobile
Executive Director, New York State School Boards Association