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2011 Rural Sites Network Conference

Rural Sites Network Events

2011 Rural Sites Network Conference

Overcoming Inequity: Creating Opportunities for ALL Rural Students

March 11–12, 2011

Peabody Hotel Little Rock
Little Rock, Arkansas
Host site: Great Bear Writing Project

Join us in Little Rock, Arkansas to help further a national agenda to improve the teaching of writing in rural schools. The Great Bear Writing Project at the University of Central Arkansas is proud to serve as your host for the 2011 Rural Sites Network Conference.

Lee Anne Bell, Keynote Speaker

Nationally renowned educator, author, and activist, Lee Anne Bell , is The Barbara Silver Horowitz Director of Education, Barnard College, Columbia University. Her teaching specialties include social justice education and teaching about race and racism through storytelling and the arts. Bell's scholarly work centers around issues of gender, race, and culture in educational settings and how these impact equity, access, and achievement in schools. Her most recent work involves the Storytelling Project: Learning about Race and Racism Through Storytelling and the Arts , supported by a grant from the Third Millennium Foundation.

Conference Highlights



  • Keynote Speaker Lee Anne Bell
  • Three rounds of interactive and engaging workshop sessions
  • Annual RSN Town Meeting

Downloadable Files

2011 RSN Conference Program
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