Regional Conferences & Events

The New York State Middle School Association and St. Joseph’s College Present:StJosephs

Teaching for Tomorrow: Common Core Solutions for Middle-Level Success

Teaching for Tomorrow: Common Core Solutions for Middle-Level Success, offers a variety of workshops to suit your needs. This conference brings together the unique qualities of middle-level education, the essential elements and the common core. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from practitioners who have successfully integrated the common core into their practice. After attending this conference, you’ll walk away with practical strategies for teaching that you can use tomorrow.

The event is May 27th, 8a – 3p, St. Joseph’s College, 155 Roe Blvd, Patchogue, NY. Click here to register.

Highlighted opportunities provided by the Common Core Solutions for Middle-Level Success:

  • Presentations by Long Island’s best practitioners
  • A fresh take on the Common Core State Standards
  • Essential Elements Schools-to-Watch Presenters
  • 21st Century Learning Technology Workshops
  • Vendor exhibit that focuses on middle-level academic products and services



The day starts with an energizing keynote from nationally-recognized presenter, author, and humorist, Jack Berckemeyer, who began his career as a middle school teacher in Denver, Colorado. Jack brings his energy, humor, and expertise to all staff development as he helps teachers and administrators remember why this job makes a difference. Jack Berckemeyer is known for his motivating, practical ideas communicating a message of hope, laughter, and insight into education. Workshop sessions will include two additional topics from Jack Berckemeyer, ELA, math, art, science, social studies, FACS, STEAM, subject focus group discussions, and more! Workshop selection will be sent to registrants prior to the conference. Click here for the brochure!


13th Annual NYS Middle School Association Middle-Level Institute
The Common Core Middle-Level Classroom — Getting It Right!
June 29 & 30, Tec-Smart, Hudson Valley Community College, Malta, NY

NYSMSA is proud to host the 13th Annual Mid-dle-Level Institute at the Hudson Valley Commu-nity College Tec-Smart Facility in Malta, NY. Participants will select one of four workshops being offered by expert practitioners and will re-ceive twelve hours of intensive middle–level in-struction. Each session is explicitly aligned to the Board of Regents’ Reform Agenda to ensure that all NYS students are “college and career ready” upon graduation. We understand the important role that middle-level educators play in preparing our students for college and careers, and our work-shop offerings will support middle-level educators in that role. Click here for the brochure!