Stretch Yourself!

Fabulous – I haven’t been in years and loved it.
Very informative
What a wonderful experience!

This could be 3 or 4 days.

I REALLY got energized around MCL!

Comments from the 2013 MAMLE Annual Conference


For over 25 years middle level educators from across Maine have shared what they are doing in their classrooms and their schools with colleagues.  Educators are inspired by other educators!

It’s time for YOU to stretch yourself professionally and present at the MAMLE Annual Conference this October 23 & 24 at Point Lookout Resort and Conference Center in Northport.  Presenting is a professional privilege and responsibility.  If we are unwilling to share ideas and participate in conversations about our practice, then we open the door even wider for others to tell us what to do.

Al Miller got the whole crowd participating last year!

Al Miller got the whole crowd participating last year!

Accept the challenge!  Not sure what you could possibly present on?  Can you answer YES to any of these questions?

Do you…

___ Use the distinctive nature of young adolescents as the foundation for your decisions about curriculum, instruction, and other programming?

__ Work hard to ensure that every student learns and is held to high expectations?

__ Empower students in their learning and help them learn to make good decisions about their lives?

__ Have a school/classroom that is a place of equity where each child has relevant and challenges learning opportunities?

Are your students…

Students from the Herring Gut Learning Center

Students from the Herring Gut Learning Center

__ At the center of the learning process?

__ Learning to hypothesize, to organize information into useful and meaningful constructs, and to grasp long-term cause and effect relationships?

__ Asking questions that help shape the curriculum?

__ Experiencing different learning approaches?

__ Assessed in a variety of ways?

__ Using their digital devices in ways you never imagined 5 years ago?

__ Saying, “Wow! This was a really cool lesson or unit?”

Does the leadership approach in your school reflect…

__ Courage and collaboration?

__ Shared decision-making?

__ The belief that the children and their learning comes first?

__ An invitational atmosphere for the community?

If the answer is yes to any of these questions based on This We Believe: Keys to Educating Young Adolescents, please consider presenting this fall.  You won’t regret it!  Click Intent – 2014 to download an Intent to Present form.




About Jill Spencer

I taught middle school for many years, and now I consult with schools across the country and internationally in the areas of curriculum and instruction, including technology integration. Please also check out my blog about middle school teaming at Other publications include: Teaming Rocks! Collaborate in Powerful Ways to Ensure Student Success Everyone’s Invited! Interactive Strategies That Engage Young Adolescents 10 Differentiation Strategies for Building Prior Knowledge
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