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2024 Civic Learning Symposium

Please Join Us for the 2024 Civic Learning Symposium.   The central theme for the 2024 Annual Civic Learning Symposium revolves around the crucial role that dialogue and deliberation play in both our education system and our democracy. In an era marked by polarization and division, fostering open, constructive dialogue and thoughtful deliberation is more important than ever. […]

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IYI’s 2024 College & Career Readiness Regional Conference – South Bend

This year’s College & Career Readiness Conferences are regionally focused and aimed at preparing Indiana’s youth for success by equipping them with experiences, degrees, certifications, and employability skills tailored to industry needs. Dive into strategies for supporting Gen Z and Gen Alpha, ensuring they have the tools and resources necessary to thrive in the workforce. The more

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Dream Big Summer Camp

It is almost that time of the year! Summer break is around the corner and families are looking for fun, engaging, and interactive activities for their children. We have a fantastic opportunity for any students in 7th or 8th grade. Purdue Polytechnic High Schools will host Dream Big, a FREE summer program for incoming 8th

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Let’s talk education and workforce with VOX Global and Chalkbeat Indiana

Join VOX Global and Chalkbeat Indiana for the First Round after the workday! We’ll talk about the top issues facing Indiana’s education and workforce pipeline, from the changes out of the most recent legislative session to what we can expect to see later this year for education following the budget session and elections. Charlee Beasor,

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Improving Your 2024-2025 Mathematics Program

How school and district leaders can prepare this summer for the 2024/25 school year. During this 1-hour webinar, trusted K-12 national mathematics expert Dr. Timothy D. Kanold will provide research-affirmed protocols to guide your school, district, or department in proactively preparing for the upcoming 2024–2025 school year. Identify previous grade-level standards not yet Determine where

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Speakers Bureau: Exceptional Learners & Science of Reading

Join the Marian University Center for Vibrant Schools for a Speakers Bureau called: Exceptional Learners and Science of Reading. Literacy experts will be discussing what the science of reading means for students receiving special education services, English learners, and high-ability learners. Time: 8:30 a.m. Eastern Daylight TimeDate: Thursday, May 16, 2024Location: Huntington Family Hall |

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Enhancing Teacher Evaluation of K-5 Literacy Instruction

In this two-part event, evaluators will have the opportunity to explore what quality Science of Reading instruction looks and sounds like in the classroom. This event is tailored to anyone involved in the evaluation process. Participants will explore evidence-based strategies, instructional methodologies, and assessment tools specifically geared towards the science of reading, aiming to equip

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Reading Summit 2024

Join us for Keep Indiana Learning’s 2024 Reading Summit – a K-12 comprehensive teaching conference dedicated to delving into the core principles of the Science of Reading. This conference will feature three keynote speakers: Dr. Chase Young, co-author of Artfully Teaching the Science of Reading Kate & Maggie Roberts, author of A Novel Approach and

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MidCon24

Are you a middle school educator seeking fresh insights, innovative strategies, and meaningful connections to supercharge your teaching journey? Join us at MidCon 2024, the first-of-its-kind, in-person conference designed specifically for middle school teachers, student services professionals, and administrators from across the country! Get ready to immerse yourself in two days of dynamic learning designed

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Indy Kindergarten Kickoff

Looking for a kindergarten for next school year? 20+ public schools will be open to welcome your family and help with enrollment on Saturday, March 16 from 10AM – 2PM! See a list and map of participating schools at indykindergarten.org. All schools are free and open to any student who wants to enroll. Attendees will

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Adolescent Literacy: With Newsela and Keep Indiana Learning

In this active workshop, teachers and leaders can expect to learn and apply practical strategies to support adolescent literacy in their classrooms. Building literacy skills through language comprehension and background knowledge can be hard to do, especially in upper elementary, middle, and high school classrooms where students’ reading skills vary widely. In this session, you’ll

