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OPI Teacher Learning Hub

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Welcome to the OPI Teacher Learning Hub. For those of us who work to make the Hub an engaging, high-quality professional learning experience–each course and interaction with the more than 11,000 educators who use the Hub–builds our commitment and enthusiasm for sharing what the Hub is and how it can help individual educators, schools, and districts grow their professional practice.

Since its beginning in 2013, the primary purpose of the Teacher Learning Hub has been to address the challenges of distance, time, and equity of access to high quality professional development for Montana educators. Our commitment to you is to provide active learning, high quality content, and relevant topics on an accessible, free online learning system.

July 2019

ENROLLMENT OPENS JULY 7, 2019 – STREAM: Developing Fraction Sense (3-5) (July 28- August 17, 2019)

July 20 - August 9
MT United States

This module examines learning progressions related to fractions with a focus on foundational ideas that promote fraction sense and understanding. Specific goals and activities include the following: Examine ways to develop "fraction sense." Discover how learning progressions for K-2 geometry support the development of fraction knowledge in grades 3-5. Explore fraction equivalence and comparing and ordering fractions using a variety of models and manipulatives. 15 renewal units Enrollment opens July 7, 2019. Visit the STREAM: Developing Fraction Sense (3-5) on…

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ENROLLMENT OPENS JULY 7, 2019 – STREAM: Ratios & Proportions (6-7) (July 28 – August 17, 2019)

July 20 - August 9
MT United States

This module explores how a solid understanding of fraction concepts lays the foundation for students to successfully interpret, apply, and manipulate ratios and proportions. Specific goals and activities include the following: Recognize how learning progressions based on fraction knowledge prepare students for conceptual work with ratios and proportions. Solve fraction, ratio, and proportion problems in multiple ways. Develop an awareness of student misconceptions related to fraction, ratio, and proportion and examine teacher strategies to resolve these misconceptions. 15 renewal units…

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ENROLLMENT OPENS JULY 7, 2019 – STREAM: Measurement (K-3) (July 28 – August 17, 2019)

July 21 - August 10
MT United States

This module focuses on the tools and processes of measurement, K-2 learning progressions related to measurement, and foundational ideas that promote a deeper understanding of measurement concepts. Specific goals and activities include the following: Developing enduring understandings of measurement attributes, processes, and tools. Explore relationships among units, attributes, and measures within a system of measurement. Engage in authentic problem solving using tools that can be applied in the classroom. 15 renewal units Enrollment opens July 7, 2019. Visit the STREAM:…

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September 2019

ENROLLMENT OPENS Aug. 26, 2019 – Preparing Young Writers for College, Career, & Community (Sept. 16 – Oct. 27, 2019)

September 9 - September 16
Teacher Learning Hub, PO Box 202501
Helena, MT 59601 United States
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This six-week module is designed for grade 4-12 teachers. Participants in this module will examine the research and design behind the program as well as the practical and strategic application of the program in the classroom. Enrollment opens Aug. 26, 2019 Visit Preparing Young Writers for College, Career, & Community on the Teacher Learning Hub to enroll

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ENROLLMENT OPENS Sept. 22, 2019 – Instructional Teamwork for Paraeducators (Oct. 13 – Nov. 23, 2019)

September 28 - October 6
Teacher Learning Hub, PO Box 202501
Helena, MT 59601 United States

This course is designed to help paraeducators work effectively on a team. The course consists of introductory material regarding teamwork, delineation of roles and responsibilities, classroom instruction, and behavior management. Can be taken by individual paras and teachers, but is most effective when teams take the course together. Created by the University of Colorado, Par2a Center. 15 Renewal Units Visit Instructional Teamwork for Paraeducators on the Teacher Learning Hub to enroll

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October 2019

ENROLLMENT OPENS Sept. 23, 2019 – It’s Your First Year Teaching, Now What? (Oct. 14 – Nov. 24, 2019)

October 7 - October 14
Teacher Learning Hub, PO Box 202501
Helena, MT 59601 United States

Classrooms are complex environments in which teachers must deal with uncertainty, diversity, and a certain amount of productive chaos. This course will not only provide ideas for classroom management and instruction but give you the tools to thrive during your early years of teaching. 12 Renewal Units Enrollment opens Sept. 23, 2019. Visit the It’s Your First Year Teaching, Now What!? course on the Teacher Learning Hub to enroll

