Middle Level Innovation Challenge

Thank you, middle school community, for helping us select our three finalists for the 2020 Middle Level Innovation Challenge! Our finalists need your support as they make their final pitches during #AMLE20 for the chance to win $2,500 to improve their classroom.

Join us October 23 at 5:45 pm ET to kick off #AMLE20 virtual at our Happy Hour Celebration and watch as finalists compete for top honors in front of our panel of judges. You won’t want to miss it, as attendees will also be eligible for fun prizes throughout the evening.

Meet our Finalists

Simone Lewis - Sensory SPA PBL

Simone Lewis knows that ensuring students social and emotional well-being in the virtual learning or brick and mortar classroom setting is extremely vital. Vote for this Project Based Learning idea and help her equip students with the tools they will need to deal with stressors such as COVID19 and racial tension.


Katie Malenich - SLMS Innovation Challenge

Mrs. Malenich would like to turn her classroom into a TV Studio to give her students the opportunity to plan, direct, film, and edit videos. She is hoping to teach students how to use various camera angles, audio, and lighting techniques to tell stories through film. Over 900 students would be impacted by the funding of this project as Mrs. Malenich sees every 6th, 7th, and 8th grade student at SLMS.


Melissa Survinski - Hampton Middle School Maker Studio

At Hampton Middle School, we believe students need a place to bring together different content areas and explore their passion projects, and our Maker Studio will do just that! We would use the funding for a 3D printer, graphic design materials, professional resources on project-based learning for teachers, and materials for many different STEAM challenges. Our HMS Maker Studio mission is to ask, imagine, plan, create, experiment, and improve upon our ideas!


Meet our Judges

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