Fall Semester 2023 - Author Led Book Studies

Upcoming events

    • 7 Oct 2023
    • 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Timberview Middle School 8680 Scarborough Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80920
    • 213

    Join middle level educators from across the state at the 2023 CAMLE Annual Conference: Adventures in Deeper Learning on Saturday, October 7 at Timberview Middle School in Colorado Springs, CO. Select from 44+ sessions presented by school practitioners, regional experts and national organizations on the following topics: 


    • Building strong classroom communities
    • Strengthening teaching teaming strategies
    • Fostering deep student learning
    • Developing positive student well-being and resiliency
    • Creating students' sense of belonging
    • Framing robust academic discourse
    • Implementing effective student grouping structures
    • Providing supports for early career teachers
    • Developing innovative teacher professional development
    • Networking opportunities for teachers, counselors, and school administrators
    • Systemic school structures that empower students and teachers the middle grades!

    Keynote Speakers:

    -- Dr. Scott McLeod

    A Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Colorado Denver, Scott is widely recognized as one of the nation’s leading experts on P-12 school leadership, deeper learning, technology, and innovation.  He is the author of Leadership for Deeper Learning (2021) and Harnessing Technology for DeeperLearning (2018). McLeod works with schools and educators all around the world. He is on a mission to make students’ day-to-day learning less boring and more meaningful and relevant.

    -- Jack Berckemeyer

    A nationally recognized presenter, author, and humorist, Jack Berckemeyer began his career as a middle school teacher in Denver, Colorado. He is the author of Managing the Madness: A Practical Guide to Middle Grades Classrooms; and Deliberate Optimism. His latest book, Successful Middle School Teaming, was released fall of 2022 and is the companion guide to, The Successful Middle School: This We Believe.

    • 4 Dec 2023
    • 29 Jan 2024
    • 5 sessions
    • Zoom
    • 49

    Reshape educational technology integration in classrooms to build truly transformative learning spaces. This concise, reader-friendly guide outlines a clear approach for properly and skillfully using digital learning tools to promote deeper, personalized learning across subjects and grade levels. The authors impart tips and strategies for avoiding common missteps, overcoming implementation challenges, and redesigning instruction that is both meaningful and engaging.

    This quick guide will help you integrate educational technology in the classroom and create digital learning spaces:

    • Consider the challenge educators face when integrating technology in the classroom and current technology-integration frameworks, such as SAMR, RAT, and TPACK.
    • Discover how to create a successful digital learning space or environment that encourages academic growth.
    • Explore the authors' 4 Shifts Protocol (formerly trudacot), which focuses on the four big shifts that schools are making toward (1) deeper thinking and learning, (2) authentic work, (3) student agency and personalized learning, and (4) technology infusion.
    • Learn how the 4 Shifts Protocol can help teachers adjust and improve their current lessons and activities.
    • Study specific scenarios on how to utilize the 4 Shifts Protocol across multiple subjects and grade levels.

      Additional details:

      • CAMLE members may participate in this book study at NO COST. 

      • Others may participate for $25 per book study. Attendees at the 2022 annual conference are 2022-23 members.

      • Each book study will offer synchronous and asynchronous learning components.

      • There will be opportunities for asynchronous online discussion, activities, planning and application of key concepts, sharing artifacts and learning, and reflection.

      • Each book study will take place over a 2 month period.

      • Book studies will be staggered to allow for participation in multiple groups.

      Participants can purchase 0.5 graduate credits from Adams State University for an additional $27.50 if desired.

    Colorado Association of Middle Level Education

    email:  camlecolorado@comcast.net

    mailing address:  CAMLE  •  4650 E. Amherst Ave.  •  Denver  •  CO  •  80222

    CAMLE is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization.

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