NELMS Annual Conference April 7–9, 2011 Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, R.I.


It’s almost March, which means that April is right around the corner.  And we know what April brings . . . . the NELMS Annual Conference!!!  Join middle level educators from around New England (and the rest of the country) for 3 days of stimulating, fun, refreshing, innovative educational sessions.  Click here to see all conference information.

As an extra special bonus . . . the band for the opening session on Thursday is from MAINE!  The steel drum band from Medomak Middle School in Waldoboro will be performing.  A not to be missed experience – you have not lived until you have heard the Star Spangled Banner played on steel drums.

Check out the keynote sessions  –

Thursday, April 7th

Title: Middle School Literacy: Turning Promise into Practice
Presenter: Joan Sedita
A review of the recent research, legislation, and federal policy shifts regarding effective literacy instruction for grades 5-8.

Friday, April 8th

Title: Teaching in 4-D
Presenter: Rick Wormeli

Saturday, April 9th

Title: Pep Assemblies, Red Pens, and School Lunches – Is that all it’s really about?
Presenter: Dedra Stafford

Can’t get away for three days, come down for just Saturday and enjoy a variety of  Saturday Focus Sessions.  Featured will be topics like . . “CyberBullying – What Should School Leaders Do?”, “The Nuts and Bolts of Implementing RtI”, “Standards-Based Grading: Mindset”, “Burning Issues and Practicalities”, “That Light Might Be a Train:Emerging Technology Trends”, and many more.

Hope to see you in Rhode Island!!


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