The Association of Illinois Middle-Grade Schools (AIMS) is pleased to announce further details for the 2017 Summer Splash to be held on Thursday, June 15, 2017. The event site is:

Gordon Gregory Middle School
2621 Springdale Circle
Naperville, IL 60564

The day begins with registration at 8:00 a.m. and concludes by 3:00 p.m.

The Summer Splash keynote speaker is Steve Dembo. Steve’s opening address is entitled “Open the Curiosity Door” Discover how to create a culture of innovation and spark creativity in your students. For more on Steve, visit

As always, we will also feature breakout sessions covering a variety of topics relevant to middle level educators. Breakout sessions scheduled so far include:

  • High Tech Without the High Price
  • Virtual Unreality
  • Story Telling for the YouTube Generation
  • Middle Level 2.0: Best Practices 2017
  • The Future of Illinois Middle Grades
  • Family Law Matters Affecting Middle School Professionals
  • Illinois Horizon Schools to Watch Training
  • #Teach Further: The 3C’s of Unit Design
  • Using Formative Feedback to Further Learning
  • Screencastify Your Class
  • Chromebooks and Conversations: Promoting Collaborative Partnerships Through Interactive Book Clubs
  • The Journey of Integrating Tech in the Middle School Classroom: The Good, Bad and the Ugly
  • …more to be announced soon.

Make your plans to attend June 15 Summer Splash and register now.