Friday, February 26, 2021 – Meet and Greet
Description/Flyer: This “Meet and Greet” informational session is for any graduate student who is
interested in conducting research on middle grades education and young
adolescents. The session will center on the question, “What does the MLER SIG
have to offer me as a graduate student interested in middle grades education
research (e.g., opportunities to publish, collaboration on research, support for
proposal submission)?” There will be a short panel presentation along with an
opportunity for attendees to ask the panel questions.
Friday, March 26, 2021 –Navigating the Professoriate: Meet the Editors of Middle Grades Journals
Description/Flyer: This mentoring session supports early and mid-career SIG members who are interested in navigating the publishing aspect of the professoriate. Editors from four prominent middle grades-focused publications will describe their journal and provide insights into the publishing process. Following descriptions of the publications, we will break into smaller groups by journal interest; here participants will have the opportunity to engage in collaborative conversations with individual editors. The session will conclude with an open forum where attendees can ask general questions.
The journals are (in alphabetical order):
- Current Issues in Middle Level Education (Amanda Wall)
- Middle Grades Review (James Nagle)
- Middle School Journal (Lisa Harrison)
- Research in Middle Level Education (David Virtue)