April 29, 2019
Life after Testing: Finish Strong!
May is a great time to try new things! You might check out tech tools like Gimkit* (featured in the Monday Minute two weeks ago), a "Genius Hour" type project, or take advantage of a free trial for a product you've been interested in but have not had time to try.
*BTW if you are "Nathan" and played the IMLEA Gimkit, please contact Susie Highley for a prize!
Important Newsletter Updates and A Request from Our President
In addition, she had requested that we incorporate a google form for you to submit comments and suggestions. "Have a question about how other middle schools run certain programs or deal with situations? Need some advice on curriculum ideas? Just need to reach out to someone else in the middle? Use this form and we will help!"
Interested in Meeting with Japanese Educators in Hawaii?
The program website https://www.iie.org/ictteacher has more information & the application. The deadline to apply is May 23, 2019. Teachers in grades 7-12 are eligible; while teachers are expected to incorporate the theme of "Space and Earth," applicants are not limited to math and science. The website gives many examples of different disciplines and projects that would work.
IMLEA Conference, September 29-30
Shining Star Deadline This Week!
The Shining Star Award is open to any student in grade 5 – 9, or any teacher with any number of years of experience. Any certified staff member from an IMLEA member school may nominate a student or a colleague, but the nomination form must be signed by a building administrator.
You can find the applications and more information for both on our website. Nominations are due May 1. Thank you to Horace Mann for their continued support of this and other programs!
DOE Announces "Epic" Summer Book Club
Speaking of Free Trials....
We now offer Actively Learn, an online curriculum platform which provides over 20,000 texts- fiction, nonfiction, poetry, short stories, videos and more-for ELA, Science and Social Studies.
- Click here for your free trial or to learn more: www.activelylearn.com
- Click here to learn more about Actively Learn’s ELA, Social Studies and Science content:https://www.activelylearn.com/content
If you would like to schedule a presentation, either onsite or online, please contact: Diane Baldessari / firstname.lastname@example.org/ 317.460.1442
This Week's Update from INSPIRE3
Opportunities for Educators & Students
April 22-May 17: iLearn Testing Window Open
April 29-May 5: 100th Anniversary Children's Book Week
April 29-May 5: Screen-Free Week
May 4: Free Comic Book Day
May 5: State Parks Sunday-Free Admission to All Indiana State Parks (Visit Indiana Week)
May 6-10: Teacher Appreciation Week!
May 7: InfoSys Pathfinder Applications Due (deadline was extended--again)
July 23-26: STEM event at Purdue (details in the link & last week's MM)
September 29-30, 2019: IMLEA Conference, Indianapolis Marriott North