September 11, 2018
Congratulations to IPS Center for Inquiry School 84
IPS Center for Inquiry School 84 held their Schools to Watch celebration on September 7. You can read more about it and see the story that aired on Channel 13 here. They actually had three different TV cameras there. "The number one thing that makes our school special and the word I always think of when I think of CFI is "community", said CFI 84 Principal Kathleen Miller. "Our school is absolutely a community of students, staff and parents and they're all working together toward one mission and that's to provide our kids with the best education possible." After wonderful performances by the orchestra and choir, short speeches and the presentations, the loudest cheer was after Miller announced, "Sometime today, there will be cake!" Got to love middle school students!
REGISTRATION STILL OPEN
Conference information is on our special site & linked on the IMLEA website. You may register at the discounted rate through September 15; after that you can still register, but will pay a higher rate. The special hotel rate was guaranteed only through September 10, but rooms are still available at a higher rate. Attendees may be registered by purchase order, credit card, check, or PayPal. You may 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.
Keynote and Featured Speakers
Another Great Resource for Indiana Digital Literacy Week
In addition, Frank Baker of the Media Literacy Clearinghouse wrote this piece for MiddleWeb on "Using Short Clips to Teach Media Literacy." It is full of resources suitable for this week and beyond.
DOE Announces Girls Who Code Partnership
You can also learn more about the program by attending one of these webinars, held several times from September 12-October 3.
Any educators interested in learning more about coding can also check out the "Flipping the Switch Conference on September 21-22.
The Latest from Alfie Kohn
His most recent, provocative blog post for Education Week, "It's not about Behavior" pulls together many educational hot topics: behaviorism, PBIS, grit, testing, overscheduled students, and more. This could be used for some great faculty or small group discussions.
This Week's genOn IN Update
This update includes suggested activities for many of the special events this month, including 9/11 and Constitution Day. It also features service projects from the Garrett-Keyser-Butler, Mt. Vernon (Fortville), New Palestine, Rushville, Indian Creek, and Fort Wayne school districts. In addition to the projects themselves, these descriptions and links show how teachers related these activities to standards, project-based learning, and philanthropy education.
So Many Opportunities!
September 10-14: Indiana Digital Citizenship Week
September 11: Day of Service and Remembrance Day
September 14: Deadline for Jacobs Educator Fellowship
September 15: International Dot Day (Some Ts, such as librarians, start celebrating today)
September 16-17: IMLEA Annual Conference
September 17: Constitution Day
September 18: DOE Webinar, 4 pm ET, Computer Science Standards in the K-8 Classroom
September 21-22: Flipping the Switch K-8 Computer Conference, UIndy
September 22: Free Museum Day (Each person who registers can get two free tickets.)
September 22: Public Lands Day: Free admission to IN State Parks (Spring Mill 9/23)
October 20: Indiana Sci-Fi & Horror Writers Festival for Teens, Indiana State Library
October 25-27: AMLE Conference in Orlando
Indiana Middle Level Education Association
Please note our new fax number: 317-454-0749