Conference Sessions

Conference Tracks

Tracks guide attendees toward sessions that align with highlighted themes. You can also earn micro-credential badges for attending specific sessions along each track and completing a post-assessment. It’s a great way to obtain credit for your learning and add to your professional portfolio.

Access and Equity

Understanding Young Adolescent Learners

Leadership in the Middle Grades

Meeting the Social and Emotional Needs of Students

Middle Level Essentials for Early Career Teachers

Within each track, you’ll find a wide variety of topics covered across subject areas, ranging from Advisory and Assessment to Differentiated Instruction and Special Education.

Session Formats

#AMLE21 is designed with our attendees’ unique learning styles in mind. You’ll find sessions in a variety of formats, including:

Keynote Session

Dr. Gholdy Muhammad, author of the best-selling book, Cultivating Genius: An Equity Model for Culturally and Historically Responsive Literacy, will deliver the keynote address. Learn more!

Featured Sessions

A diverse group of middle grades experts will provide engaging and exciting one-hour sessions focused on topics vital to middle level education and tied to the characteristics outlined in AMLE’s foundational position paper, The Successful Middle School: This We Believe. Learn more!

Concurrent Sessions

A hallmark of AMLE’s annual conference is our cadre of impressive attendee presenters doing exceptional work in school communities around the world. Selected by middle level educators, these sessions are interactive and chock-full of practical take-aways you can implement in your schools and classrooms.

Spark & Tell

Hear multiple perspectives on a trending topic in middle level education. Fast-paced and informative, five presenters offering 10-minute sessions will spark an idea and provide resources and connections to help you dive deeper on your own.

Speed Learning Sessions

Explore the #AMLE21 library in the meeting app, fully stocked with dozens of easily digestible 10-minute presentations from presenters. As you walk the halls of the conference, you’ll see QR codes inviting you to view these presentations. During dedicated speed learning time, you’ll have the chance to ask presenters all of your questions.

Job Alikes and School Alikes

Meet up with conference attendees in similar roles or at similar schools through this facilitated but open networking time.