• Welcome to VAMLE
    A web site for all teachers, administrators and parents of 10 – 14 year olds in Vermont.
    Providing services and support - your voice for middle level education -
    making the work with all 10 - 14 year olds a priority.
     
    Middle School is not a Building

     
    “Middle School Is Not A Building provides every school, regardless of grade configuration, with the necessary information for change.” “Included in the document is a matrix that is a true Vermont roadmap for school success, giving everyone involved a route to creating outstanding learning opportunities for adolescents.” Armando Vilaseca, VT Commissioner of Education. “As the 21st century stretches out before us, we know more than ever what constitutes effective educational practice in middle grades. I can’t imagine a better time to embrace our tradition of innovation and to come together for the continued improvement of Vermont’s middle grades.” Dr. Penny Bishop, UVM Director, Middle Level Teacher Education. “This document serves as a reflective and constructive tool for all professionals involved in shaping the future of young adolescents in Vermont.” Lindsey Slan Halman, VAMLE President. Upon request, small school members can receive 5 complimentary copies; large school members, 10.
     
    Contact by email: director@vamle.org, or by mailing the order form listed here.
     
    Mailing address:
    VAMLE
    2 Prospect Street, Suite 3
    Montpelier, VT 05602
    802-522-7180
     
    VAMLE
     
    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.
     
    During the Middle Grades Institute,  a new, five day strand entitled “Middle School Is Not a Building” is being offered and will include a principal/ leadership strand.

    Hard copy order form listed here.          Download the PDF file 3MB Adobe Acrobat reader required