Ready to plan engaging units while getting set up + organized for the entire year?

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2022 - 2023

MSELASUMMIT

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We've got 30 PD hours' worth of sessions, organized by these topics:

What is the MSELA Summit?

The MSELA Summit is a back-to-school virtual conference hosted each summer by Laura Kebart, M.Ed. and that features interviews and trainings with experienced teachers who believe in achieving an actual harmony between teaching and living.

This year's BIG FOCUS is STUDENT ENGAGEMENT: Each day of the MSELA Summit will focus on the specific challenges and solutions to engaging students in reading and writing all year long through proven strategies, tech tools, classroom management, unit planning, and time management.

The topics, ideas, freebies, and action steps you will learn over these five days are all designed to help you get organized, set up your classroom, and engage your middle school ELA students in a realistic way that allows you to enjoy life outside the classroom. 

By the end of the event, you'll know what you're doing this coming school year.

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DAY 1: UNIT PLANNING

Plan Your Units. . . Plan Your Year!

⏰It all kicks off on Monday 10AM (ET) / 7AM (PT) and runs until approximately 5PM (ET) / 2PM (PT)⏰

How to Plan & Organize Your Fiction Unit

The Only Tool You Need to Plan Your Narrative Unit

Plan Your Poetry Unit for Maximum Engagement

How to Plan Your Nonfiction Unit

How to Uplevel Your Drama Unit with Readers Theater

Plan Your Argumentative Unit with These 6 Steps

DAY 2: TECH TOOLS for ENGAGEMENT

Apps & Websites You Can't Teach Without

⏰It all kicks off on Tuesday at 10AM (ET) / 7AM (PT) and runs until approximately 5PM (ET) / 2PM (PT)⏰

Flip Your Grammar Instruction with GrammarFlip

Reading with ReadTheory

The 8 Tools to Tame Your Task List while Engaging Your Students

Teaching with Podcasts

Tech Tools I Can't Teach Without

Free Tech Tools for Teachers

DAY 3: CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT

Behaviors, Routines, Expectations

⏰It all kicks off on Wednesday at 10AM (ET) / 7AM (PT) and runs until approximately 5PM (ET) / 2PM (PT)⏰

Social Emotional Learning and Working with Parents

Building Relationships and Establishing Procedures

How to Create Your Classroom Management Plan

Behavior Management in Middle School

The Best Book Reviews for Management & Behaviors

Classroom Management for Stations & Small Groups

DAY 4: READING + WRITING STRATEGIES

TIPS FOR YEAR-LONG ENGAGEMENT

⏰It all kicks off on Thursday at 10AM (ET) / 7AM (PT) and runs until approximately 5PM (ET) / 2PM (PT)⏰

Purpose-Driven Vocabulary: It's not about your word lists!

Choice Reading: What, How, When, and What's Next

How to Embed Study Skills for Reading & Writing

Writing Prompts for Maximum Engagement

Engaging Reluctant Readers While Closing Gaps

Reading Strategies for Teachers to Use with Struggling Readers

DAY 5: WORK - LIFE HARMONY

Self-Care, Time Management, Organization

⏰It all kicks off on Friday at 10AM (ET) / 7AM (PT) and runs until approximately 5PM (ET) / 2PM (PT)⏰

Top 10 Things I Learned from My MA in English Degree

Earning Credits for Both Personal AND Professional Growth

Nutrition & Health Specifically for Teachers

Getting Started with National Board Certification: Keeping it Real!

Regain Control of Your Health: Action Steps

How to Teach, Plan, and Grade without Taking Anything Home

BY THE END OF THE VIRTUAL CONFERENCE, YOU WILL - 

- HAVE A PLAN IN PLACE FOR THOSE FIRST FEW DAYS AND WEEKS OF SCHOOL

- BE ABLE TO CONFIDENTLY BUILD RELATIONSHIPS FOR A POSITIVE CLASSROOM ENVIRONMENT FOCUSED ON MAXIMUM ENGAGEMENT

- UNDERSTAND YOUR OWN EXPECTATIONS AND HOW TO GET YOUR STUDENTS ON BOARD

- PLAN FOR ENGAGING READING, WRITING, SPEAKING, & LISTENING EXPERIENCES THAT BUILD COMMUNITY WHETHER IN CLASS OR ONLINE  

- CREATE AND ENFORCE BOUNDARIES SO SCHOOL NEVER TAKES OVER YOUR LIFE

- REACH AND GROW STUDENTS OF VARIOS BACKGROUNDS WITH ALL KINDS OF NEEDS WITHOUT TAKING AWAY FROM YOUR OWN HEALTH & WELLNESS

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the MSELA Summit for? The MSELA Summit is designed for an audience of both new AND experienced Middle School ELA Teachers. These are reading and writing (English / Language Arts) teachers who desire actionable, realistic strategies and ideas to implement not just at the beginning of the school year, but all year long! 

As Middle School ELA teachers, we have our own special needs that other content areas or grade levels just don't deal with. No one person has all the answers, but pulling together an incredible team of teachers from all over the country with a diverse amount of experiences, knowledge, and backgrounds, will provide the BEST professional opportunity to learn and implement new strategies that grow your students while helping you teach and live with joy this year.

If you are ready to start your teaching journey (or if you've been at this a while and need to restart with a fresh perspective from teacher experts who GET IT), then this virtual conference is perfect for you!  

What if I have plans, appointments, or if I just can't view all the sessions at once? You have 24/7/365 access to the sessions until July 2023. You can watch at your own pace and you can re-watch your favorites (so helpful when you see something in July or August but you don't want to implement it in your class until March--you can re-watch as much as you wish!). Plus, with the All-Access Pass, you get dozens of classroom resources to use all throughout the year on top of the other MSELA Summit bonuses.

Does it include a Professional Development (PD) certificate? With your All-Access Pass, you get 30+ hours of PD certificates to serve as a record of your time. This is a fantastic way to not only learn what you personally want to learn as you start prepping for the new school year, but also to serve as documentation that you can add to your continuing education files! 

 

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Hi! I'm your summit host, Laura Kebart, M.Ed.

I serve super-busy Middle School ELA Teachers who choose personal family time over prepping for class.

Being a Middle School ELA teacher has its own special needs that other content areas just don't deal with. No one person has all the answers, but pulling together an incredible team of teachers from all over the country with diverse experiences, knowledge, and backgrounds will provide the BEST professional opportunity to learn, ask questions, and implement new strategies that grow your students while helping you teach and live with joy this year.

Through my members-only Lesson Plan Community, I provide middle school ELA teachers with bell-to-bell lesson plans & curriculum every day, all year long, for 6th, 7th, & 8th grade so they can teach with joy while living an actual life outside the classroom.  

Learn how to get your evenings and weekends back at www.languageartsteachers.com/joinus

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