On March 4th, 5th, and 6th 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.
2018 Keynote Speakers
Carrie Grace is a former teacher turned motivational speaker from Durham, NC. She is on a mission to inspire others to spread joy and kindness, in hopes of people making the world better than they found it. She’s been known to love big; having thrown a party on an airplane, passed out free ice cream to strangers, and loves to encourage anyone who crosses her path. She currently travels the country to inspire others and has been featured in major media including USA Today, Huffington Post, His Radio, and many more.
Like you, professional networking expert and author Carlos Davis has seen networking defined in numerous ways. Is it passing out business cards? Is it use of social media? Is it ‘all about the numbers’? Is it just for extroverts? Or is it something else?
With numerous years of professional networking coaching, professional speaking, working in the corporate environment, and real-life business experience, his view is radically different. He shares that networking is less about your needs and more about the needs of others.
A speech is a speech, and a presentation is a presentation. If Carlos is talking, it’s more than a speech or presentation. It’s energy, engagement, and entertainment all wrapped up around a passion to serve his audience before, during, and after he is on stage. Whether he’s speaking on networking, entrepreneurship, diversity, or any of his other areas of expertise, he is all about his audience! He is also the author of Open Says Me: THE System That Can Open Any And All Opportunities In Your Career, and conversations about its topics have been shared with folks around the globe.
His successes include: Daimler Trucks North America, Verizon Wireless, the University of Arkansas, LPL Financial, the City of Charlotte, NC, and CVS Pharmacy just to name a few.
In addition to his business endeavors, Carlos teaches a semester of professional networking skills development to Ph.D. candidates of the University of North Carolina – Charlotte’s Urban Education Collaborative. He has also served a term on the Board of Directors of the Charlotte Black Chamber of Commerce and was a finalist for the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce Young Professional Entrepreneur of the Year.
Plus other special guests from NC and around the country brought you the latest strategies to help your class and school succeed!
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.
The Sheraton Greensboro Hotel also has an online reservation system. Click here to 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 room rate.
- Register Now (Sept 1-Ticket sales begin)
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- 2018 Conference Schedule
- 2018 Conference Program
- 2018 Conference Program Update Insert (3/4/18)
- 2018 Exhibitor Information
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