The Monday Minute
Congratulations to Hebron Middle School and Riverside Intermediate
With delays from the pandemic, several more schools will be applying for redesignation next year, and new schools are welcome to apply! Schools to Watch is a national program from the National Forum to Accelerate Middle Grades Reform. See the article near the end of this newsletter for more information, and other ways you can become involved.
horace mann shining star award
Join our imlea board!
Horace Mann Webinars & Consultations
With changes in guidelines for student loan forgiveness, many educators have been able to reduce their debts of up to tens of thousands of dollars. In addition to already-scheduled webinars listed on their website, principals can arrange for visits or webinars to individual schools/districts. This is a great time to act! Horace Mann representatives told me that many administrators have recently taken advantage of this program in regards to advanced degrees. Check out this video for a sneak peek at what the program has to offer. For more information on how to bring this program to your school(s) click here or contact your local Horace Mann agent. (They have informational programs in addition to Student Loan Solutions, as well as offering competitive insurance rates.)
Nominate an educator of the year
AMLE is now accepting nominations for Educator of the Year, a nationwide award open to those working full time at the middle level . To see further qualifications and access the form, visit this site. Last year's winner was Dr. Nikki Woodson, Superintendent of Washington Township in Indianapolis! The deadline for nominations and all supporting materials is July 15.
Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Short-Term Program participants complete short-term international projects, collaborate with colleagues abroad, and share educational policy and practice on a global scale.
Participants receive funding that covers project activities including international airfare, living expenses, meals, and an honorarium for the time in country. Host organizations support participants to find housing and transportation while on site.
The deadline to apply for the next round is July 18. Learn more here.
Modern Classroom Project trainings Still Available
Apply for Grants for State Park Field Trips
Grants of $250 from the Discover the Outdoors fund are available for public, private, parochial, or home-school educators. Find more information here.
2022 STEM Education Works VIRTUAL Professional Development Workshop
Open to middle and high school teaches. More information and the application are here. Deadline to apply is June 5.
Schools to Watch: Process and Training.
Learning Opportunities (Times EDT) Free unless noted.
Now-August 5: Summer of Learning Events Across the State
June 2: Gilder Lehrman: Women in Service across US Military History, 5-7 pm
June 3: Deadline to Apply for Arts Integration Lab, 4 pm
June 5: Deadline to Apply for Coding Castles (Takes place June 13-17)
June 8: IDOE Unpacking iLearn Results for Conversation & Action, 10 am
June 8: IDOE Myths and Mysteries of Memorization, 10:30 am
June 9: Keep Indiana Learning 2022 Reading Summit ($100; some free videos available now)
June 13: IMLEA Board Meeting, IASP Office, 10 am- 2 pm
*June 13: Problem Solving through Innovation Camp for Students at BSU (register by 5/31)
June 14-15: Keep Indiana Learning #VirtuallyDifferent2022 Conference ($25)
June 14-15: Kahoot Summit
*June 16-18: Sheldon's Daylight Camp (Indianapolis) Rising 4th-7th graders (apply by 6/10)
June 30: EdElements Feedback Webinar, 3 pm
August 3-4: OER Conference for Social Studies
September 1: Forum Credit Union Grant Application Due
November 3-5: AMLE National Conference, Orlando, FL
Free Summer CODEHS Opportunities (some virtual, some in person)
edWeb.net Webinars (if sponsored, "commercials" are at the end)
AMLE Events (some free, some paid)
IN LearningPartnership (Includes Wednesday PD with IDOE)
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.
That's a wrap on 2021-2022
The Monday Minute is a publication of IMLEA. Generally, it is sent to members on the 1st & 3rd Mondays of the month during the school year. You can access past Monday Minutes via this link on our webpage, and you can follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Principals and others: Feel free to forward this newsletter to your staff, and email us at any time.
All hopes for a relaxing, refreshing summer for you! The "Learning Opportunities" of this newsletter will be updated as the summer goes on, so you can check back on this, and follow us on Twitter!