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This is Clark. He's our head of marketing strategy. After working as a social media campaign manager for a major corporation, he wanted to move into a agency where he could spread his creative wings. Clark quickly moved up the ladder at Change Agent thanks to his innovative ideas that pair cutting-edge technology with high-converting content. When Clark isn't wowing clients, he's taking pictures of his corgi Coconut and binging on The Office.
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We'll then work with you to select which plan will be the most beneficial for your budget, timeline, and goals. Then, we assemble your team and start implementing- while you sit back and relax.
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Our team is excited to start brainstorming ideas for your website and marketing campaign. Get a free initial consultation to chat with a creation expert, inspire ideas, and learn how our process works.
Join us for five days of fun as 30+ realistic teachers and down-to-earth teacher pros share their expertise about Middle School ELA so you can teach with joy in the classroom while having an actual life this year.
JULY 15 - 19, 2019
What is the MSELA Summit?
The speakers featured in the virtual MSELA Summit are experienced teachers themselves 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.
All interviews will go live for 24 hours on the day specified at 10am eastern (New York City time).
DAY 1 : JULY 15, 2019 : "SUCCESSFUL SCHOOL YEAR SETUP"
When You're New (But Not New): Starting Over
with Your Host, Laura Kebart, M.Ed.
with Rhonda Rodriguez
with Carly Black
Integrating the Arts to Build a Culture of Collaboration
Flexible Seating & Room Arrangements
with Ebony Mills
with Brooke Markle
with Ieva Grauslys
with Kelly Leguizamon
DAY 2 : JULY 16, 2019 : "FIRST DAY & FIRST WEEK IDEAS"
with Steffy McCourt
NCTE Teacher Presenter
with Amber McMath
with Cate Sagastegui
Book It for Books Leader
with Lauralee Moss
with Dr. Alexis Morris
with Michael Linsin
with Linda Kardamis
with Kim Lepre
with Darlene Anne
with Your Host, Laura Kebart, M.Ed.
DAY 4 : JULY 18, 2019 : "READING, WRITING, SPEAKING, LISTENING"
with Diane Dempster, MHSA, PCC and Elaine Taylor-Klaus, CPCC, PCC
with Chris Slavin
with Erica Hilliker
with Barbara Henderson
with Dr. Brooke Hamby
with Melissa Webb
DAY 5 : JULY 19, 2019 : "BOUNDARIES & BALANCE"
with Amber Harper
with Andrea Marshbank
with Barbara Henderson
with JoAnne Westbrook
with Jenny Murphy
with Your Host, Laura Kebart, M.Ed.
- 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
- UNDERSTAND YOUR OWN EXPECTATIONS AND HOW TO GET YOUR STUDENTS ON BOARD
- PLAN FOR ENGAGING READING, WRITING, SPEAKING, & LISTENING EXPERIENCES
- CREATE AND ENFORCE BOUNDARIES SO SCHOOL NEVER TAKES OVER YOUR LIFE
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 15 to 19, 2019 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 sick to death of pointless PD's they're forced to sit through that don't touch on the topics relevant to them. They're ready for a conference experience that they can attend from anywhere, re-watch at anytime, and that covers topics REAL teachers in the trenches need in order to teach with joy while living a life of passion!
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 15, 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 videos are posted. Check your email each morning for that day's link! Plus, after you grab your free ticket, I'll show you other options for seeing 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 12+ 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!
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 sick to death of sitting through back-to-school PD's that fail to address topics you actually care about. You just need good ideas and easy strategies for setting up and getting started for the new school year! That's why, after nearly 20 years of teaching experience, I decided to host this incredible event chock-full of creative teachers ready to share their down-to-earth, most realistic strategies and ideas so we can ALL have the best school year yet!
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.
But that doesn't mean we can't help you find what you're looking for!