IMLEA Monday Minute

April 23, 2018

Opening Session on Day 2 of Our Conference: Trauma-Informed Schools

We are pleased to announce that in addition to our keynote speaker, Ben Glenn, on September 16, we will have an opening session on September 17 with Janie Ulmer, Director of the Hamilton Southeastern Fishers Academy. She is the author of the article in our recent newsletter, "There is a Story behind Every Behavior: How We Became a Trauma-Informed District."

Great Video to Show Your Students: We Need More Dreamers!

Simply click on the snippet above to watch this amazing story that aired on "60 Minutes" last night. There is more fascinating footage on the related "60 Minutes Overtime" that CBS could not fit in the telecast. Both would be great to share with students!


Conference information can be found on our special site, or linked on the IMLEA website. You may also register now or reserve hotel rooms at our special conference rate.

Thanks to all who submitted proposals to present. We are so pleased with the expertise and variety that will be shared. We will publicly announce the topics soon!

Learning about iLearn

Not to bring up the topic just as some of you are still finishing ISTEP, but DOE is hosting a series of webinars that you might find helpful as you prepare for the changes when Ilearn starts next year. Some sessions will be more general in nature; some specifically address disciplines such as Math, ELA, 6th grade science, Biology, and others. See the sessions and register here.

Meaningful Research Project for History, Language Arts

Teacher Dean Scheele used his deceased father's diary, letters and keepsakes from World War II to deepen lessons on the war for eighth-grade students at a Minnesota school. Students also developed their research skills by tracking down the family of a grieving mother who sent a letter to his father. This project could be used with other topics, but is especially important now, as the number of World War II veterans decreases daily. (There may be a limit of the number of times you can access the article.)

generationON Teams up with Warner Bros: "DOO Good for the Environment," Campaign, April 15-May 15

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You can learn about this program at either or generationOn You can find resources, share what you are doing, or get ideas for future projects. Some of the videos and graphics might appeal to students and their families. (Some features of the genOn site require you to register, which is well worth it! There are many useful materials, including service tracking.) Contact Joan Belschwender if you have any questions.

Time's Up!

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