Links

MAMSE is dedicated to providing opportunities for networking and to bringing you the very best educational resources. Below is a list of links to other Web sites that may be of interest to you. If you have any suggested additions, e-mail the link to us.

Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE) – Since its inception in 1973, the Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE), formerly National Middle School Association has been a voice for those committed to the educational and developmental needs of young adolescents. AMLE is the only national education association dedicated exclusively to those in the middle grades.

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development – ASCD is a membership organization that develops programs, products, and services essential to the way educators learn, teach, and lead.

ATD (ASTD) has a good career development blog:

Collegiate Middle Level Association at CMU

Education Online Search – a free college and career education portal to help people to learn about careers and the schools offering education and degrees for the fields you choose.

International Literacy Association

Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals – The Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals advances learning through educational leadership.

Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Michigan Council for the Social Studies

Michigan Department of Education – The starting page for the Michigan Department of Education. Lots of links to educational reports.

Michigan Education Association – The Michigan Education Association (MEA) is a self-governing education association, representing more than 157,000 teachers, faculty and education support staff throughout the state.

Michigan Environmental Education Curriculum Support Project – The goal of MEECS is to provide students, grades 4 through 9, with an opportunity to learn more about their environment through lessons in science and social studies. For more information, please click on the title above.

Michigan Middle Start – Middle Start is a nationally recognized program of the Academy for Educational Development dedicated to improving teaching and learning and ensuring academic success and healthy development for every middle-grades student. With over a decade of experience, Middle Start helps schools develop the characteristics of high performing middle-grades schools

Michigan Parent Teacher Association

Michigan Reading Association

Middle School Matters

Want to join a discussion about middle school at your convenience and your time frame? Looking for some thoughtful ideas that center around middle school? All of these things and more are possible when you visit Middle School Matters. Middle School Matters is a new podcast and web site specifically for middle level educators. Featuring a weekly podcast, a couple of middle school educators discuss some of the important issues revolving around middle school educators, young adolescents, teaching and learning. Middle School Matters is a place for middle level educators to share ideas, dialogue with other educators and develop some new methodologies. All of this is provided for free. After listening to ourselves tell others that education is changing and needs to be done differently, we decided to put our “money where our mouth is” and do some professional development, networking, and more in a different way. Thus is born the Middle School Matters podcast and web site. We hope that you’ll enjoy the offering (both the podcast and the web site) and hope that you’ll help us build a supportive community to impact the learning and success of all students.

MiddleWebMiddleWeb is all about the middle grades with a sharp focus on teaching & learning in grades 4-8.

National Association of Elementary School Principals – The National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), founded in 1921, is a professional organization serving elementary and middle school principals and other education leaders throughout the United States, Canada, and overseas.

National Association of Secondary School Principals – NASSP promotes excellence in middle level and high school leadership through research-based professional development, resources, and advocacy so that every student can be prepared for postsecondary learning opportunities and be workforce ready.

National Council for the Social Studies

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

National Council of Teachers of English

National Middle Level Science Teachers Association – The National Middle Level Science Teachers Association supports and promotes exemplary and innovative middle level science teaching and learning for all.

National Staff Development Council (Now LearningForward) – Learning Forward is an international membership association of learning educators focused on increasing student achievement through more effective professional learning. Learning Forward’s purpose is ensuring that every educator engages in effective professional learning every day so every student achieves.

NCDA has a great collection of resources for professional development:

Nuts and Bolts Symposium – Welcome to the Nuts & Bolts Symposiums website! This one-of-a-kind professional development opportunity held in beautiful Boulder, CO and Destin, FL, has a unique way of combining national presenters, quality sessions, and collaboration into a conference that takes teams, schools, and districts to the next level. If you serve students from middle school to high school and believe in quality staff development as the basis for true change, this is your conference! The lineup of presenters includes the best of the best and they are always true to the Nuts & Bolts concept of practical, realistic implementation of best practices. Bring a team of teachers and watch your school transform.

Phi Delta Kappan – for research on middle level education. Phi Delta Kappa International is the premier professional association for educators. For more than 100 years, it has focused its work on the tenets of service, research, and leadership.

TalentSpace Blog has a good section of articles for learning and training:

United States Census Bureau – Mission: To serve as the leading source of quality data about the nation’s people and economy.

Upper Peninsula Middle School Association The Upper Peninsula Middle School Association (UPMSA) promotes middle level benefits and practices through pre-service and in-service education and professional development in order to address the needs and challenges faced by middle level educators. The Association provides resources to a variety of constituencies throughout the U.P.

Wayne State University – information on middle level education at the College of Education

Wikipedia – Education in the United States

WorldWideLearn – online directory of education, online degree programs

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