The former Workforce & Innovation Newsletter has evolved into #DigitallyINspirED. As we continue to adapt to these changing times this newsletter will take on different forms for the upcoming months to help support your ongoing efforts in digital learning.
We understand the unprecedented times have been a continual adjustment, and as you are preparing for the next few weeks and months, we want to offer you as much support as needed. The resources we are providing will hopefully help with your planning and accommodations you are providing to your colleagues, students, and families. If there are any resources or support requests, please use the Google Form below, and we will strive to help during these uncertain times we are all facing. Please stay safe and healthy and be mindful in taking safety precautions to keep you and your family safe as well.
If there is a resource or support you would like to see, please let us know with this form.
IDOE has a new page with additional supports/resources for eLearning.
You can access supports and resources here. Please share this resource with your colleagues. You will find information on free or low-cost connectivity for those with need, subject area and grade level specific digital learning sites, ideas to extend learning for all students, educational companies offering free services, and support for teachers in delivering remote learning experiences.
The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) is a not-for-profit membership association launched by state education agency leaders in 2001 to serve, support and represent their emerging interests and needs with respect to the use of technology for teaching, learning, and school operations.
Considerations for Selecting and Reviewing Instructional Materials (From SETDA)
- Quality Assurance Checklist for Instructional Materials
- Benchmarks for Quality Instructional Materials (AA-SIAA)
- Indiana’s Quality Content Check List
- What are open educational resources ?
- SETDA’s Guide to Quality Instructional Materials
- Accessibility: Will all students be able to access the online materials?
Presented by Candice Dodson, Executive Director, State Education Technology Directors Association (SETDA); and Stacey Schmidt, PhD, Superintendent, Porter Township School Corporation (IN)
EVERFI is here to help with a remote learning kit and best practices to guide student learning.
During this webinar, our team shares ideas for building a remote learning plan using the latest digital resources available from EVERFI, all at no cost. K12 Implementation Manager, Lauren Pingul, and veteran teacher, Eileen Lennon, walk-through strategies to continue student learning outside of the classroom and share best practices to make a seamless transition from school to home.
The following slides will showcase an online resource or tool that you may use in the classroom. Feel free to go through each slide, view the help video, and click on available links. Please do not “EDIT” the slide, as one of your peers has worked hard to create this as a resource for all!
Indiana School Tech Plan Survey is Open! The window to submit your district’s 2020 Tech Plan closes on April 3. This survey is the requirement for all public schools to qualify for the connectivity formula grant, common school fund, and grants from the Office of Curriculum and Instruction. More information is available here.
The Indiana Purple Star School Designation honors schools that have displayed a significant commitment to service members, veterans, and students and families connected to our Nation’s Military. The Indiana Department of Education will honor the first cohort of schools earning this designation in the Fall of 2020.
Application deadline is May 25, 2020.
1020 scholarships at up to $2,500 each
The Career & Technical Scholarship Program is funded through the Horatio Alger Endowment Fund and the generosity of Association Chairman Emeritus and Endowment Fund President Walter Scott, Jr. Scholarships are awarded to students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their lives who wish to pursue a career or technical education at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States.
Do you (or your students) have a science question?
Superheroes of Science would like to hear from you! Submit your science question for Superheroes of Science by clicking here. You can also tweet us your questions @PurdueSOS. We will find someone to answer your question on a future episode of our podcast. Check us out on your favorite podcast provider and our YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/SOS_UTube
Do you know someone who deserves recognition for innovative educational practices? Tell us about them in this nomination form.
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Geist Montessori Academy
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Hanover Community School Corporation
Irvington Community Schools
Jennings County School Corporation
Lanesville Community Schools
Linton-Stockton School Corporation
Maconaquah School Corporation
Madison-Grant United Schools
Manchester Community Schools
Matchbook Learning Schools of Indiana
Medora Community School Corporation
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Rossville Consolidated School District
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