Mini-Monday Minute

August 31, 2018

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We've had a flurry of registrations and phone calls, so we are extending the discount rate. We appreciate how some of you had to engage in the paperwork hustle to get everything submitted! We have just crossed over 225 registrants. Conference information is on our special site & linked on the IMLEA website. You may register now (filling names in later if needed) or reserve hotel rooms at our special rate as long as they last. Attendees may be registered by purchase order, credit card, check, or PayPal. You may also join IMLEA at the same time to take advantage of the member discount. While many schools use Title II funds for this, you may also use Title IV. Did you request funds for future conferences in the grant applications due today?

We are so pleased by the support of the Indiana Department of Education in sending presenters. In addition to Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Ken Folks, you will also have the opportunity to learn about the latest news in programs, including Mulit-Tiered Systems of Support(MTSS), Indiana Career Explorer (INCE), the K-8 Computer Science Standards, NCTM's Principles to Actions, and the Comprehensive Needs Assessment Tool. These presenters include:

•Christy Berger, Assistant Director of Social Emotional Behavior & Behavioral Wellness

•Erin Staulbaum, Senior School Improvement Specialist

•Ben Carter, Director of Workforce and Innovation

•Dr. Jennifer Jensen, Assistant Director of Mathematics

•Jacob Koressel, Computer Science Specialist

Keynote and Featured Speakers

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You can find many activities, broken down by grade level, on this DOE page for eLearning. Many school librarians collaborate with classroom teachers to integrate these activities that week.
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No, this is not about lunch duty!

The first-ever Indiana Sci-Fi & Horror Writers Festival brings together established sci-fi and horror authors with their teen audiences to celebrate all things speculative and creeptastic! During this day-long extravaganza at the Indiana State Library, aspiring young writers are invited to explore new genres, ask questions and bring to life their own literary creations.

The festival has been designed for teens ages 13-19. Adults are welcome only as chaperones for teen attendees. Registration is free!

If you are bringing 6 or more teens from more than 50 miles away, you are eligible for a travel stipend. (Apply by September 21.)

Check Out These Dates!

Now through Dec. 31: Horace Mann gives away a 3D printer every month

September 1: Forum Credit Union Teacher Grants Due

September 4: Lilly Teacher Creativity Grants Due

September 4: DOE Webinar, 4 pm ET, Escape the Classroom with Google Expeditions

September 10-14: Indiana Digital Citizenship Week

September 10-19: DOE webinars on iLearn, incl ELA, Math, SS, and Sci

September 14: Deadline for Jacobs Educator Fellowship

September 16-17: IMLEA Annual Conference

September 18: DOE Webinar, 4 pm ET, Computer Science Standards in the K-8 Classroom

September 22: Free Museum Day (Each person who registers can get two free tickets.)

October 20: Indiana Sci-Fi & Horror Writers Festival for Teens, Indiana State Library

October 25-27: AMLE Conference in Orlando

Just for Fun: Have a Great Weekend!

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In case you haven't seen this before: 11 Reasons Why Teaching Middle School is the Best Job Ever

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