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Math & Civic Education

Professional Development Announcement from CREATE! Please Join Us for a Discussion on Math Education & Civicswith Alison StroleWednesday, February 21st4:15 – 5:15 pm Meet Alison Strole: a celebrated middle school math teacher at Hamilton Southeastern, is making waves in education with her innovative teaching strategies. Her remarkable work was featured in Education Week in the

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Indiana Libraries and Literacy Symposium: Civic Literacy

Libraries serve a critical role in citizens’ literacy development from birth to adulthood as conveners of communities and providers of democratic spaces for gathering and learning. The 2024 Indiana Libraries and Literacy Symposium will focus on the ways libraries can support their communities’ understanding of, and engagement in, their civic duties. Included is a hands-on

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Civics & Math Education

Professional Development Announcement from CREATE! Please Join Us for a Discussion on Math Education & Civics with Alison Strole Wednesday, February 21st from 4:15 – 5:15 pm Meet Alison Strole: a celebrated middle school math teacher at Hamilton Southeastern, is making waves in education with her innovative teaching strategies. Her remarkable work was featured in Education Week

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2024 Teach Indy Educators Conference

With a focus on the idea of ‘Teach.Lead.Change’ this year’s event will center innovative work being done in classrooms across Marion County. Participants will learn about what is working in schools across Indiana directly from the educators leading classrooms every day. Then participants will have the opportunity to customize and make plans to implement changes

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CLD Leadership Speakers Series

Join us February 6th at CLD Headquarters as we kick off 2024 CLD Leadership Speakers Series featuring 5 dynamic and powerful speakers who are highly accomplished in their fields that will be talking about the importance of topics such as: career achievement, leadership, character, educational excellence, and community service. This is a once in a

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Rural Education Summit

https://brand.page/RuralEducationSummit   We are delighted to invite you to the upcoming Rural Education Summit scheduled to take place on Friday, April 12, 2024, at Made@Plainfield. This summit aims to gather dedicated individuals, educators, policymakers, and stakeholders passionate about advancing education opportunities in rural communities.   This summit will feature engaging discussions and presentations focused on

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Speakers Bureau: Where Are We? What’s Next? How U.S. Schools Compare to the World

Join the Marian University Center for Vibrant Schools for a Speakers Bureau to hear from individuals from the National Center on Education and the Economy. We will be discussing the latest National Assessment on Educational Progress (also known as NAEP and the Nation’s Report Card) and Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) scores, how U.S.

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Information Session for New Westfield Washington/Indiana State University In-Person MBA Program

Interested in earning your MBA? Westfield Washington Schools and Indiana State University are hosting a free information session for their in-person professional MBA degree program offered in Westfield starting in September. The Professional MBA information session will be at 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024, in the Westfield Washington Schools Community Board Room, 19500 Tomlinson

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Virtual Lunch and Learn for Indiana State University/Westfield Washington Schools’ In-Person MBA Program

Interested in obtaining your MBA? Westfield Washington Schools and Indiana State University are hosting a free virtual lunch and learn on an in-person professional MBA degree program offered in Westfield starting in September 2024. The virtual Lunch and Learn session will be conducted at Noon on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2024, and registration is free. Professional

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MLK Day of Service

Join Seeds of Caring for our free MLK Day of Service and help us share this message with youth across Indianapolis. Together, we can make Monday, January 15 a day on, and not a day off.  Seeds of Caring will have multiple stations set up where kids, ages 2-12, can contribute to their community in meaningful

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Nourishing Democracy: Healthy IPS School Board Elections

“Remember, it didn’t start with gas chambers. It started with one party controlling the media. One party controlling the message. One party deciding what is truth. One party censoring speech and silencing opposition. One party dividing citizens into ‘us’ and ‘them’ and calling on their supporters to harass ‘them.’ It started when good people turned

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Off the Shelf: Book Challenges, Bans and Promoting Inclusive Literature

