Pennsylvania Association for Middle Level Education
Announcing Nuts and Bolts Symposiums 2023
It's that time of year for you to start spreading thanks and feel the power of giving!
We all have the power to make digital spaces positive places. #ICANHELP has the tools and resources schools need to teach digital citizenship fundamentals.
This month's newsletter is jam-packed with Digital4Good activities and announcements—check them out!
Hey Digital Changemakers,
Reaching out to update you on the exciting new events and opportunities we have in store! Feel free to share these announcements with your connections and school community.
In recognition of World Kindness Day and International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day, #ICANHELP will be hosting a Students4Good webinar in November centering on the topics of compassion, finding connection, and showing support to others. Learn more, get the student panelist signup link, and register for all of our upcoming events HERE.
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Support #ICANHELP on your next online shopping trip - When you shop on Walmart.com or the Walmart app, you’ll now have the option to round up your order to the nearest dollar and donate the spare “change” to #ICANHELP! Visit this link to start shopping.
Students4Good Webinar: Be Thankful + Give Thanks - “Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling.” Join us on Sunday, November 6, at 4 PM PDT as we celebrate the virtues of kindness and thankfulness. Student speakers will discuss how they show kindness during the month of giving thanks. Sign up and encourage your students to apply for future events HERE.
#ALLRISE2HELP Raffle Tickets (**Limited Time Offer**) - Congrats to our Digital Changemaker Ambassador, Aaron Judge, for matching the AL single-season record of 61 home runs! Enter our Aaron Judge memorabilia raffle HERE for a chance to win one of four autographed prizes.
2022 Digital4Good Summit - This December, we’ll be celebrating eleven outstanding student innovators who are using digital media and technology to solve problems in their communities and advance social, economic, and educational causes. Get more info, sign up to host a watch party, and register for free HERE.
Thanks for being a part of the #ICANHELP family!
Four weeks until Thanksgiving! The holiday season is approaching quickly! What are your students doing this season to serve their community? Hoping to start or enhance a meaningful service or advocacy project with your students to highlight civic engagement and sharpen leadership skills? Explore.Act.Tell. is a solution!
The Foundation for Impact on Literacy and Learning (FILL) is thrilled to introduce another no-cost leadership program! With the Explore.Act.Tell. Program as a guide, students will learn about the issues surrounding food insecurity and develop skills they will use to create and implement a community service project.
Here are a few details:
FREE program for grades 6-12 fully funded by Albertsons Companies Foundation Nourishing Neighbors Program
Experiential learning program that teaches students to understand and act on solutions to hunger insecurity in their community
Consists of four interactive lessons with ready-to-use student and teacher lesson plans
Enter projects into the student challenge for a chance to win a $5,000 grant for a hunger focused charity of choice
Sign up for free and instant access!
Questions - please email Stephanie@fill.foundation or call 317-443-2954
This season of giving thanks, we want to know why you’re thankful for literacy, both in your own life and in your students’ lives. We’ll send you a beautifully printed poster to express our gratitude for this effort! We have a limited quantity available, so make sure to tell us your story and request your poster soon.
Veteran teacher Marilyn Dieppa recently joined Science Connections: The Podcast to share her insights on how teachers can adapt in an ever-changing educational landscape while also modeling a steady, solid presence for their students. Check out this latest blog post for a look at the insights Marilyn shared on the podcast.
Learn more about Amplify Reading’s year-long study on student growth and proven reading development in grades K–5. Research shows that students who used Amplify Reading for at least 30 minutes a week were 35.5% more likely than non-Amplify Reading students to meet or exceed the benchmark by the end of the school year. Even in inconsistent times, students made greater gains with Amplify Reading.
Join us for the Amplify Fall ELA webinar series, Three Classroom Strategies to Prepare Your Students for High School. Amplify has designed this three-part webinar series to help instructors understand how building the proper scaffolding throughout each grade will maximize growth for middle school students of all levels. Each webinar discusses a unique strategy, so be sure to sign up for each one!
