ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : COM-09-030

Date Created : 08/26/2008


Co-op Directors
other: All Principals

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: No
Section:   Special Assistant - Dee Cox
AAMLE Professional Development Conference

Regulatory Authority:

Contact Person:
Ann Blaylock, AAMLE Conference Chair

Phone Number:


Celebrating 20 years of advocacy for Middle Level Education, the Arkansas Association of Middle Level Education (AAMLE) is partnering with Arkansas Association of Middle Level Administrators (AAMLA) and Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) to present a special focus conference, “Interventions Through Teaming”, for all Arkansas middle level educators. The Conference is scheduled for October 20-21, 2008, at the Arlington Hotel in Hot Springs.

The presenters will focus on interventions for student academic growth, as well as interventions for professional learning. The conference will feature a mix of both nationally recognized speakers and practitioners from exemplary middle schools across Arkansas. Keynote speakers for this event are Kathy Hunt-Ullock and Mark McLeod. National Middle School Association President Theresa Hinkle and President-Elect Janet Vernon will also make presentations.

Work by Shannon Wright and Diamond Schools to Watch winners will be showcased in break out sessions. These sessions will share insights into educating the whole child by using interventions through teaming and offering practical ideas designed to energize and motivate both teachers and administrators. Participants will learn about research-based practices proven to create middle level learning environments that ensure academic rigor with age appropriate instructional strategies.

A registration form is attached and also available on-line at

For additional conference information, contact Ann Blaylock, Conference Chair, Mabelvale Magnet Middle School, 501-447-3000, or e-mail

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Arlington with a special rate of $80.00 single and $90.00 double, available until September 18th. To receive this special rate, be sure to reference the AAMLE Conference. For reservations, call 501-623-7771 or 1-800-643-1502.

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