The Monday Minute-August 15, 2022
Indiana Middle Level Education Association
MiddleWeb's Beginning of the Year and New Teacher Bonanza!
Although some of you are already on week 3 or more of school:MiddleWeb is one of the best resources for all things middle school, and their beginning of the year resources are no exception. (Which they seem to update every year.) Here are a few examples:
Additional Resources from Other Sites:
*Some encouragement from Esteban Bachelet via ASCD: "What New Teachers Really Need to Know about Classroom Management", my favorite line: "All teachers start from the same place, so take classroom challenges in stride."
"80 Back to School Ideas & Activities" from Indiana's Own Matt Miller
Free eSports Opportunities for Students
*AMLE: AMLE (Association for Middle Level Education) knows that their member schools enjoy friendly competition! The AMLE Esports League allows student teams to play popular games against other middle schoolers while developing real-world skills like teamwork, communication, and critical thinking – all taking place on a safe, COPPA-compliant platform designed specifically to make gaming a fun and supported experience for kids. All skill levels are encouraged to participate in the fun. Find more information here, including how to register for an information session on August 25. There are some great prizes, including for a teacher sponsor to attend AMLE! (Learn about joining AMLE here; the teacher, school or district must be AMLE members to participate.)
*Indiana Special Olympics: FREE opportunity for your school to join the Inclusion Revolution with UNIFIED ESPORTS! Students of all abilities will work together in different eSports games to compete against other Indiana middle and high schools. You can access the Unified Champions information in the flyer below; the Rocket League starts next week! For questions, you can contact Tori Batson at Special Olympics.
This Week's PD with DOE: New Social Studies Standards
Quick Hits for Busy Teachers!
For Future Vacation Planning: Free Educator Admission to Kennedy Space Center
Monthly School Calendar Themes via HMH
Kapwing Video Editor Now Free for Teachers and Students
And an Oldie but Goodie: Is Your Lesson a Grecian Urn?
Erskine Personal Impact Curriculum
This unique, adaptable curriculum builds upon the success of the Unified Champion Schools® and Champions Together initiatives to promote social and emotional learning for every age level, using stories and experiences from Carl’s life to create lessons and activities with themes including empowerment, friendship, inclusion and leadership. Register now to receive your free EPIC Preview Packet.
On a Personal Note...
ALL TIMES ARE GIVEN IN EDT, & ALL EVENTS ARE FREE UNLESS NOTED
August 16: Science of Math: Firing up the Hippocampus to Accelerate Learning, 4 pm
August 17- Weds PD w/ IDOE, Civics Standards & Resources, 4 pmAugust 22-IN Learning Lab Leadership Series: Tamika Catchings, 4 pm
August 22-Information Session: Lilly Teacher Creativity Grant, 5:30 pm
August 22- Corwin: "The School of Hope," 6:30 pm
Quick-Click-Media Lit Resources! An Exploration of The Cyber Citizenship Initiative
August 24- Weds PD with IDOE: How to Connect with Your Online Students, 4 pm
August 24- Information Session: Lilly Teacher Creativity Grant, 4:30 pm
August 24-AMLE: It's Time for a School Reset w/ Jack Berckemeyer (members free), 5 pm
August 25-AMLE eSports Competition Information Session #3, 4 pm
Sept. 1- High Ability Coordinator Meeting at CIESC, Indy, 1-3 pm
September 1- Forum Credit Union Teacher Grant Applications Due (Teachers or administrators in K–12 accredited schools in Marion, Hamilton, Johnson, Boone, Hendricks ,or Hancock counties, up to $2500)
October 3-Deadline to Apply for the Lilly Teacher Creativity Grant ($12,000)
November 3-5- AMLE Conference, Orlando
March 3-Tentative IMLEA Conference!
Keep Indiana Learning (KIL) Free Events & On-Demand Recordings
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.
Join Us! Membership Benefits & Application
And a Word from One of Our Sponsors....
You have until Oct. 31, 2022 to find out how you can take advantage of the limited-time
Changes to Public Service loan forgiveness.
Horace Mann Service Corporation and certain of its affiliates (Horace Mann) enter into agreements with educational associations where Horace Mann pays the association to provide services aimed at familiarizing association members with the Horace Mann brand, products or services. For more information, email your inquiry to email@example.com.
AM-C04627 (Aug. 22)