Book challenges and bans have been increasing across the country, both in schools and districts where laws have been passed, but also where no formal rules, restrictions or laws exist. When large scale book bans take place, it affects young people’s ability to see themselves reflected in books. It also impacts their ability to gain

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No Place for Hate® Back to School Kick Off with Jonathan Van Ness October 12, 2023 11AM CT

Please join us on Thursday, October 12, 2023, as No Place for Hate® coalitions from across the nation come together with special guest, Jonathan Van Ness, Emmy-nominated television personality and LGBTQ+ advocate. We will explore allyship, how to challenge bias and hate and build more inclusive schools. This virtual event is for 4th-12th graders and

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Indiana Local News Initiative: Indy Documenters Virtual Orientation

Indy Documenters trains and pays neighbors to attend local public government meetings and take notes or live tweet. Indy Documenters are paid $20/hr for in-person meetings and $18/hr to attend meetings virtually. This program welcomes people from all walks of life who are interested in their local community. No prior experience in journalism is necessary.

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Indiana Local News Initiative: Indy Documenters Orientation

Indy Documenters trains and pays neighbors to attend local public government meetings and take notes or live tweet. Indy Documenters are paid $20/hr for in-person meetings and $18/hr to attend meetings virtually. This program welcomes people from all walks of life who are interested in their local community. No prior experience in journalism is necessary.

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1st Annual Civic Learning Symposium

The 1st Annual Civic Learning Symposium is for teachers, faculty, students, national experts, and other interested stakeholders. This annual symposium hosted by the Center for Economic and Civic Learning at Ball State University, supported by the U.S. Department of Education in alignment with the CREATE project convenes practitioners, teachers, and scholars to explore innovative and exceptional approaches to improve the quality

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Parents Connecting on Education

Show Me the Data, Part 2: Understanding Your Child’s ILEARN & IREAD Test ScoresOn Tuesday, August 8, from 6-7pm, EmpowerED Families will host a Parents Connecting Meeting at the Indianapolis Public Library – Haughville Branch (2121 W Michigan St., Indianapolis IN 46222), for families. The event is free and open to the public, but registration

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MU Prep Virtual Open House

Attention Indiana Parents – Marian University Preparatory School’s teachers during a virtual information session. Enrolled students and families are encouraged to attend to meet their teachers, and interested families should attend to learn more about MU Prep and how to enroll. Time will be available for Q&A. Noon to 1 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, August 8Live

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Parents Connecting on Education

EmpowerED Families hosts community meeting to help families understand ILEARN and IREAD test score data On Tuesday, July 18, from 6-7pm, EmpowerED Families will host a Parents Connecting Meeting at the Indianapolis Public Library – East 38th Street Branch (5420 E 38th Street, Indianapolis IN 46205), for families. The event is free and open to

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Indy Schools K-8 Schools Fair

Now’s your chance to find the perfect school for your family at the Indy Schools K-8 Schools Fair on Saturday, June 3. Connect with 35+ public K-8 schools and experience family fun, including:  Two bounce housesFree facepaintingFood trucksA 360 photo boothHot 100.9 LIVE on-siteRaffle prizes PLUS, the first 300 attendees receive a free box of Girl Scout cookies! This is your chance

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Update: Registration reopened for ADL’s A World Of Difference Institute and AAAJ Chicago Presents : Teaching about the Asian American Experience: A Primer

Join ADL’s A World of Difference Institute and Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Chicago for a virtual PD on Asian American history and culture. This two-hour workshop, hosted by ADL and led by Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Chicago, will help prepare K-12 educators to include Asian American history, stories, and voices in their curriculum.

