"On the Land, Learning at Hand"
Calling for Presenters!
The fall descended in a blaze of color, the holidays are whizzing by, and before you know it we will be meeting for the 16th Annual Country School Association Conference in Fredericksburg, TX. If you enjoy the history and preservation of one-room schools, this is the conference for you!
CSAA is heading to the Lone Star State, to the Texas Hill Country and you are invited! The Friends of the Gillespie County Country Schools in Fredericksburg, TX are rolling out the red carpet for participants to the next annual conference slated for June 19-22, 2016. June 22 will include the optional tour of country schools in Gillespie County.
Now is the time to submit your proposal for your presentation.
Deadline for submission: February 1, 2016.
Country School Association of America
16th Annual Conference
June 19-22, 2016
The theme is “On the Land, Learning at Hand,” and presenters are encouraged to build presentations around the individuality of country schools; lessons of the land; and academic skills taught by hands.
Other suggestions of interest to the audience:
History, preservation, restoration of county schools
Curriculum – reading, writing, and arithmetic etc.
The lives of former teachers and students
Socials – end of school picnics and programs, Christmas celebrations, box socials
Fund raising - ideas for other preservationists
School Government- local school boards, state regulations, federal regulations
Attendance and transportation in country schools
Sources for preservation, restoration, re-enactment
Writing and speaking on behalf of country schools
Financial planning for your country school
...and many more
To access the informational PDF, use this link:
Visit the CSAA website for information on schoolhouse preservation, awards and grants, annual conference, slide shows of past conferences, links to our on-line JOURNAL, and numerous country school resources.
On tour: Visit the Junction School in Stonewall, TX, where Lyndon Johnson attended as a small child. (one of many open for visitors on our tour)