IMLEA Monday Minute

November 6, 2017

The Indiana Youth Institute provides capacity-building programs and resources for youth workers and nonprofits who serve children. As with many of our partners, they support IMLEA not only financially, but also with programs and services. We want to make sure that you are aware of these opportunities. We also want to thank IYI for their support!


Did you know? You can borrow print PD books from the IYI library-- for free? You can visit their library in their office at 603 E. Washington in Indianapolis, or they will mail them to you. (They even supply return postage!) Library FAQ


Did you know? You can borrow the IYI eBooks for free from the comfort of home or school?


Did you know? IYI has grants for educators to attend professional development, up to $750?


Did you know? IYI is Indiana's partner for the Annie E. Casey KIDS COUNT program. The data on their website could be helpful to you for school planning, grant proposals, research, and more. You can even submit requests for free customized data reports.


IYI has an annual conference, coming up at the end of this month. There are many other useful features on their website, including the Trip to College app, which will text important alerts to high school students.

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Where in the World???

I have seen students play GeoGuessr for extended periods of time, from individuals, pairs, to large groups with the scene projected on a SmartWall. Students are presented with a scene that can be anywhere in the world, manipulate the photo, and then drop a pin on a provided map with their best guess as to the location. One of my favorite teaching memories is from watching two students who were virtually unknown to each other (and with very little in common), who worked and worked to be as accurate as possible.

Pictures, Pictures! We'd Love to Feature Your School

Students from Attica Jr/Sr. High work on a service learning project in which they make cards and ornaments for residents of a nearby nursing home. They will be featured in an upcoming article in the Indianagram as well. Feel free to send us your pictures and project ideas!
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Andrew Luck did not participate in social media until... he started his own book club. This month you can connect your students to other readers across the state (and beyond) through the classic book The Phantom Tollbooth. via Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook. There is now even a podcast with Luck, generally about the "Veteran" (adult book).

Important Dates

Newsletter Update:

Fall Newsletter

The fall newsletter was delivered to our mailing service last week and should arrive shortly. For member schools who received the electronic version: we realize that it did take some time to load, especially on a phone, as there were many photographs from the conference.


Past issues of the Monday Minute are available on the "Publications" tab on our website. Some of you may be receiving this for the first time as we continue to update our mailing list.