Annual Conference for Middle Level Education

Nashville, TN • November 7–9, 2019

Showcasing Innovation

Middle Level Innovation Challenge

Middle grades educators are passionate professionals with amazing ideas. But we don't always have the resources we need to implement our great ideas. What would you do with $2,500 to improve your classroom?

The winners will receive:

  • First place—$2,500
  • Second place—$500
  • Third place—$500

Middle Level Innovation Challenge Finalist

All #AMLE19 attendees are invited to join a celebration of education innovation reception featuring light hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar on Wednesday, November 6, from 4:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.. Watch the live 5-minute pitches delivered shark-tank style by finalists of the Innovation Challenge.

Amy Allison AMLE Innovation Pitch

Indian Creek Intermediate School - STEAM Museum Family Night

Integrating Science Through STEM Career Exposure

Additional information:

Accepted finalists’ deadline to accept invitation is September 20, 2019.
Finalists must be registered for the conference by October 4, 2019.
Submissions Closed

#AMLE19 Poster Symposium

Even the smallest adjustments can make a big difference in the classroom. What innovations, research, new tactics, or small tweaks have you made to help your middle grades students be successful? Attendees will vote on posters throughout the meeting.

The top finalists in each category will receive:

  • A $100 gift certificate for an AMLE online store purchase
  • Award plaque for your school
  • Featured in AMLE Newsletter and on the AMLE website

Voting will take place in Group Travel Network's booth, #506 during all open exhibit hall hours. A special voting tool brought to you by Kids Voting USA, allows anyone to quickly and easily vote for your favorite posters in each category. Make sure you check out all the posters have to offer!

Accepted finalists’ deadline to accept invitation is September 20, 2019.
Finalists must be registered for the conference by October 4, 2019.
Submissions Closed

Additional information:

Poster must fit within a 4 ft x 4 ft space and will be pinned to the display board.

Set-up Times
Posters can be set up during the following times:

  • Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 3:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 7, 2019, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 a.m.

How do I get into the Exhibit Hall to Set-up?
Check in at the presenter/exhibitor registration desk to receive your badge and a wristband to allow you access to the exhibit hall during setup hours.

How to Locate your Designated Poster Space
The Poster Symposium is located in the Exhibit Hall. Each poster is pre-assigned with a number. The display boards will have the assigned numbers located near the top of the board.

How to Hang Your Poster
Posters will be attached to the display boards with push pins that are provided for you.

How to get Poster to the Conference
You can bring with you items to pin to the display board (pins and display board will be provided), or if you wish to create the full poster ahead of time and ship it, see the shipping address below.

Guest Name
c/o Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center
2800 Opryland Drive
Nashville, TN 37214
To contact the FedEx Business Center, call 615-391-0381
Further details can be found online

When will the Poster Symposium Winners be Announced?
The winners of the Poster Symposium will be announced on Friday, November 8, 2019, 1:15 p.m.–1:45 p.m., in the exhibit hall.

Top Tips for Video

  1. Video quality
    Please upload the highest resolution video possible to YouTube and use that link in your submission.
  2. Use plenty of light
    If you do not have access to additional lights, try shooting the video in an area with plenty of natural lighting.
  3. Keep the camera steady
    If your video is shaky, try using a selfie stick or tripod.
  4. Use the right camera
    If you’re using a phone to record your video, use the camera on the back of your phone, which shoots higher quality on most phones.
  5. Audio is key
    If your audio is hard to hear, either stand closer to the camera or try using an external microphone.

What You Need to Enter

  1. Name
  2. Address
  3. School/University
  4. Email
  5. YouTube Link
  6. Short Description

Amy Allison AMLE Innovation Pitch
What does building confidence, creating innovative assignments, producing LD and ELL friendly materials and recording original student-made podcasts all have in common? They can be done in our recording booth! With this generous grant, I can build a soundproof studio in which students can make audiobooks, podcasts, theatrical elements and much more! ELA teacher and former radio producer, Amy Allison, explains how her dream studio can impact many classes in her Montreal school.

Indian Creek Intermediate School - STEAM Museum Family Night
Help us host our very own STEAM Museum Family Night! Research continues to show us the unfortunate breakdown of family values and quality family time. Our goal is for students to explore and learn WITH their parents! By hosting a STEAM Museum Family Night we continue to encourage hands-on problem-solving. The AMLE innovation grant will allow us to order supplies (levers, pulleys, coasters, big blocks, etc.) to provide a unique experience highlighting the value of learning and growing together.

Integrating Science Through STEM Career Exposure
I wanted to introduce my students to the career opportunities that are available in the field of STEM. It is important that they understand there are many career opportunities in STEM that do not require a 4 year degree and can be labeled as trades. Those are the STEM careers that will be focused on for this exposure project. Giving them choice is important.