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Rural Education Summit

  Please join us for the Purdue College of Education’s Rural Summit. At this interactive and collaborative meeting, our goals are as follows:   Present the outlook for rural growth and development.Share what Purdue has to offer for rural students and educators.Learn from you how we can best help you meet your priorities.  Please RSVP

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A World of Difference Café Conversation for Educators: Identity-Based Incidents in K-12 Sports

High School basketball players arrive for a game only to be greeted by swastikas scribbled on their lockers. A group of middle school soccer players toss tortillas at their opponents as they arrive on the field. The targeted athletes come from a school with a largely Latino student body. Fans yell racial slurs from the

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Teach Indy Virtual Hiring Fair

2023 Teach Indy Virtual Hiring Fair Aspiring Teachers, Relocating Teachers, and New School Seekers are encouraged to attend this event. School leaders and talent teams from across Center Township schools will be looking for great educators to add to their current and future teaching roles for the 2023-2024 school year. The Hiring Fair will be

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FREE PD: Teaching the History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict Using Primary Sources

This self-paced, online course uses primary sources, videos, and engaging learning tools to trace the history of the Arab-Israeli conflict. You’ll start with the rise of Arab nationalism and Zionism, unpack the broken promises made during World War I, tackle the Mandate Era, the major wars and peace treaties, and reflect on the continuing conflict

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A World of Difference Cafe – Extremism and Youth Radicalization: What Schools Need to Know About White Supremacist Recruitment Tactics & How Schools Prepare

ADL’s A World of Difference® Institute Invites you to the second installment of A World of Difference Café Conversations: Three-Part Educator Series. Session Two: Wednesday, November 9, 20223:30pm-5:00pm CT/ 4:30pm-6:00pm ET Extremism and Youth Radicalization: What Schools Need to Know About White Supremacist Recruitment Tactics & How Schools Prepare This session will provide educators with

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AMPL!FY Youth Voice Symposium

Youth Communication and national education leaders will discuss strategies to address complex education challenges and create culturally responsive learning communities to: Help young people heal from experiences with racism, sexism, and other injustices Support students to achieve their personal and academic goals Uplift teen voices in a world that too often marginalizes them This event is in-person in

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Where the Science of Learning Meets the Science of Reading: Unpacking the Evidence

While the science of reading tells us what is essential for building a reader, the science of learning tells us the conditions that are necessary for learning to thrive and last. Participants will engage in learning about the evidence base for the Science of Learning and connecting those principles to the components of Scarborough’s Reading

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Building Your Dual Credit Teacher Pipeline: A Workshop for School Administrators (Indianapolis)

The Center of Excellence in Leadership of Learning (CELL) at the University of Indianapolis invites school administrators to join us for a two hour workshop designed to help develop your school’s plan to grow and sustain a robust supply of teachers credentialed to teach dual credit. During this session, participants will: gain a stronger understanding of Indiana

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Building Your Dual Credit Teacher Pipeline: A Workshop for School Administrators (Evansville)

The Center of Excellence in Leadership of Learning (CELL) at the University of Indianapolis invites school administrators to join us for a two hour workshop designed to help develop your school’s plan to grow and sustain a robust supply of teachers credentialed to teach dual credit. During this session, participants will: gain a stronger understanding of Indiana

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Building Your Dual Credit Teacher Pipeline: A Workshop for School Administrators (Merrillville)

The Center of Excellence in Leadership of Learning (CELL) at the University of Indianapolis invites school administrators to join us for a two hour workshop designed to help develop your school’s plan to grow and sustain a robust supply of teachers credentialed to teach dual credit. During this session, participants will: gain a stronger understanding

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The Power of the Dimension of Crosscutting Concepts: Prompting Student Sensemaking and Discourse

The Framework for K-12 Science Education details the importance of every student’s engagement with natural scientific phenomena at the nexus of three dimensions of learning: Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts. Of these three dimensions, it is the dimension of crosscutting concepts which unifies the study of science and engineering across all domains

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2022 IPS School Board Candidates Forum from Chalkbeat & WFYI

Hear what school board candidates think about important educational issues and what they plan to do if elected. Candidates for the Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) school board will participate in the 2022 School Board Candidates Forum on Wednesday, October 5, 2022, at 6:00 pm at the Indianapolis Public Library, Central Library. Reporters from both WFYI Public Media