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ENROLLEMENT OPENS Sept. 15, 2019 – STREAM: Number Systems & Operations K-3 (Oct. 6 – 26, 2019)

October 19 - October 26
Teacher Learning Hub, PO Box 202501
Helena, MT 59601 United States

This 3-week module is designed for grades K-3 teachers. Participants in this module will examine learning progressions in Number and Operations with a focus on active engagement strategies that promote understanding of number sense. Specific goals include: Recognize the differences and different uses of strategies vs. algorithms Examine learning progressions related to Number and Operations Incorporate models for active learning Develop precise mathematics vocabulary 15 Renewal Units Enrollment opens Sept. 15, 2019 Visit STREAM: Number Systems & Operations (K-3) on…

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ENROLLMENT OPENS SEPT. 15, 2019 – STREAM: Number Systems & Operations 4-7 (Oct. 6-26, 2019)

October 19 - October 26
MT United States

This 3-week module is designed for grades 4-7 teachers. Participants in this module will examine learning progressions in Number Systems and Operations, with a focus on active engagement strategies that promote understanding of number sense. Specific goals include: Examine learning progressions related to Number Systems and Operations (grades 4-7) Align tasks to the Number and Operations content standards Read professional articles Create a learning plan 15 Renewal Units Enrollment opens - September 15, 2019 Visit STREAM: Number Systems & Operations…

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ENROLLMENT OPENS AUG. 26, 2019 – Google Suite Advanced (Sept. 16 – Oct. 27, 2019)

October 20 - October 27
MT United States

This course will dive deeply into Google Drive & Docs, Slides, Spreadsheets and Forms and how they can be integrated into Google Classroom. Learn how to create a paperless classroom, teach beyond your classroom using Hangouts, create a shared calendar for parents and students, create a classroom website, and more! 20 Renewal units Enrollment opens - August 26, 2109 Visit Google Suite Advanced on the Teacher Learning Hub to enroll

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ENROLLMENT OPENS Oct. 7, 2019 – Crosscutting Concepts: Making Learning Real Through the Big Picture (Oct. 28 – Nov. 24, 2019)

October 21 - October 28
MT United States + Google Map

This course focuses on the third piece of the 3 Dimensions of Science Learning, the Crosscutting Concepts (CCCs). The CCCs relate directly to deeper learning plus tie the practices & core ideas to the real world. In this course, you will become familiar with the CCCs and have an opportunity to apply them to the classroom. Created and facilitated by Rayelynn Brandl, Montana Tech - CFWEP and MPRES, Project Director 20 OPI Renewal Units Enrollment Opens Oct. 7, 2019 Visit Crosscutting Concepts: Making Learning…

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ENROLLMENT OPENS Oct. 7, 2019 – 3D Learning in Your Classroom (Oct. 28 – Dec. 8, 2019)

October 21 - October 28
Teacher Learning Hub, PO Box 202501
Helena, MT 59601 United States
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This course will introduce the NGSS Framework which focuses on the science and engineering practices, crosscutting concepts, core ideas and the journey of becoming a 3D Science Teacher. Teachers will find that many of the practices fit well with other content areas students are exposed to and what you are already doing in the classroom. Designed for all grade levels, K-12! Participants will have both grade level and vertical discussions with their peers. (Formerly titled Science 3D Implementation Mentorship) 24 Renewal…

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ENROLLMENT OPENS Oct. 13, 2019 – STREAM: Functions as Objects (Nov. 3-23, 2019)

October 27 - November 3
MT United States

It’s time to fight back against the “function machine”! This course examines functions as objects in their own right, rather than treating them as rules, algorithms, or machines. We will explore Montana’s Common Core Standards for functions in high school with a focus on building functions. Finally, we will extend and complete our investigation with a modeling activity. 15 Renewal units Enrollment opens - October 13, 2019 Visit STREAM: Functions as Objects on the Teacher Learning Hub to enroll

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November 2019

ENROLLMENT OPENS Nov. 10, 2019 – STREAM: You Decide How To Divide 3-5 (Dec. 1-21, 2019)

November 24 - December 1
MT United States

During this course, you will explore essential concepts, skills, and representations that support students' developing knowledge of division across grades 3-5. Specific goals and activities include the following: Recognize and apply a variety of models for multiplication; examine where each model may be situated in a learning progression, and analyze student work using these models. Recognize and apply a variety of models for division and investigate aspects of a student-centered classroom using several of these methods. Use your newly acquired knowledge of a…

