Middle Grades Summit

February 2–3, 2018
Hawaii Convention Center

AMLE is coming to Hawaii!

This two-day intensive, innovative summit offers professional learning designed exclusively for middle grades educators. You will take back ideas to immediately implement in your school and classroom and network with other passionate educators who, like you, know that middle school is their calling.

Register by December 15, 2017 for a chance to win FREE registration and lodging to the Middle Grades Summit.

In cooperation with the Hawaii Department of Education and supported by the Hawaii Community Foundation.

Event Schedule

Friday, February 2, 2018
Registration 7:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
AMLE Bookstore 7:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
General Session
featuring Jack Berckemeyer
8:30 a.m.–9:30 a.m.
Sessions (2)
9:45 a.m.–10:35 a.m.
11:00 a.m.–11:50 a.m.
9:45 a.m.–11:50 a.m.
Lunch (provided) 12:00 p.m.–1:15 p.m.
Sessions (2)
1:25 p.m.–2:15 p.m.
2:35 p.m.–3:25 p.m.
1:25 p.m.–3:25 p.m.
General Session
featuring Debbie Silver
3:45 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 3, 2018
Registration 7:30 a.m.–3:45 p.m.
AMLE Bookstore 7:30 a.m.–3:45 p.m.
Sessions (3)
8:30 a.m.–9:20 a.m.
9:35 a.m.–10:25 a.m.
10:40 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Lunch (provided) 11:40 a.m.–12:40 p.m.
Sessions (2)
12:45 p.m.–1:35 p.m.
1:50 pm.–2:40 p.m.
12:45 p.m.–2:40 p.m.
Hawaiian Send Off 2:55 p.m.–3:40 p.m.

Session Strands

Hawaiian Lighthouse Districts
Does your school serve as a shining beacon for sharing the best middle level practices? This strand is reserved for schools from Hawaii to share their stories across the islands and mainland on how they create a caring, nurturing, supporting, and learning environment for students and teachers. Have a great advisory program? Does your school shine above others in the areas of literacy, numeracy, and other subjects? How does your school integrate the arts? How does your school capture students' voice and choice? We look forward to highlighting the best middle level schools across the Hawaiian Islands.

Leadership That Empowers and Builds Capacity
There are few great schools without great leaders. This strand is dedicated to the great leaders across the country that have led and inspired a school of dedicated and committed adults that enrich the lives of children every day.

The Subject of My Happiness
Across the country we always hear great stories about the rock stars in our classrooms. They are passionate, knowledgeable, and inspired about the subject they teach. This strand is for educators to share the excitement and strategies for teaching any subject. We welcome teachers of literacy, numeracy, science, social studies, and the arts to share how they bring their subject to life and accelerate student learning.

Culture That Makes a Difference
Effective schools understand that culture trumps strategy. These schools take responsibility for creating a culture that focuses on relationships, trust, respect, as well as student learning. This strand is for school teams and leaders to share strategies and successes for creating great school culture.

High-Performing Middle Schools
Does your school serve as a shining beacon for sharing the best middle level practices? This strand is reserved for schools outside of Hawaii to share how they create a caring, nurturing, supporting, and learning environment for students and teachers. Have a great advisory program? Does your school shine above others in the areas of literacy, numeracy, and other subjects? How does your school integrate the arts? How does your school capture students' voice and choice? We look forward to highlighting the best middle level schools across the country in these sessions.

Contact Hours / Credits

HIDOE Educators
The Hawaii Association of Middle Schools (HAMS) announces a professional development opportunity for HIDOE teachers attending the AMLE Middle Grades Summit to be held Feb. 2-3, 2018 at the Hawaii Convention Center. See the information below for the application process and course description.
HIDEO PD Class

What is a Professional Learning Contact Hour?
In order to remain a certified middle level educator, it is critical to continue learning and growing through outstanding professional development opportunities—and to receive credit for those learning experiences. By participating in the Middle Grades Summit, you can earn Contact Hours to maintain your teaching and administration certification. Please check with your school system and/or state certification agency to make sure they accept contact hours from AMLE.

How do I earn Professional Learning Contact Hours?

Contact hours are offered with your attendance at the Middle Grades Summit! A certificate for 12 contact hours will be emailed to you a few weeks after the event.

