#AMLE20 Goes Virtual
We are pleased to announce that #AMLE20 will be going virtual, making high-quality professional development more accessible to all educators around the world as an online event. Registration is now open and PAMLE members will get $25 off of registration using the code A20PAMLE25. Here’s a glimpse of what you can expect from this exceptional virtual experience:
PAMLE is offering their 3rd webinar on Wednesday, October 14 from 7:00 – 8:00 PM on Zoom, entitled “Promoting Student Moral and Ethical Behaviors: Understanding the Challenges!” This is a FREE webinar, but you MUST register for this event. Registration will open soon.
Guest speakers include, Jen Cort who is a diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice consultant working with schools and organizations in multiple countries. As an educator and clinical social worker, Jen has served as an assistant head of a lower school, head of a middle school, and senior administrator as well as a counselor in lower, middle and upper schools and private practice. Jen works with groups to create sustainable and systemic change and to live out their missions regarding diversity and inclusion. Jen is the host of an internationally syndicated podcast “Third Space With Jen Cort”.
Dr. Judy Brough who is an international middle level consultant and recipient of AMLE’s John Lounsbury Award . She is an expert on the work of the Founding Fathers of middle level education.
Don’t miss this FREE webinar, registration opens soon. Please share with colleagues and friends who may be interested in this topic. Hope to see you on the 14th!
UPDATE: ALL REGISTRATIONS ARE ON HOLD UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE!
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused serious concern worldwide for gatherings, both large and small. Therefore, we are announcing that the PAMLE 2021 State Conference will be going virtual. Details on this new format will be announced in the next few weeks. PAMLE invites you to join us in another amazing conference, promoting best practices for middle level education!
PAMLE presentation submissions are accepted on a rolling basis. If accepted, Primary Presenter will receive a $25 discount to the conference. The form will be closed when we are no longer accepting applications.
These are traditional 60-minute sessions dealing with current topics relevant to middle level educators. Innovative instructional methods and special programs are featured. Click here to submit a concurrent session proposal.
This format is to give beginning or experienced presenters an opportunity to share a best practice in 15 minutes. Each 60 minute session is divided into three 15-minute segments, allowing participants to get more personal attention and more information in a short amount of time. Each presenter will present three times within the 60 minute session. Click here to submit a speed session proposal.
Check out these resources from AMLE and PAMLE.
AMLE's COVID-19 Resource Center - We have continued to update our open access Supporting Middle Level Educators through COVID-19 webspace, which is now a searchable database and tips for selecting the right online learning tools, includes new remote advisory activities, and recordings of webinars. And check out this latest Virtual Workshop from AMLE! Relationships and Belonging with Restorative Practices, with Brad Weinstein and Nathan Maynard, co-authors of the bestselling book Hacking School Discipline. August 13-14, 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM EST each day. Register today!
PAMLE Resource Page - We are collecting great resources from our PAMLE community to help Pennsylvania Middle School Educators as they navigate these new waters in teaching and supporting kids during this difficult time.
Legislative - Carol Watson
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TELL YOUR STORY!
Mark Brown, wants you to "Tell Your Story" so check out his latest blog article, "I Second That Emotion!" on his website!
Schools To Watch 2020
Harrold Middle School and West Hempfield Middle School have both been named PA Don Eichhorn Schools: “Schools to Watch” (PA STW) as part of a recognition program developed by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform. These two schools join 40 other Pennsylvania middle-grades schools recognized previously. Read the full story here.
AMLE LEGACY VIDEOS
The Middle Level Legacy video series documents the history of a major educational reform in American Education: the Middle School Movement. Check out these videos from AMLE.
New PAMLE Sponsor
PAMLE is pleased to announce a new sponsor, the American College of Education. Look for more information from American College of Education in the near future.
COVID-19 Screening Program
As you may know, Population Health Innovations, Inc, parent company to Health eTools (and this year’s recipient of PAMLE’s Executive Director Partnership Award), has launched the COVID-19 Return-To-School Program in response to widespread concerns about safe and prudent return. It is in use across hundreds of schools in PA today. The program leverages the secure, cloud-based Health eTools electronic health records (EHR) platform. It is available to PAMLE constituents at a significantly discounted rate through September, using Discount Code - "PAMLE". Click here for more details.
AMLE Statement on Racism
The Pennsylvania Association for Middle Level Education, as an affiliate member of AMLE and action of the PAMLE Executive Board, embraces and endorses the following statement. Read more...
Podcast Features PAMLE
Dive into the network designed specifically for Middle School Teachers, as co-hosts Mike, Jeannine, and Matt share a conversation with Joy Rosser and Bruce Vosburgh. With more than 50 years of combined school experience, Joy and Bruce give insights into the Association for Middle Level Educations (AMLE) and more specifically, PAMLE! Well done Bruce and Joy! Check out this episode of the RethinkingEDU podcast!
Take the PD Survey
PAMLE is looking to create professional development experiences that would help middle level educators address the needs of their students. Please take a few minutes to respond to this survey. Your answers will help guide us as we plan for the coming year. You may take the survey here.
In Memory of Conrad Toepfer
Conrad Toepfer, one of the five "Founding Fathers" of the Middle Level Movement, passed away on April 20. For more than 60 years, Connie touched the lives of thousands of educators, and, through them, millions of children. Now, we are asking that you return a small part of his generosity. Connie’s family needs help. A group of his friends, students and colleagues have set up this Go Fund Me page to seek your help in providing for the Toepfer family’s immediate needs
PAMLE New author!
PAMLE Board Member Joy Rosser’s newly published book is Sharing Mindsets: Where Classrooms and Businesses Meet. Ron Jaworski, and CEOs/leaders of local companies such as Wawa, Chickie’s & Pete’s, Bradford White, Toll Brothers, Herr’s, KIND Snacks, and many more, provide inspirational messages and strategies. In this unique collection of classroom-business mindsets for personal growth, relational growth, and service growth, you will be powerfully encouraged to maximize who you are so you can be and give your best to others. You can order a copy of her book right here!
Note: This book is not sponsored by PAMLE and the views presented may not reflect the views of PAMLE)
PAMLE is a proud affiliate of the Association for Middle Level Education
DISCOUNTS FROM HORACE MANN
Horace Mann, a Pennsylvania Association of Middle Level Education corporate sponsor, offers members and employees affordable auto insurance with discounts and unique benefits. Start enjoying these educator benefits and saving money today! Contact your local Horace Mann representative to learn more.
Did you know that you can help support PAMLE by visiting our GoFundMe page? PAMLE is a non-profit that depends on memberships and conferences to function. All collected finds will support our Don Eichhorn Schools: Schools to Watch initiative as well as professional development opportunities across the state. You can help influence the future of our young adolescents by supporting PAMLE. We thank you for your kind consideration.
SHARE A BEST PRACTICE!
PAMLE’s mission is to promote best practices for middle level education. To accomplish this mission, PAMLE believes sharing best practices with one another is a road map to achieve this goal. As a result, we encourage you to share the great things happening in your school, programs and activities that make a difference in middle level instruction. So, please fill out this Google Form to join us in our mission to promote best practices for middle level education! The submissions can be found under Best Practices in the Members Only section of our website. We hope many schools can implement these practices in order to improve, constantly grow, become "A Schools To Watch" and retain this prestigious recognition.