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Consider a NEW PD Approach
The new ILEARN Virtual Package offered by NIESC addresses common roadblocks many schools face when providing curriculum, instruction, and assessment support. The package provides you with 10 sessions that focus on
key ILEARN and curriculum-related topics that often
get overlooked or are hard to sustain with staff turnover and increasing demands on staff time.  
  • YOU choose the when.
  • YOU choose who.
  • YOU keep the resources.

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Science of Reading - Essential Science of Reading Resources (Indiana Reading League)
Grants Quarterly Meeting
November Grant Newsletter

Thursday, December 15: Deadline for expending and requesting reimbursement for Title I-A FY22, Title II FFY19, GEER, and ESSER I

Friday, December 30: Deadline for resolving compliance issues for current year Comparability Reporting

Friday, December 30: Due date for Final Expenditure Reports (FER) for Title I-A FY22, Title II FFY19, GEER, and ESSER I

February 8, 2023: Next Quarterly Meeting

Indiana's Literacy & STEM Cadres: Year 2 Interest
The IDOE will be hosting a recruitment webinar for Cohort 2 of the Literacy & STEM Cadres on December 5 at 10:00 AM. Attend this session to learn about Indiana's Literacy and STEM Cadres and how to indicate interest in joining year two of the initiative.
Audience: Corporation and School AdministratorsEducators
Facilitators: Karri Polk-Meek & Jake Koressel, IDOE
Date & Time: 10:00 am - 10:30 am (EST) on Monday, December 5, 2022Location:
Google Meet web conference. Link to Join

*The session will be recorded and will later be available in the Learning Lab.

STEM/Lit Cadre 2 Interest Form
February 28, 2023 @ NIESC from 9:00-2:00 EST
Are you ready to learn about using Multi-Sensory Approaches in Phonics Instruction for the K-2 classroom (or during intervention)? While utilizing The Orton-Gillingham Educators' Guide, we will discover & discuss the fundamentals of multi-sensory instruction. Educators will leave understanding the purpose behind visual and blending drills, the basic rules of language, & the purpose of assessment to guide instruction for students to succeed. This session will utilize multiple resources for phonics instruction while also allowing teachers to share their ideas and/or strategies.  Teachers will leave with a toolbox of tips to quickly implement during their literacy block!
Registration Link

Indiana High Ability Network


Support for New Civics Course

Indiana's new grade 6 Civics course is to be implemented in the 2023-2024 school year. Adam McMickle, IDOE Specialist, presented vital information to support our work. Resources are linked below.

Support for New Science Standards 
  • Our next virtual session with Obie Martin to explore the Indiana Academic Standards for Science with a focus on K-8 Standards is December 8. Together we will share real-world examples and how they will affect the classroom, as well as dive into strategies and activities to unlock the power of the Next Gen Science Standards (NGSS) in the classroom!
  • Coffee Chat 201: December 8, 10:00 EST/9:00 CST Learn More About the 201 Chat

Links to November Support:

Links to October Support:


The annual textbook caravan for the 2022-23 school year will feature resources for health and science. The event is free and open to all. Choose from Avalon Manor, Merrillville on January 19 or Swan Lake, Plymouth on January 24th.

Sessions offered include: K-5/6 Science, 6-8 Science, Biology, Chemistry/Physics/AP (morning) – 6-12 Health (afternoon), Supplemental/Intervention

Registration Link
Dr. Michelle Grewe
Director of Professional Learning @ NIESC and NWIESC
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