Annual Conference for Middle Level Education

Philadelphia, PA • November 6–8, 2017

Speed Learning Sessions

These collaborative and interactive sessions are quickly becoming one of the most popular ways to learn at the AMLE Annual Conference for Middle Level Education. Each 60-minute session is divided into three 15-minute segments, allowing you to get more personal attention from the experts and more information in a short amount of time. Pick your experts, pick your topics, and get ready for engaging presentations and discussions.

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Session NamePresenter NameSession Type
5 Steps to Promote Social-Emotional Learning in AdvisoryD'Amore, EllenSpeed Learning
8th Grade: The Runway to ‘Make or Break’ Success in High SchoolLain, CristenSpeed Learning
A Disciplinary Literacy Model Within Mathematics InstructionVasquez, Lisa A.Speed Learning
A Picture Is Worth 1000 Words—How to Use Graphics to Improve Math PerformanceGibson, KristineSpeed Learning
A Pursuit of Solidarity: Creating Spaces for Positive Changes in a Middle Level ClassroomSmith, Sharlonne R.Speed Learning
A, B, C: They Ain't They Used To Be! Our Journey With Standards-Based Grading!Huckestein, SheilaSpeed Learning
Academic Controversy: A Strategy for Effective Civil Discourse in a Cooperative Middle School ClassroomMonhardt, LeighSpeed Learning
Academic Mindsets for Academic SuccessScott, JanSpeed Learning
Acceptable Profiling: The Who, the What, and the How - An Effective Middle School Teacher ProfileJanney, VincentSpeed Learning
Adaptation of an Evidence-Based Growth Mindset InterventionSmith, BrianSpeed Learning
Advancing Equity through Deeper Learning: Preparing Middle Level Students for College and CareerWaite, Winsome P.Speed Learning
Advisory 101 – Tools for Improving, Renewing, and Creating Advisory ProgrammingZoolkoski, CarlSpeed Learning
Assessing and Improving Student Social and Emotional SkillsWay, JasonSpeed Learning
Beliefs of Teachers about Dyslexia and DyscalculiaWadlington, ElizabethSpeed Learning
Beyond Remediation: Pre-Teaching Strategies for Including EveryoneDunn, JeannineSpeed Learning
Blueprint for Building Powerhouse AssessmentsMcDonough, CherylSpeed Learning
Breaking the Fourth WallAnthony Jr., Alvin C.Speed Learning
Bring on the Better Books! How Choice Can Inspire ChangeRemillard, SusannahSpeed Learning
Build Your Classroom CommunityWilliams, D. MichelleSpeed Learning
Building Sustainable Change in Teacher Practice: Teaching Smart People How to LearnGillatt, MikeSpeed Learning
Careers for All Students: Middle School CTEHasan, Janene P.Speed Learning
Challenge + Fun = Math Achievement in Middle School RevisitedLutz, Patricia A.Speed Learning
Change Your Bait: Strategies to Elevate the Craft of TeachingRodgers, ShawnSpeed Learning
Choice Sheets and Menus in the ClassroomTaylor, AngeleSpeed Learning
Circle Time: Building Community in the Middle School ClassroomGollan, Charlotte M.Speed Learning
Classroom Environments Designed to Engage and Motivate Adolescent Digital NativesScoggins, Donna K.Speed Learning
Classroom Management Begins With Teacher Self-ManagementShepard, David A.Speed Learning
Classroom Tech for Quick Learning ChecksFalbe, Kristina N.Speed Learning
Coaching in the MiddleOlson, TaraSpeed Learning
Collaborative Early Field Experiences Fuel CMLA MembershipRogowsky, BethSpeed Learning
Come Read with Me! Hidden Figures and Digital Literacy CirclesRogers Haverback, HeatherSpeed Learning
Comma Trauma and Apostrophe Catastrophes: Collaborative Remedies for Punctuation ProblemsPhillips, LizSpeed Learning
Connecting Community Organizing to Parental EngagementJones, HenrySpeed Learning
Co-Teaching Magic: Creating a Classroom Community Where All Students Can SucceedWhitsel, KarrieSpeed Learning
Creating a Vision to Change School Culture and ClimateZigmont, BethSpeed Learning
Creating Community Within The ClassroomLee, Jordan E.Speed Learning
Critical Literacy Invitations: Young Adolescents Inquire, Communicate, and AdvocateKandel-Cisco, BrookeSpeed Learning
Culturally Competent Data-Driven LeadershipLee, DorisSpeed Learning
Dare to Summarize—Dream Big, Start Small—How to Set the Groundwork for this Critical SkillGibson, KristineSpeed Learning
Data Driven LeadershipTyson, MattSpeed Learning
Designing Dynamic Differentiated Lessons with Digital Content Sets!Renfrow, PamSpeed Learning
Designing Transition Programs Using Universal Design for Learning PrinciplesChambers, Dianne J.Speed Learning
Develop a Shared Leadership Method Through PLCsPeters, Theodore J.Speed Learning
Developing Effective Teacher LeadersDreyer, RachelSpeed Learning
Developing T Shaped People: An Approach From Down UnderAtaera, JasonSpeed Learning
Differentiating Staff DevelopmentKlein, Nadene A.Speed Learning