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What Literacy Leaders Need to Know and Do to Support Teachers in Shifting to Science of Reading-Based Instruction

As a school or district leader, how are you ensuring the effective implementation of research-based practices that will develop students’ critical literacy skills so they become proficient readers with expanded and equitable opportunities to lead fulfilling and productive lives? In this complimentary webinar, Linda Diamond will share the importance of a coherent message when developing

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Red for Ed Story Slam

Come together with other community members and listen directly from educators on the current state of Hoosier public education. These are real stories about what educators are currently experiencing with a focus on what has and hasn’t changed since the 2019 Red for Ed rally at the State House.

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A World of Difference® Cafe: What We Have Learned About Bias Incident Response In K-12 Schools

ADL’s A World of Difference® Institute Invites you to the kick-off for our new A World of Difference Cafe Conversations: Three-Part Educator Series: Grab your favorite coffee mug and begin your back-to-school routine with ADL Midwest Education! In this World Café session, experts from the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL’s) A World of Difference® Institute will offer

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A World of Difference® Institute – Information session for k-12 educators

Are you a K-12 educator or administrator looking for ways to respond to bullying or bias incidents in your classrooms and schools? Are you looking to equip your students with the skills to create a welcoming and inclusive school environment? ADL (Anti-Defamation League) can help! ADL’s A World of Difference® Institute offers a variety of

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A World of Difference® Institute – Information session for k-12 educators

Are you a K-12 educator or administrator looking for ways to respond to bullying or bias incidents in your classrooms and schools? Are you looking to equip your students with the skills to create a welcoming and inclusive school environment? ADL (Anti-Defamation League) can help! ADL’s A World of Difference® Institute offers a variety of

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UnboundED Virtual Summit- 6-12th Grade

The Mind Trust Schools team has partnered with UnboundED for a Virtual Summit. UnboundEd’s interactive two-day Virtual Summit, July 19th and 20th 9am-3:30pm for teachers, coaches, and leaders emphasizes instructional planning in the complex COVID-19 era and amidst a historical anti-racist movement. With an emphasis on grade-level curriculum, strategic supports, and equitable instruction, our sessions

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Literacy Leadership in Challenging Times – Virtual Institute

As a school or district leader, how are you ensuring the effective implementation of research-based practices that will develop students’ critical literacy skills in service of comprehension of text? In this complimentary virtual institute we’ll explore models that show the alignment of instructional practices,  discuss current state and district initiatives that support the research, and

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Marian University Preparatory School Virtual Information Session | May 24

Marian University Preparatory School is a faith-focused, virtual/hybrid private school that recently launched and is now enrolling students for the upcoming school year. Meet MU Prep’s Head of School and Principal at a live, virtual session to hear their perspective of the MU Prep experience and what makes it different from the rest. There will

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The Power of Public Education, Part 2: ​Effective Communication Between Schools and Communities

Effective, on-going, two-way communication is at the heart of schools that help students succeed. Research suggests students do better when schools, parents/care providers, and the community are partners.  Reciprocal communication (mutual listening and sharing) is essential for meaningful engagement to occur.  Effective communication can stabilize school and community partnerships. It accommodates the diverse communication needs for

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Conversations With Amar “Racial Equity in Education and Central Indiana’s Workforce “

Conversations With Amar is a Facebook Live event that is hosted by Teach For America Indianapolis and moderated by our Executive Director, Amar Patel. Join us as Amar sits down with President and CEO of the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation, Claire Fiddian-Green, and President and CEO of Ascend Indiana, Jason Kloth, to discuss the state

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Driving Change: an in-depth conversation about improving school transportation

More than 650,000 Hoosier public school students ride yellow school buses to and from school each day. While school options have increased and changed, the way students get to school is largely unchanged and has a lot of room for improvement. These issues directly affect students and families. For example, issues like driver shortages, long

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