Annual Conference for Middle Level Education

Nashville, TN • November 7–9, 2019

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These informative, solution-driven sessions will feature presenters from around the world sharing their expertise in more than 30 topic areas specific to the middle grades. Hand-selected to ensure the best in professional learning, the #AMLE19 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!

Click any concurrent session to view more details. Search all sessions using the buttons below, or view all sessions by strand or subject using the links to to the right. *Sessions are subject to change.

Watch for the digital program guide to be released October 1 with full session details including date, time, and room number.

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DateStrandNameMain PresenterSession Type
11/07Creating a Culture that Makes a Difference#iCanHelp, #iWillHelp, #iDidHelp: One School’s Journey Toward Creative Positivity Online and OffRokuskie, KevinConcurrent Session
11/07High Impact Classroom Strategies50 Nifty Tech Tools for the Blended Learning Classroom Raper, EmilyConcurrent Session
11/07High Impact Classroom StrategiesBattling Boredom: Strategies for Classroom SuccessHarris, BryanConcurrent Session
11/07High Impact Classroom StrategiesBrain Powered Strategies to Engage Middle Level LearnersKing, ShaunaConcurrent Session
11/07High Impact Classroom StrategiesDemocratic Education: A Model Americans Should Get BehindEngland, MadisonConcurrent Session
11/07Principal and Teacher Leadership that TransformsGeneration Z: Facing Four Hidden Realities of the Most Anxious PopulationMcPeak, AndrewConcurrent Session
11/07Creating a Culture that Makes a DifferenceHaving Meaningful Conversations With Kids When The Topic(s) Challenges AdultsCort, JenConcurrent Session
11/07Creating a Culture that Makes a DifferenceLet’s Get Fired Up! 2.0 Create More Leaders not More FollowersRudnesky, FrankConcurrent Session
11/07Characteristics of High Performing Middle SchoolsParenting in the Middle: Creating Parent Support Groups for Middle School TransitionMain-Wegielnik, SuzanneConcurrent Session
11/07Creating a Culture that Makes a DifferenceRethinking Middle School: How Educators Can Bolster Kids’ Resiliency & Self-RegulationFagell, PhyllisConcurrent Session
11/07High Impact Classroom StrategiesSMART ELD: Instructional Strategies for English Language Learner SuccessDrady, Ashlee M.Concurrent Session
11/07Creating a Culture that Makes a DifferenceTrauma-Informed TeachingAltman, KyrahConcurrent Session
11/07Principal and Teacher Leadership that TransformsWhen Do I Sleep? Surviving the Principalship - Key Ideas for Principals by PrincipalsKessler, SusanConcurrent Session
11/07High Impact Classroom Strategies#RevivingReaders: Inspiring A Love of Reading With Classroom Book ClubsThorsen, NicoleConcurrent Session
11/07High Impact Classroom Strategies50 Ways to Leave Your Lecture: Strategies for Creating More Engaging LessonsAnderson, KatieConcurrent Session
11/07Creating a Culture that Makes a DifferenceACCESS to High Quality Instruction for All StudentsMartin, KateConcurrent Session
11/07Principal and Teacher Leadership that TransformsAdvocacy: Fighting for Teachers, Students, and Middle LevelWatson, CarolConcurrent Session
11/07High Impact Classroom StrategiesBe a Hunger Hero! End Childhood Hunger with More than a Food Drive!Miely, MollyConcurrent Session
11/07Creating a Culture that Makes a DifferenceCreating Connections: A Social-Emotional Learning JourneyD'Amore, EllenConcurrent Session
11/07Creating a Culture that Makes a DifferenceEngage ALL Students in Service Hall, PatriciaConcurrent Session
