November Meeting and Executive Board Elections 2014

Our November meeting will take place on Thursday, November 20th at 7pm in DeGarmo Hall room 208. This meeting will feature fun activities, new announcements, and nominations for the Executive Board elections that will take place at our December 4th meeting. This will also be our last standard meeting for the Fall 2014 semester. We will discuss final events before Winter Break such as our annual Jingles and Jammies Community Service at the Children’s Discovery Museum and our Holiday Dinner, and those in attendance may help make decisions in planning these events.

If you are interested in running for a position on the Executive Board, please review the descriptions in our Constitution so that you are familiar with the responsibilities. Please make arrangements to have someone nominate you if you are unable to attend the November meeting. Gapples may choose to run for one or more position, but can only win one. Nominees must be present at the December 4th meeting and prepared to make a speech and answer questions from the voters.

We look forward to seeing you all at our November meeting!

Mandatory Meeting With the Golden Apple Foundation

Scholars Program Assistant Directors Corey Richardson and Lanier Zimmer from the Golden Apple Foundation will be visiting Illinois State University on Thursday, November 13th. They have organized a special meeting at 7pm with all Gapples at ISU in Schroeder Hall room 242. This event is mandatory. You can RSVP to our Facebook event for this meeting here.

If for any reason you will be unable to attend this mandatory meeting, please email Corey and Lanier at Richardson@goldenapple.org and Zimmer@goldenapple.org.

Teaching in the 21st Century Events

This semester, ISU’s College of Education is holding their annual T21 Speaker Series and Teaching in the 21st Century Conference. These are excellent resources on educational technologies for all future teachers at ISU. Gapples should consider attending these professional development programs.

T21 Speaker Series

Each semester, the T21 Speaker Series brings new guest speakers into Studio TEaCH (DeGarmo 307) to present on topics relating to technology and how it can be used to enhance classroom learning. At each presentation, a different topic will be presented. Previous topics include technology for the visually impaired, how to use social media to build your professional profile, and how to integrate iPads into an early childhood classroom.

For more information and to sign up for a presentation, click here.

Teaching in the 21st Century Conference 2014

T21Con is a hands-on, engaging learning opportunity designed for current and aspiring educators to gain an edge in using technology in the classroom. The effective integration of educational technologies has become increasingly important for today’s learners. T21Con connects attendees with resources, strategies, and a network of experts to support their careers in education.

The Teaching in the 21st Century Conference (T21Con) is Thursday, November 6, 2014 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Bone Student Center, (free to attend). Click here for more information and to register.

For more information like this, visit our Events page regularly.