THE 15TH ANNUAL ISNA EDUCATION FORUM
April 18 - 20, 2014
Westin O'Hare Hotel
6100 N. River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018
- Educational Sessions & Workshops
- Pre-Conference Training Workshops on Friday
- Award(s) presentation
- Networking Session on Saturday Morning
- Saturday Banquet with Keynote Address
- Employment Notice Board
Conference Program Topics
- Cross-Curricular Lesson Planning
- Integrating Technology into Teaching
- Islamic Integration and Environment
- Understanding Common Core and Aligning It to your Curriculum
- Using Date to Drive Instruction
- Differentiated Instruction
- Character Education
- Developing a Global Perspective in our Children
- Maintaining Discipline in the Whole School
- Parent Communication/Conferencing
- Developing Teachers as Leaders
- Staff Evaluation/Supervision
- Teacher Hiring: What Works and What Doesn't
- Principals' and Administrators' Professional Development
- Strategic Planning
- Developing Mission and Vision Statements
- Effective Fundraising Strategies
- Best Financial Practices
- Keys to Building a Strong Board
- Developing a Great High School
For registration, program, and other information, please click on the banner above.
Call: (317) 838 8129
51st Annual Convention Steering Committee Meets in Detroit
The 51st Annual Convention Steering Committee met in Detroit on Sunday February 9 to continue their preparations for the convention. This meeting was attended by the ISNA Conventions Director Basharat Saleem, Steering Committee Chair and ISNA Executive Council member Dr. Kashif Siddiqi, Vice Chair Dr. Syed Mohiuddin, and other members. The meeting included discussions on local outreach, special events, volunteer recruitment, and many other logistical details. The 51st Annual Convention will be held at the Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan from August 29 to September 1, 2014. The committee will continue to meet over conference calls as well as physical meetings leading up to the convention.
ISNA is pleased to announce the "Matrimonial Banquet"
in Chicago on April 19, 2014.
This networking banquet will provide a secure Islamic platform for single Muslims who are looking for spouses. We hope this event will bring many opportunities and choices which you are looking for.
We invite you to attend this banquet and benefit from it. Please join us and extend the invitation to your friends and others in the community who may benefit from this event.
To Register click event banner above
For more information, please call 317-838-8133 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MYNA Camps Blooming for Spring!
This spring, MYNA's spring camps will focus on the one-on-one conversation each Muslim has with Allah (SWT) through the theme: Keep Calm and Pray On. We hope to use the program to both remind and renew the significance of having a direct connection to God, as well as how to utilize this connection to its fullest potential. The lectures, workshops, and activities will include topics and information regarding fiqh, du'a and the spiritual aspects of turning to Allah as our Supreme Guide. The camps will take place in Texas (March 7-9), Indiana (April 4-6), Chicago (April 18-20) and Ohio (March 21-23).
Registration for the camps is now open. Counselors for these camps are also needed. If you are between the ages of 19-25, please apply using links below. MYNA will also have a program at the education forum in Chicago (April 18-20), more info coming soon.
To Register for the camps please apply through respective links below:
To Apply to be a Counselor
for upcoming camps please apply
through the links below:
HIRA- Summer Intensive Program for Youth
MYNA works tirelessly to provide countless events throughout the year, from camps and retreats to forums and seminars. But something new is cooking at our headquarters. A revolutionary idea, yet one as old as the deen itself...MYNA invites you to our three-week summer intensive: Hira.
Hira is the name of the cave our beloved Prophet (saw) retreated to for self-reflection before leaving to transform the world. We invite you to a 21st century American-Muslim version of that cave. Come here, in the company of other youth, to learn about your deen, yourself, and the society around you. Discuss with scholars, teachers, artists, and entrepreneurs, about how they make a mark on this world while retaining their Islam, and be inspired to make your own. Meditate, as the Prophet did, on this universe, God, and yourself. And remember, the Prophet left Hira, and went on to change the world. God willing, you will leave the Hira intensive and do the same.
