TRANSFORMING LEARNING FROM THE GROUND UP

Keep Indiana Learning
23 Jun: CIESC-Keep Indiana Learning awarded Indiana Department of Education’s Student Learning Recovery Grant

CIESC/Keep Indiana Learning has been awarded a $2.6 million Indiana Department of Education’s Student Learning Recovery Grant! We are thrilled to announce a grant partnership with Modern Classroom Project (MCP), CELL/UIndy, Region 8 ESC, NIESC, and NWIESC.

SOAPstone - Google Jamboard
18 Jun: Reading is NOT Boring with JamBoard

Jamboard is Google´s new kid in town! The program is designed to be a collaborative whiteboard. It’s like putting a Promethean board at every student’s fingertips.

children working on a computer
16 Jun: Elementary Computer Science Education: A “Nicety” or a “Necessity?”

I fondly remember my first purpose-driven experience that exposed elementary students to Computer Science through Code.org’s Hour of Code.

students working at a desk
11 Jun: D.O.K.: It Is Not Just About the Verb

As an educator, I am happy to grab tools that help simplify my work and (hopefully) save me time. In fact, making those tools is something I myself love to do! As such, I have collected several versions of graphics that put verbs into categories to support educators in their attempt to determine the Depth of Knowledge (D.O.K.) of a task.

smiling teacher at a whiteboard
09 Jun: D.O.K.: What is it?

Depth of Knowledge (D.O.K.): What is it? Why does it matter? Why has it been added to the already full plates of educators? To be honest, I didn’t really give D.O.K. much credit.

lightbulb in a thinking bubble
04 Jun: 10 Things I Think I Know About Design Thinking in Education

Design Thinking is a concept that has danced around my head for a few years now. It doesn’t have its origins in education, but as I’ve learned about it, I’ve discovered just how intrinsically connected it is to what we do.

joyful woman cheering
26 May: Hope for Healing from Compassion Fatigue

“I’m just so exhausted!” The end of the school year has always been filled with mixed emotions, but this has been a year like no other.

balancing rocks on a table
26 May: 5 Quick Tips to Cultivating Calm In and Out of the Classroom

Teachers. We see you. This has been a very challenging year for you all. It might even be tempting to chalk it up to the worst year ever.

teaching working with young students
21 May: The Importance of Relational Teaching in SEL

When asked to reflect on your favorite teachers during your school-career, you may be more inclined to remember teachers who spent time getting to know you than teachers who strictly taught content.

Tinkercad
19 May: Using Tinkercad for DIGITAL Prototypes or End Products in PBL or Design Thinking

Indiana teachers work tirelessly to spark students’ imagination and empower them as learners, all while wearing the weight of a 1,000 hats. However, many of our projects and activities that worked pre-COVID are a no-go now due to social distancing, students being fully virtual, or having an endless combination of in-person, remote, and quarantined students.

young boy gardening
14 May: Summertime, Funtime… STEM Learning Time!

Ahhh, the sweet, sweet indicators that summer will soon be here: robins and cardinals flitting about singing happily, the grass growing and trees budding. Bees buzzing and weather warming. Students lose focus and smile as they stare out the classroom windows.

Social and Emotional learning foundation - CASEL
12 May: Beyond Soft Skills: 5 Components of Social Emotional Learning

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) has become a new focus in many public school districts across the country. Once dubbed “soft skills,” school leaders are becoming more aware of the importance of SEL within the framework of both school culture and school curriculum.

Staff Keepers

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New Resources from the Creator of Kid President
Project Gutenberg
Project Gutenberg
The Moth - True Stories Told Live
The Moth Podcast
Build Your Own Wonderocity - Camp Wonderopolis
Free Virtual Summer Camp
child walking next to his shadow
How can we use data to predict the length of a shadow?
From Research to Practice
Reflections from John Hattie on Lessons from COVID
student using Everfi
Free SEL Resources from Everfi
Discovery Education - Virtual Field Trips
Virtual Field Trips for Summer and Beyond!
Home Science Tools
Over 50 Super Summer Science Projects
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