11/07High Impact Classroom StrategiesEngaging Students with Complex Texts and Meaningful Vocabulary Focus on Text Structures and Text FeaturesWitt, StevenConcurrent Session
11/07High Impact Classroom StrategiesHow to Engage Students and Community Through a Middle Level MusicalRipley, CynthiaConcurrent Session
11/07High Impact Classroom StrategiesLearn to Serve; Serve to Learn – A Collaborative Service-Learning Model to Encourage Empathy and Empower StudentsBrock, KristenConcurrent Session
11/07Creating a Culture that Makes a DifferenceMath Activities that Address the 16 Characteristics of This We BelieveRuppert, NancyConcurrent Session
11/07High Impact Classroom StrategiesMath and Science Collab: A Space to Learn from Each OtherAnderson, GailConcurrent Session
11/07Creating a Culture that Makes a DifferenceThe Healing Power of Healthy Relationships in Helping Trauma Influenced StudentsJensen, Randy C.Concurrent Session
11/07Characteristics of High Performing Middle SchoolsWriting for PublicationMoulton, Matthew J.Concurrent Session
11/07Creating a Culture that Makes a DifferenceYou Belong HereCruden, Gretchen M.Concurrent Session
11/07Creating a Culture that Makes a Difference1 READ: 1 Book, 1 Community Creating a Movement Through InquiryBradshaw, TerriConcurrent Session
11/07High Impact Classroom StrategiesELA Principles of Engagement for Literacy SuccessBell, LaurieConcurrent Session
11/07Creating a Culture that Makes a DifferenceFacts, Truth, and Trust - News Literacy and the Fight Against FakeSilva, JohnConcurrent Session
11/07Creating a Culture that Makes a DifferenceHappy Team, Happy Teens! Building Positive Staff Relationships is Worth Your Time!Kandel, JulietConcurrent Session
11/07Creating a Culture that Makes a DifferenceHow Standards-Based Grading Impacted Our SystemsAxeen, TravisConcurrent Session
11/07Creating a Culture that Makes a DifferenceHow to Create a CALM Classroom and School EnvironmentLentfer, VictoriaConcurrent Session
11/07High Impact Classroom StrategiesIntegrating Art to Activate the "Motivation Molecule" Chandler, Amber R.Concurrent Session
11/07Creating a Culture that Makes a DifferenceMiddle School Journal and RMLE Online Manuscript Reviewer TrainingHarrison, LisaConcurrent Session
11/07Principal and Teacher Leadership that TransformsNot Just Survival: Helping New Teachers ThriveBickmore, DanaConcurrent Session
11/07Characteristics of High Performing Middle SchoolsResearch for Practitioners: Using Current Research to Support your Middle Grades PracticesMertens, Steven B.Concurrent Session
11/07High Impact Classroom StrategiesTechnology Integration that Encourages and Enhances Student Voice and Critical ThinkingMoroz, KarenConcurrent Session
11/07Creating a Culture that Makes a DifferenceThe Effects of Teacher Absence on Student AchievementCordell, MelissaConcurrent Session
11/07High Impact Classroom StrategiesThink-Write-Learn: Build Content Knowledge and Increase Retention with Quickwrites Gibson, KristineConcurrent Session
11/07High Impact Classroom StrategiesUnderstanding the Plight of Students Experiencing Anxiety What Educators Can Do to Help! DeMeo, WilliamConcurrent Session
11/07High Impact Classroom StrategiesYou Can't Escape Math! Leiterman, SandraConcurrent Session
11/07High Impact Classroom StrategiesA Picture Is Worth 1000 Words—How to Use Graphics to Improve Math PerformanceGibson, KristineConcurrent Session
11/07Creating a Culture that Makes a DifferenceA Trauma Sensitive Culture - Building Resilience: Classroom Practices of AttunementHable, RoxanneConcurrent Session
11/07Creating a Culture that Makes a DifferenceDigital Wellbeing - The next frontier of Wellbeing EducationSomes, AdamConcurrent Session
