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A conference for forward-thinking educators

An exciting one-day conference for educators, including K-12 teachers, higher education faculty, college students and other learning practitioners to develop and exchange best practices in teaching and learning. Presentations will include hands-on workshops and research-based current strategies to engage your 21st century learners!

Conference Details

When: Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Where: The College of St. Scholastica - Duluth Campus
Cost: $99 early-bird fee (register by May 1, 2015), $125 regular conference fee

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2015 Keynote: Mark Garrison | Explore. Learn. Change.

Mark Garrison speaking on stageMark Garrison is an innovative educational leader and a passionate advocate for technology in education. Garrison is currently the Director of Technology for White Bear Lake Area Schools in Minnesota. He is a St. Scholastica grad who earned a Masters in Learning Technologies at the University of Minnesota, a Google Certified Teacher, adjunct faculty at the University of Minnesota and was named one of 15 YouTube Star Teachers in 2011.

In 2002 Mark Garrison and his wife paddled 3,000 miles from the Minnesota border to the Arctic Ocean.  They now live in Minneapolis where they raise three children and find adventure in everyday life. 

Among his many hobbies, Mark collects and presents interesting and innovative websites at He presented Technology, Adventure and Change during the TEDxBurnsvilleED event.

Keynote Address

In his keynote address, Garrison sheds new light on the power of lifelong learning, the paradigm of change in education and the power of technology in the classroom. His high energy talk frames learning as an adventure and leaves participants with a challenge they can put to work right away to innovate their own teaching. 

Breakout Sessions

In addition to the keynote address, the conference will feature a variety of breakout sessions, most of which meet MDE re-licensure strand requirements. We are currently in the process of developing this years schedule, so check back soon for further details.