SPOTLIGHT ON Basalt Middle School (School to Watch 2012) Creating a developmentally responsive middle school has a lot to do with developing student agency, or creating a school culture that encourages students to be active agents motivated to pursue their own learning. Two components are essential to building student agency, particularly for at-risk students: ensuring that they … Continue reading »
Is your school a School to Watch? Every year the board members of the Colorado Association of Middle Level Education (CAMLE) reviews applications for National Forum to Accelerate Middle Grades Reform’s national School to Watch designation. Presently, there are over 350 Schools to Watch recognized across our nation. There are 14 actively recognized Schools to Watch … Continue reading »
October 21-27 is National Character Counts Week This is a fantastic time to increase our awareness of best practices for developing positive relationships and promoting a positive school culture. During our annual CAMLE Schools to Watch Conference, held on Saturday, November 3, Russell Middle School will be presenting a session on Unleashing Student Performance by Improving … Continue reading »
During the last several years, the staff at Wellington Middle School of the Poudre School District have been working to systemically articulate learning outcomes and put in place effective learning strategies to have one of the highest pass rates in 8th Grade Algebra I in our state. They’ve met with their feeder elementary schools to … Continue reading »
Is everyone is talking tablets? When we get together at our monthly CAMLE Board meetings, it seems we all know a colleague or teacher who is either starting to use or has been using iPads in his classroom. That’s why we have a strong strand of iPad and other mobile device sessions at our … Continue reading »
CAMLE Annual Schools to Watch Conference Stuart Middle School ~ Commerce City Saturday, November 3 REGISTER NOW! Over 35 Sessions! Here is Just One Sample! Session Presenter: Wayne Hoey, Jenkins Middle School Session Title: Smart Phones In The Band Room?…Why Not! Session Description: Is your school struggling with a policy prohibiting students the use of smart phones and … Continue reading »
CAMLE is proud to host the annual “Schools to Watch” Conference held on Saturday, November 3 2012 at Stuart Middle School in Commerce City, Colorado. Learn replicable practices from high-performing middle grades schools and keynote speaker, Jack Berkemeyer. This year’s conference is sponsored by Plato Learning and YouTopia.