2019 Schools-to-Watch Conference.
The Power of Joyful Teaching:
Infusing Fun Into the Middle Grades
Date & Location.
The 2019 CAMLE Schools-to-Watch conference will be held on Saturday, November 2nd, at Rocky Top Middle School in Thornton!
7:30 – 8:25 ... Registration
8:30 – 9:00 ... Welcome & Introductions
9:05 – 10:10 ... Session 1
10:15 – 11:20 ... Session 2
11:20 – 12:45 ... Lunch & Keynote
12:50 – 1:55 ... Session 3
2:00– 3:05 ... Session 4
CAMLE recommends staying at the Hilton Garden Inn Thornton at 14275 Lincoln St, Thornton.
Cost & Registration.
Individual registration for the 2019 Schools-to-Watch conference is $100. Groups of five or more register for $80 per person.
Individuals and groups can register for the conference using Eventbrite. Just click here.
Dr. Katie Martin is the author of Learner-Centered Innovation and VP of Professional Learning at Altitude Learning. She has worked in diverse contexts to learn, research, and support deeper learning for all students. She has served as middle school English language arts teacher, instructional coach, and led the district new teacher mentoring program. Katie has a Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree in middle school education and her Ph.D and in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on the support that impacts teacher efficacy and retention. At the university, district, and school-level Katie aspires to create experiences that empower all learners to develop knowledge, skills, and mindsets to thrive in a changing world. As a mom, she wants her kids to have learning experiences in school that build on their strengths and interests and as an educator; she is passionate about making sure we do the same for all kids.
Attendees of the 2018 CAMLE Schools-to-Watch Conference can earn one-half (.5) graduate credits through Adams State University. Naturally, the University changes a small tuition payment for graduate credit.
Attendees can also earn eight (8) recertification hours to apply to their Colorado Department of Education license renewal. These hours are free-of-charge.
Around the World in Story and Song
Voice & Choice = Increased Engagement!
He said; she said. Student Drama Got you Down?
Building a Mindful Classroom
StoryASKING in Spanish Class
Moving from Priority Performance to Performance in One Year
Creating Global Citizens through Global Learning
Culture is the Key!
Mission Possible: MTSS that Really Works!
Lessons from Vrain Waves - Joyful Teaching Compilation
It All Started With A Glitter Jar
Happiness Tips for Preventing Teacher Burnout
Meal Planning 101 & Making Nutrition Fun!
Purposeful Grading with the 3P Grading System
Adventures in Film Making
Content + STEM = Success for ALL
Writing Instruction that Works
Plains to the Park
Perceived Relevancy: The Game of Life
@LPMSBIKESHOP: A Middle School Bike Tech Program
Cutting Edge Computer Science
Becoming a School to Watch
Digital Student Notebooking with iPad
Brain Breaks! Energizing Students in Minutes
Student Led Inquiry and Questioning
Expanding CTE at the Middle School
Fun Online Assessment Tools and Apps
Compass: Helping Students Find Their Way
Journey of Change: Empowering Academics & SEL
Join us the day before the conference for a day of learning at our host school.
Rocky Top Middle School, part of the Adams 12 Five Star School District is a dynamic school that educates 1150+ students in grades 6-8. Rocky Top has been recognized as a Colorado School-to-Watch and is distinguished for creating a safe, inclusive community that inspires students to achieve their potential through cutting-edge instruction and a focus on the whole child — physical, mental and social well being.
Rocky Top’s teachers collaborate and work to meet individual student needs. In the classroom, students focus on digital citizenship and use technology to enhance their learning and understanding. Rocky Top is the only student-provided 1:1 computing middle school in the state.
Rocky Top is also defined by their dedication to community service and shaping students into productive citizens through programs like Grizzlies Give Back and Random Acts of Kindness. When students graduate from Rocky Top, they know themselves as learners and are equipped to make a difference in the world.
Spend a day at Rocky Top and learn more about the Colorado Schools to Watch criteria and the replicable practices that make Rocky Top - tops!
Single Admission - $50
Groups or 5+ - $40 ea.