Leadership Opportunity

The National Association of Professors of Middle Level Education is looking for a new representative from the Western region for their Executive Board. If you are interested in joining the board, or would like more information, please contact Alicia Wenzel who can put you in touch with the right people. To learn more about NaPOMLE, visit ...

The Case for Curiousity

Marylhurst University and the Arbor School of Arts & Sciences is sponsoring a lecture by Dr. Susan Engel on Thursday, October 10, from 7 – 9 p.m. Dr. Engel, Senior Lecturer at Williams College and a New York Times contributor, researches practical ways that teachers and parents can encourage question-asking and schools can make inquiry ...

Schools to Watch

Schools to Watch
As Oregon begins to look at re-establishing the Schools to Watch program, we believe it is a good idea to see what other states have done and learned from the program. Attached is a report from a research team in California who studied that state’s Schools to Watch program using mixed-methods research methodologies. STW-Report-FINAL-10-12

Call for proposals

Call for proposals
The Middle Level Teacher Education Symposium will be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota on November 6, 2013–one day prior to the AMLE national conference. Paul George will be the keynote speaker and will extend ideas from his article on “taking the long view” to teacher education. Attached you will find the call for proposals. Call for Proposal for ...

Spring Consortium Meeting

The spring meeting of the Oregon Middle Level Consortium is coming up on Friday, April 19. The group will meet at Portland State University. Please contact co-chair Jan Carpenter for more information.

Seeking Nominations for Outstanding Cooperating Teacher Award

We are Seeking Nominations! Members of the Middle Level Consortium recognize that clinical experiences play a critical and complex role in the development of pre-service teachers (Feiman-Nemser, 2001). We believe that exemplary cooperating teachers are masters at modeling best practice and mentoring pre-service teachers (Darling-Hammond, 2006; Feiman-Newmser; Gardiner: 2009; Schneider, 2007). The consortium acknowledges that ...

Core Reflection

Happy new year to you all!! We have some exciting news of our work in core reflection to share. If you are new to the phrase ‘core reflection,’ it refers to a strength-based approach to change in education. The goals and framework of core reflection are very much about developing the whole person and engaging ...

Winter Consortium Meeting

The winter meeting of the OMLC will be held on Friday, January 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Western Oregon University. Please e-mail Jan Carpenter or Alicia Wenzel for more details.