The Monday Minute
March 29, 2021
AMLE: LET'S STOP SAYING "LEARNING LOSS"
THE POPULARITY OF PODCASTS
MIDDLE LEVEL & INDIANA EDUCATOR PODCASTS
Indiana DOE now has the "Leading and Learning" podcast, covering a variety of topics with special guests each week.
Purdue has a virtual space where science teachers can socialize, unwind, & informally share ideas, Mondays 4 pm-4:30 pm EDT This weekly, virtual Zoom event has special guests to get the conversation started and is also recorded (for release later in the week) as their new Teaching Science podcast. Check the Purdue College of Science page for the Zoom link.
Speaking of virtual field trips: Matt Miller has updated that section of his Ditch That Textbook site, including 50 different trips here, and an updated page with field trips plus accompanying activities, such as Kahoots!, teacher guides, HyperDocs, and more.
Interesting Interdisciplinary Census Activities
AMLE recently featured this post full of activities related to the census. There are even more ideas available on the "Statistics in Schools" section of census site itself.
NOMINATE WORTHY EDUCATORS AND STUDENTS!
- Horace Mann sponsors our Shining Star Awards for both students and teachers. Nomination forms are on our website, and are due April 15.
- Nominations are also open for AMLE Educator of the Year. Find the information here. (Due July 15).
- The Indiana School Counselor Association not only recognizes counselors at elementary, middle, and high school levels, but also administrators and support staff. Find all of these forms here. (Due May 16).
Calling All Student Artists
Reimagine the 16th president using any medium of your choice in the third annual Friends of the Lincoln Collection Art Contest.
This year's contest, open to Indiana students age 10-14, will be completely virtual, with artwork submitted digitally. Each entry must include an artist’s statement that explains what medium was used to create the piece and why. The contest is in conjunction with the Friends of Lincoln, Allen County Library, & Indiana State Museum. Information & entry here. (Due 4/23)
Learning Opportunities (all times ET, Free Unless Noted)
March 30: AMLE Webinar-Preparing for Your Next, or First Teaching Job, 4: 30 pm
March 30: Keep Indiana Chatting (on Zoom), "Trending Tuesday," 7 pm
April 1: AMLE Webinar: Design Thinking Drives Learning, 4:30 pm, (free to members)
April 8: AMLE Webinar: Exploring Adolescent Development with Our Students, 4:30 pm (free to members)
*April 8: Virtual Event with Dr. Temple Grandin & Jeff Kinney (author of Diary of a WImpy Kid), 7 pm (there are many other great events listed on the site)
April 12: KIL-Follow Up to Personalization Isn't Just for Students, 7 pm
*Includes (or aimed at) Students
Happy Spring Break!
This week, we have educators and students who:
-just returned from spring break
-are currently on spring break
-are looking forward to spring break
The Monday Minute will return on April 12. No matter when your break falls, whether you went away or celebrated a staycation, we hope it's enjoyable!
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