The Monday Minute
May 17, 2021
Activities to Use with Your Students-- & Possibly Be Part of a Research Study
Where do you come in? They have created activities you can use, even if your students do not participate in the research part; there are 10 exercises that will hopefully provide some answers to the study's research questions, in students’ own voices. They want this packet to be a resource that includes ideas/tools for future relationship building with students, practices that can be used in whole group or small group/individual settings (face to face and virtually), and opportunities to empathize with students. Regardless of whether or not students participate in the research study portion of the work, educators can still feel free to use the activities. You can access the activities and complete information about the study here.
Dr. Moulton is also available to chat with teachers about the project and activities if they want some more guidance. His expertise is in middle-level education, and we are fortunate to have him in our state!
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Highlights from MiddleWeb
Media Literacy Scholarships Available
The Graduate Certificate in Digital Literacy program at the University of Rhode Island is funding five tuition awards for educators whose work addresses the needs of underserved communities to attend the award-winning 9th Annual Summer Institute in Digital Literacy. This Institute will be hosted by the University of Rhode Island (URI) and National Louis University (NLU) on July 16-20, 2021 fully online. By attending the Institute, scholarship recipients will join a vibrant community of educators who are committed to digital and media literacy education. This is a $400 value; apply for the scholarship by May 26, or register here.
On a related note, Media Literacy Gurus Frank Baker & Renee Hobbs are offering a webinar on "Media Literacy Books for All Ages" tomorrow, just in time for summer exploration.
Free Course on High Impact Virtual Instructional Practices for Teachers
Learning Opportunities (all times EDT, Free Unless Noted)
May 18: Media Education Lab Webinar-50 Media Literacy Books, 4 pm
May 20: AMLE Webinar-A Virtual Approach to Social & Emotional Learning, 4:30 pm
May 26: KIL Makerspace (Part 2), 4:30
June 29-30: Keep Indiana Learning Summer Conference
Indiana eLearning Lab. Must log in to see workshop topics. This week's live sessions: Revise & Organize: Google Drive, Our Top Inbox Tips, SEL Practices to Try
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.
COMING NEXT WEEK: SHINING STAR AWARDS & SUMMER PD OPPS
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And don't forget, you can join both IMLEA and AMLE in a joint membership!
Next week will be the final Monday Minute of the school year, but we will keep updating our website with new opportunities.