-- Gary Ackerman, Ph.D.
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Thank you, Thank you, for making the 33rd NELMS Annual Conference a success. Your part in celebrating and recognizing the "Magic in the Middle" is important and valuable. We appreciate it. We hope you took new ideas, strategies, and energy back to your school. Your feedback on the evaluation form was helpful and will be used in future planning.
We know schools are continuing to face financial challenges and at times it is also difficult to get release time to attend professional development opportunities. As you know middle level education is critically important but at times vulnerable. We need to collaborate and join forces to insure our young adolescents are receiving the quality and type of instruction they need. In that light, please continue to give us feedback to insure we are meeting the needs of educators. You can also be helpful by reaching out to colleagues to join you next year at the conference. It is not too early to make plans to continue the magic March 23 & 24, 2015! Attending with a team can be particularly effective so you may want to start to organize a group.
We still have "Magic in the Middle" t-shirts, polo shirts and fleece jackets available for sale. Please contact Karin Wilmarth at email@example.com about ordering.
We appreciate the difference you are making by continuing professional development, expanding your instructional practice and understanding the importance of student engagement. You are a core of "Magic in the Middle".
See you at an upcoming PD event:
ª Keys to Literacy, Argument Writing (April 30, Enfield, CT)
ª 1:1 Digital Learning Institute (June 26-27, Kennebunk, ME)
ª SUMMER NELMS (July 28-29, North Conway Grand Hotel, North Conway, NH) "Learn from the Best to Become the Best"
ª Rick Wormeli (September 23-24, location TBD)
ª Celebrate the Magic of the Young Adolescent (Oct. 10, SERESC, Bedford, NH)
ª 34th NELMS Annual Conference (March 23-24, 2015, Providence, RI)
Have a great day,
The NELMS Board and Staff