2016 Conference

2016 Conference Program

The Ohio Middle Level Association is proud to host the 2016 annual state conference in Cincinnati on October 27 & 28 at the Hyatt Regency downtown!

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MLA 2016 State Conference Hotel: Hyatt Regency Cincinnati 151 West Fifth Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 Phone: 513-579-1234 HOTEL RESERVATION INFORMATION  2016 Exhibitor Registration Form

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Upcoming Conferences

  • November 2 - 3, 2017
  • Hilton Columbus at Easton; Columbus, Ohio
  • October 25 - 26, 2018
  • Kalahari Resort; Sandusky, Ohio
  • November 7 - 8, 2019
  • Hilton Columbus at Easton; Columbus, Ohio
  • 2016 Presenter Spreadsheet


Thursday Keynote

rick wormeli

Rick Wormeli is a National Board Certified Teacher and a columnist for AMLE Magazine. The winner of Disney's American Teacher Award for English in 1996, Rick is an internationally known speaker on middle-level education, innovation, and teacher professionalism. Rick offers a wealth of experience having worked as a middle grades teacher, human growth and development teacher, and staff development educator. He is also an educational consultant to National Public Radio, USA Today, and the Smithsonian Institute. Rick has presented at the White House, has appeared on Good Morning America, and has worked with school districts all across the country.

Friday Keynote

anthony muhammad

Anthony Muhammad is one of the most sought after educational consultants in North America. He served as a practitioner for nearly twenty years. Dr. Muhammad served as a middle school teacher, assistant principal, middle school principal, and high school principal. His tenure as a practitioner has earned him several awards as both a teacher and a principal. Dr. Muhammad is the author of the books The Will to Lead and the Skill to Teach; Transforming Schools at Every Level and Transforming School Culture: How to Overcome Staff Division.

Featured Speaker

jack berckemeyer

Jack Berckemeyer is a nationally recognized presenter, author, and humorist. He is the author of Managing the Madness - A Practical Guide to Middle Grades Classrooms, Taming of the Team - How Great TeamsWork Together and most recently published, Deliberate Optimism - Reclaiming the Joy in Education, co-authored with Dr. Debbie Silver and Judith Baenen. As former middle level teacher and now expert in middle level education and adolescent development, Jack shares his passion, humor, and expertise that is guaranteed to re-energize the room.

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