Monday Minute

January 14, 2019

Champions Together Training Dates Set

Last week we gave you a chance to indicate interest in attending a training to become a part of the Champions Together program. These dates have now been set:


Thursday, February 21: Rochester MS (Oscar Haughs)

Tuesday, February 26: Tri-West MS (Travis Smith)

South Ripley (Destiny Rutzel)-will no longer be on Feb 12; will be updated


More may be added. Each of these schools have had tremendous success with their programs. The training involves you bringing at least 2-3 students to meet with staff and students at the host school. At this point, we are considering 9:30-11:30 as a timetable. For more information, you may check our website or last week's Monday Minute; contact Susie Highley with any questions and to sign up.

Confessions of a Recovering Praise Manipulator

Your staff may have varying reactions to this piece by Britt Hawthorne, a teacher with a Montessori background who adjusted the way she addressed her students. The chart comparing her before and after word choice is interesting as well.

ASCD typically allows access to some of the articles in their Education Update and their magazine, Educational Leadership. You can find more from Update here, as well as past free articles. Education Leadership's most recent issue with some free articles is here.

Schools to Watch Training: February 13

If you are interesting in finding out more about Schools to Watch and/or are considering applying, you are encouraged to attend a training. The next one will be held in the IASP conference room on Wednesday, February 13, and will include explanations, examples, handouts, and lunch. The registration form is now active. Contact Shirley Wright with questions. There are also several resources on the STW pages on our website.

From DOE: #INspirEDmath Newsletter

I received this newsletter from Robin Conti at DOE just today; it is full of many, many resources and opportunities for math teachers. If you have not already signed up to receive it directly, you may contact her.

Does This Weather Make You Yearn for Greener Pastures? Check Out Teaching Traveling

Lillie Marshall has created this site to curate all of the opportunities she can find for teacher travel, grants, and more. One entry highlights 79 fellowships for social studies, although some are not limited to social studies teachers.

Looking for $$$ ? BirdBrain Wants to Help

Some of you may have used the Finch robots available for use from BirdBrain Technologies. They just created this page that lists many grants that are available. Best of all-- it's current!

Opportunities for Educators & Students

January 15: Deadline for Armstrong Teacher Educator Applications

January 15: Free ASCD Webinar-Deeper Learning Strategies for Any Classroom, 3 pm ET

January 21: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; special activities at State Museum (canned good donation) and free admission to all Indiana State Museum sites

January 24: #GoOpen Summit at Center Grove

February 4: DOE Winter Book Club begins: Dive into Inquiry: Amplify Learning and Empower Student Voice by Trevor MacKenzie

February 12-13: Teaching with Primary Sources Workshop: Focus on Student Inquiry at IU

February 12-March 21: Math Extravaganzas around the State

February 13: Schools to Watch Training at IASP

February 18: Deadline to Apply for Gilder Lehrman Summer Seminars

February 21: Computer Science Curriculum Showcase, Center Grove

March 6: Special Olympics R-Word Banner Signing

September 29-30, 2019: IMLEA Conference, Indianapolis Marriott North

Time's Up!

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