11/07High Impact Classroom StrategiesEasy Tech to Support ESLs, ELLs, and Struggling ReadersEllis, BruceConcurrent Session
11/07Creating a Culture that Makes a DifferenceFulfilling the Promise of Adolescence in Middle SchoolsWilliams, JoannaConcurrent Session
11/07High Impact Classroom StrategiesHow Can STEM Activities Authentically Incorporate Math and Science Practices?Eddins, ScottConcurrent Session
11/07High Impact Classroom StrategiesIncreasing Student Engagement with HyperdocsOgando, MarissaConcurrent Session
11/07High Impact Classroom StrategiesMath Class Makeover-Creating a Classroom that Focuses on Having a Growth Mindset and Reducing Math AnxietySmith, DawnMarieConcurrent Session
11/07Characteristics of High Performing Middle SchoolsMiddle Level Education Research Roundtable: Connecting Theory with PracticeFaulkner, ShawnConcurrent Session
11/07High Impact Classroom StrategiesNo More Drill and Practice: Engaging Students in the Math ClassroomBaldassarre, MaryConcurrent Session
11/07High Impact Classroom StrategiesNumber Sense and Problem Solving, Don't Leave Middle School Without Them!Thomas, EdwardConcurrent Session
11/07Principal and Teacher Leadership that TransformsRubric Building 2.0:Put the Power of Learning into the Hands of StudentsRetzlaff, SteveConcurrent Session
11/07Creating a Culture that Makes a DifferenceTeaching about Controversial Issues, Taboo Topics, and Difficult Knowledge in Middle SchoolDalbo, George D.Concurrent Session
11/07Creating a Culture that Makes a DifferenceThe ABC's of 21st Century LearningLayton, Chris A.Concurrent Session
11/07High Impact Classroom StrategiesWhat if? Using the Science of Learning to Shift the Trajectory of Under-Resourced LearnersPawloski, TammyConcurrent Session
11/08Creating a Culture that Makes a DifferenceA Confidence Crisis: What 10,678 Girls Think about Stress, Relationships, School & Their FuturesHinkelman, LisaConcurrent Session
11/08High Impact Classroom StrategiesBreaking Down the Silos: Leveraging the Convergence Between ELA and ScienceGoss, MeganConcurrent Session
11/08High Impact Classroom StrategiesDigital Interactive Notebooks Using Google SlidesEvans, RachelConcurrent Session
11/08Creating a Culture that Makes a DifferenceDistrictwide SEL: Systemic Strategies for Student SuccessKandel, JulietConcurrent Session
11/08High Impact Classroom StrategiesDouble the Speed of Learning: 4 Steps to Make Learning StickNickelsen, LeAnn M.Concurrent Session
11/08Principal and Teacher Leadership that TransformsFrom Teacher Evaluation to Teacher GrowthFrank, JudithConcurrent Session
11/08High Impact Classroom StrategiesGoogle Keep for EDUStamatelos, Jon-ErikConcurrent Session
11/08Creating a Culture that Makes a DifferenceLet's Talk About RaceWilliams, D. MichelleConcurrent Session
11/08High Impact Classroom StrategiesPlay by Play: Using Sports to Teach WritingHarper, Rebecca G.Concurrent Session
11/08High Impact Classroom StrategiesReading for Meaning with Read Naturally LiveDenbow, BarbConcurrent Session
11/08Creating a Culture that Makes a DifferenceResilience: Prevention and InterventionAlvord, MaryConcurrent Session
11/08Principal and Teacher Leadership that TransformsSchool Turnaround and Leadership for Middle SchoolsChapman, PamConcurrent Session
11/08Characteristics of High Performing Middle SchoolsStudent Support Systems for Academic SuccessHoge, Denise M.Concurrent Session
11/08Creating a Culture that Makes a DifferenceSupporting Students in Today’s ClassroomsBarron, LaurieConcurrent Session
11/08Characteristics of High Performing Middle SchoolsTeachers as ResearchersEvans, MarleyConcurrent Session
