Intent to Present, 2020!

Have a great idea for a conference session? Know a rockstar teacher who should share what they do every day? Work with preservice or beginning teachers who know the “lowdown” on the most current research?

Fill out our Intent to Present form today! Reduced conference rate and a fantastic professional learning opportunity. Join us in Portland in October 2020.

Interested in having preservice teachers present their research posters as part of our “The Future is Now” session? Check out the call here: The Future is Now 2020 Call for Posters and email (Katie) for more info.

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Conference Schedule Now Available!

Our conference schedule is going through its final tweaks, but we couldn’t wait to share it! We have an AMAZING lineup of presenters this year.

Session A


10:00 am – 11:00 am

Session B


11:15 am – 12:15 pm

Session C


2:30 pm – 3:30 pm


A1. Community Building Challenges

Gert Nesin, Todd McKinley

B1. Fun with Physical Computing

Sarah Irish, Laura Johns

C1. Middle School Math Workshop

Laura Johns


A2. Engaging Writers Through Reading Workshop

Noelle Gallant

B2. So You Want to Be a Middle-Level Administrator?

MAMLE BOD Administrators

C2. Using Technology to Transform Learning, Not Buff & Shine It

Mike Muir


A3. A Team Challenge – So You Think You Know Middle Level Education?

Chris Toy

B3. Embracing a Strengths-Based Approach to Relationship Building in the Classroom

Meredith Lynt

C3. What’s Your Spark? Tapping Student Interests in Service Learning Projects

Kathryn Adams


A4. Flipping the Paradigm: Servant Leadership

Jerry Kiesman

B4. National Board Certification at the Middle Level: Impact and Process

Tamara Ranger

C4. Middle School 101

Gert Nesin, Erica Gabbianelli


A5. Creating Infographics with Pages

Ann Marie Quirion Hutton

B5. Movie Animation with Keyframing

Lindsey Carnes

C5. Digital Workflows for Today’s Classroom with Apple Classroom

Mari Dufour


A6. Motivating Underachieving Students

Mike Muir, Sue Caron

B6. How the Heck Do You Reach 10-14 Year Olds?

Mike Muir

C6. Your Brain-Compatible Classroom

Dyan McCarthy-Clark


A7. Speak Up!: Productive Strategies to Encourage Speaking and Listening

Diana Carson

B7. Silent Strength: The Power of Leading with Kindness

Doug Ravis

C7. Digital Storytelling Projects for LA, History and STEAM – Integrating the New Literacy

Brett Pierce


A8. Solving Real World Problems with STEM Integration

Rhonda Tate, Hannah Lakin

B8. The Thingamabob: Technology as a Literacy, Not a Tool

Katie Rybakova

C8. STEAM Integrations at the Middle School Level

Nasya Monroe

Session D


8:30 am – 9:30 am

Session E


10:15 am – 11:15 am

Session F


11:30 am – 12:30 pm


D1. Using Restorative Practices to Engage Learners with Content

Ben Wilson

E1. Inspired Educator, Engaged Learner: Experiential Approaches to Social Emotional Learning, Community-Building, and Academic Engagement

Jen Stanchfield


D2. Integrating Your Community in the Classroom: Service Learning Project Models

Kristine Bisson

E2. Middle Level Experiences:  Sense of and Appreciation for Place

Jennifer Fronczak, Jill Plummer, William Cliff

F2. Teambuilding ESCAPades

Amy Tucker, Sonja Abbott


D3. Title Not Developed

Heather Sinclair

E3. Making Connections & Thinking Outside the Box

Jessica Archer, Connor Archer

F3. Using the Anchoring Phenomenon Routine to Launch NGSS-Designed Units

Kate Cook, Rhonda Tate


E4.Computer Science in Middle School Classrooms

Angela Oechslie

F4. What Now?

Erin LaPlante, Zach Longyear, Lindsay Mahoney


D4. Let’s Make a Book

Ann Marie Quirion Hutton

E5. Success Stories from Maine Schools

Lindsey Carnes

F5. TeacherTube and YouTube with PhotoBooth

Mari Dufour


D5. Digital Storytelling with Adobe Spark and

Amy Tucker, Sonja Abbott

E6. Teaching Social Justice Standards

Todd McKinley


D6. Team-Building and Dialogue Through Collaborative Play

Hannah Cordes

E7. Middle Level Leadership – Question and Answer Panel

MAMLE BOD Administrators

F6. Fostering Connections and Nurturing Smiles

Dyan McCarthy-Clark


D7. Civilian Response to Active Shootings

David Bucknam, Zachary Longyear

E8. Hidden in Plain Sight

Danielle Denis, Dave Bucknam

F7. Evidence-Based Speaking and Writing: Reliable, Effective, and Ethical

Morgan Dunton


The Future is Now Poster Session

F8. Not Developed

Kaitlin Young


Interested in exhibiting at MAMLE 2019?

We have lots of options for exhibitors at MAMLE 2019. Your organization may purchase an exhibitor table placed near coffee, an exhibitor table AND vendor session, or an advertisement in our program. Exhibitor organizations should be based in an educational context. We anticipate between 100-150 middle level teachers this year!

Click on the file below for more information!

MAMLE Exhibitor Invite19

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Conference Preview 2019

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At beautiful Point Lookout, we will congregate once again on October 17th and 18th, 2019, to discuss all things middle level. This year, our theme is Filling Our Cups. We know that as middle level teachers, administrators, and stakeholders we all work hard for our students, but sometimes it is important to take a step back and take care of ourselves too. This year, we’ll be accentuating, along with the middle-level practice sessions you’ve come to expect from us, socio-emotional learning, self-care practices, trauma-informed pedagogy, and digital literacy practices that accentuate access.

New this year are three specific roadmaps at our conference geared towards a particular audience. We’ll have the following “tracks” available that you may choose to follow (or not)!

-Preservice and early-career teacher track

-Middle level administration track

-Middle school teacher/practice track

In the sessions specified for preservice and early-career teachers, presenters will cover topics such as classroom management, navigating IEP meetings, and interviewing for the job. Don’t let the track name deter you– these sessions can be helpful for novice AND veteran teachers!

In the sessions specified for middle level administration, various middle level administrators will share their thoughts on effective middle level practices for leadership and teachers. Several discussion-based panels will allow for conversations about getting into middle level administration along with question and answer sessions about middle level administration.

In the sessions specified for middle school teacher/practice, we’ll get into the nitty-gritty day-to-day pedagogical techniques, self-care practices, and student advocacy for a variety of middle level content areas. These will include reaching diverse student populations, practicing digital literacies with access in mind, and STEAM instruction.

Helpful to all include special sessions like Police Chief presentations about school safety! 


MAMLE 2019 Registration Now Open!

Hi folks!

It is that time of year– we are wrapping up the 2018-2019 year, and gearing up for an amazing conference in October 2019! Before you head out on your well-deserved summer break, take a moment to register for the October 2019 conference on the 17th and 18th. We have a great set of keynote speakers this year (ACEs Workshop and MTOY 2018 Kaitlin Young) and our theme is “Filling Our Cups.”

New this year are several specific strands– we will have a lineup of presentation for practicing middle level teachers, those interested in middle level administration, those who are currently middle level administrators, and preservice teachers.

Register on Eventbrite today! If you’d like to send in a PO and paper registration, see our “conference registration” page.