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Western Montana Professional Learning Collaborative (WMPLC)

406-529-1113||www.wmplc.org

January 2019

$199

Maximizing Mentor Texts: Teaching Writing in a Connected Way

January 7 @ 8:00 am - May 1 @ 5:00 pm
MT United States

This 8 week, self-paced, online Moodle course is intended for classroom teachers and/or graduate students who are interested in studying writing in school contexts. In particular, the focus is on analytic writing, which has traditionally been overlooked in favor of narrative writing forms. Major course objectives are to help class participants become more confident with teaching analytical writing and writing analytically themselves in the content disciplines they teach. Register at: https://goo.gl/forms/g2XZQYN0tYPPF16t2 Event Number: 18551008 EDU 455/C&I 555 Instructors: Daisy Carlsmith/Ann…

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$175

The Boarding School Era: Indian Education for All Online Book Club Course

January 14 @ 8:00 am - March 24 @ 5:00 pm
MT United States

January 14 – March 24, 2019 Register at: https://goo.gl/forms/3uJ4nQetcPUecXLn1 Read and explore books focusing on the Boarding School Era including My Name is Seepeetza by Shirley Sterling, Shi-Shi-Etko by Nicola L Campbell, Away from Home: American Indian Boarding School Experiences, 1879-2000 by Margaret L Archuleta, Brenda J Child and K Tsianina Lomawaima and Sweetgrass Basket by Marlene Carvell. This course is offered online through a Moodle platform. It is divided into weekly “modules.” Participants will have one week, starting on…

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March 2019

$150

Mandt Technical Training or annual re-certification

March 18 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Northwest Montana Educational Cooperative, 124 3rd Ave
Kalispell, MT United States

Monday, March 18, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Register for this second part of the training if you would like to learn physical assists. This workshop is capped at 10 participants. In order to take the Technical training, you must have completed the Relational training on March 8th. If you just need an annual re-certification, you can register for this session only. Register at https://goo.gl/forms/fngjch5Ta6Vty73U2 We are offering training in Kalispell in March of 2019. The first workshop…

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$99

Tricks to Turn Even Struggling Spellers-Writers into Confident Users of Written English Workshop

March 22 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Montec Building, 1121 E. Broadway
Missoula, United States

The Tricks to Turn Even Struggling Spellers-Writers into Confident Users of Written English workshop is for educators in grades kindergarten to grade 6 on Friday, March 22, 2019, at the Montec Building in Missoula. Come learn some sure-fire strategies to help students become independent and accurate spellers. Easy-to-remember spelling rules for primary and upper elementary students will be shared—and these are rules that most teachers haven’t been exposed to. We will also learn fun ways to make the spelling knowledge…

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$99

Make Your Classroom an Active Literacy Laboratory/Classroom Workshop

March 29 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Montec Building, 1121 E. Broadway
Missoula, United States

Make Your Classroom an Active Literacy Laboratory/Classroom workshop will be held on Friday, March 29, 2019, at the Montec Building in Missoula for educators of grades kindergarten to grade 8. This session focuses on hands-on learning, spirited participation, and paper-folding. Learn how to get all students involved with learning games and so much more. All activities can be modified to be used with students. Not only is it fun, but your teaching will never be the same again! Bring your laptops or…

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April 2019

$175

The Seven Essential Understandings Regarding Montana Indians Online Book Club (April 1 – May 26, 2019)

April 1 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
MT United States

The Seven Essential Understandings Regarding Montana Indians is an Indian Education for All Online Book Club Course that starts on April 1, 2019, and ends May 26, 2019. Please register at https://goo.gl/forms/x2jRJkgZWByQ7Rl33. This online course is designed for educators needing an introduction to or wishing to expand their existing knowledge of Montana’s Indian Education for All Law (Montana Code Annotated 20-1-501 1999) and the Seven Essential Understandings Regarding Montana Indians. Educators of all grades and content areas will build background…

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$40

Danielson Framework for Effective Teaching in Practice Webinar #4 – Professional Responsibility

April 18 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Online, Montana, MT United States

Join Kathleen Dent for our series of four webinars that will include: case study; collaborative conversations; setting up observation process; setting collaborative cycle; goal setting with staff once a quarter on implementing the Danielson Framework in schools. Webinar #4 – Professional Responsibility will examine the components of Domain 4 and discuss the elements that build professionalism and collegiality. Examine evidence to determine levels of performance in these crucial components. Discuss the artifacts of Domain 4 and set goals for ending…

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$199

EPAS Teacher Evaluation Two Day Workshop

April 25 @ 8:30 am - April 26 @ 4:00 pm
Montec Building, 1121 E. Broadway
Missoula, United States

Teacher Evaluation Two Day Workshop in Missoula on Thursday and Friday, April 25 & 26, 2019 (Montana Educator Performance Appraisal System: Exploring the Professional Growth Model) Day one will go over the Danielson overview and collaborative process, while day two will review professional conversations, observation and goal setting. Register at: https://goo.gl/forms/NyjCnvsW05Ru3bHv2 Spend two days investigating the Danielson Framework for Teaching in an in-depth way. The first day will be an accelerated overview of the framework and how it fits in a…

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$149

Mindful by Nature Workshop

April 27 - April 28
Hummingbird Healing Lodge, Missoula, MT, 9416 Miller Creek Road
Missoula, MT, MT 59803 United States

The Mindful by Nature workshop is a two-day workshop at the Hummingbird Healing Arts Lodge, led by instructor Kate Crouch.  This 2-day workshop will help you develop and explore a mindfulness practice based in nature. We will delve into the importance of a personal exploration of mindfulness and the benefits they hold for your students and the classroom space. To register, go to https://goo.gl/forms/b7J3PtNVy1CNPiVp2. The cost to attend is $149.00 per person, and the course number to register is 18560001. 12 OPI renewal…

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