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PAMLE State Conference 2021

The PAMLE Executive Board is pleased to be announcing the opening of registration and call for presenters for the 2021 State Conference – #PAMLE21! The 46th Annual Conference, PAMLE21, will be held at Toftrees Golf Resort in State College, PA on February 28-March 2, 2021. Early Bird Registrations, available until August 31, 2020, will offer a great savings for attendees. Conference Presenters will receive a $25.00 discount upon registration.

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused serious concern worldwide for gatherings, both large and small. Everyone has experienced many opportunities to learn from the events of the first half of 2020. PAMLE is fully aware of the options that may need to be activated in the event of PAMLE21 being held as a hybrid conference or even cancellation. If the conference is not held as planned, all registrations will have the option of receiving a full refund.

PAMLE invites you to join us in another amazing conference, promoting best practices for middle level education!

Call for Presenters!

PAMLE presentation submissions are accepted on a rolling basis. Submissions received before August 31, 2020 will be notified by September 13. Submissions received on or after August 31 will be notified by September 30. If accepted, Primary Presenter will receive a $25 discount to the conference. The form will be closed when we are no longer accepting applications.

Concurrent Sessions

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.

Speed Sessions 

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.

PAMLE20 Was A Great Success

PAMLE20 was another outstanding three days for school community members across Pennsylvania. The 2020 PAMLE State Conference educated and entertained close to 300 participants and presenters. A platform of keynote addresses, conference sessions, Speed Learning, exhibitors and vendors all contributed to an informative, enlightening and inspirational conference.

Concurrent sessions presented by STW designated school members and other dedicated schools offered strategies and ideas on middle level topics such as Google classroom, team building, academic achievement, flexible seating, student-centered learning, character education, and STW criteria, just to name a few. Attendees acquired best practices and simultaneously networked with colleagues to expand their passion for middle level schools and students.

Our keynote speakers gave us food for thought at each presentation. The original Phillies Phanatic, Dave Raymond taught us about the power of fun, while Pat Colleluori of HEADStrong inspired to always find ways help others and Dr. Rob Furman asked us to consider every day the future of education in the 21st century. 

In between sessions and speakers, exhibitors and vendors added flare to the conference with the latest resources, instructional materials, and educational services. Representatives offered products and services to support educators, classrooms and students.

PAMLE honored its members through the annual comprehensive awards program. STW designated and re-designated schools, outstanding teachers and administrators, the Promising Practitioner and the William Alexander recipient were recognized and congratulated for their outstanding contributions to middle level schools and students. Congratulations to this year's PAMLE award winners! For further details on these distinguished awards, refer to the PAMLE home page.

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