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Indiana Online Academy

Have A Student Who Needs High School Credit? Need the flexibility of online learning?  Check out the Indiana Online Academy for flexible enrollment with over 60 online classes.  We are AdvanED accredited, NCAA approved and AP College Board Certified.  Contact us today for more information.

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If you are interested in connecting to other educators, engaging your students in and out of the classroom, building your 21st century skills to transform your educational practice, then eDESK is for you!

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CIESC Driver Education

A major objective of the Central Indiana Educational Service Center is to provide the best quality driver education and traffic safety program to the greatest number of students at the most affordable price. The delivery of this program is to be provided through the public high schools that comprise the CIESC membership.

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Save Time and Money with the Power of K-12Indiana!

What school today isn’t looking for ways to run leaner and more efficiently? K-12Indiana is the right tool to help make it happen. K-12Indiana is a partnership between the State of Indiana and Educational Service Centers of Indiana that gives every K-12 public school the purchasing advantage of statewide bid contracts organized into convenient online catalogs, all on one easy-to-use website.

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CIESC Launches PATINS TV!

CIESC Launches PATINS TV! In partnership with the PATINS Project, the CIESC Media Services Department will coordinate the broadcasting of a 15 live minute video stream from the CIESC studio.

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ICIA- the Indiana Curriculum and Instruction Association presents Charlie Geier. He is the IDOE Director of Early Learning and Intervention. Discussions will include ELL and WIDA English Language Development Standards. 

Where: CIESC 6036 Lakeside Blvd.
Indianapolis, IN 46278

When: October 3rd  9:45am-11:15am

Contact: Susie Gardiner sgardiner@ciesc.k12.in.us
317-759-5554


The TLC is designed for Teachers, Technology Coaches, Technology Integration Specialists, Administrators, and Curriculum Specialists who want to be educational technology leaders in their districts or school. Various educational specialists will facilitate the ses- sions which include four full days of hands- on training and networking. Two synchro-
nous webinar sessions will supplement the face to face learning. Participants will also be expected to complete monthly activities
in an online course and present a final project. They will collabo- rate, discuss, and share resources via Google+ and Twitter. Laptops required and mobile devices recommended.

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CIESC is a proud supporter of Indy Do Day. An Indianapolis grassroots coalition is seeking to unite and mobilize 100,000 volunteers for a community-wide service initiative to secure Indianapolis' reputation as a nationally recognized civically minded community.The goal of Indy Do Day is for residents of Indianapolis to get to know their neighbors, take ownership of their neighborhoods and take care of one another. A community service project can be anything from hyper-local, neighborhood-focused projects that can be as varied as getting your hands dirty through a beautification project to donating skills or materials. Our Media Services department is volenteering their time to help promote Indy Do Day.

HOW CAN SCHOOLS GET INVOLVED?

o Schools can visit the “Submit a Need” page of the Indy DO Day website and post needs or project requests.
o Schools can help promote a philanthropic community by integrating lessons about giving and taking care of our communities as a component of responsible citizenship. Lessons are available for free at www.learningtogive.org 
o Schools/student groups can commit to a service project and post their commitment under “Do the Project” on the website. A project can be adopted or groups can identify their own project.
o Schools/student groups can offer to provide resources such as equipment, tools or supplies that are available to share by registering via the “Offer your Resources” tab on the “Find a Project” page at www.indydoday.org 
o Tell your story! Go to the “Tell Us What You did” tab at www.indydoday.org to share photos, videos, and stories. 






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Meet the new Executive Director of CIESC,

Dr. Kevin Caress

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (May 27, 2014) – Kevin Caress, Ed.D., has been named Executive Director for the Central Indiana Education Service Center (CIESC). His appointment comes after a regional search and is effective immediately. His responsibilities include driving policy and services for more than a dozen CIESC programs that serve nearly two dozen Central Indiana member school districts. Dr. Caress is the former Superintendent of Clark-Pleasant Community School Corporation.

"Kevin Caress has the energy, passion and vision to move CIESC to the next level, and we are thrilled to have this highly respected Central Indiana education leader at the helm," said CIESC Interim Executive Director Michele Moore, Ed.D. "CIESC will be in good hands. He not only understands the culture of public schools, but he also grasps CIESC's future potential." In his role as Executive Director, Dr. Caress will oversee the organization's $9 million budget, develop new collaborations, and direct more than a dozen educational support programs that help CIESC member districts achieve their goals.

"Service is everything. We are committed to maintaining value-added services that benefit our school districts. I look forward to helping our member districts meet the challenges provided by the state and by economic conditions. Together, we will shape a vision going forward," said Dr. Caress.

Dr. Caress received his Master's degree from Purdue University in 1981, and his Ed.D. from Indiana University in 1989. He was Superintendent of Clark-Pleasant Schools from 2009-2012. He has also served as an adjunct professor at Indiana Wesleyan University, and as CIESC Board President.
"His familiarity with this organization, his leadership style and strong commitment to education make Kevin Caress an ideal choice for CIESC," noted Board President and Superintendent of Lebanon Community Schools, Dr. Robert Taylor.

Dr. Caress replaces Dr. Moore, who served as Interim Executive Director for nearly a year. She recently accepted a position as Superintendent of Schools for the Metropolitan School District of Martinsville.
824b8068-0b78-47d7-abb0-2b8f646f47faPATINS is adding a new Data Analytics & Networking Coordinator (DANC) to the Project as of July 1. This position will be filled by Kelli Suding. Her responsibilities will include evaluating & re-designing our data and collection systems, ongoing analysis of data to help guide and support our services and deliverables to our stakeholders (which includes Indiana Schools)  and improving marketing, outreach, and networking efforts statewide. Her office will be located at Central Indiana Educational Service Center.
Kelli is not new to PATINS, just new to this role.  She is currently our SE PATINS Regional Administrative Assistant in Columbus. We welcome Kelli to CIESC!
Few teachers have a college class in classroom management and yet it sets the stage for learning. Two important keys to having a positive learning environment are to be proactive and to intentionally teach rules and procedures. This video series takes a broad look at all that goes into managing a classroom for building strong relationships with students. Following the action steps in Marzano’s book “Classroom Management that Works”, participants are encouraged to develop their own successful approaches by incorporating the new strategies. To view these videos and have access to the online content you must register for Classroom Culture, Management and Positive Discipline from CIESC Professional Learning. For an individual license the cost is $100 for CIESC members, and $150 for non-members.  

School district representatives are always asking me, "Why should my district be a member?" I thought about all the great benefits that CIESC has to offer its member districts from cooperative purchasing bids to professional development, driver education, media services, technology PD and absence management. After all these benefits are taken into account, I believe our greatest strength is in our personal service and attention we give to each member district. We serve our schools and are always willing to be that extra support person to help you reach your mission. We can assist schools in many different untraditional ways and can help to create new programs, review and evaluate current ones, or offer coaching services to employees. We succeed because we are as committed as your district is to helping you achieve your mission—that's an asset that our districts can't measure in just dollars and cents.

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