2020 Conference Information Coming Soon!!

Join us in Myrtle Beach for the 2020 Conference!

2020 Conference Dates:  February 28 - March 1, 2020!

2019 Conference Program released! Find general information, conference schedule, session information, and more!
Also available as a Word Document

2019 SCAMLE Institute Full Program

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SCAMLE Annual Conference March 1st to March 3, 2019; Deadline for applications was November 30, 2018. Come share your ideas and experiences! If your school has an exemplary program or outstanding teachers to highlight, consider sharing ideas and programs with other middle level educators by applying to be a presenter at the SCAMLE Conference March 1-3, 2019 at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. Submit your application for presentation(s).




The Sheraton Myrtle Hotel is the host hotel. The conference rate is available until 1/28/19 or until room block is filled. Click here for the booking link for the Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center Hotel. You can also call 1-888-627-8203 and refer to SC Association for Middle Level Education 2019 Convention.


Friday Leadership Institute

Friday's Leadership Institute, hosted by SC-AMLE at the Convention Center will feature opportunities for individuals and groups to grow leadership capacity beginning just after noon. Sessions targeting Instructional Leadership, Administrative Leadership, and Student Advocacy will be available with a special focus on building level administrators and guidance counselors as well as other professionals who have a bit more flexibility to grow and learn away from their buildings during this valuable institute. Official Schools to Watch training will also be available for interested school-based and district level teams. Stay tuned for more information about the Leadership Institute!

Saturday Keynote Speaker: Roberto Rivera, Lead Change Agent, Hope Dealer

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Roberto Rivera is an artist, educator, and change agent who specializes in applying best practices in engaging youth using practical and relevant methods. He is also the Chief Empowerment Officer at 7 Mindsets Academy.

Roberto Rivera received his undergraduate degree at UW-Madison where he created his own major entitled “Social Change, Youth Culture and the Arts”. He received his masters degree at UIC in Youth Development with a focus on Social Justice, Urban Education, and Hip-hop. He currently is the President and Lead Change Agent of the Good Life Org., an organization that publishes multi-media educational tools and trains educators, youth workers, and parents in connecting positive youth development to community development. His experience in working in the field of community-based popular education over the last decade have won him awards from former president Bill Clinton, Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin, and others. Despite these accolades, Roberto sees his work as giving back, since being labeled “at-risk” and “disadvantaged” as a teen himself, his relationships with key educators and youth workers helped him to turn his life around. Roberto’s presentations are unique in that they not only include scientific based research, but that they also include his own story of transforming from a dope dealer to a hope dealer, to incorporating stories from his work with communities around the nation. His unique ability to code-switch from sharing research and data to stories and poems leaves audiences standing with enlightened minds and moved hearts. He is also a proud husband and father, and sees being a good dad as one of his life-long goals.

Sunday Morning Keynote and Business Meeting

One of our sponsors is the innovative and remarkable team of professionals from Leader in Me - a subsidiary of FranklinCovey Education. Sunday's Keynote is Dr. Lesley Eason.

Dr. Eason brings experience, insight, and research to the table as we complete our discussion and exploration of the importance of social-emotional learning (SEL) and our students. She will highlight the importance of getting to the hearts of our kiddos through an examination of research and anecdotes that will leave you excited to venture back to your students and the work of your classroom.

Dr. Lesley Eason was born and raised in Jacksonville, NC and graduated from Jacksonville High School. After completing college, she returned to Jacksonville to begin a career in education that has included serving as an English teacher, Assistant Principal, Principal, and Assistant Superintendent for Instructional Services and Continuous Improvement. She is married to Bob Eason, who is the head football coach for the Northside Monarchs and is a proud mother to Trey, a freshman at ECU, and Gage, a junior of Northside High School.

2019 Sponsors: 

Conference Grants: 

Micro-Grants to assist with conference expenses

$250.00 SCAMLE Conference Grant
Deadline: December 14, 2018
Award Announcements: January 11, 2019

Certified middle level teachers are invited to apply for a South Carolina Middle Grades Initiative micro-grant to attend the South Carolina Association of Middle Level Education’s Spring Conference, March 1-3, 2019. Please see below for detailed information. The deadline for micro-grant applications is Friday, December 14, 2018.


1. Read the information on the SC-AMLE Conference from the website: 
2. Write a brief rationale for how you plan to present content learned from the conference to a group of your peers
3. Seek approval from your principal and then complete the online application form.
Application Link: https://form.jotform.com/82845869796180
4. Awards will be announced January 11, 2019 so that you may finalize conference registration and travel arrangements.
Please contact Dr. Chris Burkett, Director of the SCMGI for questions at Burkett3@mailbox.sc.edu .
Application Link: https://form.jotform.com/8284586979618

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Association for Middle Level Education

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