Annual Conference for Middle Level Education

Philadelphia, PA • November 6–8, 2017

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 AMLE2017 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!

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Session NamePresenter NameSession Type
#WWICD (What Would Instructional Coaches Do?)Heim, Suzanne M.Concurrent Session
(PBL)2: The Intersection of Project Based Learning and Proficiency Based LearningThompson, ScottConcurrent Session
20 Visual Analysis Strategies for Picture Perfect Student EngagementMallein, Darla J.Concurrent Session
5Essentials Leadership Coaching for School ImprovementMagras, BenConcurrent Session
A Complete Mentoring Guide for Developing Successful Young MenDobbs, RoyConcurrent Session
A Holistic Model for Student SuccessWolf, LisaConcurrent Session
A New Approach to Academic IntegrityMelamede, YaelConcurrent Session
A NEW take on Social Emotional Learning from Second StepTovias, KateConcurrent Session
A Tale of Two Schools: Creating Change through Middle-Grades Leadership DevelopmentLambertson, SherryConcurrent Session
A Team Approach to Teaching Analysis, Motivating Students, and Maintaining SanitySmith, JoyConcurrent Session
Academic Lifeguards: Building Relationships and Saving StudentsNelson, SherriConcurrent Session
Active and Relevant Teaching, Oh My! Strategies for Engaging Students in Purposeful LearningKelbaugh, KatherineConcurrent Session
Active Learning in the Middle Grades ClassroomEdwards, SusanConcurrent Session
Addressing Social Emotional Competencies through YA LiteratureEisenbach, Brooke B.Concurrent Session
Applications for Practice from the New Research Agenda for Middle Grades EducationMertens, Steven B.Concurrent Session
Assessment Tools For Your Digital Toolbox!Carder, DanielleConcurrent Session
Attendance Counts! Combat Chronic Absenteeism and Improve Student Success for AllGarrison, ElizabethConcurrent Session
Be a Sherlock, Not a Sheep: Distinguishing Fact vs FictionGable, SusanConcurrent Session
Become a Nat Geo Certified Educator to Join an Interdisciplinary Learning CommunityModafferi, Meghan L.Concurrent Session
Beyond Mindset: Evidence-Based Strategies for Supporting Social AND Academic SuccessPearsall, MattConcurrent Session
Blended Learning and Student OwnershipGiroux, MelissaConcurrent Session
Bold Humility: How to Empower Risk Taking and ReflectionSchmittou, DavidConcurrent Session
Brain Scars: The Neuroscience of Adolescent BullyingFraser, JenniferConcurrent Session
Brain-Basics 101: Creating a Socially and Emotionally Healthy ClassroomFolkenroth, Seth A.Concurrent Session
Bridging the Gap in Middle Grades Data: Research Questions that MGLS:2017 May AnswerHerget, DeborahConcurrent Session
Build A Championship Team!Bostick, Aric J.Concurrent Session
Build Reading Fluency with PodcastingBergthorson, FreyjaConcurrent Session
Building Bridges: Connecting Communities and Generations through Oral History and Primary Source ResearchWelch, JoeConcurrent Session
Building Capacity for Intervention in a Tight Middle School ScheduleLoft, BridgetConcurrent Session
But I Don't Want to Read! Strategies & Ideas for Engaging Readers in Informational Texts in All Content AreasRoessing, LesleyConcurrent Session
Changing Middle School Culture through Responsive Advisory MeetingsDoner, NicoleConcurrent Session
Characteristics of a Successful Middle Level Teacher Preparation Program: Results from an Ongoing StudyMertens, Steven B.Concurrent Session
Civility Matters: A School-wide Approach with Activities to Promote a Positive School ClimateHuck, Erika A.Concurrent Session
Climate and Culture Steer The LeaderShipRudnesky, FrankConcurrent Session
Climbing the Aztec Pyramid: We Make SMART Cool!Gonzalez, JavierConcurrent Session
Close and Critical Reading for Lessons in Character DevelopmentFalk-Ross, FrancineConcurrent Session
Close ReadingGreiner, AliceConcurrent Session
Club Connection: Building Relationships Using School Clubs During the DayLewis, CynthiaConcurrent Session
Connected Educators Connect LearningLeiterman, SandraConcurrent Session
Content Area Literacy: Up Your GameBienkowski, KateConcurrent Session
Create an Inclusive School: Teaching Students Upstander Skills to Address Bias-based BullyingTinari, ChristaConcurrent Session
Creating a Student-Centered EnvironmentBarron, LaurieConcurrent Session
Creating STEAM: Making a Product You Can UseKievit, KimConcurrent Session
Culturally Responsive School LeadershipDavenport, Reginald O.Concurrent Session
Culturally Responsive Teaching through ESOL using Thinking MapsLaguerre, FabriceConcurrent Session
Deep Roots and Big Dreams in the Middle GradesCook, ChristopherConcurrent Session
Designing High Quality MLE Field ExperiencesHesson, NicoleConcurrent Session
Differentiate Mathematics Instruction through Projects Aligned with the Common Coredel Pilar Sanchez, MariaConcurrent Session
