Monday Minute

Post-Conference Edition, 2019

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Thanks to everyone who made our 2019 conference a success! We know that there were times where it was difficult to choose among the different sessions. You can access any handouts we have received via the conference schedule (and we will add more as we receive them), see the list of our exhibitors with their contact information, complete a brief evaluation, and request PGPs all with this link.

New IMLEA/AMLE Dual Institutional Membership Now Available. Save on Introductory Pricing for a Limited Time

IMLEA and AMLE have teamed up to provide a collaborative membership for schools to bring you and your staff valuable tools and resources. We’ll help you:

· Learn new leadership skills to engage your entire staff.

· Put the latest middle school research into practice in your school.

· Provide all your teachers with the resources they need to help their students succeed.

Having both networks behind you provides the assurance that you are not alone. We’ll connect you and your staff with your local and global middle school community, giving you the opportunity to share ideas and strategies on how to create a great school.

AMLE/IMLEA Dual Institutional Membership allows schools membership in both organizations to all certified staff members for one price. The membership reflects our combined commitment to expanding access to professional learning, knowledge, and connection as we focus on the development and support of middle school educators. To view a full list of benefits or to join:

NOTE: If you have already joined either organization, you will only pay the difference and still receive the introductory rate. Questions? Contact Shirley Wright.

Champions Together Trainings Dates Set at Lowell, Brownsburg, and Rochester

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Special Olympics presented the above video during our conference luncheon. Three training dates have been determined for middle schools interested in participating in Champions Together. Because student leadership is a key component of the training, you are asked to bring at least 3 students (with 5-10 ideal) with a faculty mentor, perhaps an administrator, and any other adults who want to be involved. The training itself will be led by students! Please contact Tori Cox at Special Olympics to register or ask questions. The video does a wonderful job of explaining how being a part of Champions can help transform the culture of your school!

NOTE: The big track and field meet featured in the video was held at Brownsburg Middle School West, the only middle school in Indiana named as a National Blue Ribbon School this year. Coincidence? We think not! Congratulations!

You Can Write for Our Newsletter!

Twice a year, IMLEA publishes a newsletter that is mailed to members and shared electronically. Copies are also distributed at conferences and other events. We invite you to submit materials and photos for the fall, 2019 edition. Readers especially enjoy seeing articles about classroom practices, strategies, projects, and collaborations. Please send submissions to Susie Highley by October 10.

Webinar: Teens and Their Financial Futures: Helping Gen Z Navigate the Gig Economy, Job Benefits, and a Budget

Research shows this generation’s relationship with money starkly contrasts that of the Millennials we taught before them -- join the conversation on how to best prepare the future of finance. This free webinar will be offered Thursday, October 3rd at 3 pm and 6 pm. Attendees will receive a certificate for 1 hour of PD credit. Register at

If you can't attend live, register and you will receive an email with the recording after the webinar.

NOTE: Kaley Esselborn from EVERFI was a presenter and exhibitor at our conference this week. We will be featuring more of their free resources in the future.


Highlights included in Update: Thank You for sharing these Updates with your staff.

  • Twenty-seven Spotlight on Service-Learning articles found here.
  • [/media/get/MTk0MzM2NDQ=]Service-Learning, Social Emotional Learning, and Student Success – Spotlight article
  • Snapshots of Service-learning Stories found here
  • LTG October Moments of Service Lessons and Project Ideas – K-12
  • LTG TeachOne– “Words Bring Peace” and “calming kits” project
  • INSPIRE3 Mini-Grants available for 2019-2020 school year. Click here for requirements
  • INSPIRE3 contact information for free on site PD or interest in area workshop
  • New INSPIRE3 page on IASP website found under “About” includes resources to support Employability Skills – Grad Pathways support

That's All for Now!

To inform as many people as possible about our conference, we have been sharing the Monday Minute with a wide audience; in the coming months, it will be sent to individual, school, and district members only. If you are interested in becoming a member, please see the IMLEA/AMLE announcement above, or this link on our webpage.

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