The Monday Minute
April 21, 2022 (The First Thursday Edition)
THE WORD IS OUT: AMLE 2025 WILL BE IN INDIANAPOLIS!
Special Olympics Indiana, working with the IASP, is pleased to announce the availability of a FREE book set of Carl Erskine's The Parallel to every school in Indiana.
- The Parallel documents how being a teammate of Jackie Robinson and father to Special Olympics athlete Jimmy Erskine were parallels in Carl's life. It contains valuable stories that remain relevant in 2022 and can be used for a variety of classroom purposes.
- You can order your book set by completing this brief Google Form no later than May 15, 2022. Book sets will be shipped to arrive at schools during the first week of August, in time for the 2022-2023 school year.
- Sets will include 36 copies of The Parallel, a poster, and an instruction sheet explaining how teachers can access the full online library of lessons and activities in the Erskine Personal Impact Curriculum (EPIC).
- The books and EPIC curriculum are in conjunction with a new film by Ted Green that will be released in the fall, "The Best We’ve Got: The Carl Erskine Story."
Plainfield Holds Middle School Unified Track Meet
Spring Webinar Series Concludes with IMLEA Administrators & Job Search Tips
The Bayh College of Education at Indiana State hosted a series of webinars this spring for their preservice teachers that wrapped up this week with job search tips.
Thanks to administrators from IMLEA who participated:
-Elizabeth Krutz, Principal, LaPorte Middle School
-Deb Carter, Principal, Klondike Middle School, West Lafayette
-Jessica Tubbs, Assistant Principal, Creekside MS, Carmel (IMLEA Past President)
-Julie Kemp, Principal, Boonville Middle School
Other webinars included our session with Indiana Teacher of the Year, Sharita Ware; How & Why You Should Be an LGBTQ+ Ally; English Language Learning Interventions; What New Teachers Need to Know about Special Education; and Exploring Equity-Oriented Strategies. You can find the powerpoints and recordings of these sessions on this link. We thank the Bayh College of Education for their sponsorship!
In addition to Sharita Ware's webinar with us at the link above, she has done a podcast episode for Keep Indiana Learning's Home Grown Series, found here, and will be a speaker at their #VirtuallyDifferent Conference this summer.
Apply for a Free Microcontroller Kit
Speaking of Infosys...
APPLICation Open to JOIN IDOE'S ADOLESCENT LITERACY COMMITTEE
Fun Art Project: Happy Little Painters
One More Resource for Poetry Month
Richard Byrne has these seven suggestions for Poetry Month Activities. We had other suggestions in the last issue of The Monday Minute
EVENTS FROM AMLE
Learning Opportunities (Times EDT) Free unless noted.
April 22: Earth Day-Resources from The Cube for Teachers, Including a Digital Breakout
April 26: US DOE STEM Webinar-Learning with NASA is Out of This World, 1 pm
April 28: Indiana Freedom to Read Roundtable, 8 pm
April 29-May 1: Global Youth Service Day (link has ideas and maps)
*May 14: Tinkerfest at Indiana State Museum, 10-5
June 1-August 5: Summer of Learning Events Across the State
June 9: Keep Indiana Learning 2022 Reading Summit ($100; some free videos available now)
edWeb.net Webinars (if sponsored, "commercials" are at the end)
AMLE Events (some free, some paid)
IN LearningPartnership (Includes Wednesday PD with IDOE)
Please note: Webinars and events mentioned in this space are not an endorsement of commercial products; on the contrary, we try to avoid listing events that appear to be commercial in nature. Every effort is made to strip social media/tracking data from provided URLs. In many cases, you can register and receive a recording later.
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