Join us for a virtual professional development opportunity like no other. Sit in on a Desmos Classroom lesson taught by expert educators and Desmos Classroom superusers. You’ll play the role of a student and even peek behind the curtain as you experience Desmos Classroom’s engaging, collaborative digital activities and powerful, live classroom monitoring tools.
Dyslexia toolkit for teachers. As we enter Dyslexia Awareness Month, it is important to acknowledge young students who may be at risk for dyslexia and struggling to read in the classroom this year. These difficulties typically result from a deficit in the phonological component of language that is often unexpected in relation to other cognitive abilities and the provision of effective classroom instruction. Learn how you can identify these students and get them the support they need!
The 6th Annual Conference of The Reading League: October 20–21, 2022
IDA 2022 Annual Reading, Literacy & Learning Conference: November 10–12, 2022
GESS: November 15–17, 2022
NCTE: November 17–20, 2022
It’s time for the 2023 National School Bus Safety Week Poster Contest and PennDOT needs your help to spread the word.
This is a great opportunity for students to learn about school bus safety while promoting it to others.
Please direct this email to your Principal’s Office so they may distribute the information to the appropriate department.
Details for entering this fun and educational contest are found at the following link:
A reminder from PennDOT
As you know each year PennDOT encourages School Districts and Law Enforcement to work together to educate motorists about the importance of stopping for school buses that are loading or unloading students with their red lights on. Please find attached our annual Operation Safe Stop (OSS) Booklet that provides all the details on how to participate.
Operation Safe Stop is Wednesday October 19, 2022, and is part of School Bus Safety week which is October 17th thru October 21st. We ask that you please distribute these booklets for participation.
Your kind attention to this request will assure us a very successful OSS event.
A sincere thank you for all you do!
The Explore.Act.Tell. Program is ready for the 2022-2023 school year!
It is time to renew for the new school year! Renew here now by answering two multiple choice questions!
A welcome packet will be mailed to you after registration.
Please share with colleagues! New registrants can register here:exploreacttell.org/registration.
As a refresher, here are a few details:
FREE program for grades 6-12 fully funded by Albertsons Companies Foundation Nourishing Neighbors Program.
Consists of four interactive lessons with ready-to-use student and teacher lesson plans aligned to educational standards
Enter projects into the student challenge for a chance to win a grant for a hunger focused charity of choice
Visit our website for more information: exploreacttell.org
Questions - please email Stephanie@fill.foundation or call 317-443-2954
Hello Middle School/Level math teachers, teacher educators, and STEM educators:
COMAP is very excited about our Middle Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MidMCM) – now in its 2nd year. The MidMCM offers middle school/level students the opportunity to work as team members to engage in and improve their modeling, problem solving, and writing skills.
Read more here...
Join us during National Bullying Prevention Month for a discussion on raising awareness for important causes! On Sunday, October 2, at 4 PM PDT, our student panelists will talk about how they’re using their platforms to advocate for bullying prevention, global diversity, and LGBTQIA+ awareness. Learn more, get the student panelist signup link, and register for all of our upcoming eventsHERE!
Students4Good Webinar: Be Nice, Be An Ally - “With awareness comes responsibility and choice.” Join us THIS SUNDAY October 2 at 4 PM PDT for a discussion on global diversity, LGBTQIA+ awareness, and bullying prevention. Sign up for free HERE.
#ICANHELP is looking for Student Speakers! - Know any students who are involved in important causes or using social media to make a positive impact? Invite them to sign up to be a Students4Good panelist HERE!
Nominate A Digital Do-Gooder! - Know a student who is spreading online positivity? Making their online space a place to feel welcomed? Doing good things for others and not asking for anything in return? Nominate them HERE, and they’ll receive a special gift from NY Yankees star Aaron Judge!
Train the Trainer Program Package - Our new package deal fully equips teachers, counselors, resource officers, and administrators to train students to become peer mentors and leaders in the safe, responsible use of digital technology. Click HERE to learn more about the program and our discounted certification courses!
2022 Digital4Good Summit - This December, we’ll be celebrating eleven outstanding student innovators who are using digital media and technology to solve problems in their communities and advance social, economic, and educational causes. Get more info, sign up to host a watch party, and register for the event HERE.
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