ELMLE Malta - Navigate the Way


Join us on the magnificent island of Malta, January 23-25, 2025, for our 39th annual conference, ELMLE Malta - Navigate the Way.


Just as sailors have used their skills for millennia to navigate waters to Malta, our theme delves into the analogy that middle school is a navigational journey for our students. We will explore how we are engaging, supporting and empowering students to navigate social, emotional, physical, psychological and cognitive landscapes. The middle school transition mirrors a journey of self-discovery, an exploration of new territories within the self and others. Competencies and social skills emerge as the compass, guiding students to interact positively, build meaningful connections, and navigate conflicts. Join us to explore the many ways we design learning experiences and pathways to support our middle schoolers in navigating the complex seas of growing and learning, helping them as they plot their course and find their flow. 


Let’s continue our professional learning journey around supporting students to navigate adolescence for happiness and success during (and beyond) the formative middle school years!


The #MaltaELMLE 2025 Call for Presenters is OPEN

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The European League for Middle Level Education

ELMLE is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting middle level education.  Founded in 1986, ELMLE is an international affiliate of the United States’ Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE).

ELMLE’s global membership comprises schools and individuals in Europe, and includes members from such countries as the United States, South Africa, India and China.  A ten-member steering committee, elected by its diverse membership, organizes its annual European educational conference.

Mission Statement

ELMLE connects, supports, and inspires educators by fostering a thriving community that values the Middle School experience. 

Association for Middle Level Education

AMLE is our parent organization. If your school is an ELMLE member school, you are also an AMLE member, and you have access to all of their resources and benefits. Check out www.amle.org to access these resources. 

Schools of Distinction

Learn more about the research-based traits and practices of a Successful Middle School and how your school can earn the AMLE Schools of Distinction honor.