Why Attend?

We know the middle level is a special place. That’s why #AMLE22 is the only national conference created by middle level educators specifically for middle level educators! There are so many reasons to join us in Orlando this November.

Earn While You Learn

Earn up to 20 professional contact hours, including Act 48 credit in PA and recognized clock hours in WA. Earn digital badges that showcase your expertise and are recognized by Credly, a leader in the digital credentialing movement.

Exceptional Content

Our mix of keynote, featured, and attendee presenters ensure you’ll gain a wealth of knowledge – ranging from small ideas that work in the classroom to big picture thinking for your school community. You’ll also enjoy presentations from our inaugural class of Schools of Distinction featuring some of the latest and greatest strategies being put to use in middle grades communities right now.

By the numbers:

  • 3 Days of learning
  • 300+ Sessions offered in a variety of formats      
  • 6 Content Tracks encompassing a range of topics
  • 2 Inspiring Keynotes from Cornelius and Kass Minor and Houston Kraft
  • 40+ Featured Sessions from some of the most popular voices in middle level education  
  • 2000+ Opportunities to connect with colleagues who share your passion for the middle grades
  • And 100+ exhibitors and sponsors showcasing the latest tech, tools, and resources

Network and Celebrate!

It’s been three years since we’ve been able to convene in person to celebrate middle level education! There will be a wide variety of opportunities to reconnect, collaborate, and share over the three days we are together in Orlando.

There are also a few new features this year:

  • Reception celebrating the 50th anniversary of our local partner and affiliate, the Florida League of Middle Schools (open to Florida attendees only)
  • Inaugural Schools of Distinction recognition banquet
  • The first in-person meeting of our newly convened member constituent committees

Make the Case

If you need help convincing your school administrator to support your conference attendance, here’s a customizable funding request letter that itemizes the top reasons you and your school will benefit from your attendance at the AMLE Conference.

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For District Leaders
  • Explore examples of districts that have reimagined their middle grades program.
  • Learn about effective tools and strategies for district-wide school assessment and improvement programs
For School Administrators
  • Explore the characteristics of a successful middle grades school, and how to implement them in their own community 
  • Obtain the latest, research-backed practices and strategies including:
    •  integrating trauma-informed and restorative practices in your school, 
    • making PLCs and teams effective,
    • creating meaningful career exploration opportunities, and 
    • creating a master schedule aligned with best practice for educating young adolescents
For Counselors, Teachers, Instructional Coaches, and other Team Members
  • Add tactics and tools to your belts to help create learning experiences that are responsive, challenging, empowering, equitable and engaging 
  • Attend sessions across subject matter areas that include strategies for effective interdisciplinary instruction
  • Leverage a variety of networking opportunities to connect and learn from each other throughout the conference – and create your own PLN!
For University Professors and Teacher Educators
  • Engage with colleagues around the latest research and trends in middle level education
  • Present your own research in a variety of formats designed for both novice and seasoned presenters
For Students/Pre-Service Teachers
  • Gain the skills you’ll need to be successful as your become a new teacher 
  • Build your professional network and obtain support and mentorship from thousands of colleagues

Hear what past attendees have had to say