IMLEA News Bulletin

February 7, 2019

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The window is now open to submit a proposal for our 2019 conference, "Leading from the Middle." These concurrent sessions will be held on Monday, September 30. Please submit your proposal using this link by Friday, March 8. Our 2018 conference was very successful due partly to the outstanding presentations, many from classroom teachers. Please share your expertise!

Schools to Watch Training (Postponed)

Schools to Watch is a national school improvement program. Trainings will include discussing what the program is about, the benefits, the self study-rubric, the steps to apply, and how to meet the criteria in your school. Due to all of this month's disruptions, the scheduled training has been postponed. Contact Shirley Wright with questions and to request a training. There are also several resources on the STW pages on our website, including Indiana schools that have earned the designation and their profiles.
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We have extensive resources about Champions Together on our website. Please contact Susie Highley to sign up for a training. Trainings will be from 9:30-11:30.

February 20: Homestead HS (Fort Wayne)

Thursday, February 21: Rochester MS (Oscar Haughs, principal)

Tuesday, February 26: Tri-West MS (Travis Smith, asst. principal) Hendricks County

Wednesday, February 27: Lowell MS (Becky Pavich, principal)

The training involves a staff member bringing at least 2-3 students to meet with staff & students at the host school.

You can see a video of Rochester's volleyball event here.

Write for the IMLEA Newsletter!

IMLEA has a bi-annual print newsletter that is also available to members in digital form. We are now accepting articles for the spring, 2019 edition; please send them to Susie Highley by March 1. Stories relevant to any aspect of middle level education are welcome; many readers do appreciate examples of classroom strategies and activities. You do not have to be a member to submit an article. We will also gladly issue PGPs for submissions!

Nominate Outstanding Students and Teachers for a Horace Mann Shining Star Award!

IMLEA member schools may nominate outstanding students or teachers for a Shining Star Award, sponsored by Horace Mann. You may find more details and the nomination forms on this page of our website.

Opportunities for Educators

February 20: Champions Together Training, Homestead HS (Ft. Wayne)

February 21: Champions Together Training, Rochester

February 21: Computer Science Curriculum Showcase, Center Grove

February 22: Schools to Watch Workshop at South Ripley JH

February 26: Champions Together Training, Tri-West (Hendricks Co.)

February 27: Champions Together Training, Lowell (Lake Co.)

February 28: Digital Learning Day

March 1: Deadline to Submit Articles for IMLEA Spring Print Newsletter

March 6: Special Olympics R-Word Banner Signing

March 8: Deadline to Submit Proposals for IMLEA 2019 Conference

March 11: IMLEA Board Meeting, IASP

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

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