MAMLE’s 2016 Annual Conference!
Inspiring and Influencing Maine’s Middle Grades Educators for Over 25 Years!
October 20 & 21, 2016
Point Lookout Resort and Conference Center–Northport, Maine
Point Lookout is in Northport, just north of Camden and south of Belfast. Its extensive facilities and grounds provide the perfect setting for our conference.
Ready to Register or Got Questions!?!
Contact Wally Alexander, MAMLE’s Executive Director
This Year’s Outstanding Program
Maine’s 2015 Teacher of the Year, Jennifer epitomizes what it means to be a passionate supporter of students and an effective teacher leader.
Jenn is a special education teacher and reading interventionist at Skowhegan Area Middle School. During her year as Maine Teacher of the Year, she participated in The Teach to Lead event in Virginia, represented Maine teachers at the CCSSO’s State Consortium on Teacher Effectiveness, and spoke at a variety of professional and civic events.
As an author, teacher, and advocate, Penny Kittle is dedicated to fostering a love and passion for reading and writing within students and teachers.
Penny speaks about literacy education topics K-12 all over the world. Her most recent book, “Book Love” takes on student apathy. Penny identifies why students don’t read and shows us how to get students engaged in reading and writing.
Penny’s work with reluctant readers and writers across all grade levels is inspiring. Her stories and experiences are invaluable and renew your excitement for literacy education.
For more information about Penny Kittle and her work please visit
25 + Concurrent Sessions
Concurrent sessions are presented by talented Maine middle-level educators from across the state and address the burning issues of 2016. What does proficiency-based learning really look like in my classroom? How do I give effective learner feedback? What are proven strategies to help me improve my instructional effectiveness? How do I engage my reluctant learners so they can even begin the journey to proficiency? How are other middle grades principals addressing mandates? What are ways to incorporate more sophisticated and intellectually challenging digital learning in our curriculum? What does educating “the whole child” mean in 2016?
MAMLE honors outstanding Maine middle-level educators each year at the annual conference. There are three categories:
- Janet Nesin Reynolds Outstanding Educator: an educator with more than five years of experience
- Exemplary Practice: individuals, teams and/or schools whose educational practices exemplify excellent middle-level education in the state of Maine.
- Promising Middle-Level Educator: an educator who has one to five years experience
Exact criteria for each award and a link to download the application form can be found at Maine’s Best under the About MAMLE tab on this website.