Indiana Middle Level Education Association, July, 2023
Seven Indiana Middle Schools Honored at Schools to Watch Conference
BUILDING THINKING CLASSROOMS CONFERENCE
Help Updating Curriculum Maps
In accordance with legislation, IDOE released updated standards that entail a 25% reduction in the total number of standards, with a 33% emphasis on prioritizing the remaining standards.
NIESC and NWIESC took the initiative to create a resource called "Update Your Curriculum Maps." It lists the eliminated standards, the renumbering of standards, and the revised verbiage in the remaining standards. The comprehensive guide offers step-by-step instructions to facilitate the process to update curriculum maps. The primary objective in developing the resource was to streamline the process, allowing you to allocate more time and energy toward other critical areas. Find the clickable links for K-8 ELA and Math here. For any questions, contact Dr. Michelle Grewe.
You can also find more information specifically about the 6-12 ELA standards here, courtesy of consultant Carrie Rosebrock.
After-School Robotics Grant
ZeroLandfill Indy Harvest, 2023
Need materials for projects, maker spaces, or other hands on activities? Get ready for a fun, free, arty event as ZeroLandfill Indy returns. There will be materials from the architecture and interior design industry. Fabrics, carpets, tiles, stone, plastics, randoms, and so much more. Everything is free! Bring a cart. Bring a bag. Bring your creativity! August 26, 9 am Last year's attendees took over 10 tons of materials away!
Hosted by Mayer Fabrics, 500 S. Kitley Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219
What Would You Do with $15,000?
Free AI-Infused Classroom Video Series
Student Podcasters Share the Dark Realities of Middle School in America (is this a clickbait headline or what?) (NPR)
3 Reasons Why I'm Using Chatbot in My Classes (MiddleWeb)
Guiding Middle Schoolers to Make Good Choices (edutopia) Plugs a book, but some useful stories
Great Problem-Based Math Lesson: "How Much Money Do You Earn for 1,000,000 Streams on Spotify?"
What's the Most Popular Part of Matt "Ditch That Textbook" Miller's website? The Templates (PowerPoint, Google Slides, Jamboard, Drawings)
Learning Opportunities & Resources
TIMES IN EDT & ARE FREE UNLESS NOTED
July 17-August 15-The AI Infused Classroom (10 Videos Released)
July 27- Understanding the Impact of Trauma and Chronic Stress on the Brain, Learning, & Behavior, 9-10 am (Keep Indiana Learning Counselor Connect)
July 27- Wakelet Community Showcase, Noon
August 1-AMLE Will Open Second Call for Presentations for AMLE50
August 2- Deadline for Nominations for the Individual Indiana Education Excellence Awards (middle school teachers are eligible for almost all of them!)
August 3- Online OER Project Conference for Social Studies, 11-5:45 pm
August 5&6- AI X Education Online Conference, 11-5 both days
August 8-Teacher Creativity Grant Webinar, 5 pm
August 9- 3 Cool Tools for Retrieval Practice, 6 pm
August 10- Teacher Creativity Grant Webinar, 4 pm
August 14-Free Teacher Takeover at Indy Children's Museum, 4-8 pm
August 15- AMLE Teacher Leadership 101: Leading from the Classroom, 7 pm
August 17- 10 Things You Can Do to Start the School Year Off Right, 3 pm
August 24- Early Bird Registration Deadline for AMLE (National Harbor, MD, Nov. 1-4)
August 26- ZeroLandfill Harvest 2023, 9 am-3 pm (see story above)
August 31-NSTA Webinar-An Eclipse Double Header is Coming This School Year, 7 pm (must create a free account to register if not a member)
September 11- Applications for Lilly Endowment Teacher Creativity Grant Due, 5 pm
September 19- AMLE Teacher Leadership 101: Self Care, 7 pm
November 1-4- AMLE 50th Anniversary Conference, National Harbor, MD
IN LearningPartnership (Includes Wednesday PD with IDOE)
edWeb.net Webinars (if sponsored, "commercials" are at the end)
AMLE Events (some free, some paid)
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