2018 Conference

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The Ohio Middle Level Association is proud to host the 2018 annual state conference in Sandusky on October 25 & 26 at the Kalahari Resort and Conference Center.
OMLA 2018 State Conference Hotel:
Kalahari Resort and Conference Center
7000 Kalahari Drive
Sandusky, OH 44870
1-877-525-2427
$129.00 Per Night
( Rooms are currently available for this hotel )
October 25 - 26, 2018
Kalahari Resort; Sandusky, Ohio
November 7 - 8, 2019
Hilton Columbus at Easton; Columbus, Ohio
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George Couros

George Couros is a leading educator in the area of innovative leadership, teaching, and learning. He has worked with all levels of school - from K-12 as a teacher and technology facilitator, school and district administrator, and is the author of the book “The Innovator’s Mindset; Empower Learning, Unleash Talent, and Lead a Culture of Creativity.” He is a sought after speaker on the topic of innovative student learning and engagement and has worked with schools and organizations around the globe. George is also the creator of Connected Principals.com, an initiative that brings educators and leaders together from around the world to create powerful learning opportunities for students.

Although George is a leader in the area of innovation, his focus is always the development of leadership and people and what is best for learners. His belief that, meaningful change happens when you first connect to people’s hearts, is modelled in his writing and speaking. You can connect with George on his blog, “The Principal of Change” (located at georgecouros.ca) or through Twitter (@gcouros).

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Kim Campbell

Kim Campbell crosses the continent energizing educational professionals as a dynamic presenter and self-proclaimed “Proud Middle School Teacher.” Building on the lessons learned and techniques developed as a middle level social studies teacher since 1991.Kim is in national demand as a keynote speaker, workshop facilitator and consultant for the Association of Middle Level Educators, Staff Development for Educators, and the Jack Berckemeyer Consulting Group.Kim is the co-author of SOAR: A Handbook for Closing the Achievement Gap, a guide for replicating the success of her revolutionary after-school program for disadvantaged students, and author of If You Can’t Manage Them, You Can’t Teach Them. She is in the process of completing her third book.  Follow Kim on Twitter (@KimCamp4Kids)!

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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.