110th National Forum to Advance Rural Education (NREA) Convention and Research Symposium is designed to create an environment for collaboration and innovation with a diverse community—national experts, K–12 and higher education practitioners, leading researchers, policymakers and philanthropic leaders—to learn and share ideas around the topics at the forefront of rural education and to ensure 21st century learning is a reality for all rural students.
At this year’s Forum, Matt Williams and Virgel Hammonds, will join Kirsten Baesler of the North Dakota Department of Education and Nick Archuleta of North Dakota United to present “Advancing Personalized Learning in North Dakota.”
Their session is described as:
Over the last few years, North Dakota has crafted a vision for education that is based on advancing and scaling innovative educational practices. This vision is rooted in the fact that North Dakota, while boasting some of the highest public-school approval ratings and achievement results, must innovate to meet the demands of an ever-changing world. With the passage of Innovative Education bill, SB2186, North Dakota took a significant step forward. The bi-partisan pilot bill, which allows districts to apply for innovation waivers, won the support of the Governor, North Dakota State Chamber of Commerce and teachers’ union, North Dakota United.