Author Archives: Jill Spencer

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

Fabulous, Free Institute — Weaving a Tapestry of Learning

Here’s a shout out to all middle grades educators who advocate for integrated learning that engages students in solving real-life problems! The Thomas College Center For Innovation in Education’s Summer Institute: Weaving a Tapestry of Learning is the place to … Continue reading

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$500 Grant Opportunity

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Penny Kittle to Keynote MAMLE Annual Conference!

As an Author, Teacher, and Advocate, Penny Kittle is dedicated to fostering a love and passion for reading and writing within students and teachers. Success at the Summit! Moving Middle Level Learners Forward Penobscot Bay from the Summit of Lookout … Continue reading

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Happy August! Think October!

We MAMLEs hope you are enjoying this lovely summer we’re having.  The many, many bright sunny days have allowed us to bask in the warmth of  the sun this year. However we know the mornings will soon grow a little … Continue reading

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Plan Your Fall Schedule Now! MAMLE Annual Conference

Comments from 2015 conference! Fabulous – I haven’t been in years and loved it. Best ever! This could be 3 or 4 days. I REALLY got energized around MCL! More Details Register Now Registration 2016

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Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead

Here is a fabulous opportunity this summer!  Gather a team to explore ways to integrate your curriculum via a S.T.E.A.M. approach. This Institute incorporates S.T.E.A.M., proficiency-based learning, and creative technology integration.  

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Looking for a new challenge?

  Just saw this post on the ACTEM Listserve!  Wanted to share with our membership in case anyone is interested. Reposted from ACTEM Listserve 2/19/16–posted to ACTEM by Mike Muir, Policy Director—Learning Through Technology Team The Learning Through Technology Team … Continue reading

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