Tuesday Tribune

January 22, 2019

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Shelbyville Middle School recently held the "Shelby Shake" competition, modeled after "The Amazing Shake". This event involved students practicing important skills while they interacted with community members. Check out this story that aired on WISH TV-8.

Women in Tech Event for 6th-8th Girls at Launch Fishers, January 30

The Launch(ed) Women in Technology conference on January 30 will offer a chance for girls in grades 6-8 to interact with tech products and connect with professionals to introduce opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Girls can learn how robots are built, experience a virtual reality flight simulator, see innovative products such as a 3D printer in action, and meet professionals from a variety of career paths including art, medical, engineering and more. Events run from 4:30-7:30 pm; a complete schedule can be found here, as well as a link to registration.

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Kaleb Chamberlin from John Young Middle School in Mishawaka made this video to mimic the daily encounters he has with his band students. Does any of it sound familiar? His video has been viewed over 119,000 times on youtube, and has recently made the rounds again on different websites. If you made a video of your typical day, what would be in it?

Great Kindness Challenge, Jan 28-Feb 1

Many schools are participating in the Kindness Challenge next week; you can hold a similar event whenever you like. If you register your school on this website, you can download sample sheets with a variety of kind acts. Random Acts of Kindness Week is often held around Valentines Day; this year the RAK Foundation is concentrating on February 17. They have many, many resources on their site.

6 Edtech Tools to Try in 2019

I've heard many accolades for this post/podcast by Jennifer Gonzalez (@cultofpedagogy) The six tools she highlights include Equity Maps, ProWritingAid, Google Tour Creator, Great Big Story, GeoGuessr, Webjets

Dollar General Summer Literacy Grant Application Available

Dollar General has several grant programs that include different organizations; this year they have opened up their summer reading grant to schools. (Another grant for youth literacy will open in February.) The summer application is due February 21.

Champions Together Available Training Dates Update

Please contact Susie Highley ASAP if you are interested, especially for Shelbyville next week. Trainings will be from 9:30-11:30.

Thursday, January 31: Shelbyville MS (Ryan Mikus)

Thursday, February 14: South Ripley JH (Destiny Rutzel)

February 19 or 20: Homestead HS (Fort Wayne)

Thursday, February 21: Rochester MS (Oscar Haughs)

Tuesday, February 26: Tri-West MS (Travis Smith)

Wednesday, February 27: Lowell MS (Becky Pavich)


Each of these schools have had tremendous success with their programs. The training involves you bringing at least 2-3 students to meet with staff and students at the host school. For more information, you may check our website or contact Susie Highley with any questions and to sign up.

Schools to Watch Training: February 13

If you are interesting in finding out more about Schools to Watch and/or are considering applying, you are encouraged to attend a training. The next one will be held in the IASP conference room on Wednesday, February 13, and will include explanations, examples, handouts, and lunch. The registration form is now active. Contact Shirley Wright with questions. There are also several resources on the STW pages on our website.

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