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The 2022 PAMLE State Conference will take place February 26-28, 2022 at the Ramada Hotel & Conference Center in State College, PA. The conference will begin at noon on the 26th with a keynote by Kelly Weaver, highlighting her new book, “Living Your Own Aloha: 5 Steps to Manifesting Your Dreams”. The keynote will be followed by two sessions as well as a Summit for ALL current college students. There will be a social on Saturday evening with a Hawaiian Luau theme.

Sessions will begin Sunday morning followed by a Tailgate Buffet lunch with Keynote speaker Jennifer Williams who will highlight her new book, “Peacekeepers Empowering Youth Using Restorative Practices”, afternoon sessions and our dinner celebration recognizing our STW schools as well as other PAMLE awards. Jen Cort will be our Sunday night keynote speaker highlighting her newest book. Monday morning will begin with a Happy Valley Buffet breakfast for all, followed by sessions. The conference will close by 12:30 pm allowing time for attendees to get home.

We will follow the most current COVID health & safety protocols at the time of the conference in accordance with the guidelines established by the conference venue, State College and the CDC.

For reservations at the Ramada, please call 814-238-3001 and use code: PAMLE22.
For reservations at the Wyndham Garden, please call 814-466-2255 and use code: 022522PAA.
For reservations at The Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, call 814-234-6000 and use code: PAMLE
For reservations at Courtyard by Marriott, please call 1-800-MARRIOTT, and refer to CODE: PAM

Call for Presenters!

We are currently looking for presentations. If you are interested in presenting, consider submitting one of the following proposal types:

  • Concurrent Sessions - These are traditional, 60-minute sessionsP and presentation submissions are accepted on a rolling basis.. If accepted, the Primary Presenter will receive a $25 discount to the conference. This form will be closed when we are no longer accepting applications.
  • Spark & Tell Sessions - This format is to give beginning or experienced presenters an opportunity to share a best practice in a 15 minute presentation. Each 60 minute session is divided into three 15-minute segments, allowing participants to get more personal attention and more information in a short amount of time. There will be 3 similar presentations within each session. Each presenter will present one 15 minute session. Each lead presenter will receive a $25 discount to the conference.
  • Speed Sessions - This format is to give beginning or experienced presenters an opportunity to share a best practice in a 15 minute video. Each presenter will develop a 15 minute video of a best practice that will be shared with all the conference attendees. These videos will also be posted on our website. All completed videos will be sent to


PAMLE is accepting nominations for awards that will be presented at the 2022 PAMLE State Conference. The conference will take place February 26-28, 2022 at the Ramada Hotel & Conference Center in State College, PA. Please review the awards and nominate the students, student teachers, new teachers, veteran teachers, and administrators who create a positive learning environment at your schools -


PAMLE Webinars

PAMLE’s Webinar Series continues on December 8 at 7:00 pm featuring Jen Cort. Jen’s sessions are very popular as she presents useable ideas for every educator. Jen says, “We all face conversations that are challenging for us or catch us off guard. In this seed and spark, we will learn about HUB (Help Us Begin) strategies to use in any challenging situation.” Click here to register for this free webinar today!

Webinars are free to all participants. ACT 48 hours are awarded to participants including those who view the recording.  You can view all recorded webinars on the PAMLE YouTube Channel!

Resources From PAMLE and AMLE

Check out these resources from AMLE and PAMLE. During this unprecedented time, educators are being asked to support their school communities while adapting to an entirely different way of teaching almost overnight.

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Middle School Vacancies

This listing is compiled from emails sent to PAMLE Board Members. Check back often as this will be updated regularly.

Betwixt and Between

The new issue (spring) of Betwixt and Between is now available on the PaPOMLE website. Scroll to the bottom of the page to access the latest edition as well as previously published issues. It has many great articles for educators including some authored by a ML professor, a ML principal, and a ML teacher education candidate. 

And click here to find out how Betwixt & Between has recently expanded to reflect the voices of ALL stakeholders engaged in ML education! Although we will keep the formal research section, we are now offering new non-research calls for short essays (500-750 words) from ML teachers and ML students! Read more here.

Find out more About CMLA

The Collegiate Middle Level Association is a professional education organization for college students preparing to become middle level teachers. Some colleges and universities have a chapter you can join, or you can start one at your institution, or you can become a member of the chapter at-large if your program is very small. CMLA’s are unique to each chapter, but all members have the commonalities of being dedicated to the developmentally appropriate education of young adolescents (ages 10-15) and passionate about developing their own ability to be effective middle level teachers. Check the AMLE website to learn about activities and opportunities available through CMLA. For even deeper involvement in the field of Middle Level Education in Pennsylvania, check out this opportunity to become the CMLA representative to the PAMLE State Board.

PAMLE is a proud affiliate of the Association for Middle Level Education


The Middle Level Legacy video series documents the history of a major educational reform in American Education: the Middle School Movement. Check out these videos from AMLE.

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