The first ever Hira retreat will be held in Flint, Michigan on August 1st-21st. Students will live together in newly renovated residence halls and facilities created solely for this program.
The unique curriculum will provide a foundational basis to crucial topics such as Quranic Tafsir, Fiqh, and Aqeedah with a social justice practicum incorporated in the mix. There's much to offer, and we look forward to hosting a select group of individuals this summer. Will YOU be there to witness the program of a lifetime?
For more information, visit our page at www.hirainstitute.org
MEET AN ISNA SPEAKER:
Sufia Azmat is a certified teacher currently serving on the School Administrative Council of Noor-Ul-Iman School in New Jersey. She has taught for 18 years and is the Head of the Middle School Division. Ms. Azmat attended the University of Chicago majoring in Political Science and the Graduate School of Business at Northern Illinois University, where she majored in Marketing and Management. Ms. Azmat is the Executive Director of the Council of Islamic Schools in North America (CISNA) and serves on the ISNA Education Forum Planning Committee.
Sufia Azmat will be a presenter at the 15th Annual Education Forum.
ISNA'S SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS
ISNA is happy to announce that the Deadline for Scholarship Applications has been extended until February 15, 2014.
Do not miss this chance to apply for one of these programs!
When completing your application, please be sure to include the FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR).
Our scholarships are based on merit and financial need; however, if your FAFSA SAR reports that you qualify for a Stafford Loan, why apply for a high interest fee loan?
The benefits of this loan versus a Stafford Loan:
- Interest free, Islamically developed to help Muslim students.
- Lower payments after graduation, a schedule convenient for you- Your repayment willbe used to help benefit future applicants.
- $15,000 per academic year ($7,500 for tuition, $7,500 stipend for books, living expenses, supplies, etc.)
For more information on our scholarships please contact our scholarships department at email@example.com
ISNA President Participates in Congressional Black Caucus National Day of Prayer
(Plainfield, IN. 2/11/14) Last Friday, Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) President Imam Mohamed Magid joined other faith and interfaith leaders in the Congressional Black Caucus National Day of Prayer located in Washington, D.C. This year's prayer theme was focused on ending poverty and income inequality in our communities...
ISNA Chaplaincy Services Director Meets with CPE Students From Local Hospital
(Plainfield, IN 2/11/14) Last Thursday, Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) Director of Chaplaincy Services and Islamic Endorser Chaplain Abdul-Rasheed Muhammad met with the Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Supervisor Reverend James Pfeiffer and six CPE students from St. Vincent Hospital at ISNA Headquarters...
ISNA Applauds CVS Caremark's Courageous Move to End the Sales of Tobacco Products
(Plainfield, IN 2/11/14) The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) welcomes CVS for its plans to stop selling tobacco products in their stores across the nation by October of 2014.
"ISNA commends company leaders for their bold decision to prioritize the health and well-being of it's customers and for helping create a tobacco-free environment for future generations," says ISNA President Imam Mohamed Magid...
ISNA Chaplaincy Services Director Interviewed on Religious Accommodation in the Military
(Plainfield, IN 2/11/14) Last week, Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) Director of Chaplaincy Services and Islamic Endorser Chaplain Abdul-Rasheed Muhammad was interviewed by Voice of America on the U.S. Military's announcement on religious accommodation for men and women serving in the armed forces.
To see the interview click HERE
Syria Relief and Development is Hiring!
Syria Relief and Development is seeking a Fundraising Developer who is responsible for identifying, cultivating, and stewarding major and minor gifts and initiating, maintaining and growing donor relationships to maximize their long-term value and benefit to the organization. Click on photo for more information on how to apply.
EACH ONE REACH ONE
Remember the old maxim: Drops make an ocean. You can make the difference by becoming a member of ISNA, and continue the good by inviting your friends and family to become ISNA members as well. Let each one reach one!
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