MMSA Summer Institute 2014 !

Rick Wormeli photo

2014 Summer Institute “Standards-Based Grading and Instruction”
Featuring: Rick Wormeli
June 23 – Moorhead, MN &  June 24 – Lakeville, MN

Rick Wormeli is an exceptional consultant in the world of middle level education.  He has taught a number of different subjects and brings his energy and enthusiasm for each of them, along with his passion for teaching adolescents, to life as a keynote speaker.  Rick’s work in middle level instruction is considered by many to be one of the best presenters in the nation.

On-Line Registration Form for Moorhead, MN - June 23, 2014

On-Line Registration Form for Lakeville, MN - June 24, 2014

Mail-In Registration Form

Perseverance and Grit by Rick Wormeli

MMSA Conference 2014 ! Inspire!

2014 Annual State Conference “Inspire”Willow Sweeney Photo
Featuring: Anthony Muhammad and Willow Sweeney
December 4 & 5 – Doubletree by Hilton Hotel & Convention Center, Bloomington, MN

Willow Sweeney is co-founder of Top 20 Training that provides training and materials to empower leaders, teachers, parents and students to develop their potential. She and her Top 20 team have trained over 200,000 leaders throughout the United States.


Anthony MuhammadAnthony Muhammad will provide insight into the school improvement process that begins with self-examination and honest dialogue about socialization, bias, discrimination, and cultural sensitivity.

1:1 Learning Institute in Kennebunk, Maine


Educators who work daily in 1:1 digital learning school environments will help attendees create a straightforward strategy with clear steps for moving forward with their own 1:1 initiatives.

Link to NELMS 1:1 Learning Institute

Musical Groups Highlight AMLE Conference!

Student playing piano

Middle groups from across Minnesota added enthusiam and energy to the AMLE conference with their excellent musicianship. Chris Bussman, Farmington Middle School Principal and MMSA Board member was charged with organizing the performances - "We had orchestras, a mariachi orchestra, vocal groups, jazz ensembles, an African drumming group, a show choir, a pretty wide variety for three days. We’ve had a lot positive feedback about the quality and the positive experiences for the kids and the conference attendees.

In a special dedication fourteen year-old Josie Nelson, student from Alexandria, MN performed at a local school to a young student through the Make a Wish program. See her video on the next page.

See more photos from the AMLE Conference 2013 Insider publication.

MMSA Educator of the Year (EOY) Award

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Do you have three minutes to nominate someone who is an outstanding educator in your school? The Middle Level Educator of the Year Award provides an opportunity to recognize outstanding middle level educators in the state, and to call attention to the importance of this profession. This award will give $250 to the winner plus another $250 to the winner's school!

Please complete this online application to begin the nomination process by September 15, 2014.

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