Are you looking for hassle-free professional development? NELMS can arrange plans for long-term school improvement, one-day workshops, release-time programs, middle level courses with graduate credit options, after-school and regional meetings to address your school's professional development objectives.
NELMS offers professional development services to help you continue your quest for excellence in the education of young adolescents. Your school can become a fully implemented middle level school using the research of Turning Points 2000 and Breaking Ranks in the Middle 2006 .
Supporting your school to be the BEST!
NELMS facilitates learning in all areas of middle level education. We will provide a consultant to work with your faculty. If desired, the program can be presented one day and the consultant can return in the role of coach.
Breaking Ranks In the Middle - B. R. I. M.
Now a NELMS option for you!
As you would expect from the region's premier leader of professional development in middle level education, NELMS now offers training for B.R.I.M. (Breaking Ranks in the Middle). This researched based opportunity will help school leaders identify key practice that will help improve student learning.
B.R.I.M. was developed by NASSP and the Education Alliance at Brown University in order to help school leaders apply the latest research to improve middle level learning. Breaking Ranks In the Middle training provides middle school leadership teams with quality information that help schools get better. We have the middle level knowledge, the middle level people, and the practical experience at the middle level necessary to help ensure quality implementation. You will work with NELMS BRIM consultants who have extensive experience in middle level schools. Help ensure the success of your entire school by engaging in this successful school renewal through B.R.I.M. and NELMS!
In Connecticut, contact the Connecticut Association of Schools (CAS) as they are the service provider for B.R.I.M. training. NELMS and CAS are collaborating on this important initiative.
After School Activities
Would your teachers like to learn effective practices and network with other middle level teachers in your area? Host a regional activity! NELMS provides the facilitator who will lead one, two, or more after-school sessions on topics such as Team Leader Training or Advisory Teacher Topics. You provide the location and the pizza, and we'll provide the program you request. Invite other area schools to join you at a mutually convenient time.