It’s TIME…To register and join us at MLEI 2012!


There’s still time for you to register and join middle level colleagues from across the state, New England, and beyond at the Middle level Institute being held July 30-August 2 at Bowdoin College. If you are working on developing new forms of teaching and learning for the 2012-13 school year MLEI is the perfect opportunity to collaborate intensively with other middle level educators. Imagine being able to engage in “what if”  and “how to” conversations with local and regional colleagues as well as nationally recognized experts Nancy Doda and Mark Springer! For more about MLEI and its faculty check out the links below.

Jill Spencer is a lifelong middle level educator, best selling author of books for AMLE, graduate instructor in curriculum, and a nationally recognized expert in literacy, middle level teaming, and school improvement. Learn more about Jill at and at

Nancy Doda has been an award winning classroom teacher and team leader, a tenured professor in the Graduate School of Education at National-Louis University’s Washington, DC campus; a Board member for the National Middle School Association; and a Charter member of the National Forum to Accelerate Middle Grades Reform. She is an internationally recognized expert in all things middle level! You can learn more about Nancy at

Mark Springer is an internationally recognized middle level teacher, expert on project-based integrative curriculum, and bestselling author. His two books, Watershed and Soundings are considered the definitive resources for how to vision, plan, and implement democratic, student-centered classrooms. Mark has received AMLE’s Distinguished Educator Award for his work in the classroom. You can learn more about Mark at

Chris Toy has been a middle school principal here in Maine. He has been recognized by NELMS as an A+ Middle Level Administrator and received MAMLE’s Dr. Ed Brazee Award for lifetime service to middle level education. Chris wears a variety of hats these days including consulting with AppleProfessional Development around the world, teaching graduate courses at USM, Thomas College, and Antioch New ENgland Graduate School, and teaching cooking classes in several venues around midcoast and southern Maine. You can learn more at

So come join us! We know you have lots to offer, and we know you’ll come away with lots of ideas for next year. To register just click on this link


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