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15 Sep: How Do We Educate Students Remotely?

**This blog, written by Innovation and Learning Manager, Kara Heichelbech, was originally published on IASP with a feature podcast on…

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21 Aug: Blended Learning: Clear as Mud, Right?

**This blog, written by Innovation and Learning Manager, Kara Heichelbech, was originally published on IASP with a feature podcast on…

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04 Aug: Teaching Critical STEM Skills on All Three Levels of Learning

STEM education elicits different images depending on the background of the individuals surveyed. The majority of educators can identify that STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Unfortunately, many educators do not see themselves as STEM educators if their teaching assignment does not fall within one of these categories.

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24 Jul: Presentation Proposals for Keep Indiana Learning

Do you love to share with others? Are you passionate about professional development aiding in the learning and growth of…

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17 Jul: Preparing Educators as Schools Reopen: Responding to Student Adversity and Trauma

As educators prepare for students to return to school during these unprecedented times, we know there is a greater need than ever before to be ready to respond to the unique needs of children and youth.

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04 Jun: Welcome, Dr. Christy Hilton

Join us in welcoming Christy Hilton as our new Professional Learning Specialist. We’re excited to utilize her wealth of knowledge and experience to develop engaging professional development programs and services for teachers, administrators, and professional organizations.

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02 Jun: The Problem with Acronyms for Writing in Response to Reading

With the absolute best of intentions, we have accidentally turned to a surface-building strategy  to encourage our students to write something—anything!—in response to their reading. According to their research surrounding the most impactful literacy strategies, Doug Fisher and Nancy Frey reveal that mnemonic devices (aka acronyms) help students to consolidate surface understandings of material.

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19 May: IN This Together: A High School Senior Reflects on Social Distancing

Everything was going great. My high school basketball team had just won our second consecutive Sectional Championship and the excitement of the team going into the Regional was electric. That week of practice was so intense and competitive since we knew we had a tough challenge ahead in the Lawrence North Wildcats. By Thursday, we had our game plan set in place and were fine-tuning our skills in preparation for Saturday.

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12 May: IN This Together: A Principal and Mom Reflects on Social Distancing

March 12 was just like any other day. It was a Thursday, and my staff was doing a Theme Thursday dress-up day. “Wear your favorite basketball team gear” seemed appropriate since it was time for March Madness. I dressed in our high school team colors and wore a button with my son, Dawson Eastes, on it.

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05 May: The Reality of Remote Learning: A Parent’s Perspective

Ready or not, the way of learning, working and living has changed for many. Our employers expect us to work, while schools expect us to teach, and our children expect us to entertain them. The way we maneuver through this pandemic will look different for everyone. Here are a few ways I have learned to cope with the reality of becoming a full-time work from home mom…and now a teacher.

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28 Apr: Bland To Bling: Instructional Design With Personality

When you walk into a teacher’s physical classroom, it’s brimming with personality. From posters of a favorite college or sports team to colorful displays of student work, you can tell a lot about the teacher just by walking into the room.

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21 Apr: What We’ve Learned after Two Weeks of At-Home Learning

If I rewind back just four short weeks and one blink-of-an-eye day ago to March 12, I can remember that school day vividly. I was scheduled to host a community shadow from our Corporation Vision 2020. This is a program that has been in place for many years, where community members are invited to come into our schools and witness first-hand what is happening inside our walls. 

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