11/08High Impact Classroom StrategiesYes We Can Teach Algebra Concepts to Middle School StudentsThomas, EdwardConcurrent Session
11/08High Impact Classroom StrategiesBracket Battle! Building Argumentative Skills Across Content AreasWilfong, LoriConcurrent Session
11/08Creating a Culture that Makes a DifferenceBuilding a Safety Informed Middle SchoolThornton, HollyConcurrent Session
11/08High Impact Classroom StrategiesCan we Teach Resilience? Integrating Social and Emotional Learning with Language ArtsStrahan, DavidConcurrent Session
11/08High Impact Classroom StrategiesCreating a School-wide Writing ProgramGreiner, AliceConcurrent Session
11/08Characteristics of High Performing Middle SchoolsDrilling Down with DataSimpson, MelanieConcurrent Session
11/08High Impact Classroom StrategiesFormative Assessments, Technology & Student Agency, Oh My! The Power of Owning Your DataHennessey, Susan T.Concurrent Session
11/08Principal and Teacher Leadership that TransformsFriday Feedback Frenzy: Creating a School Culture Focused on GrowthPolson, TeresaConcurrent Session
11/08Creating a Culture that Makes a DifferenceHunger is Closer Than You Think: Engaging Schools and Families to Make a DifferenceKoertge, AnneConcurrent Session
11/08Creating a Culture that Makes a DifferenceInfusing Character and Social-Emotional Learning into the Daily Fabric of your SchoolKraft, HoustonConcurrent Session
11/08High Impact Classroom StrategiesLiteracy EscapeHarper, Rebecca G.Concurrent Session
11/08Characteristics of High Performing Middle SchoolsMASTER your SCHEDULE: Strategies & Tips to Optimize the Structure of your School Day Abraham, Philip A.Concurrent Session
11/08Principal and Teacher Leadership that TransformsNavigating the Role of Mentor Teacher to Support Future Middle Level TeachersHarrison, LisaConcurrent Session
11/08Creating a Culture that Makes a DifferenceR.E.S.U.L.T.S.: Promoting Positive Behavior and Responsibility for LearningVenza, Krista M.Concurrent Session
11/08Creating a Culture that Makes a DifferenceWE Rise: A School-Based Program for Emotionally Fragile StudentsSymmons, TaniaConcurrent Session
11/08Creating a Culture that Makes a DifferenceWhat Youth-Serving Professionals Need to Know About the LGBTQ CommunityZimmerman, Del RayConcurrent Session
11/08Characteristics of High Performing Middle SchoolsAcademy: A Minimester ApproachSmith, JenniferConcurrent Session
11/08Creating a Culture that Makes a DifferenceAdvisory Improves Achievement - One District's SuccessSmith, NicoleConcurrent Session
11/08Creating a Culture that Makes a DifferenceBuilding Strong Brains: Strategies for EducatorsWatkins, JanetConcurrent Session
11/08Characteristics of High Performing Middle SchoolsCertified for Life: Developing Habits that Increase Students’ Potential for SuccessFisher, RickConcurrent Session
11/08High Impact Classroom StrategiesConscious Classroom Management: Creating the Classroom Environment You've Always WantedAnderson, KatieConcurrent Session
11/08High Impact Classroom StrategiesDifferentiation is NOT a Dirty WordShepard, David A.Concurrent Session
11/08High Impact Classroom StrategiesExploring Technology Tools That Promote Student Creativity and LearningMedlock, EmilyConcurrent Session
11/08Creating a Culture that Makes a DifferenceFour Constructs Which Are Different For Kids Today Than Even Just A Few Years AgoCort, JenConcurrent Session
11/08Creating a Culture that Makes a DifferenceG.O.L.D. Night Girls Only Leadership Development McCauley, MelissaConcurrent Session
11/08Creating a Culture that Makes a DifferenceIncreasing Equity and Empowerment By “Widening the Circle”Burke, AshleyConcurrent Session
11/08High Impact Classroom StrategiesInfographics 101Stamatelos, Jon-ErikConcurrent Session