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CAMLE 2019 - The Power of Joyful Teaching

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Rocky Top Middle School

14150 York Street

Thornton, CO 80602

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Join middle level educators from across the state at the 2019 CAMLE Annual Conference, The Power of Joyful Teaching on Saturday, November 2 at Rocky Top Middle School in Thornton, CO. Select from 44+ sessions presented by school practitioners, regional experts and national organizations on the following topics:

  • Building strong teacher/student relationships
  • Elevating student ownership and agency
  • Strengthening student engagement
  • Creating "outside-the-classroom" learning
  • Using story telling techniques and humor
  • Harnessing optimism
  • Student goal setting strategies
  • Infusing learning with joy and laughter
  • Cooperative learning structures
  • Developing collective staff resiliency
  • Teacher self-care
  • Teacher teaming tips and techniques
  • Teacher professional development
  • Systemic school structures that empower students and teachers the middle grades!



Keynote Speaker


Author of Learner Centered Innovation: Spark Curiosity, Ignite Passion, and Unleash Genius, Katie Martin shares a compelling vision of what is possible in schools today. Katie will share research and examples from leading educators that will inspire you to create experiences that develop learners, workers, and citizens who will thrive in a changing world.

Katie has a Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree in middle school education and her Ph.D and in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on the support that impacts teacher efficacy and retention. Dr. Katie Martin is the Head of Partnerships-West at AltSchool. Over the last 5 years she has worked in diverse contexts to learn, research, and support deeper learning for all students. She has also served as middle school English language arts teacher, instructional coach, and led the district new teacher mentoring program.




Schedule of Events

7:30 – 8:25 Registration

8:30 – 9:00 Welcome & Introductions

9:05 – 10:10 Session 1

10:15 – 11:20 Session 2

11:20 – 12:45 Lunch & Keynote

12:50 – 1:55 Session 3

2:00 – 3:05 Session 4




But wait...there's more!

Join us at our Pre-Conference - Rocky Top MS Site Visit!

Friday, November 1, 2019

Rocky Top Middle School
114150 York Street Thorton, CO

Rocky Top Middle School, part of the Adams 12 Five Star School District is a dynamic school that educates 1150+ students in grades 6-8. Rocky Top has been recognized as a Colorado School to Watch in 2019 and is distinguished for creating a safe, inclusive community that inspires students to achieve their potential through cutting-edge instruction and a focus on the whole child — physical, mental and social well being.

Rocky Top’s teachers collaborate and work to meet individual student needs. In the classroom, students focus on digital citizenship and use technology to enhance their learning and understanding. Rocky Top is the only student-provided 1:1 computing middle school in the state.

Rocky Top is also defined by their dedication to helping the community and shaping students into productive citizens through programs like Grizzlies Give Back and Random Acts of Kindness. When students graduate from Rocky Top, they know themselves as learners and are equipped to make a difference in the world!

Spend a day at Rocky Top and learn more about the Colroado Schools to Watch criteria and the replicable practices that make Rocky Top - tops!

  • Become familiar with the National Forum's "School to Watch" Critieria of Success
  • Identify the key attributes and cultural shifts that transformed Rocky Top Middle School
  • Participate in a school site tour, visit with students, teachers and staff
  • Lunch provided






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