Becoming: Journal of GAMLE seeking submissions
Becoming: Journal of the Georgia Association for Middle Level Education is the journal of the Georgia Association for Middle Level Education (GAMLE). GAMLE is a leader for continuous improvement in the education of middle grades students through promoting exemplary educational practices, and offering support and resources to all Georgia middle grade educators. This journal is an open-access, peer-reviewed electronic journal that is a forum for middle grades teachers, administrators, teacher educators, and other stakeholders to share best practices, resources and research related to middle level education.
Becoming is seeking submissions from Georgia middle level educators, administrators, and researchers. For more about Becoming, see the Aims & Scope page. For journal policies and submission guidelines, see the Policies page. Please contact the Editor with any questions or concerns.
AMLE Releases Revised Middle Level Teacher Preparation Standards
The 2022 Revised AMLE MLTP Standards provide guidance for teacher candidates graduating from middle level education preparation programs concerning the knowledge base and professional practice required of those who rise to the rich and rewarding challenges of educating today’s young adolescent learner. Furthermore, the Revised AMLE Standards call upon all educators to examine schooling practices, to advance and advocate for middle grades education for all young adolescents, and to continue the work and achievement of being reflective and intentional in our world. The standards were expressly written for the specialized professional preparation and credentialing (i.e., licensure, certification, endorsement) of middle grades teachers at both the preservice and graduate levels for institutions of higher education. This includes initial teaching degree credentialing. The types of education professionals for whom they were written include academic faculty, staff, preservice, and in-service teachers.
For more information and to view the revised standards, visit: https://www.amle.org/professional-preparation/
GADOE Releases New ELA Standards for Public Review
The Georgia Department of Education released new K-12 ELA standards for public review. Upon adoption by the state board, the standards will be implemented in the 2024-25 school year, allowing for a year of training, communication, and updated materials and assessments.
The survey is available to all stakeholders through December 5, 2022.
For more information or to complete the GADOE's survey, please visit: https://www.georgiastandards.org/Pages/English-Language-Arts-Survey.aspx
Ridgeview Charter Middle School Awarded AMLE Foundation Grant
Ridgeview Charter Middle School, a Georgia LSTW and AMLE SOD, was awarded an AMLE Foundation Grant. The school will use the grant to fund their interdisciplinary unit on Market Day, combining social studies and math. Congratulations, RCMS!