The Monday Minute
August 16, 2021
What Science Tells Us About Improving Middle School
- Interdisciplinary Learning
- Peer-Assisted and Cooperative Learning
- Service Learning
- Time for "Free Play"--Even Recess
- Later Start Time
What do you think? Is your school incorporating any of these things? What do you see as the biggest challenges?
Photo Credit: Allison Shelley for EDUImages, CC BY-NC 4.0
Matt Miller's Updated Mega Back to School Activities List
Start the Year by Focusing on Learning GAINS
ASK ROSE ADDS VIDEO CAPABILITIES
To start a video tutoring session, visit the website, during tutoring hours (Sunday-Thursday, 7-10 pm ET) and click on the video icon in the top right corner of the screen. Students can also call 877-Ask-Rose (877-275-7673) or use chat and email through the website.
(In their most recent data collection, about 1/3 of all their contacts were in regard to 6th-8th grade math, with 1/5 on Algebra 1 alone.)
News from AMLE
The 2021 Conference that was to be held in Louisville will now be virtual, same dates, November 4-7. Registration is now open, with different individual and school options.
BACK TO SCHOOL COLLABORATION SESSIONS
AMLE is hosting free online meet-ups around a variety of topics, strategies, and ideas perfect for this unique back-to-school season. Each 30-minute meet-up will include content from an expert presenter, followed by live participatory conversation around the topic. See the topics & register here.
These resources can be used in a variety of ways, and include implementation guides, case studies, and much more. "..studies have shown that career education positively impacts K–12 students decades later. When engaging in the career exploration programming described in this playbook, educators are providing opportunities for students to dream about their futures and imagine the possibilities."
These resources include a 10-lesson digital curriculum from American Student Assistance, the co-sponsor.
Lilly Creativity Grants: What Would You Do with $12,000?
It's Another Horace Mann Giveaway!
Richard Byrne's New Practical EdTech Handbook Available
Learning Opportunities (all times EDT, Free Unless Noted)
August 17: Ditchbook Webinar, Life After Remote Teaching: The 1:1 Classroom in 2021, (repeats August 25 and September 2), 8 pm
August 18: Indiana Youth Institute Webinar: Back to School Focus on SEL, Noon
August 18: Science of Happiness with Kim Strobel, 7 pm
*August 22: Celebrating 50 Years of Apollo 15, 12:30 pm
August 24: AMLE Collaboration Session, Curating Classroom Libraries, 4 pm
August 25: Keep Indiana Learning-Don't Drop the LMS, 7 pm
August 26: AMLE Session: Michael Matera (Gamification Expert) 4 pm
August 28: edCamp: Design for Learning-Individual Variability, 11-2
August 31: AMLE Session:New Sneaker Energy, 4 pm
August 31: KIL-Group Work That Works: Creating a Classroom Culture of Collaboration (continues on September 15), 4 pm
September 10: 9/11 Anniversary School Video Available
*Suitable for students as well
Indiana Learning Lab. Must log in to see workshop topics. This week's live sessions: EduProtocols, Design, Google Drive
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. Many can be viewed/listened to at later dates.
You can access past Monday Minutes via this link on our webpage, and you can follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Principals and others: Feel free to forward this newsletter to your staff, and email us at any time. This year, the Monday Minute will be released on the first and third Mondays of the month.
And don't forget, you can join both IMLEA and AMLE in a joint membership!