September 9, 2019
What IS a "School on Fire?"
Following Sunday's keynote, attendees will be treated to a special, twenty-minute performance by East Washington Middle School Rock Band, "2 Infinity." On Tuesdays and Fridays, all EWMS students are offered "Breakfast to Go" in order to attend the morning jam sessions! After their performance Sunday, there are a myriad of dinner options in the Keystone at the Crossing area.
Lori Desautels, Ph.D, will share her expertise in our Monday morning opening, "Listening Beneath the Behaviors of Our Most Troubled Students." In addition to her work at Butler University, she has informed thousands of educators on implications and applications of neuroscience. She has written extensively for numerous publications, such as Edutopia, including a series she wrote to accompany the film, "Inside Out." Below is her most recent entry on her youtube channel (which also includes a TedX talk).
Congratulations to Angela Snyder, Creekside Middle School; Kelly Day, Westfield Middle School; PAEMST Nominees
You can access the list of all past Indiana winners on the PAEMST website; as a matter of fact, Kristen Poindexter from Spring Mill Elementary, the state science winner in 2014, will be presenting at our conference!
TeachingBooks.Net: Outstanding Free Resource from the Indiana State Library
You Just Might Be a Winner
In Honor of Indiana Digital Citizenship Week...........More Resources
- ELA teacher Jeremy Hyler is now a regular contributor to MiddleWeb. In this post, he describes ways he incorporates media literacy and reading in his classes.
- Now it's easier than ever to create your own fake news! Check out Grover, from the University of Washington. Can your students tell what's fake and what's real? Here is a more detailed story about it.
- NewsFeed Defenders is a challenging activity on the iCivics website. Molly Joll from Thomas Jefferson Middle School will add to last year's well-received session on iCivics at our 2019 conference.
This week's INSPIRE3 update below includes these highlights. Thank You for sharing these Updates with your staff.
- New – LTG resource– 11 Steps to Plan a School Wide Service Project
- New - LTG Elementary lesson and Secondary lesson – “Words Bring Peace” and “calming kits” project
- September Service-Learning – Disaster Preparedness/Relief; Sept. 11 Day of Service and Remembrance, Grandparents Day, and Citizenship/Constitution Day! - Project ideas, plans, lessons
- Indiana Snapshots of Service-Learning Stories found HERE
- INSPIRE3 Mini-Grants available for 2019-2020 school year. Click here for requirements
- INSPIRE3 contact information for free on site PD or interest in area workshop
- New INSPIRE3 page on IASP website found under “About” https://www.iasp.org/about-iasp/inspire3/
- Resources and links to support Employability Skills – Grad Pathways support
- IMLEA Conference – Sept. 29-30 – Leading from the Middle
September 9-13: Indiana Digital Citizenship Week
September 10-19: Palindrome Week! (Last of the century; might be fun to discuss in math class)
September 10: Free ASCD Webinar: "Rise to the Challenge: Designing Rigorous Learning That Maximizes Student Success", 3 pm ET
September 11: Day of Service and Remembrance
September 12: #ntchat (Twitter for New Teachers), 8 pm ET
September 15: Next Discount Deadline for IMLEA Conference (can register now, provide names later)
September 17: DOE eLearning Lab Webinar: Project Green, Schoolwide PBL, Munster HS, 4 pm ET
September 19: Free live webinar with John Hattie, 6:30 ET
September 21: Smithsonian Free Museum Day (Use link to obtain ticket)
September 23: Free live webinar with Sugata Mitra, "The End of Knowing," 6:30 pm ET
September 29-30, 2019: IMLEA Conference, Indianapolis Marriott North