The Monday Minute-September 7, 2022
Indiana Middle Level Education Association
Two Middle School Teachers Among Finalists for State TOY
Coming Soon to a Mailbox Near You!
Congratulations: Unified Champion Banner Winners for 21-22
"I VOTED" STICKER COMPETITION
The sticker design must include the phrase “I Voted” or a representation of the phrase. Entries due September 18.
Criteria One: Design’s focus/attention on voting
Criteria Two: Design’s ability to showcase Indiana
Criteria Three: Design’s overall creativity/uniqueness
MORE BACK TO SCHOOL RESOURCES
Although some people don't seem to realize that many schools have been in session for over a month, the back-to-school resources keep coming in! Some of these activities could be useful at other times of the year.
- Richard Byrne- Ten Popular Back-to-School Tutorials for Teachers
- Common Sense Education's Free Tools for Back to School
- We Are Teachers: 15-Minute Learning Games from Blue Apple
- ASCD: What Matters Most as a New School Year Begins (Carol Tomlinson)
- AMLE- Back to Middle School: It's All about the Relationships (several activities)
DIY CURRICULUM WAREHOUSE FROM CARRIE ROSEBROCK
CONSTITUTION DAY- IT COULD BE "HERE COMES THE JUDGE!"
BIG TEN TEACHER GRANTS UP TO $4000
The Indiana Sports Corp Grants Committee will select 10 teachers, with the goal of recognizing 10 different schools in the state of Indiana. Each of the teachers (kindergarten through eighth grade) will be awarded a grant up to $4,000 to assist them with educational projects. The 10 teachers will attend and be recognized at the Big Ten Football Championship Game at Lucas Oil Stadium. Get more information and the application here.
FAVORITES FOR MATH CLASS
- Sarah Carter on Twitter, "Math Equals Love." Although she teaches HS, many of her ideas could work for middle. She shares things freely!
- Robert Kaplinsky on Twitter; Great blog post he wrote proclaiming the best book on math instruction he's read
- Indiana's own Alison Strole at Fishers Junior High on Twitter. She shares many pictures of class activities and is an expert at Desmos, among other things.
QUICK HITS FOR BUSY TEACHERS
TINY WOW-- IT'S ACTUALLY A BIG WOW!
Free Raspberry Pi Computing Kit
The Secret to Great Middle School Presentations
Erskine Personal Impact Curriculum
All schools now have an easy way to utilize the materials connected with the new film and project about Carl Erskine. While more than 300 schools signed up earlier and became part of the EPIC movement (more than 70,000 books were shipped out all across the state!), there is now an Open Educational Resource site. Find classroom lessons, videos and materials there, including classroom versions of the film. Several schools have found this to be a great fit for advisory.
Learning Opportunities & Resources
ALL TIMES ARE GIVEN IN EDT & ARE FREE UNLESS NOTED
September 6- Indiana Learning Lab: STEM Certification with Edgewood Jr. High, 4 pm
September 13- Media Literacy and Civic Learning Activities to Promote Student Agency, (Common Sense Education), 3 pm
September 14-AMLE Administrator Roundtable: Fostering Family Engagement, 5 pm
*September 15- International Dot Day (includes a live stream at 1 pm)
September 16: AMLE Early Bird Discount Deadline
*September 17-Museum Day (register in advance for free tickets)
*September 18- Deadline for Student Entries in "I Voted" Contest
September 21-Indiana State Museum Virtual Program: Riverboats & Slavery, 7 pm
September 22- What's New, Cool, & Upcoming with Screencast-O-Matic, 7 pm
September 22- "The Best We've Got: The Carl Erskine Story" airs on WFYI in Indy
September 27- Free Virtual Screening of the Film "The Upstanders" (Cyberbullying) 7 pm
September 29- Creating Infographics That Ignite & Demonstrate Learning, 5 pm
October 3-Deadline to Apply for the Lilly Teacher Creativity Grant ($12,000)
November 3-5- AMLE Conference, Orlando
March 3-Tentative IMLEA Conference!
IN LearningPartnership (Includes Wednesday PD with IDOE)
edWeb.net Webinars (if sponsored, "commercials" are at the end)
AMLE Events (some free, some paid)
Leslie Fisher Webinars (tech)
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. In many cases, you can register and receive a recording later.
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