Study Councils for the '22-'23 School Year - Virtual and Free
Counselor Study Council
The '22-'23 Counselor Study Council will meet: September 1, November 3, January 5, March 2, and May 4 from 9:30 EST/ 8:30 CST to 10:30 EST/9:30 CST. If you did not participate during the '21-'22 SY - Sign Up here. 

Curriculum Study Councils
The '22-'23 Curriculum Study Councils, designed for anyone who works with curriculum, instruction, assessment, and/or grants, will meet monthly. Participants are welcome to join either/both groups based on availability.  
  • NIESC Dates: August 4, September 1, October 6, November 3, December 1, January 5, February 2, March 2, April - no meeting, May 4 12:30 EST/11:30 CST. If you did not participate during the '21-'22 SY Sign Up here.  ***August 4 will start at 11:30 EST/12:30 CST due to a scheduling conflict.

  • NWIESC Dates: August 11, September 15, October 13, November 10, December 8, January 12, February 9, March 9, April - no meeting, May 11 1:30EST/ 12:30 CST If you did not participate during the '21-'22 SY Sign Up here.  

High Ability Study Council (IDOE and the Educational Service Centers of Indiana) Save the dates:
  •  August 10 - Cluster Grouping in the GE classroom - Dr. Dina Brulles Registration Link
  • September 14 - Using Local Norms - Dr. Scott Peters Registration Link
  • October 12 - Identification and Support for Twice Exceptional Learners - Mary Ruth Coleman Registration Link

Regional High Ability Meetings with Whitney Coake, IDOE High Ability Specialist - August 30, 2022

High Ability Coordinators are invited to attend the first Regional HA Coordinator Network event for the 2022-2023 school year. The Assistant Director of High Ability and Alternative Education from the IDOE will review the required criterion for High Ability Programs and provide updates on IDOE guidance in student identification. Please come ready to share ideas and build relationships with coordinators in your region!  Two Locations and Times:

NIESC August 30, 8:30-10:30 a.m. (EST)
Duneland School Corporation August 30, 1:00 - 3:00 (CST) (Room to be announced.)
Registration Link
Resharing: SENS: Standards in Essential Need of Support SENS are standards that are high priority AND have shown low-performance levels.
*SENS results from 2022 legislation, COVID fallout, and the need to focus on specific standards.
*NO standards were removed.
*SENS will be updated annually based on data. A new SENS list will be published any day now. SENS Webpage
Grewe SENS Info
SENS Website
Test Coordinators: Have you completed the necessary steps to wrap up the '21-'22 SY and prepare for the '22-'23 SY?  Links:  CTC Summer Checklist & 2022-2023 CTC Key Initial Tasks
NEW: Civics Standards and Updated 6-8  Social Studies Standards
  •  Updated standards A middle school civics course should be required for all 6th graders during semester 2. Educators with a general elementary licensure are eligible to instruct the course if grade six falls within the elementary/intermediate setting.
  • These updates must be implemented during the 2023-2024 school year.
  • To support schools, regional meetings with the IDOE (Adam McMickle) will be on November 28th. Registration Link

NEW: Correlation Guides for 2022 Science and Computer Science Standards Now Available

Use the correlation guides and the collection of resources below to prepare for the implementation of these three-dimensional standards.

Correlation guides between the 2016 and newly-adopted 2022 science and computer science standards.
Indiana Learning Lab Resource Collection

NEW: 2022 Indiana Academic Standards Biology Framework

  • Frameworks for each grade level will be released throughout the summer. 
  • Live webinars will be available throughout the 2022-2023 initial implementation year prior to full implementation in the 2023-2024 school year.

Working with an EDFLEX Waiver?
EDFLEX - waiver 
  • Waiver 1: Increased carryover percentage from 15% to 25%
  • Waiver 2: Increased flexibility in paraprofessional requirements
  • Waiver 3: Specific for Indiana Department of Corrections
  • Waiver 4: Increased flexibility in Title IV-A fund use  

Professional Learning Opportunities 
RISE Administrator Training Workshops Teacher Evaluation is more crucial than ever as we look to recruit and retain quality educators.  It is vital our teacher effectiveness model, classroom observations, feedback and coaching opportunities, and goal setting with our teaching staff is exceptional.  That quality begins with training the administrators within a district. This training incorporates all of the key components of the teacher effectiveness rubric but also embeds work related to retaining our teacher talent through effective feedback, building teacher efficacy, and assisting teachers with stretch goals.  Registration Link
Mathematically Rich Tasks October 18 @ NIESC in Mishawaka
Mathematics MUST be taught in context, so it is not just a set of rules to be memorized and
soon forgotten. Mathematically Rich problems and asking good thinking questions help
students understand and master the concepts that are being presented. These skills are
also proven to increase the scores on standardized assessments like the SAT, ACT, and
ISTEP+ Math Assessments. We all learn by doing. Teachers will define and explore how
Mathematically Rich problems and asking good thinking questions bring an elevated level of
thinking and doing math for students. Teachers will work on Mathematically Rich problems
and be given resources to find and write their own Mathematically Rich problems and good
purposeful thinking questions. Registration Link
SAT Assessment – Test Details, Tips, and Tricks to Help Students
Achieve Their Personal Best November 8 @ NIESC in Mishawaka
The SAT Assessment has become one of the Indiana Accountability measures for high
schools. How students perform will reflect on both the students and on the schools they are
attending. It is also one of 9 ways students in the graduating class of 2023 and beyond can
fulfill the Post-Secondary Ready Competencies required in the new graduation requirement.
To better prepare students, parents, teachers, and administrators all the specific details of
the SAT Assessment will be presented. Participants will be given copy-ready information
that can be disseminated to students, parents, and teachers. Many examples for the
Reading, Writing and Language, and Math (both the Calculator and No Calculator) Tests will
be shown along with tips and specific ways students can achieve their own personal best
scores. There will be many classroom-ready resources teachers can use in a variety of
classes (not just English and math) to help the students be better prepared for the SAT and
PSAT Assessments.  Registration Link
Dr. Michelle Grewe
Director of Professional Learning @ NIESC and NWIESC