Digital Classrooms Entice Middle School ReadersCook, BrianSpeed Learning
Digital Student Conferences: Give it a Try!Powers, MelissaSpeed Learning
E Hoʻohua Mai i Ka Hua Maikaʻi: Bear Good FruitTeraoka, ReneeSpeed Learning
E.L.A. + E.L.L. = S.U.C.C.E.S.S.Pizzo, Joseph S.Speed Learning
Educating for Excellence and Equity through Learning TeamsCardamone, MikeSpeed Learning
Embracing Innovation: School Leadership for the 21st CenturyLizotte, Jane O.Speed Learning
Empowering Student Choice Through Career Connections and ExplorationLynch, AndreaSpeed Learning
Energize Your Classroom Climate with Class LinksTollis, ElizabethSpeed Learning
Engaging our Students in Critical Literacy and Social Justice in the Science ClassroomHogan, TracySpeed Learning
Enhancing Learning Across All Content Areas Through Puzzles of PracticeWester-Neal, KatieSpeed Learning
Enormous Engagement Through Mini Activities: A Social Studies ExperienceAdams, BrandanSpeed Learning
Establishing Effective Communication StructuresPeters, Theodore J.Speed Learning
Exploring Energy and EmpathyVanLente, MeghanSpeed Learning
Failure IS an Option: Developing a Growth Mindset in Your ClassroomWilliams, Charles M.Speed Learning
Film It, Flip It, Learn It: Math LessonsPowers, MelissaSpeed Learning
Finding Balance: Meeting Academic and SEL Needs Through the Honeybee and Panda ConceptVenza, Krista M.Speed Learning
First Time Film Festival and Lessons LearnedParker, KamakaSpeed Learning
Flipped Learning for Special Education StudentsNieves, Kathryn A.Speed Learning
From Novice to Expert—Modeling Scaffolded Reading Instruction Across the Content AreasRogers, AmySpeed Learning
From Vision to Action: Delivering Results in Your Middle SchoolGillatt, MikeSpeed Learning
Grammar the Good WayGrudzina, RebeccaSpeed Learning
Growing You Garden Based Learning (GBL) Program = Increased Student Success and Well-BeingBallard, BetsySpeed Learning
Gutsy Girls: Using Young Adult Literature to Support Adolescent Female Identity ExplorationAtkins, HollySpeed Learning
Hacking Google for EducatorsCurrie, BradSpeed Learning
Hands-On: Real-World Lessons for Middle School ClassroomsSwart, James W.Speed Learning
Harness the Power of BYOT: QR Codes in the ClassroomBergthorson, FreyjaSpeed Learning
Hashtags and History: Using Social Media to Modernize Historical NarrativesPerry, Anne A.Speed Learning
Healthy Educators in the Digital SpaceFolkens, StephanieSpeed Learning
Help! I Don’t Teach ELA or Math. How Can I Make Standards-Based Grading Work for Me?Colombo, JuliaSpeed Learning
Holocaust Materials for Next-Day Instruction!Combs, RuchelleSpeed Learning
Houston, We Have a Problem: How to Empower Adolescents to Combat Unkind BehaviorStieg, CarrieSpeed Learning
How and Why We Must Nurture Curiosity and Wonder in the Classroom and SchoolRichards, MichaelSpeed Learning
How Content Area Teachers Can Improve Student Comprehension Using Graphic OrganizersHenderson, LoriSpeed Learning
How to Effectively Engage Parents of Middle School StudentsMayer, PatriciaSpeed Learning
How to Make an Engaging Classroom Management PowerPointCombs, RuchelleSpeed Learning
How to Make STEM Work at the Middle LevelPaperno, DavidSpeed Learning
Igniting Connections – Empowering ParentsRosser, JoySpeed Learning
Impact of Family Structure on the Educational Attainment of African American MalesHawkins, KeiciaSpeed Learning
Implementing a Middle School Schedule that is Future ReadyMorrison, EvaSpeed Learning
Implementing Growth Mindset in Middle Level Math StudentsEddy, Lisa K.Speed Learning
Incorporating "Practice" and "Coaching" in a Clinical Model for Teacher PreparationIngwalson, Gail C.Speed Learning
Incorporating Effective Writing Groups into the Middle Level ClassroomDenmon, Jennifer M.Speed Learning
Instructional Leadership Teams: Empowering Teachers to Guide School ChangeOlson, TaraSpeed Learning
Integrating Nonfiction Reading in Your Science ClassroomJanes, PatriciaSpeed Learning
It's How You Connect Technology With Pedagogy That Transforms a SchoolGross, DanielSpeed Learning
It's Not WHAT You Say, It's HOW You Say It!Lever, PamelaSpeed Learning
Journey Through Personalized LearningPeoples, GeorgeSpeed Learning
Judging Fact, Fiction, and Everything In-Between: Teaching Media LiteracyCompton, ClaireSpeed Learning
Just Ask Us: Kids Speak Out on Student EngagementWolpert-Gawron, HeatherSpeed Learning
Knowledge Fairs: Increasing Engagement, Literacy, and Independence in 21st Century SkillsSpalding, KatherineSpeed Learning
Labor-Management Collaboration to Improve Environment and AchievementDelgado, Cory M.Speed Learning
Layers Aren't Just for OnionsBledsoe, AmberSpeed Learning
Lead2Feed Student Leadership ProgramSpahr, LindaSpeed Learning
Leadership Practices in Single Gender Middle Schools that Prepare Urban Students for College and CareersHarris-Frederick, CynthiaSpeed Learning