We are super excited to announce our keynote for our 2018 conference. Marlena Gross-Taylor will join IMLA in Idaho Falls, Idaho on February 16-17, 2018 to help “Shape the Future”. You may know her from her work as the founder of EduGladiators, a movement dedicated to empower educators to emphasize what is best for kids. Check our their newest podcast HERE.
“Marlena Gross-Taylor is a dedicated and successful EdLeader with a proven track record of improving educational and operational performance through vision, strategic planning, leadership, and team building. A Nashville transplant originally from southern Louisiana, Marlena’s educational experience spans several states allowing her to have served K-12 students in both rural and urban districts. She has been recognized as a middle school master teacher and innovative administrator at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Because of her sound knowledge of both elementary and secondary education, Marlena has broad-based experience creating and implementing dynamic interactive programs to attain district goals while leveraging her flexibility, resourcefulness, and organizational and interpersonal skills to foster learning through a positive, encouraging environment.” Full Article Here.
Oh, man! What a conference we had this year!
We were so thrilled with the messages shared by our Keynote speaker Marco Torres, and by the variety of topics covered in our breakout session speakers and teams. We received a TON of positive feedback from you about the timeliness of information covered in those sessions, that we thought we’d lean on you just a little more to see what YOU would like to see in next year’s conference.
If you click on the giant picture above (or even if you click right here), you’ll be taken to a form that asks you to share out ideas about the topics you’d like to see covered in the 2018 IMLA conference.
2018’s conference is entitled Shape the Future, and because of that title, we’re looking to you and your students to help bring your voices to shaping the content and tone of our conference. We’re looking for your students to participate in more authentic ways, and to publish for a larger audience.
So, when it comes to middle level education in Idaho, please fill out the form above and let us know about the topics most important to you.
We’d like to extend a gigantic thanks to Lone Star Middle School, Principal Greg Heideman, and to you, our attendees for making the 2016 conference so fantastic!
We tried out several new ideas this year, from the scheduled date to showing a film to dodgeball and more. We’re currently going through your feedback to see what you thought about some of our changes as well as what you thought about the conference overall this year.
If you didn’t get the chance to leave feedback for us, here’s the form again.
That said, we’re already excited about next year’s conference, Scheduled at Sage International School in Boise. (We’ll announce dates soon.) The topic of that conference?
HOT OFF THE PRESSES, Check out our 2016 program! Here’s your one-stop guide to who’s presenting and what other events are available at the IMLA conference. (Click the image)
As you know, our Keynote Speaker for the 2016 IMLA conference is none other than the incredible, powerful, and motivational speaker, Derrick Boles.
Derrick’s latest endeavor, Boles Academy, is a unique blend of professional development, mentorship and brand management. Derrick and his team are committed to supporting clients to maximize their potential for growth and impact. Boles University’s core principles are based on their Founders vision for developing next generation of influencers on a global scale.
And now for the special offer for IMLA members: Derrick and his team at Boles University are offering a discount for his Bully Be Gone training. This program has been designed exclusively for educators, teachers, staff, and administrators. It will expand your knowledge, maybe shift your perspective, and give you tools to be more effective in the school and in the classroom setting. Throughout this course, Derrick discusses the school climate, risk factors, and more. This is a live filming, working with a school district, and with educators who attended the live training.
Normally this course costs $45, but IMLA members are being offered the course for a discounted price of $29! (click here to take this course)
Hurry over to Boles University and the Bully Be Gone course page to lock in this one-time offer.
This offer is only available to IMLA members from today through our 2016 conference.
We’d just like to share with you January’s newsletter that is available for all present and past IMLA members. Please share it with your staff.
There’s some interesting information in this one, and an invitation for you to share out why you love teaching — the link goes directly to our Facebook page so that you can share that story, and so that you can follow the page for future updates, links, and more.
Enjoy, and have a great new year!
(click the image to access the newsletter)
We love showcasing student artists and their work during our conference. If your school has some talented artists, we’d love to put their work on display.
Please click the image below for details and for a media release form.
Guess what? We’ve got an early Christmas present for our IMLA members!
We will be hosting three separate screenings of the film Most Likely to Succeed. If you haven’t seen the film, it’s a view of the past and present of the public school system and offers a view of the future of education.
- Thursday, February 11 – from 7 – 8:30pm (general public)
- Friday February 12 – from 5 – 6:30pm (general public & teachers)
- Saturday February 13 – from 11-12:30pm (conference attendees only)
Check out the trailer.
Most Likely to Succeed Trailer from One Potato Productions on Vimeo.
Wow!!! The Holiday Season is here already! If you were caught off guard by how fast this year is going, you aren’t the only one. We know how busy this time of year can be so we are extending the Early Bird Deadline for the conference registration to Dec. 18. If you haven’t had the chance to register yet, take a minute now – the link is below. 🙂
Happy Holidays from your Idaho Middle Level Association!!!! We are looking forward to seeing you at the conference on Feb. 12th.
Announcing Dr. Wiley J. Dobbs as our Round Table Speaker for our 2016 Conference! Don’t forget to register. Only a few days remaining to lock in the early bird pricing.
(CLICK THE IMAGE TO READ THE FULL ANNOUNCEMENT)