April Almanac

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Teachers' Treasures Trivia!

This is our week at Teachers' Treasures! Also, don't forget that you can sign up for the Trivia Night, just for Warren Township Teachers, free on April 30. A group of students from IUPUI is putting this on for Warren only at WCHS. You get a bag of supplies just for attending, plus they are feeding us and giving prizes! Register here via eventbrite
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Book Check Out During Testing

We have open checkout for any students today and tomorrow (4/21 & 4/22. Please send no more than 4-5 at one time.) During their last class visits, we explained to students that we will be like Jimmy John's during testing. There is a place on our Destiny home page (see the image at right) for students to request specific books. They have been told to ask by 11 am; books will be delivered during lunch or after 1 pm. It is important that they still have the opportunity to read, especially things of their choice. There may be some pockets of time during certain days of testing where we can be open. We will put a BIG sign on or door, and you can email us. I can also put it on the PowerPoint announcements on Channel 6.

edCampIndy on June 12

Registration is now open for edCampIndy! You will be hearing more about this, but Warren Township is hosting the 4th annual edCampIndy at Raymond Park. The event is free, and tailored to exactly what you want to learn. You help choose the sessions, and lead some (many are considered conversations, not presentations) and if something isn't meeting your needs... walk out and pick another session. You can register at the above link, or learn more from this video from edcampPhilly. It is truly a world-wide phenomenon.

Indiana DOE's Summer of eLearning

We are fortunate to have a truly outstanding technology program from our DOE (note: the eLearning people have nothing to do with testing) Here is their line up for this summer. These events are either free or fairly cheap, with nationally-known speakers. This will be my 3rd year in a row to attend Center Grove's iPossibilities (it's not just about iPads), and I have been to the Evansville one twice. I'm not sure how many I'm going to this summer. Let me know if you have any questions.

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