The Monday Minute
January 18, 2022
KEYNOTE ANNOUNCED FOR UPCOMING CONFERENCE: MARCH MADNESS--MIDDLE STYLE!
Registration details, including all sessions, will be sent out next week. Stay tuned, and mark your calendar!
CELEBRATING CHINESE/LUNAR NEW YEAR, FEBRUARY 1
Line Up a Free Virtual Author Visit for World Read Aloud Day
You can find the general page for WRAD here. It includes a line up of live virtual read-aloud events as well as other resources.
LOOKING AHEAD TO THE OLYMPICS, FEBRUARY 4-20
Librarian Shannon Miller has created a "Reading Olympics" with students encountering different kinds of literacy as their events. For example, students might learn by accessing, print, eBooks, audiobooks, podcasts, or other media during a designated time or lesson.There is also a "Reading Olympics Choice Board" with many activities. You can copy the choice boards and revise them to substitute links to resources that are available in your district. (Her school is K-8)
In addition, I have created this Wakelet with several links related to the Olympics, and will be adding to it. Here is an example of one site with several activities.
The Amazing Lesson Design Outline (ALDO)
They also shared their top blog posts from 2021, including this one about Google cutting back on "free" storage, especially after February 1, 2022. It's well worth exploring their site!
Fulbright Teacher Exchange Applications Open
Great Opportunity: Summer Workshops at WW II Museum
Workshop 1: Voices of the Pacific War: July 10 - July 15, 2022
Workshop 2: The Power of Propaganda: July 17 - July 22, 2022
Each seminar will give teachers access to noted WWII scholars, as well as hands-on experiences and virtual resources they can incorporate into classroom instruction. There is no cost. Participants will receive free lodging, a travel stipend, seminar materials, and most meals free of charge. Find more information and the application here (due February 4)
NEH Summer Professional Development Opportunities
NEH offers tuition-free opportunities for K-12 educators and higher education faculty to study a variety of humanities topics. From studying Steinbeck in California to the space program in Florida, the seminars take place across the country. Stipends of $1300-$3450 for residential programs and $650-$1725 for virtual programs help cover expenses for these one- to four-week programs. Applications for all programs close on March 1, 2022. Of course, programs are subject to change.
CELL STEM Teach Offerings
Registration is now open for STEM Teach Courses through CELL (Center of Excellence for Leadership in Learning at UIndy) You can narrow the offerings down to middle level with this link. They support attendance at HASTI or a chance to win a Marble Maze Kit. Register by January 30.
IASP Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Contest Open
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Hate multiples hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction.”
More specific contest information can be found on the IASP Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Contest website, https://iasp.org/students/mlk-jr-essay/. The online submission deadline is February 28, 2022.
Learning Opportunities (all times EST)
January 20: INLearningPartner: Reflecting Back to Spring Forward LIvesteam, 1-4
January 22: Using Gmail and Calendar as a Digital Assistant, Noon
January 24: Social Emotional Well-Being for Educators, 6:30 pm
January 25: The Social Media Predicament (FIve-Star), 4 pm
January 26: INLearning Lab: New Year, New You Tech Tips for 2022,4 pm
January 29: I Can Do Anything with Canva! Noon
January 30: Deadline to Register for STEM Teach Offerings
January 31: Shake Up Literacy Learning with Multitasking Mentor Texts, 6:30 pm
*January 31: Entry Deadline for ASA & AMLE Playbook Challenge
*January 31: Entry Deadline for Indiana Poetry Society Contest (Grades 6-12)
February 1: AMLE Webinar-Strategies to Build Strong Lines of Communication with Kids, 4 pm
February 2: Groundhog Day
February 2: World Read Aloud Day
February 4-20: Winter Olympics
February 6: Deadline for PAEMST Applications
March 12, 2022: IMLEA Conference, Lebanon High School
*Applies to students
IN LearningPartnership (includes Wednesday PD with IDOE)
Corwin Webinars (Most on Mondays)
Please note: Webinars and events mentioned in this space are not an endorsement of commercial products; on the contrary, we try to avoid listing events that appear to be commercial in nature. Every effort is made to strip social media/tracking data from provided URLs. In many cases you can register and receive a recording later.