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News From Horace Mann

We’re excited to share a recent news release highlighting how we’ve helped put teachers on track to reach $100 million in Public Service Loan Forgiveness. And we’re extending complimentary access to our Student Loan Solutions platform for educators. The SLS program is complimentary to both the school district and employees in appreciation of everything our schools and teachers are doing during the pandemic. School districts interested in learning more about the SLS program for employees and new hires can click here. Educators can sign up directly here.

Speak Up for Road Safety: A Distracted Driving Awareness Program” was developed by End Distracted Driving and Safe Roads Alliance to teach 2nd-6th graders about distractions. Download the free lesson plans today, courtesy of our friends at Horace Mann.

Conference News From Jack Berckemeyer

It's Time to Register! The Never-Boring Conference for Educators and Ready To Lead Conferences! LIVE in 2021 With Three Locations!

  • Mobile, Alabama - Never-Boring Conference - June 10-11, 2021
  • Stillwater, Oklahoma - Ready to Lead - June 15, 2021 and Never-Boring Conference June 16-17, 2021
  • Destin, Florida - Ready to Lead - June 22, 2021 and Never-Boring Conference -June 23-25, 2021

Win a free registration to any location of Nuts and Bolts Symposiums this June! Doing any of the following gives you one entry into the giveaway!

  1. Share the post on Facebook and tag 3 friends!
  2. Share the tweet and tag 3 people and @JBerckemeyer.
  3. Share the instagram post to your story and tag 3 people!
  4. Email us with the subject line "GIVEAWAY" and we will send you materials to share with your district or colleague. OR forward this email to your administration and CC us!

American College of Education

Horace Mann’s free Virtual Speaker Series concludes with their final speaker: the first woman pilot on the Thunderbirds Air Demonstration Squadron, a White House Fellow and an inductee into both the National Women’s Hall of Fame and the Women in Aviation International Pioneer Hall of Fame. We’re honored to have Col. Nicole Malachowski, USAF (Ret.), share her heroic story that will inspire you to rethink your challenges and become resurgent. You won’t want to miss this! Save your spot!

Welcome Stampin' Up !

PAMLE welcomes Ann Birchard, Stampin' Up Demonstrator, as a recent sponsor! She will inspire you to create some wonderful artwork using ink, stamps, and paper. Easy greeting cards, scrapbook pages or home decor is easily in your grasp. You can shop online 24/7 from the comfort of your craft room. Please consider signing up for her newsletter!

Certification Programs from Eastern

Attention PAMLE Members: 100% Online Specialist Certification Programs available at Eastern University! Are you interested in obtaining additional certifications or credits to further your career or meet continuing education requirements? Eastern University's College of Education offers dozens of certification programs and Master's degree options.

From Horace Mann

Horace Mann, has put together an all-star cast of speakers who are ready to share their messages for educators and help you start 2021 Step out of the presenter role, relax into the audience and recharge your batteries by joining their free virtual speaker series!

Personalized PD from Jack!

Jack Berckemeyer is ready when you are ready! Personalized PD for your staff. motivating, humorous, useful activities that can be used with students and staff right away. Email him -

PAMLE Welcomes New Sponsors

PAMLE WELCOMES our 4 Newest and Renewed Partners! American College of Education, Eastern University, FEV Tutor and Get More Math. 

News from AMLE

Congratulations to Pennsylvania Students, Teachers and Administrators for their part at AMLE20! Read more here!

Health e-Tools

Population Health Innovations, Inc, parent company to Health eTools has launched the COVID-19 Return-To-School Program in response to widespread concerns about safe and prudent return. It is available to PAMLE constituents at a significantly discounted rate through September, using Discount Code - "PAMLE". Click here for more details.

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.

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!

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

Visit the Conrad Toepfer Memorial Family Fund page on GoFundMe.

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...

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.


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.

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