Professional Development and Consulting

Since 1973, AMLE has been a trusted professional learning resource for educators. Just like every school community is different, so are your professional development needs. AMLE can help design an innovative and unique program, aligned with middle grades best practice, that’s right for your team and provide the ongoing coaching to ensure that your professional learning is long term, job embedded, and relevant.  Every educator should have access to high-quality professional development, no matter the size of your team or budget. Connect with AMLE today to see how we can help your team reach every student, grow professionally, and create a great school.

Online Courses

The Successful Middle School Online Course Series

Learners will explore the characteristics of young adolescents and the characteristics of a successful middle school through 21 self-paced, interactive virtual modules. Participants earn 5 contact hours upon completion of the series.

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Book Study

The Successful Middle School Facilitated Book Study

An AMLE coach will lead your team through a book study of The Successful Middle School: This We Believe, or another one of AMLE’s seminal texts. Synchronous and asynchronous versions are available.

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Successful Middle School Assessment

The Successful Middle School Assessment

The self-assessment experience includes coaching throughout and a comprehensive report to help staff visualize a baseline of their implementation of middle grades best practices and includes recommendations for next steps.

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Schools of Distinction

AMLE Schools of Distinction

A recognition and continuous improvement program open to any school that educates students aged 10-15. Schools will be celebrated for their commitment to the middle grades best practices outlined in AMLE’s foundational text, The Successful Middle School: This We Believe, while also being guided through a process of self-assessment and strategic vision setting to help foster ongoing growth and success.

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Professional Development Workshops with AMLE

On-site Professional Development

Bring AMLE to your school! Our in-house team, led by Director of Middle Level Programs and veteran middle grades educator Katie Powell, will design and execute a professional development event tailored to your school and conducted over your identified time frame (one day, one week, across a series of staff meetings, quarterly, or a year-long program). We believe that professional learning should be long term, job embedded, and relevant and our team stays available to meet with your team to check in on your progress after your event and provide ongoing recommendations.

Professional Development Workshops with the AMLE cadre

To ensure our members can access the expertise they need to be successful, AMLE works with a range of vetted, world-class faculty. Contact us to plan your professional development event with the speaker or speakers that fit your needs. Select each speaker to explore their bio and available topics, or reach out to AMLE for recommendations based on your interests.