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Counseling News From The Indiana Department of Education
Spring Has Sprung!
To help us better promote Career Ready, we want to hear from you. If your school or organization is doing career-related activities during the months of April to July, tell us about it! Tag us in your Career Ready events on Facebook: @LearnMoreIN, Instagram: @LearnMoreIndiana and Twitter: @LearnMoreIN, and use the hashtags #CareerReady and #LearnMoreIN.
The Mind Inside: Teaching Social and Emotional Skills
Comprehensive Positive School Discipline Resource Guide Available
In an effort to support schools seeking resources and guidance in developing and implementing a comprehensive positive school discipline plan, IDOE is releasing this resource guide to walk schools through the ins and outs of a positive behavior system. Whether starting from scratch, building on a foundation, or just making a few tweaks to an already effective plan, this resource guide will be a valuable resource. Please contact Robin LeClaire or Christy Berger with questions or assistance.
Professional Development Opportunities
04/17/2019- 12:00-1:00 p.m. - Are You Ready for Graduation Pathways? Employability Skills, Compliance and Innovation
04/18/19- 9:00-11:00 a.m. - INCE Student System Training (6th-12th Grade System)
04/18/19- 12:00-1:30 p.m. - INCE ADMS Training
04/18/19- 2:00-3:00 p.m. - INCE 6th Grade System
Indiana Youth Institute: College and Career Conference 2019
Wednesday, June 5th, 8am to Thursday, June 6th, 4pm
3645 River Crossing Parkway
Feeling that pre-summer slump?
Indiana School Counselor of the Year Nominations
Kindergarten Readiness Resources Now Available!
The Office of School Improvement has Kindergarten Readiness documents available in both English and Spanish. These documents outline skills children can work towards before heading to kindergarten. The information is available on the kindergarten webpage.
INCE Tip of the Month
Did you know that transitioning students to a post-secondary or workforce account before they graduate high school is easy? Help your students keep the great tools and resources they enjoy in the Indiana Career Explorer system, in addition to gaining new ones they can use for their next step on their career and education journey! From the student account dashboard, go to “Account Settings” in the top right-hand corner and scroll down to “My Current Grade Level.” Click on the edit icon and then click on the red link “Are you done with High School?.” Complete the questions on the pop-up screen to transition the account to Kuder Journey for Adults. Students will not lose access to anything in this transition- they will take their assessment reports, resumes, e-profile, etc., with them AND gain resources that are appropriate for their next step!
Analytical Algebra II
Analytical Algebra II: The What & The Why - Tuesday, April 30, 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. (ET) - In this first of two webinars we will discuss the origins and creation of the course as well as the goals of the course. Updates regarding the Commission for Higher Education (CHE) and the NCAA will be given. We will also begin to compare and contrast Analytical Algebra II with traditional Algebra II in an effort to build confidence and understanding. Register here.
Analytical Algebra II: Adapting & Gathering Resources - Thursday, May 16, 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. (ET) - In this follow up webinar, we will focus on resources, specifically, how schools can utilize and adapt their current Algebra II text with Analytical Algebra II. We will also explore utilizing the math framework as well as begin to share digital resources. Register here.
Regional Summer Learning & Collaboration
Join us for a deep dive into Analytical Algebra II. Over the course of two days, educators will receive resources and pedagogical strategies that can be used to implement the course. Educators will also be given meaningful work time to collaborate with colleagues from around the state. Click on the location to register. Additional information will follow to registered participants closer to the date.
Southern Indiana - June 4 - June 5 - Jasper, IN
Central Indiana - June 6 - June 7 - Indianapolis, IN
Northern Indiana - June 10 - June 11 - Warsaw, IN
Free Lesson Plans
Learn More Indiana
Looking for a way to help your students find job opportunities and experiences? Visit https://learnmoreindiana.org/career/get-experience/ for real world, practical advice on how students can get career experience. From job shadowing to internships and everything in between, this page has tips, tricks and links to help students find – and make the most – of these experiences.