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To wrap up 2016 and look ahead to 2017, share one online "gift" with colleagues in your #INeLearn Community of Practice. It could be a lesson, a resource, a blog post, or anything else you think might be helpful for a peer in your content area or grade level. You can share something you created or that you found and have used.
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Improving Outcomes for Students with Disabilities- The Office of Special Education (OSE) is excited to share our commitment to making a difference for students with disabilities in Indiana by collaborating with schools, parents, other local, federal and state agencies, and all of the offices within the Indiana Department of Education. Our mission is to close the gap between students with and without disabilities, not only in terms of knowledge and skills, but also in expectations and opportunities. Below is a link to a new form of communication from the OSE called a “Short Share”. The first Short Share will introduce the concept of improving outcomes for students with disabilities. Improving outcomes can be achieved through a core curriculum based on grade level standards, high quality instruction that meets the diverse needs of all students, unbiased assessment that guides instruction and collaboration among administrators, general and special education staff, parents, and the community. Enjoy!
 
https://youtu.be/jUZHX8c-Te0

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The White House Announces the Presidential Math and Science Award Winners from Indiana

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy recently announced the recipients of the 2014 & 2015 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). We are proud to announce that four of those teachers are from Indiana. The awardees of math are Martin Briggs from Crichfield Elementary School and Michael Spock from Columbus North High School.  The awardees of science are Kristen Poindexter from Spring Mill Elementary School and Hugh Ross from Guerin Catholic High School.
 
Our state winners will join other awardees in Washington, D.C. for a series of events in their honor, including professional development opportunities, discussions with policy-makers on how to improve mathematics and science education, and an awards ceremony.  In addition, awardees will receive a certificate signed by the President of the United States and a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation (NSF).
 
I hope you will take the time to learn more about Indiana’s awardees and their commendable work by reviewing their bios here http://recognition.paemst.org/ .  The PAEMST program is proud of the impact these teachers are making for both our students and the future of science and mathematics education nationwide.  To learn more about the PAEMST program or to nominate a 7-12 Science or Math teacher this fall, please visit www.paemst.org .

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Our state Twitter edchat has some relevant topics to wrap up the month. We'd love to see you join #INeLearn Thursdays at 9p EST. Details are on the blog linked below.

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GREAT BUY FOR LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES!!! REGISTER TODAY!!!

Join us at eLEAD 2016 on the campus of Anderson University.
Registration at elead.info

Over 170 sessions, student showcases, free lunch, great swag, door prizes, and more....
Keynotes: Steve Dembo, Ramsey Mussalum, Robbie Grimes, Nathan Davidson

Best buy for your learning at $40 for two days of professional development!

Sponsored by Discovery Education, Five-Star Technology Solutions, Anderson University, and the school corporations of Madison county

An IDOE Summer of eLEARNING conference #INeLearn
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Have you shared digital citizenship lessons with your students? Is talking about digital citizenship with your students and their parents something on your "I want to get to this" list? You are invited to join our newest community. You'll get all the insider details on plans for Indiana DigCitWeek next school year.

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You are invited to join the #INeLearn  Twitter Chat this Thursday at 9e/8c p.m. Our discussion will be on the new IN K-8 Computer Science standards which go into effect next school year.

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There has been more and more requests for Mathematics Resources in Spanish for Teachers, Parents and Students.  I have tried to compile some of the best resources that I am aware of and have used.  The best resources I know and have used are marked with an asterisk next to them.  Please post resource you have used and feel would benefit other teachers.

Resources for Mathematics in Spanish
Resources for Teacher
Grades K – 12 – http://www.todos-math.org/resources
***Grades K – 12 – http://mathforum.org/teachers/spanish/ 
***Grades K – 12 – http://my.hrw.com/math06_07/nsmedia/tools/glossary/aga/glossary.html
***Grades K – 12 – http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2008/10/03/the-best-multilingual-bilingual-sites-for-math/ 
Grades K – 12 – http://platea.pntic.mec.es/aperez4/
Grades K – 12 – http://www.eduteka.org/MI/master/interactivate/
Elementary – http://www.mamutmatematicas.com/ejercicios/
Elementary – http://www.hbschool.com/hspmath/na_es/index.html
Elementary – http://www.mathnook.com/stations/spanishstations.html
Elementary – https://www.pinterest.com/drnicki7/math-spanish-resources/
Grades K – 8 – http://www.abcteach.com/directory/languages-esl-spanish-math-numbers-2636-2-1
Grades K – 8 – http://bridges1.mathlearningcenter.org/resources/materials/spanish
Grades 3 – 8 – http://teacher.depaul.edu/BilingualMathResources.htm
Secondary – http://www.monografias.com/trabajos89/comprension-enunciado-matematicas/comprension-enunciado-matematicas.shtml
 
Resources for Parents
***Grades K – 12 – http://www.pta.org/parents/content.cfm?ItemNumber=2583&navItemNumber=3363
***Grades K – 12 – http://www2.ed.gov/espanol/parents/academic/matematicas/index.html
Grades K – 12 – http://es.parenttoolkit.com/
Grades K – 12 – http://www.internet4classrooms.com/parents_spanish_language_sites
***Grades K – 12 – http://my.hrw.com/math06_07/nsmedia/tools/glossary/aga/glossary.html
Grades K – 12 – http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2008/10/03/the-best-multilingual-bilingual-sites-for-math/ 
Early Grades – http://www.pbs.org/parents/earlymath/spanish/
Elementary – https://www.pinterest.com/drnicki7/math-spanish-resources/ 2nd Grade – http://www.livebinders.com/play/play/637819
Grades K – 8 – http://bridges1.mathlearningcenter.org/resources/materials/spanish
Grades K – 8 – http://www.elhuevodechocolate.com/mates.htm
 
Resources for Students

***Grades K – 12 – http://my.hrw.com/math06_07/nsmedia/tools/glossary/aga/glossary.html
Grades K – 12 – http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2008/10/03/the-best-multilingual-bilingual-sites-for-math/ 
Elementary – http://www.mathnook.com/stations/spanishstations.html
2nd Grade – http://www.livebinders.com/play/play/637819
Grades K – 8 – http://www.elhuevodechocolate.com/mates.htm
***Grades 6 – 12 – https://wordpress.askrose.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/HH_Spanish-Flier_FINAL.pdf
Grades 9 – 12 – https://www.youtube.com/user/KhanAcademyEspanol

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The Digital Content Workshop Tour is picking back up in April! If you are a teacher or district eCoach NEW to the practice of digital content curation then consider joining the Office of eLearning on this statewide tour. Please promote: http://www.doe.in.gov/elearning/digital-content-workshop-tour. Registration is now open for events at South Vermillion and MSD of Wayne Township.
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