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MGI 2015 Information

We're excited to announce that almost 200 educators will be gathering at VTC for this year's Middle Grades Institute. Please visit the MGI 2015 Website, complete with logistics and strand resources.

The Inaugural Issue of Middle Grades Review is Out!

On behalf of the Middle Grades Collaborative, we are pleased to announce the release of the inaugural issue of our new journal, Middle Grades Review. Please click here to read thought-provoking pieces from scholars such as Mark Vagle, Cynthia Reyes, Steven Netcoh, Kathleen Brinegar, Lisa Harrison and Joe Rivers, or to submit your own work to an…

New Theme Issues Announced for Middle Grades Review


The editors of the Middle Grades Review are pleased to issue a call for two upcoming theme issues. For more information, please visit the Middle Grades Review page.

Issue 1(2): Student Voice: Authentic or Contrived? 

The middle grades community at large has long advocated listening to young adolescents…

Presentations Posted Here!

As a follow-up to our 8th annual conference, we've invited presenters to share their work on our site. Presentations will be linked to the conference program but, in the meantime, here are four to whet your appetite:



8th Annual Conference: A Great Success!

We're happy to report that our 8th annual conference, held Saturday, January 10, 2015, met with great success!

Over 100 middle grades educators gathered to share the results of their hard work over the past fall semester. We will be making many of the presentations…

Join us at our 8th Annual Middle Grades Conference

MGI 2015 Date and Location Announced!

Join us for MGI 2015!

Dates: June 22-26, 2015

Time: 8:00am- 5:00pm

Location: Vermont Technical College, Randolph, Vermont 

New Opportunity for Vermont Middle Schools!

A nationally recognized University of Vermont program bringing innovative, technology-rich teaching practices to Vermont middle school students will expand dramatically across the state thanks to a $5 million gift from the Richard E. and Deborah L. Tarrant Foundation. The gift is the second $5 million pledge the foundation has made to the Tarrant Institute for Innovative…

The End to a Successful MGI 2014

Thanks to the more than 100 middle level educators who joined us this year for the annual Middle Grades Institute! They accomplished a remarkable amount of thoughtful work throughout the week and we're privileged to have had the chance to teach and learn alongside them.

Less than a week ‘til MGI!

With this summer’s Middle Grades Institute less than a week away, registrations are still flying in and we’re thrilled to report educators from all corners of our state will be convening in Burlington! Some are coming as individuals; an impressive number are coming in teams; and a couple of whole school faculties are joining us as well.  Read more

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