INSTITUTE FOR MIDDLE LEVEL LEADERSHIP

June 26-29, 2022 | San Diego, California

July 17-20, 2022 | Orlando, Florida

Are you ready to take your middle grades leadership practice to the next level?

For more than 15 years, the Institute for Middle Level Leadership has served as the marquee event for aspiring and current middle grades leaders and teams. Join us for a one-of-a-kind, personalized, and engaging learning retreat that will leave you ready and energized to transform your school.

Registration

Registration is now open for both 2022 Institutes. Registration is capped at 200 attendees per location, so be sure to save your spot early.

 On or Before May 1After May 1
Member$995$1,195
Nonmember$1,195$1,395

Registration includes meals referenced in the below schedule, a copy of The Successful Middle School: This We Believe.

Attendees will be immersed in middle grades best practice, and empowered with the personal coaching they need to meet their professional and school goals. Attendees can expect:

  • To engage one-on-one with faculty who truly understand your unique challenges and goals.
  • To build connections with a cohort of colleagues facing similar challenges and opportunities.
  • To build your professional learning into implementation with dedicated and facilitated workshop time designed around the key concepts most important to you.
  • To leave with a roadmap to meet your goals for the next school year and for your own professional growth.
  • To be recognized for your professional learning by earning the Middle Grades Leadership and Successful Middle School Ready digital badges

The Institute is designed to offer a tailored, personalized experience for attendees, maximize opportunities for connection, and provide content in a variety of formats. We accomplish this through a range of sessions that include:

  • Welcome Reception – The Institute is designed to be a retreat-like experience for attendees. So let’s get to know each other! During the reception you will connect with attendees that have similar objectives, get to know the faculty you’ll be working with over the next three days, and orient yourself to the amazing experience you’re about to enjoy.
  • Homebase – All attendees are divided into Homebase teams that meet regularly with their assigned coach throughout the Institute to dig into middle level best practice, debrief their experience as a group, and ensure attendees are on track to meet their objectives.
  • Deep Dive Workshops – Workshop time are longer, coach-led sessions that provide attendees with the time and guidance to take your learning and planning to the next level. Need to kick up your advisory program to 2.0? Looking to design a master schedule that meets student and staff needs? Interested in creating more SEL supports for your students? Attendees will tackle these and more during Workshop time.
  • Teambuilding and Treats – The Institute is all about empowering attendees with strategies and tactics you can bring back to your school. During Teambuilding and Treats, snacks will be on hand while your work together with your fellow attendees to complete teambuilding activities that can be used in your school/classroom as well.
  • General Session – We want you to leave inspired and ready to implement the amazing insights you’ve gathered at the Institute. The General Session will provide you with that inspiration and next step guidance.

You’ll also enjoy dozens of breakout sessions from our expert faculty, all aligned around topics that attendees have identified as the most relevant.

Topic areas typically include:

  • Understanding and implementing the research-based characteristics of a Successful Middle School
  • Scheduling with middle grades best practice in mind
  • Creating an impactful advisory program
  • Addressing the social and emotional needs of students
  • Promoting staff morale and care
  • Designing effective middle grades teams and integrated instruction
  • Middle school transitions
  • Confronting equity issues: doing it right for all students
  • Effectively implementing technology into your school/classroom
  • Family and community engagement

We assemble a world-class faculty of award-winning expert practitioners from a diverse range of backgrounds and school settings who have tackled the same challenges you’re facing as a middle school leader.

Bryan Boykin

Bryan Boykin

Orlando

Todd Brist

Todd Brist

San Diego and Orlando

Phyllis Fagell

Phyllis Fagell

San Diego

Cedrick Gray

Cedrick Gray

San Diego

Joe Mazza

Joe Mazza

Orlando

Ann McCarty

Ann McCarty-Perez

San Diego

Cheryl Mizerny

Cheryl Mizerny

San Diego

Stephanie Patton

Stephanie Patton

San Diego and Orlando

Sabine Phillips

Sabine Phillips

Orlando

Katie Powell

Katie Powell

San Diego and Orlando

Dru Tomlin

Dru Tomlin

San Diego

Sunday
Registration3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Welcome Reception4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Monday
Breakfast7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Homebase Meeting8:10 AM - 9:25 AM
Goal Setting9:35 AM - 10:35 AM
Breakout Sessions10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Lunch12:10 PM - 1:10 PM
Deep Dive Workshops 1:15 PM - 3:30 PM
Homebase Meeting3:40 PM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
Breakfast7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Breakout Sessions8:10 AM - 9:10 AM
Speed Learning9:20 AM - 10:20 AM
Homebase Meeting10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Lunch11:40 AM - 12:40 PM
Deep Dive Workshops 12:50 PM - 3:00 PM
Brain Break Power Hour and Treats3:10 PM - 4:10 PM
Homebase Meeting4:20 PM - 4:45 PM
Wednesday
Breakfast7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Breakout Sessions8:10 AM - 9:10 AM
Breakout Sessions9:20 AM - 10:20 AM
Homebase Meeting10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
General Session11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
San Diego Resort and Spa

San Diego Mission Bay Resort

June 26-29 | San Diego, California

From $239/night including resort fees

AMLE ROOM BLOCK SOLD OUT

Please contact the hotel at 1-877-259-0010 to check on availability

Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld

Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld

July 17-20 | Orlando, Florida

From $176/night

Group Housing Phone Number: 1-800-266-9432

Thank you to our sponsors for their generous support of the Institute!

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