2023 Equity Summit
Advancing Innovation in Rural Education

November 7, 2023

Join MDHEWD for the annual Equity Summit. This virtual learning opportunity addresses the changing issues presented in higher education with respect to innovation, community partnerships, and trends in rural education.

Advancing Innovation in Rural Education

The Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development envisions a collaborative effort between the state and institutions of higher education to deliver equitable outcomes for rural students. As a part of the state’s effort to increase degree attainment amongst Missourians to 60% and workforce participation at 70% by 2030, a focus on rural education is imperative. Developing partnerships, fostering community, exploring innovative practices for rural pedagogy, and initiating teacher education programs to serve high-need occupations are the key topic tracks for our Summit.

Linking positive practical action, sharing ideas and evaluated approaches, and exploring research findings are common elements that offer opportunities for learning and for you to engage with scholars at the forefront of their fields. Our virtual conference will offer synchronous participation in workshops, featured speaker sessions, and trend topics. In addition, the sessions will be recorded and made available On Demand for those unable to participate in the conference.

Conference Schedule

Tuesday, November 7, 2023

9:00 – 9:25 a.m. Opening Convocation

9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Keynote Address

10:30 – 10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 – 11:45 a.m. Concurrent Sessions – 45 Minute Talk

11:45 – 1:00 p.m. Break

1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions – Workshop

2:30 – 3:00 p.m. Trend Talk Sessions

3:00 – 3:15 p.m. Closing Session