VAMLE Beyond Bullying Conference for 2018

    Creating a Culture of Respect in Learning Communities

    MARCH 14, 2018 (snow date, March 16, 2018)
    Champlain College, Burlington, VT. 
    As of March 5, 2018, the following workshops are still open:
    C and O - Exploring Our Unique Identities through Stories
    F and R - Ally-ship for LGBTQ+ Youth
    G and S - Building Boundaries to Prevent Sexual Harassment
    H and T - Restorative Practices in the Classroom
    J - Why Say It Online?
    K and W - What Makes a Group?
    All other workshops are full. 
    We are accepting registrations through March 9, 2018.
    The VAMLE Board wishes to thank our sponsors, Special Olympics Vermont and Ben and Jerry's Foundation, and
    our partners, The Middle Grades Collaborative, NELMS, and A World of Difference Institute. 
    View the Video of the 2016 Conference
    Colin Ryan, Comedian, Motivational Speaker, and Author will return for the 2018 Conference!

                                                                                                      Action Planning Tool

    Vermont's Young Adolescents for the 21st Century.
    Designed to inform and guide all stakeholders dedicated to make education relevant and successful for all of Vermont’s 10-14 year olds. Based on Vermont and National data Vermont’s Middle Grades Task Force created ten research based goals to support the educational needs of young adolescents.
    Clearly aligned with the concepts embodied in our Transformation of Education efforts, and inspired by “High Schools on the Move” the document provides a roadmap that can be immediately helpful to educators at all levels. This a resource that will help all of Vermont’s educators envision and implement an educational system that truly responds to the diverse learning needs of Vermont’s learners.
    At this time there is a professional development committee developing tools, resources and coaching opportunities to accompany Middle School Is Not a Building. Download the PDF 3MB
    Mailing address:
    2 Prospect Street, Suite 3
    Montpelier, VT 05602
    802-522-7180  FAX 802-229-4801
    School Memberships are based on number of students in grades 5-8. 


  • The Vermont Association for Middle Level Education wishes to recognize outstanding teachers. Here are the nomination forms.

    Master in Middle Level Education

    This award will go to an experienced middle level teacher who has been in the profession for 10 years or more.

    Rising Star in Middle Level Education

    This award will go to a teacher in the first 3 years of middle level teaching.

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  • March 14, 2018 Beyond Bullying: Creating a Culture of Respect in Learning Communities, Champlain College

    Colin Ryan, Comedian, Motivational Speaker, and Author

    Colin Ryan has traveled across the country empowering students and adults to formulate better stories with their lives -- by overcoming fear and self-doubt and learning from failure. Colin is passionate about sharing powerful skills and telling entertaining stories that can help everyone identify, and ultimately live, their dreams.  Workshops following the keynote will include: overcoming fear and self-doubt, developing leadership to overcome bullying, and creating your own great stories.

    The Snow Date is March 16, 2018.


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