The Reality of Multiage Education: Still Going Strong” is the theme of this year’s 14th annual Southwest Multiage conference from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, at the Eastburn Education Center, building 19, at the College of Education.

Twelve to 16 presenters will discuss topics ranging from how to begin a multiage program to integrating music and arts into a standards-based world and more. The conference is a great opportunity for teachers interested in following “best practices” in education to participate in professional development.

“Imagine fitting schools to meet the needs of children instead of fitting children to the schools,” said Emilie Rodger, associate professor in the College of Education. “This is one of many core beliefs in multiage education.”

Conference registration is available online for $50 or $60 at the door. Registration is $10 for students with a valid NAU ID. For information, contact Emilie Rodger at (928) 523-0368 or visit the College of Education’s National Multiage Institute website.