Schedule at a Glance


July 6th – Basecamp Opens

Campers gain access to Basecamp, including a library of content and resources, access to Camp Guides through scheduled Fireside Chats and the Quick Help Button, and the opportunity to interact with other campers on shared issues. Basecamp will stay open through July 24th.

Three Day Trail Hike July 14 – 16

Join us for collaborative, interactive sessions during which our Camp Guides will offer insights and facilitate conversation on some of the biggest challenges and opportunities that we will tackle this fall.

PLEASE NOTE: Session times are all Eastern time zone. Topics are subject to change based on camper feedback. All sessions will be recorded and available in Basecamp to campers who can’t attend them live.

Day 1 – July 14

11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Welcome Campfire and Cabin Meetup 1 Scary Stories by the Campfire – What are the biggest challenges facing us this fall, and how can we leverage them to feed our souls as educators?
12:10 p.m.–12:55 p.m. Breakout 1 Adventure Trail: Master Scheduling
Discovery Trail: Designing manageable online lessons for students and their families
1:05 p.m.–1:35 p.m. Brain Break! Facilitated yoga
1:45 p.m.–2:30 p.m. Breakout 2 Adventure Trail: Making Effective Transitions Happen to and from the Middle Level
Discovery Trail: Choosing Tools for Remote Instruction and Assessment OR Using your Counseling Compass to Navigate through COVID-19
2:40 p.m.–3:25 p.m. Breakout 3 Adventure Trail: Maximizing Staff Involvement and Input in School Operations
Discovery Trail: Helping Students Adjust to Remote Learning
3:35 p.m.–4:15 p.m. Breakout 4 Adventure Trail: Caring for the Health and Well Being of Staff
Discovery Trail: Creating, Editing and Incorporating Video into Lessons
4:25 p.m.–5:05 p.m. Breakout 5 Adventure Trail: Conducting Remote IEP OR Implementing Multi-Age Teaming/Looping to Address Learning Gaps
Discovery Trail: Selecting tools for collaborative lessons

Day 2 – July 15

11:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Cabin Meetup 2 Meet with your assigned Homebase to debrief day one
11:40 a.m.–12:25 p.m. Breakout 6 Trails merge for Assessing Student Learning with Rick Wormeli
12:35 p.m.–1:15 p.m. Job Alike Connect with fellow campers based on your role, including Principals, Assistant Principal, General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Counselors, Technology Coordinators, Support Staff, and Central Office
1:25 p.m.–2:10 p.m. Breakout 7 Trails merge for Identifying and Bridging Gaps in Learning with Rick Wormeli
2:15 p.m.–2:45 p.m. Brain Break! Guided meditation and Breathing Exercises
2:55 p.m.–3:40 p.m. Breakout 8 Trails merge for Addressing Concerns About Cheating with Rick Wormeli
3:50 p.m.–4:35 p.m. Breakout 9 Trails merge for Recognizing & Understanding PTSD and ACE in student, staff, and parents with Lori Desautels
4:45 p.m.–5:30 p.m. Breakout 10 Trails merge for Implementing Strategies for Trauma Informed Instruction with Lori Desautels

Day 3 – July 16

11:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Cabin Meetup 3 Take-aways from Day 2
11:40 a.m.–12:25 p.m. Breakout 11 Adventure Trail: Interviewing, Recruiting, and On-boarding New Staff
Discovery Trail: Motivating Students to Engage in Remote Learning
12:35 p.m.–1:20 p.m. Breakout 12 Adventure Trail: Reopening Facilities while Socially Distancing
Discovery Trail: Fostering relationships among students and staff
1:30 p.m.–2:15 p.m. Breakout 13 Using Music as a Teaching Tool to Teach Social Emotional Learning
2:25 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Unconference Session A Participant Generated Topics
3:10 p.m.–3:45 p.m. Unconference Session B Participant Generated Topics
3:55 p.m.–4:40 p.m. Breakout 14 Adventure Trail: Continuing and enhancing school culture during uncertainty
Discovery Trail: Providing co-curricular and extra-curricular activities remotely
4:50 p.m.–5:20 p.m. Closing Campfire Wrap-up and Calls to Action

July 17th – Basecamp Continues

Campers can continue to interact with Camp Guides, finish up Fireside Chats, and ask any remaining questions through July 24th.

July 24th – Camp Closes for Summer

We’ll continue to meet up through monthly all-camp Bonfires to check in with each other and how things are going as school starts.

November 12th-14th – #AMLE20

Campers can finally meet in person at #AMLE20 in National Harbor, MD. There will be special campfire sessions throughout the conference.