April 2, 2022 | 10:00 am – 2:00 pm ET

Join us for a half-day workshop that will leave you both inspired and empowered with the latest strategies and tools for educating young adolescents.

We know this year has been another full of pivots and challenges, and that’s why this special event has been designed by and for teachers to ensure it’s time well spent and you get the most out of your experience. Connect with colleagues while together we focus on highly practical ideas that you can bring back to your classroom the following week.

Finally, we know this year has taxed our teachers and we’re losing educators from the workforce at an alarming rate. We’ll end the date with collegiality and words of inspiration from Debbie Silver to emphasize that we’re all in this together!

And you don’t have to worry about missing a thing since the recordings will be available through August 2022. You can continue to catch up and revisit sessions through the beginning of next school year.

Featured Speakers

Phyllis Fagell

How Educators Can Shore Up Students’ Confidence and Safeguard Their Own Well-being

Phyllis will share practical ways to help students rebuild relationships with peers and adults, acquire social skills and stay engaged in learning, along with tips to help depleted educators safeguard their own well-being.

Debbie Silver

Deliberate Optimism
Still Working to Find the Joy in What We Do

Over two years have passed since our classrooms were turned upside down, and now more than ever middle level educators are struggling to find meaning and pleasure in what we do. Whether you are a beginning teacher, a seasoned veteran, or anyone in-between this session will offer you inspiration for teaching as well as positive, pragmatic steps you can take to build and/or maintain a sense of sanity in today’s educational world. Join Debbie Silver for an eye-opening session that will provide food for thought
along with plenty of humor to make the journey fun.

Christine Thielen

Not Another Review Worksheet

Reviewing key concepts doesn’t have to mean assigning a review worksheet! Join us to discuss incorporating activities such as memory, bingo, and Simon Says into your review lessons to amp up the engagement in your classroom.

Breakout Session Speakers

Amber Benson and Ruby Voss
Amber Chandler
Jen Cort
Nancy Deutsch
P. Sloan Joseph
Holly Bess Kincaid
Simone Lewis
Shereen El Mallah
Katie Powell
Melacyn Turner
Angel Villarreal

BadgingCredit and Badging

Earn credit while you learn and connect with colleagues from around the world.

  • Attendees can earn a certificate for up to 5.0 contact hours
  • Qualify for the Successful Middle School Ready digital badge, backed by AMLE.


10:00 AM - 10:05 AMOpening Remarks from AMLE
10:05 AM - 10:35 AMOpening keynote with Phyllis Fagell
10:40 AM - 11:15 AMBreakout Sessions
11:20 AM - 11:55 AMBreakout Sessions
12:00 PM - 12:35 PMBreakout Sessions
12:40 PM - 1:15 PMBreakout Sessions
1:20 PM - 1:50 PMClosing Keynote with Debbie Silver
1:50 PM - 2:00 PMThese Things We Believe: A Closing Call to Action

*Whole School Registration is only available for AMLE member schools. This registration rate covers all staff members in one building.