The Monday Minute
May 3, 2021
Custom Graphics to Show Appreciation; Businesses Honoring Teachers
- From Teachers2Teachers: It's easy to put in our own copy on this website and share your appreciation!
- From Keep Indiana Learning/CIESC
- Thank You Teachers Templates from Canva
- eCards for Teachers (most free)
- "Hats Off" email from ICE Indiana
Businesses Honoring Teachers This Week Yes, many wish the appreciation was not just a week, a free order of french fries, etc, but there are some opportunities if you wish.
There are many matching opportunities for Donors Choose, some beyond just this week.
WeTeachers has many giveaways on their site. They currently have 13 different opportunities.
During Teacher Appreciation Week and throughout May (May 2-20), Toyota and the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) are asking families to come together to create a short video nominating a teacher who supported them during the past year. Simply visit NCFL’s Facebook, Twitter, or website to click on the post to learn more
A team of families will review submissions, and ultimately 150 teachers across the country will receive $1,000 each from Toyota and NCFL to support learning next year.
A Favorite Tool for Many: Blooket
PBS NewsHour EXTRA and CoBuild19 invite students, educators, and families to share stories through art or text that express how the pandemic affected them and their communities. Submissions will be compiled and shared to aid everyone in the healing process.More details and some examples are available on this google site or google doc. One of the project leaders is Adam Maltese of Indiana University and CoBuild19.
ROSE HULMAN TO OFFER FREE SUSTAINABLE ENERGY SUMMER BOOTCAMPS
Rose-Hulman PRISM will be facilitating in-person Sustainable Alternative Energies Summer Boot Camps for Indiana teachers grades 4 -12 who include units on sustainable and alternative energies in their curriculum. One is June 20-25 ; the other is July 11-16.
- The program combines academic PD with vocational site visits to some alternative
energy providers in Indiana. (Some may have to be virtual visits.)
- Teachers will develop standards-based, practical, and comprehensive lessons for units
on sustainable alternative energies.
- Upon completion each teacher will receive a kit of supplies containing
materials for all the lab activities done , and 45 PGPs.
- All participants will be housed in a residence hall on the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology campus and meals will be provided.
Learning Opportunities (all times EDT, Free Unless Noted)
May 4: US DOE Summertime STEM Webinar, 2:30 pm
May 4: Keep Indiana Chatting (on Zoom), 7 pm
*May 5: Weather Safety and Spotter Training for Indiana Students, 9:30-11:30 am
May 6: AMLE Webinar-A School Leaders's Role in Safeguarding Democracy, 4:30 pm
May 11: AMLE Webinar-Introducing Schools of Distinction, 6 pm
May 17: KIL Spring Speaker Series, Adam Saenz, "The Power of a Teacher" 4:30 pm
May 17: KIL-Culturally Responsive Pedagogy with Dr. Denisha Murff, 4:30 pm
May 20: AMLE Webinar-A Virtual Approach to Social & Emotional Learning, 4:30 pm
June 29-30: Keep Indiana Learning Summer Conference
*Includes (or aimed at) Students
Indiana eLearning Lab. Must log in to see workshop topics. This week's live sessions: Instructional Videos Featuring You & Reflecting on Student Learning with Jamboard
Please note: Webinars and events mentioned in this space are not an endorsement of commercial products; on the contrary, we try to avoid listing events that appear to be commercial in nature. Every effort is made to strip social media/tracking data from provided URLs.
That's All for Now...
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