Ready to finally have the BEST start this year in your Middle School English Language Arts classroom?  Even THIS year?

Join us for five days of game-changing strategies as dozens of realistic teachers and down-to-earth teacher pros share their expertise about Middle School ELA so you can teach with joy in the classroom (or virtually) while having an actual life this year.

JULY 27 - 31, 2020

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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.

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 uncertainties around going back to school this time.

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▼ See Who's Speaking at the MSELA Summit ▼

All interviews will go live for 24 hours on the day specified at 10am eastern (New York City time).

DAY 1 : JULY 27, 2020

"SETTING UP & GETTING ORGANIZED FOR THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR"  

45 Minutes? 90 Minutes? Here's What to Do!

When You're New (But Not New): Starting Over

with Your Host, Laura Kebart, M.Ed.

www.languageartsteachers.com 

with Rhonda Rodriguez


How A Classroom Blog Saves You Major Time All Year Long

with Carly Black  

www.teachmomrepeat.com 

Integrating the Arts to Build a Culture of Collaboration

Flexible Seating & Room Arrangements

with Ebony Mills  

www.geniusededucation.com

with Brooke Markle

www.trailblazers-english-7/.com

Planning & Prepping to Welcome ESL Newcomers

with Ieva Grauslys  

www.simplyieva.com

How to Integrate Sheltered Instruction into Your Mainstream Lesson Plans

with Kelly Leguizamon  

http://shelteredlanguageresources.com/


DAY 2 : JULY 28, 2020

"READING + WRITING STRATEGIES IN CLASS & ONLINE"  

Ice-Breakers & Getting to Know Each Other

with Steffy McCourt  

NCTE Teacher Presenter

Create Your BEST First 5 Days (not your traditional methods)

with Amber McMath  

www.imthatteacher.com

How to Get Kids Reading & Writing Right Away! 

with Cate Sagastegui  

Book It for Books Leader

Procedures for Older Students: Let's Get & Stay Organized Right from the Beginning!

with Lauralee Moss  

www.languageartsclassroom.com

Getting Started (and thriving!) with A Flipped Classroom

with Dr. Alexis Morris  

WEBSITE

DAY 3 : JULY 29, 2020

"VOCABULARY + GRAMMAR STRATEGIES IN CLASS & ONLINE"  

Establishing Your Boundaries & Expectations for Talking

with Michael Linsin  

www.smartclassroommanagement.com

Must-Do's and Must-Don't's in Classroom Management

with Linda Kardamis  

www.teach4theheart.com

Policies & Procedures for Smooth Classroom Management

with Kim Lepre  

www.teachersneedteachers.com

Building Relationships for Engagement and Management

with Darlene Anne  

www.elabuffet.com

Management & Accountability for Teaching with Small Groups & Stations

with Your Host, Laura Kebart, M.Ed. 

www.languageartsteachers.com


DAY 4 : JULY 30, 2020

"SPECIAL NEEDS OF LEARNERS IN CLASS & ONLINE"  

Reading & Writing with Complex Kids - ADHD

with Diane Dempster, MHSA, PCC and Elaine Taylor-Klaus, CPCC, PCC  

www.impactADHD.com

Consistent Grammar Practice (that serves a greater purpose)

with Chris Slavin  

www.classroomcereal.com

Five Things ESL Students Need from Their Teachers

with Erica Hilliker  

https://ellandsiopresources.weebly.com/

Using Novels to Connect with Your Students 

with Barbara Henderson  

www.barbara-henderson.com

 Differentiation: Tools to Motivate & Grow ALL Your Students 

with Dr. Brooke Hamby  

www.beingteacher.net

A Writing Process that Makes Sense for Students

with Melissa Webb  

www.writeonwebb.com


DAY 5 : JULY 31, 2020

"BOUNDARIES + BALANCE IN CLASS & ONLINE "  

 "Burned Out" to "Burned In" (overwhelm is not normal) 

with Amber Harper  

www.burnedinteacher.com

How to Manage Your Grading (especially with writing)

with Andrea Marshbank  

www.themarshbankclassroom.com

Work - Life - Harmony (Put Your Oxygen Mask on First!)

with Barbara Henderson  

www.barbara-henderson.com

Fuel Your Body: Let's Do Lunch!

with JoAnne Westbrook  

www.teacherlifestylesolutions.com

Setting Boundaries to Protect Your Time w/o Feeling Guilty  

with Jenny Murphy  

www.everydayteacherstyle.com

Do This ONE Thing Each Sunday to Own Your Time 

with Your Host, Laura Kebart, M.Ed.  

www.languageartsteachers.com

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, ESPECIALLY IN THE ONLINE LEARNING SPACE

- 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


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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 27 to 31, 2020 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! 

Teachers nationwide are struggling with what teaching will look like as we navigate this pseudo-virtual world in the new 2020 - 2021 school year. 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 this new world of learning requires.

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? Beginning July 27, you will receive an email each morning with your special link to enjoy the day's interviews! You get to view them throughout the day, one day at a time, before the next day's sessions go live. Check your email each morning for that day's link! Plus, after you grab your free ticket, I'll show you other options for experiencing the interviews on-demand, anytime you want!

Does it include a Professional Development (PD) certificate? There is an option available for you to get a PD certificate good for 20+ hours as a record of your time. This would be a fantastic way to not only learn what you personally want to learn as you start prepping for the new school year, but also 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.

If you're anything like me, you're feeling anxious about this new world of hybrid teaching we're heading towards. Teachers nationwide are struggling with what teaching will look like as we navigate this pseudo-virtual world in the new 2020 - 2021 school year. No one person has all the answers, but pulling together an incredible team of expert teachers from all over the country, with a diverse amount of experience, knowledge, and backgrounds, will provide the BEST professional opportunity to learn, ask questions, and implement new strategies that our world of learning now requires.

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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