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REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
MAKING MIDDLE SCHOOL MATTER SYMPOSIUM
March 5 - 7, 2023 | Hilton Austin Airport

The 7th Annual Making Middle School Matter Symposium is open to all middle grades administrators and educators and will focus on research-proven practices that can be implemented school-wide. The symposium will feature a range of keynotes and breakout sessions. Unlike other professional development events or conferences, this program will draw content solely from high-quality research and translate that research into practical knowledge bites so that practices and strategies can be replicated in schools and classrooms. Plan now to attend this great training!

EVENT REGISTRATION
HILTON AUSTIN AIRPORT

  
  • Great Speakers including our Keynotes: Hamish Brewer & Dorina Sackman
  • Training from Lead Your School, Houston Kraft of Character Strong, JC Pohl, and more!
  • Exhibit Showcase with representatives who can deliver solutions to help schools improve student learning and achievement through their products and services.
  • Presentations from Award-Winning Texas Schools to Watch Middle-Level Campuses.

The MMSM Symposium offers:

  • Research-proven practices that can be implemented school-wide
  • Outstanding keynotes and breakout sessions
  • A conference focused on the middle-level
  • Cutting-edge presentations from some of the best middle-level practitioners
  • Strategies suited for current situations faced by teachers and administrators
  • Demonstrations from Texas School to Watch model campuses
  • Outstanding research-based strategies to support middle level instruction
  • The Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk

This will be three days of dynamic and practical learning that you can implement at your campus immediately. More details and full schedule to come!


At-A-Glance Tentative Schedule

SUNDAY, MARCH 5
REGISTRATION  |  10:30a - 4:30p
OPENING GENERAL SESSION  |  1:00p - 2:00p 
Q & A with Hamish Brewer  |  2:00p - 3:00p
BREAKOUT SESSION (Set 1)  |  3:15p - 4:00p
BREAKOUT SESSION (Set 2)  |  4:15p - 5:00p

MONDAY, MARCH 6
REGISTRATION & EXHIBITS  |  7:00a - 4:30p
BREAKFAST  |  7:45a - 8:30a
(Texas Study Committee Meeting) 8:30a -12:00p
GENERAL SESSION  |  8:30a - 9:30a 
BREAKOUT SESSION (Set 3)  |  10:00a - 11:00a
EXHIBITS/LUNCH BREAK  | 11:00a - 12:30p (On your own)
BREAKOUT SESSION (Set 4)  |  12:30p - 1:30p
BREAKOUT SESSION (Set 5)  |  1:30p - 2:30p

SCHOOLS TO WATCH RECOGNITION  |  2:45p - 3:00p
GENERAL SESSION  |  3:00p - 4:15p 

TUESDAY, MARCH 7
BREAKFAST  |  7:15a - 8:15a
BREAKOUT SESSION (Set 6)  |  8:15a - 9:00a
BREAKOUT SESSION (Set 7)  |  9:15a - 10:00a
CLOSING GENERAL SESSION  |  10:15a - 11:30a 

Working Lunch/Training for New or Re-Designated Schools to Watch Only  |  11:45a - 1:30p