Annual Conference for Middle Level Education

October 9-12, 2016 • Austin, Texas

Conference Sessions

General Sessions
Kick off each morning at AMLE2016 with an energized general session, featuring inspiring thinkers and practitioners. Monday's General Session will feature Debbie Silver, Marlena Gross-Taylor, John Bernia, Derek McCoy, and Lucas Dix. Tuesday's General Session will feature Robert Balfanz and Rosalind Wiseman. Get inspired, informed and motivated about the critical middle grades at these sessions.
*not eligible for professional learning contact hours

Thought Leader Sessions
These engaging and entertaining sessions feature acclaimed middle grades experts, speaking about topics vital to middle level education. Get the latest research-based strategies and tools while igniting your passion for teaching, leading, and learning.
*1.25 professional learning contact hours

Spotlight on Middle Level Leadership SessionsNEW!
Being a leader in the middle grades can be both rewarding and challenging. These sessions are built with you in mind, addressing both the rewards and challenges of leadership! Facilitated by middle level leaders from around the country—including faculty members of the AMLE Institute for Middle Level Leadership—these sessions will provide robust information and research-based solutions that will help you and your middle grades school grow in exciting, positive directions.
*1.25 professional learning contact hours

Concurrent Sessions
These informative, solution-driven sessions will feature presenters from around the country and globe sharing their expertise in over 60 topic areas specific to the middle grades. Hand-selected to ensure the best in professional learning, the AMLE2016 Concurrent Sessions are designed to transform the way you teach. Bring your favorite note-taking tools because you'll want to try all of these ideas when you get back to school on Wednesday!
*1.25 professional learning contact hours

Spark & Tell Sessions—NEW!
Fast-paced and informative, these sessions will spark an idea and provide resources and connections to help you dive deeper on your own. Every 10-minute presentation will feature an innovative idea, inspiration, or initiative happening right now in classrooms and schools. Prepare to be reenergized and rejuvenated as your educational toolbox overflows.
*1.25 professional learning contact hours

Speed Learning Sessions
These collaborative and interactive sessions are quickly becoming one of the most popular ways to learn at the AMLE Annual Conference for Middle Level Education. Each 75-minute session is divided into three 20-minute segments, allowing you to get more personal attention from the experts and more information in a short amount of time. Pick your experts, pick your topics, and get ready for engaging presentations and discussions.
*0.5 professional learning contact hours per each 20-minute session segment

Symposium on Middle Level Teacher Education
The Association for Middle Level Education in collaboration with the AMLE Professional Preparation Advisory Committee, the AMLE Research Advisory Committee, the National Association of Professors of Middle Level Education and the American Educational Research Association Middle Level Education Research SIG, is pleased to present the 2016 Symposium on Middle Level Teacher Education as a special ticketed event on Sunday, October 9, 2016. The symposium will include concurrent sessions focused on middle level teacher education programs, practices, and policies; a keynote; and small group breakout sessions facilitated by leaders in middle level teacher education.
*6.5 professional learning contact hours
**In order to purchase your ticket for the Symposium on Middle Level Teacher Education, you must be registered to attend AMLE2016. The registration rate for the Symposium is $199 through September 25, 2016 and you may register for both event either online or download the PDF form.

CMLA Summit
This special ticketed event, designed for college students enrolled in middle level teacher preparation programs, is a free add-on option for your AMLE2016 registration. Attendees will have the chance to share and network with other aspiring teachers and participate in special activities. This event will be held on Sunday, October 9, 2016.