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ENROLLMENT OPENS Nov. 10, 2019 – STREAM: Linear Relationships 7-9 (Dec. 1-21, 2019)

November 24 - December 1
MT United States

In this 3-week module we will examine how the concept of proportionality is related to the study of linear equations. We will explore Montana’s Content Standards for Probability and Statistics in the 8th grade, focusing on the study of bivariate data. Finally, we will extend our investigation to a study of functions using time versus distance as a context. Specific goals and activities include the following: Examine student work and create activities to strengthen students’ understanding of linearity and proportion. Use GeoGebra…

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December 2019

ENROLLMENT OPENS Dec. 15, 2019 – STREAM: Developing Fraction Sense 3-5 (Jan. 5 – 25, 2020)

December 29, 2019 - January 5, 2020
Teacher Learning Hub, PO Box 202501
Helena, MT 59601 United States

This module examines learning progressions related to fractions with a focus on foundational ideas that promote fraction sense and understanding. Specific goals and activities include the following: Examine ways to develop "fraction sense." Discover how learning progressions for K-2 geometry support the development of fraction knowledge in grades 3-5. Explore fraction equivalence and comparing and ordering fractions using a variety of models and manipulatives. 15 renewal units Enrollment opens Dec. 15, 2019. Visit the STREAM: Developing Fraction Sense (3-5) on…

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ENROLLMENT OPENS Dec. 15, 2019 – STREAM: Transformations and Proofs HS (Jan. 5-25, 2020)

December 29, 2019 - January 5, 2020
Teacher Learning Hub, PO Box 202501
Helena, MT 59601 United States

The introduction of the Common Core standards inspired a change in the mindset of “basing transformations on congruence” to the more intuitive approach of “basing congruence on transformations.” In modern geometry, the traditional arguments justifying congruence and similarity are more effectively supported by rigid transformations and dilations. In this 3-week module, we examine how transformations are applied to justify congruence and similarity. 15 Renewal Units Enrollment opens - December 15, 2019 Visit STREAM: Transformations and Proofs (HS) on the Teacher…

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ENROLLMENT OPENS Dec. 16, 2019 – Google Suite Advanced (Jan. 6 – Feb. 16, 2020)

December 29, 2019 - December 5, 2020
Teacher Learning Hub, PO Box 202501
Helena, MT 59601 United States

This course will dive deeply into Google Drive & Docs, Slides, Spreadsheets and Forms and how they can be integrated into Google Classroom. Learn how to create a paperless classroom, teach beyond your classroom using Hangouts, create a shared calendar for parents and students, create a classroom website, and more! 20 Renewal units Enrollment opens – Dec. 16, 2019 Visit Google Suite Advanced on the Teacher Learning Hub to enroll  

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ENROLLMENT OPENS Dec. 16, 2019 – Student Created Digital Portfolios (Jan. 6 – Feb. 2, 2020)

December 31, 2019 - January 6, 2020
Teacher Learning Hub, PO Box 202501
Helena, MT 59601 United States

In this course, teachers will utilize the free digital learning portfolio tool Seesaw to research, analyze and create digital portfolios. Teachers will have the opportunity to collaborate, learn and share ideas in this hands-on learning environment. Walk away with the tools, excitement, and support to get started using portfolios in your classroom and for professional learning! 15 Renewal Units Enrollment opens Dec. 16, 2019 Visit Student Created Digital Portfolios on the Teacher Learning Hub to enroll

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January 2020

ENROLLMENT OPENS Dec. 20, 2019 – Orientation to Special Education for Paraeducators (Jan. 13 – Feb. 23, 2020)

January 6, 2020 - January 13, 2020
Teacher Learning Hub, PO Box 202501
Helena, MT 59601 United States
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This course is designed to provide a basic introduction to special education and the needs of students who have disabilities. The content consists of introductory material regarding legal and historical foundations of special education, human growth and development, the nature of disabilities, and an introduction to the basic human needs that paraeducators and educators must address. Created by the University of Colorado, Par2a Center. Facilitated by Jenny Malloy, Park County Special Education Cooperative Director and Beckie Squires, Paraeducator Specialist 15 Renewal…

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ENROLLMENT OPENS Dec. 20, 2019 – It’s Your First Year Teaching, Now What!? (Jan. 13 – Feb. 23, 2020)

January 6, 2020 - January 13, 2020
Teacher Learning Hub, PO Box 202501
Helena, MT 59601 United States

