Conference Content

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

Meeting the Social and Emotional Needs of Students

Leadership in the Middle Grades

Middle Level Essentials

Leveraging Technology

Leveraging Technology

Understanding Young Adolescent Learners

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

#AMLE22 is designed with our attendees’ unique learning styles in mind. You’ll find sessions in a variety of formats, including:

Keynote Session

Hear inspiring Keynote addresses during the opening General Sessions on Thursday and Friday. Thursday we will hear from Houston Kraft on Deep Kindness and Friday
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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 one-hour 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 a wide range of topics while engaging with presenters in a small group format. Offered in 15-minute easily digestible formats, you’ll gain a wealth of immediately-usable insights and tools.

The Successful Middle School Lounge

What does a great advisory program look like “in real life?” How about effective teaming in practice? Or an example of a master schedule that’s meeting the diverse needs of students? At AMLE22, the Successful Middle School Lounge is a dedicated space to explore real examples of middle grades best practices in action. The Lounge is open to all attendees throughout the conference and you can stop by to explore the middle school model, learn from exemplary case studies and schools, and find coaching and support to craft your own Successful Middle School journey.

You’ll find:

  • Presentations from AMLE Schools of Distinction recipients highlighting programs and practices that are making a difference for middle grades students
  • Coaches on hand to help you explore the Successful Middle School program and the resources available to help you implement middle grades best practices
  • The latest research on middle level education and tips for translating it into practice at your school
  • Fun middle school swag and a friendly space to relax and connect with others who share your passion for middle level education

Conference Badging

Be recognized for your professional learning by earning digital badges at the conference. Digital badges are verifiable certificates backed by AMLE that tell the world what you did or learned and why it matters. Every badge can be shared on social media and embedded into an email signature, resume, website, or online professional profile. AMLE is an approved issuer of digital badges through Credly, a leader in the digital credential movement.  You can earn up to 6 digital badges in addition to your general contact hours certificate:

Successful Middle School Ready

Earners of the AMLE Successful Middle School Ready badge have an understanding of the five essential attributes and eighteen characteristics of a successful middle school and are prepared to implement these fundamental best practices in their own teaching philosophy and school communities. They are competent in the developmental characteristics of young adolescent learners and are knowledgeable about the implications for educators.

Leveraging Technology with Adolescent Learners

Earners of the AMLE Leveraging Technology with Adolescent Learners badge have an understanding of how use technology equitably to improve student engagement, learning, and achievement especially for children aged 10-15. They are prepared to utilize technology in their professional role to the benefit of their students.

Leadership in the Middle Grades

Earners of the Leadership in the Middle Grades badge have an understanding of the essential attributes and characteristics of a successful middle grades school as well as the developmental and learning needs of students aged 10-15. They have the knowledge required to lead a school community to full implementation of the middle school model and are competent in how to leverage research and ongoing professional development to create a culture of continuous improvement in their school community.

Middle Grades Math

Earners of the Middle Grades Math badge have an understanding of effective strategies in the instruction of mathematics for students aged 10-15. They understand the characteristics of young adolescent development and are prepared to implement instructional techniques that are equitable and responsive to the needs of their students. 

Middle Grades ELA

Earners of the Middle Grades ELA badge have an understanding of effective strategies in the instruction of English and Language Arts for students aged 10-15. They understand the characteristics of young adolescent development and are prepared to implement instructional techniques that are equitable and responsive to the needs of their students. 

Young Adolescent Development

Earners of the Young Adolescent Development badge have a depth of knowledge about the developmental period from age ten to fifteen and its implications for middle grades education. They are competent in implementing responsive strategies in their school/classroom that are aimed at meeting both the academic and social and emotional needs of middle grades students.