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Rural School Network 2016-2017

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Something pretty special is happening with our schools–an Idaho Rural Schools Network is launching. Join with other district and school leaders, teachers and staff members from across Idaho as we discuss current initiatives, find solutions to common rural challenges, gain new resources, and learn from the expertise in other schools.

Join by clicking the link below or email us at idaholeads@boisestate.edu for more information!

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Design Team

The Leads Learning Network, along with rural leaders Peter McPherson (Challis), Lyle Bayley (Castleford), Mike Howard (Meadows Valley), Michele Capps (Murtaugh), Joe Kren (West Bonner), and Jeff Dillon (Wilder) gathered together to design a network that would leverage Idaho’s collective expertise and provide helpful resources to rural schools.

Why a Rural Network?

Our hope is to provide a network that matters to the field and will positively impact Idaho’s students. It is our desire to provide helpful resources and research, identify individual areas of expertise in rural schools, and connect leaders and teachers from Idaho’s remote and often isolated communities. As a network, members can share each other’s strengths and resources, discuss unique rural challenges, and discover effective strategies for meeting rural school and district needs via face-to-face and technology.

What’s the cost?

Idaho Leads is a fee-for-service organization that is honored to facilitate the Rural Schools Network. Cost is $500 per participant for the 2016-17 school year. Please earmark funds to cover travel and substitute costs.

Join the Network Today!

What’s the cost?
Idaho Leads is a fee-for-service organization that is honored to facilitate the Rural Schools Network. Cost is $500 per participant for the 2016-17 school year. Please earmark funds to cover travel and substitute costs.

 


2016-2017 Rural Schools Network Meetings

Locations below will serve as a home base for face-to-face meetings or join us via technology.

 

September 20th (8 am – 3 pm)

Coeur d’Alene, District Office

Focus: New Literacy Bill (H451 and H526) – Requirements, forms, templates, and resources. Other areas of focus for this meeting will include Strategic Plans, Federal Programs and College and Career Counseling.


December 5th (1 – 4 pm)

Murtaugh School District (optional visit)

Highlights: High achieving – high poverty school. Leaders will share insights into effective teaching and learning and community involvement.


December 6th (8 am – 3 pm)

Twin Falls, CSI

Focus: Mastery Based Education – Hear from successful educators, receive resources and ideas you can take back to your schools. Other topics and resources for this meeting will include funding strategies and grant opportunities.


February 20 (4 -6 pm)

Boise, Bardenays

Focus: Dinner and discussion about Legislative Session in conjunction with ISBA’s Day on the Hill event.


April 27th (1 – 4 pm)

Eastern Idaho School (optional visit)

Highlights: State of the art technology, effective multi-grade classrooms and strong music and art program.


April 28th (8 am – 3 pm)

Idaho Falls, Eastern Idaho Tech College

Focus: Evaluation systems and supports. Other topics staffing/HR issues, supporting rural teachers and leaders.


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