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? Submit your idea in a 2-minute video and the top 3 finalists will be invited to deliver a 5-minute pitch "shark-tank style" at the AMLE Annual Conference.

The winners will receive:

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

Additional information:

Submissions will be accepted August 1–September 6, 2019.
Applicants will be notified via email of their selection status by September 10, 2019.
Accepted finalists’ deadline to accept invitation is September 13, 2019.
Finalists must be registered for the conference by September 27, 2019.
Submit an
Innovative Idea

#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? Submit a proposal today for the opportunity to present your ideas at the #AMLE19 Poster Symposium. 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

Categories:

  • Research
    You can submit on any middle level education research topic. Here are ideas for the types of research for which we’re seeking posters:
    • Quantitative and qualitative studies
    • Case studies
    • Action research studies
    • Research syntheses
    • Integrative reviews
    • Interpretations of research literature
      and many more!
  • Practice
    Your submission on any whole school or classroom topic is welcome, but here are some examples to consider:
    • Promoting engagement
    • Giving students voice, autonomy
    • Integrating technology in the classroom, use of SAMR Model
    • Active learning in the classroom
    • Focusing on social-emotional learning
    • Advisory programs
    • Interdisciplinary teaming
    • Alternative seating design, including how it’s implemented
    • Student-led learning, Passion Projects/Genius Hour
    • Structure of the school day, school schedule, recess
    • Exploratory course offerings (coding, robotics, making)
      and many more!

Additional information:

Submissions will be accepted August 1–September 6, 2019.
Applicants will be notified via email of their selection status by September 10, 2019.
Accepted finalists’ deadline to accept invitation is September 13, 2019.
Finalists must be registered for the conference by September 27, 2019.
Submit a
Poster Proposal

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