Annual Conference for Middle Level Education

Nashville, TN • November 7–9, 2019

Spark & Tell Session Preview

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.

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DateStrandNameMain PresenterSession Type
11/07Creating a Culture that Makes a DifferenceIts More than Meditation: Integrating Authentic SEL in to the ClassroomHaley, KaitlynSpark & Tell
11/07Creating a Culture that Makes a DifferenceSilent Strength: Kindness Applications that Improve School ClimateReavis, DougSpark & Tell
11/07Creating a Culture that Makes a DifferenceStrategies for Creating School Wide Inclusion and Equity for LGBTQ Middle Grades StudentsBurgess, Wally K.Spark & Tell
11/07Creating a Culture that Makes a DifferenceTeacher Well-Being: Flourishing Teachers in the Era of Accountability & High-Stakes TestingWeiland, AbbySpark & Tell
11/07Creating a Culture that Makes a DifferenceWhy are Non-Academic Skills Important? Nathan-Jones, YvetteSpark & Tell
11/07Principal and Teacher Leadership that TransformsFinding Time for Professional LearningWarren, ScottSpark & Tell
11/07Principal and Teacher Leadership that TransformsIgnite Your Organization Using Google SuiteWilson, WhitneySpark & Tell
11/07Principal and Teacher Leadership that TransformsPD in Your PJs: Personalized Professional DevelopmentDuty, KateySpark & Tell
11/07Principal and Teacher Leadership that TransformsPrincipal Leadership: Using Monopoly ME to build capacity in your Millennial TeachersIllig, Andre M.Spark & Tell
11/07Principal and Teacher Leadership that TransformsTeacher Led AdvisoryKast, HannahSpark & Tell
11/07High Impact Classroom StrategiesCreate a Middle School Journalism at your SchoolPollard, AnnSpark & Tell
11/07High Impact Classroom StrategiesCreate, Solve, Share: Student Crafted Word ProblemsEveritt-Gyure, TrevelynSpark & Tell
11/07High Impact Classroom StrategiesHave the Urge to Merge?Stutzman, BelindaSpark & Tell
11/07High Impact Classroom StrategiesIt's Not Just For English Class: Crafting Arguments in Science McAloney, AlyssaSpark & Tell
11/07High Impact Classroom StrategiesTech Checks: Using Tech to Ensure Student VoiceKoepke, AliciaSpark & Tell
11/07High Impact Classroom Strategies1-2-3 Easy STRESS-FREE Active Learning for Any Subject Vernon, MonicaSpark & Tell
11/07Creating a Culture that Makes a DifferenceBreaking the SilenceHomer, Ivey F.Spark & Tell
11/07High Impact Classroom StrategiesIntegrating Coding using Algorithmic ThinkingPerraut, Katie E.Spark & Tell
11/07High Impact Classroom StrategiesOMG and LOL R Not 4 YouHawkins, KeiciaSpark & Tell
11/07Creating a Culture that Makes a DifferenceShape the Future for Your Students – Teaching About the 2020 CensusGlascoe, KimberlySpark & Tell
11/08Creating a Culture that Makes a DifferenceGrade Cleanse #1: A Common Sense Baby Step ApproachHill, DanielSpark & Tell
11/08Creating a Culture that Makes a DifferenceIt's Time for an Education RevolutionMonaghan, KevinSpark & Tell
11/08Creating a Culture that Makes a DifferenceLevel Up: Blending Social Skills with Game TimeEdwards, MilletteSpark & Tell
11/08Creating a Culture that Makes a DifferenceSEL Assessment and Interventions: A Practical "How to Guide"Allmon, JeffSpark & Tell
11/08Creating a Culture that Makes a DifferenceSoaring into Middle School: Making a Successful TransitionHuck, Erika A.Spark & Tell
11/08High Impact Classroom StrategiesFostering Hopeful Thinking through Goal Planning in the ClassroomAlverson, JamesSpark & Tell
11/08High Impact Classroom StrategiesFrequent Flyers: How to Keep Kids Out of the Principal's Office--and in Your Classroom!Dotson Davis, LaurenSpark & Tell
11/08High Impact Classroom StrategiesSurviving the Volcanic ApocalypseCapone, Stephen F.Spark & Tell
