Annual Conference for Middle Level Education

Nashville, TN • November 7–9, 2019

CMLA Summit: We Will Survive and Thrive

Saturday, November 9, 2019
8:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.

This event, an exclusive opportunity for registered attendees of the AMLE Annual Conference for Middle Level Education, is designed for college students enrolled in middle level teacher preparation programs. You will:

  • Enhance your knowledge of teaching in the middle
  • Increase your career potential
  • Access special sessions and activities
  • Network and connect with others like you

In addition, your #AMLE19 registration gets you access to more than 300 sessions addressing issues vital to middle school educators. This is truly a can't miss opportunity!

Session and Activity Schedule:

Saturday, November 9, 2019
Session 1 8:30 a.m.–9:30 a.m.
"Together is Better"
Macy Gentile, Morgan Swearingen, Lauren Sarkis, and Lauren Todd from Augusta University

Teachers succeed better when they work together, especially first year teachers! Throughout this session CMLA chapters from across the nation will be introducing themselves to other CMLA chapters and learning the importance of communication and keeping in touch. Teacher candidates will be given ideas on things to consider before entering their first year of teaching. Professional Development skills will also be presented in order for teacher candidates to start preparing themselves for the classroom.
Session 2 9:55 a.m.–10:55 a.m.
"Moments of Self Reflection"
Macy Gentile, Morgan Swearingen, Lauren Sarkis, and Lauren Todd from Augusta University
Self-reflection is very important to teachers and students, but even more important for first year teachers. Throughout this presentation, teacher candidates will learn the importance of self-reflection and why teachers should do it. Teacher candidates will also have the opportunity to write letters to themselves that they can read throughout their first year teaching.
Session 3 11:20 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
"Q & A"
Macy Gentile, Morgan Swearingen, Lauren Sarkis, and Lauren Todd from Augusta University
Teacher Candidates probably have a lot of questions that they want answered as they are about to approach their first-year teaching. Through this question panel, teacher candidates will get the chance to ask questions about professional development and survival skills. The panel will include first year teachers, milestone teachers, and principals.