Annual Conference for Middle Level Education

Philadelphia, PA • November 6–8, 2017

Conference Sessions

General Sessions
The general sessions at AMLE2017 will be a blend of inspiring information and motivating insights that will get you excited about being a middle level educator. The invigorating 4-part keynote on Monday morning will kick off your day with passion, and the engaging, interactive keynote on Tuesday afternoon will launch the rest of your day and ignite your middle grades spirit!
*1 professional learning contact hour

Thought Leader Sessions
These engaging and entertaining sessions feature acclaimed middle grades experts, speaking about topics vital to middle level education. Get the latest research-based strategies and tools while igniting your passion for teaching, leading, and learning.
*1 professional learning contact hour

Spotlight on Middle Level Leadership Sessions
Being a leader in the middle grades can be both rewarding and challenging. These sessions are built with you in mind, addressing both the rewards and challenges of leadership! Facilitated by middle level leaders from around the country—including faculty members of the AMLE Institute for Middle Level Leadership—these sessions will provide robust information and research-based solutions that will help you and your middle grades school grow in exciting, positive directions.
*1 professional learning contact hour

Trailblazer SessionsNEW!
The Trailblazer sessions will feature middle grades innovators who push the envelope, try creative ideas, and continue to propel us forward. Join these sessions with big questions, and you’ll get big answers about new concepts that are both practical and progressive for your classroom and school.
*1 professional learning contact hour

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!
*1 professional learning contact hour

Spark & Tell Sessions
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.
*1 professional learning contact hour

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.
*1 professional learning contact hour

Collaboration Sessions – NEW!
These interactive and engaging sessions are located in the Solution Center lounge to provide you with a quick and collaborative 15-minute session with our experts.

Pre-Conference Ticketed Events—November 5, 2017

Symposium on Middle Level Teacher Education
The Association for Middle Level Education in collaboration with the AMLE Professional Preparation Advisory Committee, the AMLE Research Advisory Committee, the National Association of Professors of Middle Level Education and the American Educational Research Association Middle Level Education Research SIG, is pleased to present the 2017 Symposium on Middle Level Teacher Education as a special ticketed event on Sunday, November 5, 2017. The symposium will include concurrent sessions focused on middle level teacher education programs, practices, and policies; a keynote; and small group breakout sessions facilitated by leaders in middle level teacher education.
*6.5 professional learning contact hours
**To purchase your ticket for the Symposium on Middle Level Teacher Education, you must be registered to attend AMLE2017.

CMLA Summit
This special ticketed event is designed for college students enrolled in middle level teacher preparation programs. Attendees will have the chance to share and network with other aspiring teachers and participate in special activities. This event will be held on Sunday, November 5, 2017.
*6.5 professional learning contact hours
**To purchase your ticket for the CMLA Summit, you must be registered to attend AMLE2017.

Affiliate Strand
AMLE offers professional development opportunities to affiliate leaders including an Affiliate Leaders Strand that is offered at the AMLE Annual Conference. This is an opportunity for those affiliate leaders who attend the annual conference to network and receive updated information. This event will be held on Sunday, November 5, 2017.
**To purchase your ticket for the Affiliate Strand, you must be registered to attend AMLE2017.