IMLEA Monday Minute
March 5, 2018
We are sharing this information early to help principals with budgeting, and to encourage our members to present.
March is...National Middle School Month, Women's History Month, Literacy Month.. and more
Dollar General, a major donor to RIF, has many literacy grants that are available to K-12. Their Youth Literacy Grant in particular includes schools as recipients; those applications are due May 18 for up to $4000.
You say you haven't heard of National Middle School Month? Here are some resources from our national organization, AMLE.
Summer Opportunities at Purdue: STEM TechFit & Middle School Science Teachers
TECHFIT is an acronym for Teaching Engineering Concepts to Harness Future Innovators and Technologists, which literally explains the objectives of this project. These PD programs equip teachers with a variety of practical STEM skills and fitness experiences, so they can innovate and implement a functional, prototype, technology-based, fitness game (exergame) of their own design. For more information on the Purdue segment of the program, to be held July 16-21, visit this webpage. The application can be found here. The program is free, with a paid stipend.
A workshop for middle school science teachers will be held June19-21. To sign up to receive more details, complete this form. (Does not commit you to attend)
Free Books from Bill Denney
Free Books for all schools and individual educators who are members of IMLEA!
Over the course of my career in education, I authored six books. These books were sold during my 20 year career as an educational consultant. I am now giving these books away - free of charge. I am giving these books away as a mission or form of service. The education profession has been very good to me and now I am giving these books away free of charge as a small way of giving something back.
You can read the full text of his offer, including a description of the books, here.
Dates of Note
March 14: Pi Day
March 16: Engaging Congress Workshop at IU
March 24: Indiana State Museum Educator Day
March 25: TechFit Applications Due
April 10: Schools to Watch Training at IASP
April 23: IMLEA Board Meeting
Indiana Middle Level Education Association
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