January 28, 2019
Schools to Watch Training: February 13
Champions Together Available Training Dates Update
What our members are saying:
"Champions In The Middle has helped to improve our overall culture at the JH level. Our HS was already a Champions Together School and students wanted to be part of this program. To see the students interact, smile, and truly open their hearts to acceptance of all students has been phenomenal! I love to walk down the halls and see our students smiling, talking, and interacting with all students. Students working together to make a difference one day at a time and one smile at a time leaves me speechless. I love what this program brings to South Ripley" (Destiny Rutzel)
"Students who used to walk the halls looking at the floor, now walk with their heads high and give high-fives all the way to class." - Dan Bailey, mentor
"Athletes now come through my classroom giving hugs to students they once never knew."-
"The most influential Anti-Bullying program I have ever been a part of" Oscar Haughs, RMS Principal
You can see a video of Rochester's volleyball event here.
Please contact Susie Highley to sign up for a training, or if you have questions.Trainings will be from 9:30-11:30.
Thursday, February 14: South Ripley JH (Destiny Rutzel)
February 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)
(Due to this week's weather, the training at Shelbyville has been cancelled.)
Conversation Starter: Can We Make Middle School Less Awkward?
What Teachers Want: The Most Popular Items on Donors Choose
And remember-- our good friend and partner, Horace Mann, also works with Donors Choose and funds many projects on their own.
Children's Museum Spring Preview Evening, February 28 5-7:30 pm
- Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds
- Schaefer Planetarium and Space Object Theater
- PAW Patrol: Adventure Play
- American POP
- The World of Sport
- National Art Museum of Sport
- History of Hoops
generationOn Indiana will now be called INSPIRE3 - INdiana Service-learning Philanthropy Initiative Resources to Educate, Engage, Empower
· We continue our grant funded program facilitated by the IASP and the IMLEA with the same level of support, training, resources, and mini-grants. It is our hope that our new name will attract even more educators to the free resources we promote and to the incorporation of service-learning into the existing curriculum.
o Incorporation of service-learning Educates students while addressing academic standards and employing critical 21st century skills
o Engages students in their content with real-world application
o Empowers students to see themselves as an integral member of their community with the power to affect change.
· We look forward to new and continued collaboration with educators, administrators, schools, and youth serving organizations in Indiana. Any new educators and administrators need to Connect with us for the first time by filling out this short form HERE.
Opportunities for Educators & Students
February 4: DOE Winter Book Club begins: Dive into Inquiry: Amplify Learning and Empower Student Voice by Trevor MacKenzie
February 4-8: School Counselor Week
February 12-13: Teaching with Primary Sources Workshop: Focus on Student Inquiry at IU
February 12-March 21: Math Extravaganzas around the State
February 13: Schools to Watch Training at IASP
February 18: Deadline to Apply for Gilder Lehrman Summer Seminars
February 21: Computer Science Curriculum Showcase, Center Grove
February 22: Schools to Watch Workshop at South Ripley JH
February 28: Children's Museum Spring Educator Preview, 5-7:30
March 9: Thinking Outside the (Specimen) Box: Digital Paleontology Workshop, Bloomington
September 29-30, 2019: IMLEA Conference, Indianapolis Marriott North