Fall Conference – October 27-29, 2019

Our Fall conference will be held in Natchez, Mississippi from October 27-29, 2019.

Please review our fantastic conference program!

The Mississippi Association for Middle Level Education is hosting a two and a half day conference for middle level educators (grades 4-9). The theme for the conference is “Mission Possible: Agents of Change.”

We are excited to announce our keynote speaker is LaVonna Roth of Ignite Your S.H.I.N.E.! .

Thousands of educators are exiting the field of education every year, exhausted and burnt out. Frustrated by this crisis that hurts our students, LaVonna set out on a worldwide mission to serve educators, authoring 8 books on brain research and engaging instruction, creating the Ignite Your S.H.I.N.E.® framework, and providing professional development for educators internationally. Her life’s passion is to empower educators like YOU to find the greatness within your students and the greatness within yourself so we can radically change the traditional approach on how to educate in order to best serve our students. As an elementary and secondary educator, keynote speaker, author, consultant and mom, she is here to serve you so you can effectively serve your students through the lens of brain research, social-emotional needs and the whole child!

Educators will participate in relevant sessions that will support their efforts in improving education for young adolescents ages 10-15.  Session strands include:

  • Middle Level Philosophy/ Academy Concepts
  • Literacy/Writing
  • Content Area and/or Technology Integration
  • STEM
  • Special Education
  • Classroom Management/PBIS
  • Social-Emotional Learning/Concepts (e.g. bullying, trauma, suicide awareness, etc.)
  • Leadership
  • MS College and Career Ready Standards

CEUs and SEMIs will be awarded based on attendance
each day. Specific details on CEU and SEMI credits will be shared soon.  

Middle School of the Month! Spotlight on N. R. Burger Middle School

N. R. Burger Middle School has cultivated a tradition of partnering with community groups to strengthen the focus on academic proficiency and social responsibility. Most recently, the school formed “Power Partners” to help boost performance in school-wide attendance and student behavior. Many partners also are members of N. R. Burger’s P-16 Family and Community Council, which has helped engage more stakeholders in the mission of educating students to become academically proficient and socially responsible. With the “Power Partners” partnership, the community has truly embraced the philosophy of “it takes village” to prepare students to succeed in a dynamic, global society.

Activities:
• Power Partner building walks and pep talks
• PBIS Celebrations
• Mentorship and motivational speaking sessions

Impacts:
• For first 9 weeks, 76% of student body had zero to 1 referral
• Attendance for first semester was 96%