The Monday Minute
IMLEA Newsletter, April 12
Crowd-Sourced by Katie Powell: What Have We Gained This Year?
And speaking of Katie, congratulations are due! She has been named AMLE's new Director of Middle Level Programs!
And Speaking of AMLE...
Hibberd Intermediate School (Grades 5-8) in Richmond has just joined Champios this year and has already completed the four pillars. They far surpassed the fundraising goal. They raised over $3500 in just THREE DAYS! They did a fun team bonding game in one of their PE classes.
...And Then There's Whiteboard.Chat
Coincidentally, Leslie Fisher's Friday night webinar this week is all about Whiteboard.Chat.
DOE Learning Walks: Special Webinar
Join @EducateIN specialists for an hour dedicated to the what, why, and how of implementing school-wide learning walks on April 13 at 4 p.m. ET. The meeting will also address how IDOE will support and collaborate with teachers that choose to be a part of the 2021-2022 learning walk process. Register for the informational session here.
Jarrett Lerner Activities: Poetry Month, Earth Day, Teacher Appreciation, & More
Free PD from Nextech (It's Actually Paid)
Distracted Driving Awareness Month
“Speak Up for Road Safety: A Distracted Driving Awareness Program” was developed by End Distracted Driving and Safe Roads Alliance to teach 2nd-6th graders about distractions, when a distraction can be a risk to their safety, and how to speak up when being driven distracted.
Distracted driving continues to be a national epidemic, and it's why Horace Mann partnered with those organizations to bring this valuable program to as many students as possible.
You can download the lesson plans to help educate and empower your students so they stay safer on the road! For more information, you can also contact your local Horace Mann representative.
Learning Opportunities (all times EDT, Free Unless Noted)
April 13: DOE Webinar, "The What, Why, and How of School-WIde Learning Walks," 4 pm
April 14: DOE Webinar, "Administrator Panel on SEL," 4 pm
April 14: NJAMLE Webinar "Leadership in the Time of COVID," 4 pm
April 15: Post-Pandemic Curriculum Mapping with Marie Alcock & Heidi Hayes Jacobs, 3 pm (First in a free series)
*April 16: Webinar with Author Gregory Moore, 10 am
April 16: Leslie Fisher Webinar on Whiteboard.Chat, 7 pm
April 21: Supporting Tweens and Teens in Developing News Literacy, 2 pm
April 25: AMLE Conference Proposals Due
April 26: KIL Spring Speaker Series, Trevor Muir, "Stop Calling Them Soft Skills," 4:30 pm
*Includes (or aimed at) Students
Indiana eLearning Lab This week's Live Workshops: Genius Hour and Flipgrid Gridpals. (You can even earn a $200 Nike gift card.)
We Realize That Testing Starts Next Week....
Managing in-person testing for all students, whether they have been in person or remote, must be an organizational puzzle with several moving parts. Kudos for all you are doing.
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