Monday Minute

October 1, 2018

So Many to Thank!

What a privilege to be around so many dedicated educators! Sunday night we had the unique session with Ben Glenn (even though his final canvas is the background for this issue, you have to see the whole process and hear his story to believe it!) Monday we had an opening session with Janie Ulmer and 35 breakout sessions, including several from DOE. We were also thrilled that many classroom teachers were presenters! Our inspiring presenters, exhibitors, and attendees aptly demonstrated that "The Middle Matters."

As our speakers shared their presentations, we added them to the online program. Even if you were unable to attend, there is a lot of great information included! A shortcut to the program is also displayed below. Some presentations were uploaded to Google Drive, then shared via "Anyone can view." Please let me know if you have any difficulties accessing any of them.

Attendees: To receive a certificate for 6 PGPs, please complete the evaluation form. We will strip the email addresses before we aggregate the evaluation comments. Even if you do not want the PGPs, we would still appreciate it if you would complete it. One important question that we included is the timing of next year's conference; we want to know what would work the best for you.

The evaluation form can also be found on the conference page of our website.

Attempts were made to email this to all attendees and presenters, but some people were registered as teams and we did not receive individual emails. Please forward this to anyone who might not have received it, and feel free to share with your staff.

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There are many great opportunities for professional learning in October, with this one occurring next week. I have attended an Applied Digital Skills workshop; it is a curriculum that can be used in many formats, including as stand-alone or interdisciplinary classes. While the EdTech Team does many paid workshops (like the Google Summit in April), this is a free event. There are even breakout groups specifically for ELA, ELL, Math, Science, and Social Studies. You can learn more and register here.
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This Month's Update from generationON Indiana

Many things are observed in October, including Disabilities Awareness, Anti-Bullying Awareness, awareness of many cancers, and even National Principals Month (see how Horace Mann is recognizing you via Donors Choose).

To help you locate resources for these and other events, Joan Belschwender goes through information from generationOn, Learning to Give, and other sites. For some examples, information on her mini-grants, how to find a genOn rep in your area, and more, see this month's update.

Time's Up!

Please forward this to staff or anyone else who might benefit from the content. As always, we welcome your contributions and suggestions! Past editions of the "Monday Minute" and our newsletters are available under the 'Publications' tab on our website.

Next week's edition will include more conference pictures, and maybe a video of Ben Glenn!

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