Ready to plan your first week of school AND get set up + organized for the rest of the year?

✅ Five full days of game-changing strategies SPECIFIC to Middle School ELA Teachers:

✏️ DAY ONE✏️

First Day + First Week Lesson Plans

✏️ DAY TWO✏️

Simple, Effective Grammar + Writing Strategies

✏️ DAY THREE✏️

Simple, Effective Reading Strategies

✏️ DAY FOUR✏️

Work - Life Harmony

✏️ DAY FIVE✏️

Special Needs in the ELA Classroom

JULY 19 - 23, 2021

Here's what's happening at this year's MSELA Summit!

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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.

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▼ We're organizing sessions, speakers, and topics right now, so the specifics seen below are a work-in-progress ▼

DAY 1

"First Day + First Week Lesson Plans"  

WELCOME NOTE + First Week of school Ideas + Organization

Standards-Based Ice-Breakers +Get-to-Know-You Activities

with Your Host, Laura Kebart, M.Ed.

www.languageartsteachers.com 

with ___________________

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How to Get Students Engaged Right from Day 1

with ______________________  

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Standards-Based Grading

What it is, how to do it, and why I can't imagine doing anything else!

with _______________________  

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Classroom Culture + Classroom Management Must-Haves

with ______________________  

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⭐️MSELA VIP BUNDLE BONUS⭐️

LIVE done-with-you session

to plan + structure

your first week of class

with your host, Laura Kebart, M.Ed.  

www.languageartsteachers.com


DAY 2

"Simple, Effective Grammar + Writing Strategies"  

Grammar, Writing, and Engagement

with ___________________  

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Grammar and the Writing Process (how to do it!)

with _______________________  

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How to Teach Grammar - Where to Start - for Teachers Who Don't Like Grammar

with ____________________ 

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How to Respond to Student Writing in Less Time and for More Impact

with ____________________  

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Tech Tools for Easy, Engaging Grammar + Writing Skills

with _________________________  

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How to Structure and Teach the Research Writing Process

with ______________________  

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DAY 3

"Simple, Effective Reading Strategies for Comprehension + Analysis"  

How to Move Struggling Students from Basic Comprehension to Deeper Analysis

How to Teach Poetry both Virtually or In-Person

with _______________________  

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with _____________________  

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Insights and Strategies for Teaching Grammar

with __________________  

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Reading Identity + Novels

with _________________________  

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Special Strategies + Fluency for Older, Struggling Readers

with ___________________  

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Teaching Reading through Stations, Book Clubs, + Literature Circles

with ___________________________

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DAY 4

"Getting, Keeping, and Maintaining Work - Life Harmony"  

How to Get (and Stay!) Recharged + Motivated

with Barbara Henderson  

www.barbara-henderson.com

Build + Maintain Positive, Productive Relationships Between Teachers & Admin

with ______________________  

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How to Hold Students Accountable without Drowning in Grading

with ____________________  

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Personal & Professional Organization Strategies to Stop Being "Voluntold" for Everything!

with _____________________  

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How to Differentiate without Working More (I'll show you how it makes LESS work for you when it's done right!)

with _____________________  

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⭐️MSELA VIP BUNDLE BONUS⭐️

LIVE behind-the-scenes of all the resources VIP ticket holders automatically get throughout the year

with your host, Laura Kebart, M.Ed.  

www.languageartsteachers.com


DAY 5

"SPECIAL LEARNING NEEDS IN THE ELA CLASSROOM "  

Supporting EL's / ESL's during Virtual & Hybrid Learning

ADD/ADHD/Dyslexia/UDL

Online Tools for Accessibility

with Ieva Grauslys  

www.simplyieva.com

with Kara Guiff  

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Coping with Ongoing Stress + Teaching through Trauma

with ___________________  

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Reaching SPED Students

in the Mainstream Classroom

Dyslexia & Dysgraphia:

How to Help Your Readers + Writers Thrive

with _______________________  

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with _______________________  

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How to Teach, Build Trust, and Grow Your Migratory Students

with _________________  

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BY THE END OF THE VIRTUAL SUMMIT, 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


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. FROM AUGUST 28 - 30 WE WILL RE-RUN THE EVENT AS AN ENCORE PRESENTATION. 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! 

Teachers nationwide are struggling with what teaching will look like going forward, and being a Middle School ELA teacher has its own special needs that other content areas 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, ask questions, 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 which a fresh perspective from teacher experts who GET IT), then this virtual summit 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 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, you get 25+ 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.

Teachers nationwide are struggling with what teaching will look like going forward, and being a Middle School ELA teacher has its own special needs that other content areas 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, 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

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