Classrooms are complex environments in which teachers must deal with uncertainty, diversity, and a certain amount of productive chaos. This course will not only provide ideas for classroom management and instruction but give you the tools to thrive during your early years of teaching. 12 Renewal Units Enrollment opens Dec. 20, 2019. Visit the It’s Your First Year Teaching, Now What!? course on the Teacher Learning Hub to enroll

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ENROLLMENT OPENS Dec. 20, 2019 – Preparing Young Writers for College, Career, & Community (Jan. 13 – Feb. 23, 2020)

January 6, 2020 - January 13, 2020
Teacher Learning Hub, PO Box 202501
Helena, MT 59601 United States
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This six-week module is designed for grade 4-12 teachers. Participants in this module will examine the research and design behind the program as well as the practical and strategic application of the program in the classroom. Enrollment opens Dec. 20, 2019 Visit Preparing Young Writers for College, Career, & Community on the Teacher Learning Hub to enroll

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ENROLLMENT OPENS Jan. 20, 2020 – 3D Learning in Your Classroom (Feb. 10 – Mar. 15, 2020)

January 13, 2020 - January 20, 2020
Teacher Learning Hub, PO Box 202501
Helena, MT 59601 United States
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his course will introduce the NGSS Framework which focuses on the science and engineering practices, crosscutting concepts, core ideas and the journey of becoming a 3D Science Teacher. Teachers will find that many of the practices fit well with other content areas students are exposed to and what you are already doing in the classroom. Designed for all grade levels, K-12! Participants will have both grade level and vertical discussions with their peers. (Formerly titled Science 3D Implementation Mentorship) 24 Renewal…

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ENROLLMENT OPENS Jan. 12, 2019 – STREAM: Algebraic Thinking K-5 (Feb. 2-22, 2020)

January 26, 2020 - February 2, 2020
Teacher Learning Hub, PO Box 202501
Helena, MT 59601 United States

This 3-week course is designed to address K-5 algebraic thinking standards. Participants in this module will examine learning progressions in Algebraic Thinking with a focus on foundational ideas that promote algebraic understanding. Specific goals include the following: Recognize that addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division operate under the same properties in algebra as they do in arithmetic Learn variables are tools that are used to describe mathematical ideas in a variety of ways Develop strategies for describing relationships among quantities to…

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ENROLLMENT OPENS Jan. 12, 2020 – STREAM: Algebraic Thinking 6-7 (Feb. 2-22, 2020)

January 26, 2020 - February 2, 2020
Teacher Learning Hub, PO Box 202501
Helena, MT 59601 United States

This 3-week course is designed for middle grade teachers to draw out high level algebraic thinking from their students.  The focus is on teacher practices utilizing 6th and 7th grade Expressions and Equations Standards as a vehicle to improve algebraic thinking of students and teacher pedagogy. 15 Renewal Units Enrollment Opens - January 12, 2020 Visit the STREAM: Algebraic Thinking (6-7) on the Teacher Learning Hub to enroll

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February 2020

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ENROLLMENT OPENS Jan. 27, 2020 – Teaching and Assessing English Learners (Feb. 17 – Mar. 29, 2020)

February 10, 2020 - February 17, 2020
Teacher Learning Hub, PO Box 202501
Helena, MT 59601 United States

This course is designed to provide content teachers with the skills needed to adapt standards-based lessons for English learners. Including identifying academic language, creating language goals for ELs, differentiating instruction, and creating scaffolds based on EL proficiency levels.  Required Textbook: Access to Academics: Planning Instructions for K-12 Classrooms with ELLs (We recommend getting a used copy.) 35 Renewal Units Enrollment Opens - January 27, 2020 Visit Teaching and Assessing English Learners on the Teacher Learning Hub to enroll

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ENROLLMENT OPENS Feb. 9, 2020 – Instructional Strategies for Paraeducators (Mar. 1 – Apr. 11, 2020)

February 23, 2020 - March 1, 2020
Teacher Learning Hub, PO Box 202501
Helena, MT 59601 United States

Paraeducators must understand individual student needs for the particular level of support, the degree of accommodation or modification, and instructional method that would best facilitate learning. This course is designed to provide these instructional strategies for use in inclusive classrooms, resource rooms, and self-contained settings. Created by the University of Colorado, Par2a Center. Enrollment opens Feb. 9, 2020 20 OPI Renewal Units Visit Instructional Strategies for Paraeducators on the Teacher Learning Hub to enroll

