The Monday Minute
Indiana Middle Level Education Association
The Indiana Middle Level Education Association is a non-profit organization that is member-driven. Our board members represent all regions of Indiana and help direct our activities while enjoying great networking opportunities. Through 2019, we have had a well-attended annual conference. We are funded primarily by memberships and sponsorships. We are the Indiana affiliate of the Association of Middle Level Educators and administer the Schools to Watch program for our state. Our office is in IASP's building in Indianapolis.
Helping Adolescents Learn about Their Brain
An initiative at UNC-Chapel Hill, Teens and Tech, just launched a psychology and neuroscience-based outreach website about adolescent brain development and healthy technology use.
The website includes a middle school curriculum, with lesson plans, slides, and activities. The first two modules relating technology use to adolescent brain development and reward-processing are now available.
The curriculum's goal is to empower adolescents by teaching them about their changing brains, so that they are aware of their unique developmental opportunities and vulnerabilities.
You are welcome to give feedback, and more modules will be posted in the future. These lessons could be ideal as a part of advisory.
The Olympics are Almost Over-- But Would You Like Some Lesson Ideas?
And, this is a rare school year that will have 2 Olympics; the Winter Olympics in Beijing are February 4-20, 2022.
News from Champions Together
David Finkle: My Radical Approach to Classroom Management
Child Care Scholarships
Classified as essential workers, Indiana teachers & other school staff at all income levels are eligible for $$ support from the state for child care, both for summer and before/after school care through March, 2022. Many of the participating sites are located at schools; yours might even be included! A flyer is available here to share or post. Learn more about the initiative and apply here.
In the Lead--Great PD Opportunity
Organized into 6 key strands, district teams of administrators will identify and attend workshops in the high-priority topics that are essential to their needs. Each strand is a collaboration of national thought leaders and the Educational Service Centers of Indiana to provide global thinking, local conversation, and professional support.
As an attendee at IN the LEAD, district/school leaders will engage with:
- Prominent national thought leaders in each strand
- In-Person 2-day workshops (in regional locations) with virtual or self-paced follow ups
- Communities of practice for on-going support and collaboration
New Resources and Webinars from Horace Mann
Learning Opportunities (all times EDT, Free Unless Noted)
August 4: How to Teach Copyright This Year, 4 pm
August 4: Digital Escapes with Google, 6 pm
August 5: A Guide to Standards-Based Grading, 5 pm
August 7: edcamp edtech, 10 am-noon
Indiana eLearning Lab. Must log in to see workshop topics. This week's live sessions: Revive Your Google Drive, Smart Start EduProtocols, and Worksheet Redesign: Docs vs Slides
By Thursday, the site will migrate to http://inlearninglab.com/
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.