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Conference Agenda Overview

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

8:00 a.m. Registration
8:30 a.m. Welcome and Opening Comments – Susan Sheridan, Director, National Center for Research on Rural Education (R2Ed) and Prem Paul, Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
9:00 a.m. Keynote Address - Roger Breed, Commissioner of Education, Nebraska Department of Education
Rural Education for the 21st Century
Session 1: Teacher Influences on Rural Students' Academic Success
9:20 a.m. Research Panel Presentations
10:45 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. Participant Roundtable Discussions
12:00 p.m. Working Lunch
1:15 p.m. Special Address – John White, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Rural
Outreach, U.S. Department of Education
Strengthen and Elevate the Teaching Profession: Implications for Rural Education
*Please review this RESPECT Project document created by the U.S. Department of Education for background information.
Session 2: Community and Family Influences on Rural Students' Academic Success
1:45 p.m. Research Panel Presentations
3:00 p.m. Break
3:15 p.m. Participant Roundtable Discussions
4:15 p.m. Break
4:30 p.m. Panel Reactions / Discussions
5:30 p.m. Day 1 Wrap-up and Preparation for Day 2 – Susan Sheridan
5:45 p.m. Networking Reception and Poster Session

Thursday, April 4, 2013

8:30 a.m. Teacher Panel (Session open to all conference attendees)
9:30 a.m. Introductory Comments – Marjorie Kostelnik, Dean, College of Education and Human Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Session 3: School and Contextual Influences on Rural Students' Academic Success
9:45 a.m. Research Panel Presentations
11:00 a.m. Break
11:15 a.m. Participant Roundtable Discussions
12:15 p.m. Working Lunch
1:30 p.m. Panel Reactions / Discussions
2:30 p.m. Endnote Address – Cindy McIntee, Past President, National Rural Education Assocation; State Liaison, SERVE Center, University of North Carolina-Greensboro
3:15 p.m. Closing Address – Susan Sheridan, Director, National Center for Research on Rural Education (R2Ed)
3:30 p.m. Adjourn