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ENROLLMENT OPENS Feb. 9, 2020 – STREAM: Measurement K-3 (Mar. 1-21, 2020)

February 23, 2020 - March 1, 2020
Teacher Learning Hub, PO Box 202501
Helena, MT 59601 United States

This 3-week module primarily focuses on measurement, the K-3 learning progressions related to measurement, and foundational ideas that promote deeper understanding of measurement concepts. Participants will: develop enduring understandings of measurement attributes, processes, and tools; explore relationships among units, attributes, and measures within a system of measurement; engage in authentic problem-solving using tools that can be applied in the classroom. 15 Renewal Units Enrollment opens - February 9, 2020 Visit STREAM: Measurement (K-3) on the Teacher Learning Hub to enroll…

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ENROLLMENT OPENS Feb. 9, 2020 – STREAM: Describing Data 4-7 (Mar. 1-21, 2020)

February 23, 2020 - March 1, 2020
MT United States

This 3-week module explores how data and statistics concepts are developed in grades 4 through 7. Participants will: gain familiarity with the data and statistics standards and learning progressions; identify statistical vs. non-statistical questions and scenarios; learn how to select appropriate representations for data and appropriate statistical measure to describe a data set; practice data analysis and statistical summary on a real data set drawn from an elementary school setting. 15 Renewal Units Open enrollment - February 9, 2020 Visit…

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ENROLLMENT OPENS Feb. 9, 2020 – STREAM: Statistical Inferences HS (Mar. 1-21, 2019)

February 23, 2020 - March 1, 2020
MT United States

Statistics and Probability do not appear as stand-alone topics in Montana’s Content Standards. These concepts are dispersed throughout all high school mathematics courses with an emphasis on informed decision making. The power of statistics and probability to understand the world we live in is some of the most applicable knowledge students can acquire in our classrooms. 15 Renewal Units Enrollment Opens - February 9, 2020 Visit STREAM: Statistical Inferences (HS) on the Teacher Learning Hub to enroll

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ENROLLMENT OPENS Feb. 9, 2020 – Crosscutting Concepts: Making Learning Real (Mar. 1-28, 2020)

February 23, 2020 - March 1, 2020
Teacher Learning Hub, PO Box 202501
Helena, MT 59601 United States
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This course focuses on the third piece of the 3 Dimensions of Science Learning, the Crosscutting Concepts (CCCs). The CCCs relate directly to deeper learning plus tie the practices & core ideas to the real world. In this course, you will become familiar with the CCCs and have an opportunity to apply them to the classroom. Created and facilitated by Rayelynn Brandl, Montana Tech – CFWEP and MPRES, Project Director 20 OPI Renewal Units Enrollment Opens Feb. 9, 2020 Visit Crosscutting Concepts: Making Learning Real…

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March 2020

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ENROLLMENT OPENS Mar. 15, 2020 – STREAM: Exploring Transformations 7-9 (Apr. 5-25, 2020)

March 8, 2020 - March 15, 2020
MT United States

This 3-week module is based on Montana’s Content Standards for 8th-grade geometry with a focus on translations, rotations, reflections, and dilations. We will examine students’ perceptions about transformations, explore and justify relationships between figures, and discover geometric connections to similarity, proportion, and slope. 15 Renewal Units Enrollment Opens - March 15, 2020 Visit STREAM: Exploring Transformations (7-9) on the Teacher Learning Hub to enroll  

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ENROLLMENT OPENS Mar. 9, 2020 – Google Suite Advanced (Mar. 30 – May 10, 2020)

March 23, 2020 - March 30, 2020
Teacher Learning Hub, PO Box 202501
Helena, MT 59601 United States
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This course will dive deeply into Google Drive & Docs, Slides, Spreadsheets and Forms and how they can be integrated into Google Classroom. Learn how to create a paperless classroom, teach beyond your classroom using Hangouts, create a shared calendar for parents and students, create a classroom website, and more! 20 Renewal units Enrollment opens – Mar. 9, 2020 Visit Google Suite Advanced on the Teacher Learning Hub to enroll

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ENROLLMENT OPENS Mar. 15, 2020 – STREAM: Geometric Thinking K-3 (Apr. 5-25, 2020)

