2020 Conference

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The Ohio Middle Level Association is proud to host the 2020 annual state conference at the Kalahari Convention Center in Sandusky, Ohio from May 6-7, 2021.
OMLA 2020 State Conference Hotel:
Kalahari Conference and Convention Center
7000 Kalahari D
Sandusky, OH 44870
$139/night Wednesday-Friday
( Rooms are currently available for this hotel )
October 28-29, 2021
Hilton Columbus at Easton; Columbus, Ohio
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Weston Kieschnick is an award winning educator, best-selling author, TEDx speaker, coach, husband, and father. He is the author of the best selling book, Bold School: Old School Wisdom + New School Innovation = Blended Learning that Works, co-author of The Learning Transformation: A Guide to Blended Learning for Administrators and the creator and host of Teaching Keating; one of the most downloaded edu-centric podcasts on iTunes. 

Weston has worked in collaboration with innovative tech and publishing companies (Google, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Apple) to redefine teaching and learning in the digital age. As such, he’s advised educators from every state in the US and more than 30 countries around the world. Districts where Mr. Kieschnick has designed content, implemented initiatives, and trained educational leaders have been recognized by the Learning Counsel as being among the top ten in the nation for their work in blended learning. You can find Weston’s work published in EdWeek, EdTech Magazine, Shaped, and featured on TED, the 10-Minute Teacher, Teaching Tales, Kids Deserve It, and LeadUp Teach. Follow Weston on Twitter        (@Wes_Kieschnick).

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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.