Graduate Credit

AMLE is proud to partner with Concordia University to offer three graduate education credits for completing the Middle Grades Summit. See the information below for the application process and course description.

Graduate Credit

Location/Housing

All events will be held at:

Hawaii Convention Center
1801 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815
Directions and Parking Info

The Summit is a perfect opportunity to bring the entire family!
The Hawaii Convention Center is in the heart of the state capital, just 8 miles from Daniel K. Inouye International Airport and close to some of Hawaii's top attractions: the Bishop Museum, Iolani Palace, the Honolulu Art Museum and Leahi (Diamond Head), to name a few. What's more, it is right on Kalakaua Avenue, just a convenient walk from the premier destination for shopping, dining and entertainment in Honolulu's resort area of Waikiki. Aloha! Discover Hawaii


Housing

Ala Moana Hotel
410 Atkinson Dr
Honolulu, HI 96814
5-minute walk from the Hawaii Convention Center
Website

Rates:
Single/Double Occupancy
Kona Tower: $160.00
Waikiki Tower: $180.00

Triple Occupancy
Waikiki Tower: $230.00

Book Online

To make reservations call 808-955-4811 and mention the AMLE Summit to receive this rate.

** Rooms are limited and on a first come first serve basis
Hotel room rate deadline: January 1, 2018

TripAdvisor reviewers rate Ala Moana Hotel among the top 20 hotels in Hawaii for business travelers. Guests have access to complimentary Wi-Fi, a 24/7 business center, and extensive meeting and banquet facilities. The hotel's deluxe accommodations and superb location, just a 5-minute walk from the Hawaii Convention Center, are preferred by conference attendees. Ala Moana Hotel is 1.5 miles from Waikiki Beach, 2.5 miles from downtown Honolulu's financial center and government offices, and a quick 8 miles from Honolulu International Airport.


Prince Waikiki
100 Holomoana St
Honolulu, HI 96815
Website

Rates:
Single/Double Occupancy
Run of Ocean: $215.00
Ocean Front: $239.00

Book Online

To make reservations call 888-977-4623 and mention the AMLE Summit to receive this rate.

** Rooms are limited and on a first come first serve basis
Hotel room rate deadline: January 1, 2018

We believe everyone deserves a view of the water. Our oceanfront location in Honolulu allows for breathtaking views from all of our public spaces, guest rooms, 100 Sails Restaurant & Bar, new infinity-edge pool and event rooms. Perfectly positioned central to Honolulu’s most vibrant and diverse neighborhoods. Just moments away from Wailkiki Beach, Ala Moana Center, and Hawaii Convention Center. There are also plenty of reasons to stay right here at our Waikiki luxury hotel. Signature experiences will transform every part of your stay.

Registration

Register by December 15, 2017 for a chance to win FREE registration and lodging to the Middle Grades Summit.

Included in registration:

Attendee Registration Rates
Hawaii Resident $199
Non-Hawaii Resident AMLE Member $299
Non-Hawaii Resident Non-Member & Associate Member* $374
Teams!
Contact Chuck Pletcher, cpletcher@amle.org
*All non-members receive a one-year Complimentary Individual Professional Membership.

 
Register Online

Download Registration Form

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Cancellations

  • Cancellations must be made in writing via mail, fax, or email by January 19th.
  • Refunds cannot be issued for individuals registering with a team or group. (Substitutions are encouraged. See substitution procedures.)
  • Cancellations received by January 19th will be refunded in full, less a $75 non-refundable processing fee. After January 19th, no refunds will be granted.
  • Memberships purchased at the time of registration will be cancelled only if specifically requested. Refunds may be pro-rated based on the portion of member benefits you have received.
  • Refunds will be issued in the same form as the payment that was received.
  • Refunds will be processed no later than eight weeks after the summit.

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Call for Presentations

The call for presentations for the Middle Grades Summit closed on Friday, October 16, 2017. Session selections will be released via email the week of November 13, 2017.

Completed Proposals

Sponsorships

Want to get your products and services in front of AMLE Educators from Hawaii? Have expertise to share? If so, consider joining us and participating through sponsorship. Choose from one of our many options designed to fit your needs, whether it's a speaking session, a corporate networking package, or numerous branding opportunities, we'll find the best fit for you! Click here to view our options or contact us to discuss a customized package!