The Monday Minute
The Quick-Hit Testing Edition, April 19, 2021
TESTING, TESTING, 1...2...3...
Young Hoosier Voting Open Until May 1
The Young Hoosier Book Award Program encourages self-selected reading among elementary and middle school/junior high school children. On the Indiana Library Federation website, librarians, teachers, and parents can access the lists and resources, and students can vote. With an unusual year, students may vote through their library or at home. (Testing breaks are a good time for students to read!)
Great Opportunity for Rural School Librarians
Applications are due May 31. You can find more information here.
Horace Mann Extends Free Student Loan Forgiveness Program
Horace Mann has been one of IMLEA's most supportive sponsors. Nationally, they have also recently announced that they are extending a program they offer free of charge through the 2021-22 school year. They will help teachers navigate the steps needed to earn loan forgiveness through personal consultations. So far, they have saved educators over $350 million!
Learning Opportunities (all times EDT, Free Unless Noted)
April 20: DOE webinar on ESSER Funding, 9 am (The first one was excellent!)
*April 21: National Geographic Live Event-The Deep Blue (includes whales & the Galapagos) 1 pm
April 21: Supporting Tweens and Teens in Developing News Literacy, 2 pm
April 22: Earth Day
April 25: AMLE Conference Proposals Due
April 26: KIL Spring Speaker Series, Trevor Muir, "Stop Calling Them Soft Skills," 4:30 pm
April 27: Design for Inclusion: Ensuring Techquity in All Learning Spaces, 1 pm (Ken Shelton is a speaker in high demand)
April 27: Digital Signals: What are Students Telling Us? 3 pm
April 27: Level Up Virtual Learning with Kahoot!, 6 pm
*May 5: Weather Safety and Spotter Training for Indiana Students, 9:30-11:30 am
June 29-30: Keep Indiana Learning Summer Conference
*Includes (or aimed at) Students
Indiana eLearning Lab. Must log in to see workshops. This week's live sessions: Explore Google Earth with Google Arts & Culture
That's All for Now...
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