2019 Conferences

Don’t forget you can earn 2 CEU’s at Conference!

On March 3th, 4th, and 5th we will provide over 100 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.

The conference sessions will focus on the four keys to success of middle school as identified by the National Forum which include:

  1. Academic Excellence: Challenging all students to use their minds well.
  2. Developmental Responsiveness: Being sensitive to the unique developmental challenges of early adolescence.
  3. Social Equity: Being democratic and fair, providing every student with high-quality teachers, resources, and supports.
  4. Organizational Structures and Supports: Sharing a vision and promote a learning community of practice.


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2019 Keynote Speaker

Jack Berckemeyer


A nationally-recognized presenter, author, and humorist, Jack Berckemeyer, began his career as a middle school teacher in Denver, Colorado. After two years of teaching he was named as an outstanding educator at his school, and shortly thereafter he was identified as one of the outstanding educators in the district. In 2003, he received the Outstanding Alumni Award from the Falcon School District. Jack brings his energy, humor, and expertise to all staff development as he helps teachers and administrators remember why this job makes a difference. Jack has presented in conference and school district settings both nationally and internationally. Jack served as a judge for the Disney American Teacher Awards and the selection committee for the USA TODAY All-Teacher Team.

Jack Berckemeyer is known for his motivating, practical ideas communicating a message of hope, laughter, and insight into education.

Jack was also the Assistant Executive Director for the National Middle School Association for 13 years and is the author of Managing the Madness – A Practical Guide to Middle Grades Classrooms. He is also the co-author of H.E.L.P. for Teachers. His most recent publications are Taming of the Team – How Great Teams Work Together and Deliberate Optimism – Reclaiming the Joy in Education, co-authored with Dr. Debbie Silver and Judith Baenen.

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

Featured Speaker Chance W. Lewis, Ph.D. is the Carol Grotnes Belk Distinguished Full Professor of Urban Education in the College of Education at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Additionally, he is the Provost Faculty Fellow for Diversity, Inclusion and Access and Founding Executive Director of the UNC Charlotte Urban Education Collaborative, which is dedicated to disseminating the next generation of research on the improvement of teaching and learning in urban schools.

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Countdown to 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.


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.

  1. Register Now (Sept 1-Ticket sales begin)
  2. Register to Present a 2018 Breakout Session
  3. 2019 Conference Schedule
  4. 2019 Conference Program
  5. 2019 Exhibitor Information 
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