Professional Development and Consulting

For more than 50 years, AMLE has been a trusted professional learning resource for middle level educators. While the middle school model looks different in each school, we know that it is possible in every school. AMLE professional development is rooted in decades of research on what works for young adolescents, with each engagement tailored to support the school or district’s unique needs. It’s quite literally our mission to provide schools with affordable and high quality professional learning, no matter where you are in your Successful Middle School journey.

From supporting the design of a new master schedule, to empowering your teachers with engaging teaching strategies, our team can build from our most popular professional development workshops, or co-design a program from scratch. AMLE workshops are facilitated by our expert staff and professional development cadre, ensuring your engagement is led by an educator who truly understands the young adolescents you teach.

50+ Years Providing Professional Development
200+ school engagements each year
35000+ members

The Successful Middle School

All of AMLE’s professional development is grounded in our landmark position paper on middle grades best practice, now in its 5th edition. AMLE provides a range of robust professional development resources, workshops and events on these topics, grouped by the three overarching categories of The Successful Middle School.

Explore our most popular professional development offerings by category, or work with AMLE to create your own custom engagement. Schools may also benefit from starting with our Successful Middle School Program resources that including AMLE’s Successful Middle School Assessment, Book Study for Teams, and Schools of Distinction Program.

Select each category of a Successful Middle School to view our catalog of workshops

AMLE’s Professional Development Cadre

Our in-house team, led by AMLE Director of Professional Development Jennifer Rose, will collaborate with you to design and execute a professional development engagement tailored to your school or district’s needs and conducted over your identified time frame (one hour, one day, one week, or longer) either virtually or in person. We believe professional learning should be long term, job embedded, and relevant. Our team will continue to partner with you to check in on your progress after your event and provide ongoing resources and recommendations.

AMLE Staff members work alongside a range of vetted, world-class faculty who have made AMLE’s philosophy and mission part of their core work. AMLE can provide recommendations based on your needs, or schools/districts can request their preferred speaker or speakers. Explore some of our most requested speakers, or connect with AMLE to learn about our full cadre of presenters.

YOUR School/District’s Current Strategic Plan Goal

Meet with our AMLE staff to share the needs you have, and we can collaborate with you to create a plan, provide resources, and/or propose a professional learning engagement that meets the needs of your faculty and staff while addressing your School’s or District’s Strategic Plan