What is the MSELA Summit?
The MSELA Summit is a 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 to provide attendees with their first week of lesson plans DONE while setting them up for a solid year of ELA content and teaching strategies.
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 teach your middle school ELA students in a realistic way that allows you to enjoy life outside the classroom.
Every session will encompass the reading, writing, speaking, and listening challenges found in both online learning and traditional learning as we navigate the back to school journey.
Author Chat - A Sea of Troubles: Pairing Literary and Informational Texts to Address Social Inequality
- 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
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the MSELA Summit really free? Yes! You can watch all the free session interviews with every speaker when they go live from July 19 to 23, 2021 at no cost. There are opportunities to upgrade your learning experience, which you'll learn more about after you register.
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? Upgrade to the VIP Bundle Pass for 24/7/365 access to the sessions through June 2022. 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 VIP Bundle, 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 VIP Bundle 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!
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.