March 29, 2020 - April 5, 2020
MT United States

This 3-week module investigates conceptually related and interdependent ideas about geometric shapes, geometric structure, and spatial relationships. Geometry is a particularly relevant area of mathematics for young children, who are naturally curious about their physical world. Participants will: examine properties and categorization of two-dimensional shapes; explore composition and decomposition of geometric shapes; develop deeper understanding of spatial relations and spatial structuring. 15 Renewal Units Enrollment opens - Mar. 15, 2020 Visit the STREAM: Geometric Thinking (K-3) course on the Teacher…

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ENROLLMENT OPENS Mar. 15, 2020 – STREAM: Geometric Thinking 4-7 (Apr. 5-25, 2020)

March 29, 2020 - April 5, 2020
MT United States

This 3-week module examines learning progressions in geometry with a focus on foundational ideas that promote geometric understanding. Participants will: recognize geometric shapes and their components (e.g., sides, angles, faces); learn properties of geometric figures and categorization based on those properties; develop strategies for composing and decomposing geometric shapes; engage in spatial relations and spatial structuring. 15 Renewal Units Enrollment opens - March 15, 2020 Visit STREAM: Geometric Thinking (4-7) on the Teacher Learning Hub to Enroll

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April 2020

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ENROLLMENT OPENS Apr. 5, 2020 – Instructional Teamwork for Paraeducators (Apr. 26 – May 23, 2020)

April 19, 2020 - April 26, 2020
Teacher Learning Hub, PO Box 202501
Helena, MT 59601 United States

This course is designed to help paraeducators work effectively on a team. The course consists of introductory material regarding teamwork, delineation of roles and responsibilities, classroom instruction, and behavior management. Can be taken by individual paras and teachers, but is most effective when teams take the course together. Created by the University of Colorado, Par2a Center. 15 Renewal Units Visit Instructional Teamwork for Paraeducators on the Teacher Learning Hub to enroll

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ENROLLMENT OPENS Mar. 16, 2020 – Student Created Digital Portfolios (Apr. 6 – May 3, 2020)

April 26, 2020 - May 3, 2020
Teacher Learning Hub, PO Box 202501
Helena, MT 59601 United States
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In this course, teachers will utilize the free digital learning portfolio tool Seesaw to research, analyze and create digital portfolios. Teachers will have the opportunity to collaborate, learn and share ideas in this hands-on learning environment. Walk away with the tools, excitement, and support to get started using portfolios in your classroom and for professional learning! 15 Renewal Units Enrollment opens Dec. 16, 2019 Visit Student Created Digital Portfolios on the Teacher Learning Hub to enroll

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ENROLLMENT OPENS Apr. 12, 2020 – STREAM: Connecting Length, Area, & Volume (May 3-23, 2020)

April 26, 2020 - May 3, 2020
Teacher Learning Hub, PO Box 202501
Helena, MT 59601 United States
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his three-week module will expand your vision of what it takes to develop conceptual understanding of linear measurement, perimeter, area, and volume. You will determine linear measurements of shapes, cover surfaces with square units to find area, and fill spaces to measure volume. You will delve into the relationships and structures of area, perimeter, and volume. Specific goals and activities include the following: Develop a mini-progression for learning a concept related to perimeter, area, and/or volume in grades K-5. Read about conceptually taught lessons, identify…

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May 2020

ENROLLMENT OPENS May 10, 2020 – Orientation to Special Education for Paraeducators (May 31 – Jun. 27, 2020)

May 24, 2020 - May 31, 2020
Teacher Learning Hub, PO Box 202501
Helena, MT 59601 United States

This module is designed to provide a basic introduction to special education and the needs of students who have disabilities. The content consists of introductory material regarding legal and historical foundations of special education, human growth and development, the nature of disabilities, and an introduction to the basic human needs that paraeducators must address. Created by the University of Colorado, Par2a Center. 15 Renewal Units Enrollment opens May 10, 2020

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ENROLLMENT OPENS May 10, 2020 – Crosscutting Concepts: Making Learning Real (May 31 – Jun. 27, 2020)

May 24, 2020 - May 31, 2020
Teacher Learning Hub, PO Box 202501
Helena, MT 59601 United States
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This course focuses on the third piece of the 3 Dimensions of Science Learning, the Crosscutting Concepts (CCCs). The CCCs relate directly to deeper learning plus tie the practices & core ideas to the real world. In this course, you will become familiar with the CCCs and have an opportunity to apply them to the classroom. Created and facilitated by Rayelynn Brandl, Montana Tech – CFWEP and MPRES, Project Director 20 OPI Renewal Units Enrollment Opens Feb. 9, 2020 Visit Crosscutting Concepts: Making Learning Real…

