This Week’s Theme- Learning GEMs

This week’s #EVSCstory Photo Challenge theme is based on a project that Emily Smith Mccormick, Director of Curriculum and Response to Intervention for the EVSC, created called the Learning GEMs Challenge. Emily invites us to multiply our positive energies by taking the time to notice and share what we are Grateful for, Excited about, and Motivated to do. Remembering to celebrate the daily joys that come our way can help to keep us on course for an amazing year, even when the work gets challenging.

This week, help us add this activity to our #EVSCstory by sharing your Learning GEMs. Show us what you are grateful for, what excites you, and what you are motivated to accomplish. We know that with so many passionate educators in our district, we don’t have to look very far to find all kinds of #learningGEMs.

NOTE: You absolutely DO NOT have to match the theme to share a picture with us. Feel free to share any photo that helps us tell the #EVSCstory at ANY time.

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This photo was edited in PicMonkey, Canva, and Pixlr. If you would like to learn more about these or other photo editing tools, contact the ICATS.

How to Share Your Photos

There are four ways that you can share the photos that you take with us:

  1. You can share via Instagram- Simply post your Instagram photos using the hashtag #EVSCstory. Feel free to add other hashtags as well to indicate the theme (e.g. #LearningGEMs), or add more information to the caption to help tell the story.
  2. You can share via Twitter- Post your photos to Twitter using the hashtag #EVSCstory. Again, we invite you to add other hashtags, including some of our EVSC hashtags like #evscchat. You can also include our Twitter handle (@evscicats) to ensure we see your pictures as soon as you post.
  3. You can share via Facebook- Visit our ICATS Facebook page, click the Message button in the upper-right corner, and in the text of the message give us your name, school, and the theme for the week. Be sure to attach the photo by clicking the Add Files button. While you are there, we’d love it if you liked our page :) OR, simply share your image on your own Facebook feed, and include the #EVSCstory hashtag.
  4. You can share via email- If social media isn’t your thing, feel free to share your photos directly with us through email. Just attach your photos to an email and send them to timothy.wilhelmus@evsc.k12.in.us.

How to Check Out the Photos

After each week’s challenge, we will post a link to the archive of the week’s photos here. Follow the link, and enjoy the story that unfolds!

Final Thoughts

We are Grateful for all of the great educators who shared their #FirstWeek photos with us. We collected more than 100 wonderful photos to kick off this year’s story. We are Excited that we have so many stories to capture and share together. And we are Motivated to keep growing the community of folks who contribute to the #EVSCstory. We don’t want to miss a single wonderful moment, or let one pass without sharing it with the world. Thank you for sharing, and please encourage your colleagues to do so as well.

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