Colorado Middle Grades Conference – CAMLE 2021 (Hybrid!)
Join middle level educators VIRTUALLY or IN PERSON at the 2021 CAMLE Annual Conference, The Middle Years: Handle with Care on Saturday, October 9 at Jenkins Middle School in Colorado Springs, CO. Select from sessions presented by school practitioners, regional experts and national organizations on the following topics:
- Creating a strong school culture
- Building strong teacher/student relationships
- Lessons learned from synchronous/asynchronous teaching
- Elevating student ownership and agency
- Strengthening student engagement
- Supporting striving readers
- Harnessing optimism
- Student goal setting strategies
- Teacher self-care
- Teacher teaming tips and techniques
- Teacher professional development
- Systemic school structures that empower students and teachers the middle grades!
Keynote Speakers – Jimmy Casas & Jack Breckemeyer
Jimmy Casas served twenty-two years as a school leader. He is a best selling author, speaker, leadership coach, and a state and national award winning principal. Jimmy was named the 2012 Iowa Principal of the Year and was runner-up NASSP 2013 National Principal of the Year. Jimmy is the author of seven books, including: Culturize – Every Student. Every Day. Whatever It Takes, Live Your Excellence – Bring Your Best Self to School Every Day, and Handle With Care – Managing Difficult Situations in Schools With Dignity and Respect.
Jack Berckemeyer, a nationally-recognized presenter, author, and humorist, began his career as a middle school teacher in Denver, Colorado. After two years of teaching he was one of the outstanding educators in the district. In 2003, he received the Outstanding Alumni Award from the Falcon School District. Jack was the Assistant Executive Director for the National Middle School Association for 13 years and is the author of Managing the Madness – A Practical Guide to Middle Grades Classrooms. His most recent publications are Taming of the Team – How Great Teams Work Together and Deliberate Optimism – Reclaiming the Joy in Education, co-authored with Dr. Debbie Silver and Judith Baenen.