2019 Session Proposal


Keys to Success: Unlocking Middle School Achievement!

March 3-5, 2019 


Jack Berckemeyer

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

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.
CONFERENCE Session proposals

Thank you for your interest in presenting! The 2019 North Carolina Association for Middle Level Education Annual Conference will feature a series of over 150 breakout sessions on best practices, successful strategies, model lessons, and other areas of interest to middle-level educators. While much of our audience is composed of teachers, there are many administrators, supervisors, professors, and other interested middle school stakeholders in attendance. NCMLE’s conference is recognized as one of the nation’s premier middle-level education events thanks to the strength of our conference program… and to the outstanding educators who share their best practices with colleagues from across North Carolina and around the country.

If you are interested in sharing your session at the 2019 conference, please submit this application as soon as possible.  Accepted Session Notifications will be emailed out on a rolling basis beginning December 1, 2018.

Please be informed that all presenters serve on a contributing basis with the state conference.  As contributors, presenters cannot be reimbursed by the Association. Once notified, all session presenters must register within 2 weeks of notification. The first two presenters on your team will be eligible for a discount on their conference registration. All remaining presenters must pay full registration. Presenters are further requested not to present sessions that promote the sale of materials. Please keep a copy of this session proposal for your records (you will receive a confirmation by e-mail). You may also wish to write your abstract using your word processor and “cut & paste” it into the box below.

PRESENTATION ROOM ARRANGEMENTS: All rooms will be arranged theater style (rows of chairs) unless you request a classroom setting. Theater style allows more participants to attend your session, so unless your session involves hands-on, writing, or other activities that require tables, we recommend you go with a theater arrangement.

TECHNOLOGY: All rooms will be equipped with an LCD projector with a VGA connector and screen. Please make your own arrangements for overhead projectors, TV/DVD’s, laptops, or other technology.  Please make sure you have HDMI adapters for the VGA projectors as needed.

CONFERENCE WIFI: In an effort to maintain costs, SHERATON WIFI for members is packaged with your stay at the hotel.  For those who choose to stay elsewhere, it may also be purchased from the hotel front desk for $10 per day.

PRINTED & ELECTRONIC MATERIALS: If you prepare paper handouts for your session, you will need to bring 75 copies. Unfortunately, the conference cannot be responsible for any copying fees. In lieu of extensive (and expensive) paper handouts, we suggest that you make plans to send us a copy of your presentation to presentation@ncmle.org.  You will receive information again on how to do this before the conference.

Thanks for submitting your session proposal!