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ENROLLMENT OPENS May 10, 2020 – 3D Learning in Your Classroom (May 31 – Jul. 11, 2020)

May 24, 2020 - May 31, 2020
Teacher Learning Hub, PO Box 202501
Helena, MT 59601 United States
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his course will introduce the NGSS Framework which focuses on the science and engineering practices, crosscutting concepts, core ideas and the journey of becoming a 3D Science Teacher. Teachers will find that many of the practices fit well with other content areas students are exposed to and what you are already doing in the classroom. Designed for all grade levels, K-12! Participants will have both grade level and vertical discussions with their peers. (Formerly titled Science 3D Implementation Mentorship) 24 Renewal…

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ENROLLMENT OPENS Jun. 15, 2020 – STREAM: Mathematical Practices K-8 (Jul. 5-25, 2020)

May 29, 2020 - June 5, 2020
Teacher Learning Hub, PO Box 202501
Helena, MT 59601 United States
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During this course, you will acquire strategies for embedding the Mathematical Practices into everyday instruction and for incorporating STEM-focused activities into lessons and activities. Specific goals include: Recognize the 8 Mathematical Practices and how to incorporate them into lessons. Analyze videos of exemplary teaching and identify Mathematical Practices in use. Revise existing lessons to engage students in specific Mathematical Practices. Created by STREAM project and revised by Becky Berg, Billings Elementary. 15 Renewal Units Enrollment opens – June 15, 2020 How to…

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ENROLLMENT OPENS May 17, 2020 – STREAM: Fraction Models & Operations (Jun. 7-27, 2020)

May 31, 2020 - June 7, 2020
Teacher Learning Hub, PO Box 202501
Helena, MT 59601 United States
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This course examines learning progressions and models related to operations on fractions. Another module, Developing Fraction Concepts 3-5, explores the meaning of “fraction” and fundamental concepts of equivalence and comparison. This module goes a step further to examine conceptual understanding of fraction operations and the models used to develop these concepts.  Specific goals and activities include the following:   Examine different types of conceptual models used to represent fraction operations. Discover how learning progression guide students’ developing knowledge of fraction operations in grades…

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June 2020

ENROLLMENT OPENS May 25, 2020 – Teaching and Assessing English Learners (Jun. 15 – Jul. 26, 2020)

June 8, 2020 - June 15, 2020
MT United States

This course is designed to provide content teachers with the skills needed to adapt standards-based lessons for English learners. Including identifying academic language, creating language goals for ELs, differentiating instruction, and creating scaffolds based on EL proficiency levels. Required Textbook: Access to Academics: Planning Instructions for K-12 Classrooms with ELLs (We recommend getting a used copy.) 35 Renewal units Enrollment opens - May 25, 2020 Visit Teaching and Assessing English Learners on the Teacher Learning Hub to enroll

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ENROLLMENT OPENS May 17, 2020 – STREAM: Making Sense of Modeling HS (Jun. 7-27, 2020)

June 20, 2020 - June 27, 2020
Teacher Learning Hub, PO Box 202501
Helena, MT 59601 United States
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During this module, you will learn about facets of mathematical modeling instruction and assessment in high school. Specific goals and activities include the following: Recognize competing conceptions for the term “modeling”, understand the MCSM definition of modeling and the six components of the modeling cycle, and rate modeling prompts on a scale from weak to strong, Engage in a mathematical modeling activity in Algebra I, Geometry or Algebra II, and, Understand best practices for assessment in mathematical modeling and apply…

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ENROLLMENT OPENS Jun. 15, 2020 – STREAM: Mathematical Practices HS (Jul. 5-25, 2020)

June 28, 2020 - July 5, 2020
Teacher Learning Hub, PO Box 202501
Helena, MT 59601 United States
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During this module, you will acquire strategies for embedding the Mathematical Practices into everyday instruction and learning to recognize mathematical modeling in lessons and activities. Specific goals and activities include the following: Recognize how learners engage in the eight Mathematical Practices and how to incorporate them into lessons and activities. Analyze video cases of exemplary teaching to identity Mathematical Practices in action. Complete dynamic mathematical tasks. Observe levels of student and teacher engagement in Mathematical Practices and modeling. Created by…

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