Differentiated Models and Tools for Teacher Evaluation and SupervisionChatlak, Robert J.Concurrent Session
Digital Citizenship in the Classroom and BeyondMiddleton, Lindsay A.Concurrent Session
Digital Formative Assessment Tools: Improving Student AchievementDrost, BryanConcurrent Session
Discover the Learner within Each of Your Middle School Students!Johnston, Christine A.Concurrent Session
Do You See Me Now? Creating Success Stories with Social Emotional LearningChandler, Amber R.Concurrent Session
Do Your Teachers Feel Appreciated?Sullenberger, BronwynConcurrent Session
Dynamic Counseling through the Middle Years: Creating a Comprehensive School Counseling CurriculumSalvo, AndreaConcurrent Session
Earning Doesn't Equal Learning: What's the Currency In Your Classroom?Carr, ScottConcurrent Session
Empowering Literacy Learners: Engaging Students through Choice!Culpepper Edwards, ErinConcurrent Session
Empowering Young Exceptional Adolescents Via Improved School-Home Communication. I'm in!Rogers, LeslieConcurrent Session
Engage Me! Strategies and Lessons that Students Want You to Use in Your InstructionAkhavan, Nancy L.Concurrent Session
Engage Me, Please... I've Mastered Compliance!Roth, LaVonnaConcurrent Session
Engaging All Students in Productive StruggleJones, Anthony L.Concurrent Session
Engaging and Experiential Learning in STEM Classrooms: Do You DESMOS?Colaciello, FelixConcurrent Session
Engaging Students in Literacy through Teamwork, Games, and DiscussionShurina, KristineConcurrent Session
Engaging Your Students Through Trauma LensesArthur, JoniceConcurrent Session
Enhance Teaching with Technology: Strategies for Multiple Contents and with Varied AccessLavric, KristenConcurrent Session
Experiential Learning in the Content ClassroomLedebur, AnnelieseConcurrent Session
Fact or Fake? Decoding Online News SourcesThielen, ChristineConcurrent Session
Fifty Nifty Tech Tools for the Blended Learning ClassroomRaper, EmilyConcurrent Session
Finding It Hard to Engage Middle Schoolers? Motivate and Reach Your Most Reluctant LearnersDuVall, RickConcurrent Session
Fireproof: Building Educator ResilienceSwartzer, KeelyConcurrent Session
Form and Fashion: New Tools of Evaluation in Tech-Ready SchoolsBarnes-Johnson, JoyConcurrent Session
Friendly Is Not EnoughDoda, Nancy M.Concurrent Session
From Frustration to Freedom: Remedial Reading ReimaginedMcCarty Plucker, JenniferConcurrent Session
From One Hour to Once a Week: How Two Librarians Integrated Coding Into Their ProgramThomas, BethConcurrent Session
Future Focused Leaders: 3 Ways to Lead in the FutureZiegler, BillConcurrent Session
Geocaching as a Hands-On, Integrated ActivitySenn, GaryConcurrent Session
Give Students a Voice: Using AV Technologies in the World Language ClassroomTamburlin, JenniferConcurrent Session
Giving a Fish a Bath: The Untold Story of the Adolescent MindKing, ShaunaConcurrent Session
Grouping and Engaging Young AdolescentsMcMurtrie, DeborahConcurrent Session
Growth Mindset: It's On US!Fisher, TammyConcurrent Session
How a School-Wide Team Spirit Program Promotes the 4 Cs and 21st Century SkillsGlickman-Rogers, AllisonConcurrent Session
How Schools Can Teach Middle School Students About Romantic LoveFagell, PhyllisConcurrent Session
Ignite Your School's Energy, Passion and "I Can" Attitudes Now!Roth, LaVonnaConcurrent Session
iLead: Integrated, Year Long Service Learning Program (and new PBL app)Farber, KatyConcurrent Session
Imagine a Place: A Place that Inspires Students and TeachersCaskey, Micki M.Concurrent Session
Impacting School Climate, Staff Engagement, and Resilience Through Mindset EducationWeber, MichelleConcurrent Session
Increasing Engagement through Collaboration and Rich Problem-Solving with the Math PracticesStott, Lauren A.Concurrent Session
Innovative Classrooms: Harnessing the Power of Technology, Instruction, and DesignDawkins, TimothyConcurrent Session
Innovative Leadership: For Leaders by LeadersFrieler, Jana L.Concurrent Session
Instructional Leadership Teams: Empowering Teachers to Guide School ChangeOlson, TaraConcurrent Session
Integrating Nonfiction Language Arts Strategies Cross-CurriculumFarrish, Cassie L.Concurrent Session
Integrating Technology into a Dynamic and Brain-Friendly ClassroomSiegler, ShannonConcurrent Session
Interdisciplinary Learning for a Changing PlanetMacalalag, Augusto Z.Concurrent Session
It Takes a Team: Challenging, Equitable Interdisciplinary Literacy Strategies for ELLsStormer, KimberlyConcurrent Session
It's Not Drama, It's My Life!Kasdin, KarinConcurrent Session
Just Ask Us: Kids Speak Out on Growth Mindset for Teachers and StudentsWolpert-Gawron, HeatherConcurrent Session
Key to Collaboration: Making Co-Teaching SuccessfulHemminger, Shawn S.Concurrent Session
Kids Change the World: Local and Global Think-Care-Act ProjectsCannon, Susan G.Concurrent Session
Kids Teaching KidsKlein, Nadene A.Concurrent Session
LAM - It's the New STEM!Shahani, SonamConcurrent Session