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!

Conference Resources and Future Engagement

Remember that all of the session handouts and resources from #ELMLELondon are on the Whova App, and everything will be available until the end of April. If there is anything you'd like to make sure you have access to for a longer time, be sure to download it! 

Thanks again for your engagement and for expanding our professional network. If you're feeling inspired, consider submitting an article for ELMLE News or the Bridge in the Middle blog. We look forward to welcoming you to London next year!

Love our logo? We do too!

The votes are in, and the winning logo designers for our #ELMLELondon conference are Jaxon Batty and Jill Geib, two 6th graders at Frankfurt International School. They'll receive an Amazon gift certificate (and eternal fame)! Their nominated teacher will receive a complimentary Pre-Conference registration to #ELMLELondon.

In this real-world learning experience, students were asked to include the theme of the conference, as well as a visual representation of London, our host city. As part of the design brief, they were provided with the HEX codes for the ELMLE colors and a vector copy of the official ELMLE logo to incorporate into the design. The ELMLE Steering Committee received more than 45 entries!

Logo Designers Jaxon Batty and Jill Geib show off their winning design.

Check out the ELMLE Blog

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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.