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Professional Development2019-06-06T14:06:52-04:00

Conferences for Middle School Educators

AIMS hosts multiple conferences each year to provide middle school-focused PD on a variety of relevant topics. Here’s what people are saying about our various learning opportunities.

Thank you for a great conference! It is so nice to discuss similar issues with middle schools throughout the state.

I love AIMS! I learned some great ideas and info that I will implement next week!

Great presentations overall…the information delivered will support my teaching and classroom improvement.

This conference was fantastic! It was great to see passionate teachers talking about what they do in their classrooms and how attainable goals can be.

Great conference content! As a counselor, I was nervous there wouldn’t be content applicable to my role, but it was great. SEL session was outstanding!

Attend an AIMS event and see for yourself the impact that our content, designed specifically for the middle school educator, can have on your classroom. Register for a professional development event today!

Customized Professional Development

AIMS members can assist you in meeting your professional development needs at the building or district level.

We will work with you to design programs or workshops to address specific topics related to your school or school district.

The AIMS network affiliates and Illinois Horizon STW building staff members can provide “real world” presentations by practitioners currently working in exemplary Illinois Middle Schools.

Contact us today to learn how your middle school may benefit from our unique professional development opportunities.

Online Discussion Forums

The Association of Illinois Middle-grade Schools maintains an active Twitter community with teachers and education thought leaders. This powerful professional development resource features weekly Twitter chats focused on hot topics in middle school. Join us every Tuesday at 8 pm CT for a 30-minute chat with other knowledgeable educators!


Association for Middle Level Education

National Forum for Accelerating Middle-Grades Reform

AIMS Event Presentations

Personalized Learning in the ELA Classroom2019-06-05T14:36:54-04:00

Personalized Learning in the ELA Classroom  – Jessica Weibler and Katelyn Giordano, Kaneland Harter Middle School

SEL in the Middle2019-06-05T14:35:41-04:00

SEL in the Middle – Chrissy Harrold, Allison Stephens and Luis Correa, Jack London Middle School

Let’s Get Googly2019-06-05T14:34:54-04:00

Let’s Get Googly – Caren Kimbarovsky, Highland Middle School

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.