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Saturday's Schedule

Saturday Keynote

Keynote Speaker: Debbie Silver, Ed.D
Deliberate Optimism: Reclaiming the Joy in Education

How do teachers maintain a positive learning environment while addressing increased emphasis on standards, new teacher evaluations, and other challenges in education? Dr. Debbie Silver discusses how educators can maintain a sense of self as well as help their students become independent, resilient learners. Through her research and understanding of human behavior, Debbie provides insights into how to maintain one’s sanity while giving every student a reasonable chance at success. Using her well-known candor and sense of humor, Debbie offers participants an entertaining and thought-provoking look at how to empower both teachers and learners.

Saturday Sessions

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4:00-6:00 PM - College Student Summit

4:00- 6:00 PM – Exhibitors Open

5:00-6:00 PM – Job Alike Sessions

6:30-7:30 PM – Keynote Presentation with Debbie Silver

7:45-8:45 PM – PAMLE Social via Zoom

College Student Summit, 4-6 PM

4:00-4:25 PM
Meet and Greet: ML teacher candidates across PA!

Jamboards, introductions, ML Kahoot on young adolescent development, and a guessing game with prizes!

4:30-4:55 PM
Fireside Chat: starting a CMLA, and keeping it going!

  • 5 minutes-Kutztown CMLA overview
  • 5 minutes-Shippensburg CMLA overview
  • 5 minutes- (another institution as yet recruited)
  • 10 minutes-overview of new option for membership in a general CMLA chapter for small programs

5:00-5:25 PM
Interviewing skills: Principals’ advice and critique

A panel of ML principals will offer advice, answer questions, and simulate interview questions for participants to practice answering

5:30-5:55 PM
Our First Year Teachers Speak!

A panel of first year teachers graduated from various PA ML programs will offer advice and answer questions.

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