11/08High Impact Classroom StrategiesThe Power of LEGO Robotics to Engage StudentsCasler-Failing, Shelli L.Spark & Tell
11/08High Impact Classroom StrategiesWhat is Citizen Science, and How Can I Do It?Fee, JenniferSpark & Tell
11/08Creating a Culture that Makes a Difference5 Quick and Easy Ways to Enhance Your School's ClimateGreenwald, KimberlySpark & Tell
11/08Creating a Culture that Makes a DifferenceEvery Student Finds a Champion: A Student-Centered Approach to AdvisoryDeichler, KristinSpark & Tell
11/08Creating a Culture that Makes a DifferenceEveryday EmpathyCox, ChristineSpark & Tell
11/08Creating a Culture that Makes a DifferenceGarden Based Learning: Integrating STEAM and Sustainability Through Experiential LearningBallard, BetsySpark & Tell
11/08Creating a Culture that Makes a DifferenceSocial Media Safety : Keep Up With Our Student's Online BehaviorGlickman, RonnaSpark & Tell
11/08Characteristics of High Performing Middle SchoolsCharacteristics of High Performing Middle SchoolsBrist, Todd L.Spark & Tell
11/08Characteristics of High Performing Middle SchoolsFostering Civic Engagement Through A Town Meeting ProjectKast, HannahSpark & Tell
11/08Characteristics of High Performing Middle SchoolsHabits of Work: Developing Grit and RespectLevesque, KristenSpark & Tell
11/08Characteristics of High Performing Middle SchoolsHow Tableau Analytics Have Positively Impacted StudentsStevenson, Heidi L.Spark & Tell
11/08Characteristics of High Performing Middle SchoolsQuality Collaboration and Best Practices Yields #1 Growth for Middle School Math in TNGoolsby, MicheleSpark & Tell
11/09Creating a Culture that Makes a Difference5 Ways to Support LGBT+ Students and StaffKoenecke, LisaSpark & Tell
11/09Creating a Culture that Makes a DifferenceIncorporating Diverse Texts to Increase Ethnocultural Empathy Sirach, KellynSpark & Tell
11/09Characteristics of High Performing Middle SchoolsLearning Together: Involving Stakeholders for Early-Post Secondary Opportunities in Middle GradesKing, LyndiSpark & Tell
11/09Creating a Culture that Makes a DifferenceThe Autism Academic Resource Program Advantage; Not Your Standard AARP BenefitEdwards, MilletteSpark & Tell
11/09Creating a Culture that Makes a DifferenceEmpowering AT RISK Students to SOAR through a Middle School Mentoring ProgramPerritt, ChrisSpark & Tell
11/09Principal and Teacher Leadership that TransformsIs Your One-Size-Fits-All Curriculum Leaving Students Behind?Breckner, ArianaSpark & Tell
11/09Creating a Culture that Makes a DifferencePut the Science of Learning to the Test and Let the Brain Work for YouWaite, Winsome P.Spark & Tell
11/09Creating a Culture that Makes a DifferenceR.E.S.U.L.T.S.: Promoting Positive Behavior and Responsibility for LearningVenza, Krista M.Spark & Tell
11/09High Impact Classroom StrategiesSwedish Fish Oreos & Argumentative Writing? Bringing Claims to Life with Multimodal LiteraciesHamilton, BarbaraSpark & Tell
11/09High Impact Classroom StrategiesCo-Teaching: The Professional Behind the M.A.S.K.Christian, ReginaSpark & Tell
11/09High Impact Classroom StrategiesDeveloping Text Flexibility: Helping Middle School Students Successfully Navigate Content Area TextAltieri, Jennifer L.Spark & Tell
11/09Principal and Teacher Leadership that TransformsEmpowering Student Ownership of Learning: Driving Change through Observation & FeedbackMilo, CherylSpark & Tell
11/09High Impact Classroom StrategiesHistorians Are We: Producing Our History Clips (OHCs)McMillan, NoraSpark & Tell
11/09High Impact Classroom StrategiesIntegrating Classroom Level Behavior Management Strategies into PracticeSpeight, ReneeSpark & Tell
11/09High Impact Classroom StrategiesModified Flipped Classroom in a General, Inclusion, and Self-Contained SettingWeber, EmmaSpark & Tell