NCMLENorth Carolina Association for Middle Level Education (formerly North Carolina Middle School Association)

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2016 NCMLE 41st Annual Conference

It's Time for Some R & R...

Rigor and Relevance!

March 6-8, 2016
Koury Convention Center & Sheraton Greensboro Hotel

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On Monday & Tuesday we will provide over 150 hour-long interest sessions on a broad variety of topics relevant to middle level education. Choose from topics like Accountability, "Closing the Gap," Classroom Management, Leadership, Organizational Structure, Safety and Discipline, Integrating Technology, Teaching Special Populations, Interdisciplinary Instruction, Student Services, Teaming, Advisor/Advisee, the Role of the Arts, Teaching in an Instructional Block, "Schools to Watch," Professional Development, Inclusion, content-specific presentations in ALL major areas, and much, much more.

Taylor Mali
Keynote Speaker

Taylor Mali

Taylor Mali is one of the most well-known poets to have emerged from the poetry slam movement and one of the original poets to appear on the HBO series Def Poetry Jam. A four-time National Poetry Slam champion, he is the author of two collections of poetry and a book of essays, What Teachers Make: In Praise of the Greatest Job in the World. In April of 2012, Mali completed a 12-year project of convincing 1,000 people to become teachers and marked the occasion by donating 12 inches of his hair to the American Cancer Society. Years ago he was the official voice of Burger King.

Danny Brassell
Keynote Speaker

Danny Brassell

Affectionately known as "Jim Carrey with a Ph.D.," Dr. Danny Brassell has held a variety of titles and worked with leaders from a variety of fields and disciplines, but he has always considered himself first and foremost a teacher. He is a best-selling author of 15 books, including Dare to Differentiate. A gregarious, sought-after author, speaker and business consultant, Danny is a recognized authority on leadership development, motivation and communication skills. Thousands, from small business owners to corporate executives, have enjoyed his energetic, interactive and informative presentations. He has spoken to over 2,000 different audiences worldwide.

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Plus other special guests from NC and around the country bringing you the latest strategies to help your class and school succeed!


Until the 2016 Conference!

Join us in Greensboro

NCMLE's Annual Conference is recognized as one of the nation's premier conferences for middle level educators. If your school works with early adolescents in grades five, six, seven, or eight, then you won't want to miss this event!

The conference typically draws educators from across North Carolina and over a dozen states and several countries. In 2015, even with the continuing state budget crunch, over 1200 educators from across NC and 15 other states were in attendance, and we hope you'll join us next March to learn, network and share.

To keep costs down we are using an online registration format. The Sheraton Greensboro Hotel also has an online reservation system.

Reserve a hotel room. Use the Sheraton's secure on-line Reservation System or Call the Sheraton Greensboro Hotel at (800) 242-6556. Be sure to ask for the Middle School Association room block and reduced rate.

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