Unlocking the Middle School Mind


Thursday, October 7, 2021, 11:00 a.m.–3:45 p.m. (EDT)

Learn about:

  • What research tells us about the adolescent brain and how you can use it to inform your literacy instruction.
  • Unique, cognitively-driven educational needs of this grade span.
  • Insights and strategies that will help your ELA students this year.
ELA Middle school virtual summit

You know better than most that middle school students have very specific cognitive and academic needs for literacy success. We know it, too, and we want to support you in your mission to give students everything they need to be successful in the middle school ELA classroom and beyond.

This is something you won’t want to miss!

Certificates of attendance will be awarded.

Can't attend live? We'll record the event and send it out to all registrants afterward so you won't miss a thing.

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Dr. Daniel J. Siegel

Dr. Daniel J. Siegel

Chelonnda Seroyer, M.Ed.

Chelonnda Seroyer, M.Ed.

Dr. Kevin Chapman

Dr. Kevin Chapman

Dr. Chelsea Mitchell

Dr. Chelsea Mitchell

Natalie Wexler

Natalie Wexler


11:00 a.m.

Keynote: Dr. Daniel J. Siegel: What cognitive science tells us about the adolescent brain—and how building relationships is key to engaging students

12:00 p.m.

Chelonnda Seroyer, M.Ed.: The power of a culture of consistency to re-engage middle schoolers

1:00 p.m.

Dr. Kevin Chapman and Dr. Chelsea Mitchell: Creating a classroom culture where all can thrive

2:00 p.m.

Natalie Wexler: The role of writing in building academic knowledge

3:00 p.m.

Amplify wrap-up: Kamilah Simpson, Amplify  ELA product expert

Bonus content!

Receive a free copy of Seven ways to build classroom culture with your registration. It includes some practical steps to build a supportive culture in your classroom this year!


Register now for our free virtual summit

You'll receive a unique link to attend the virtual summit prior to the event.