Montana School Wellness in Action Workshop – Manhattan, Montana

Are you interested in learning how a school wellness policy can fuel students to learn and behave better? Or how to support your staff in creating a healthy school environment? Join us to be inspired by school wellness in action!
These workshops were already held in Billings, Great Falls, Missoula, Miles City, Kalispell and Butte. The last one for in Manhattan!

This free workshop will review the benefits of a strong wellness policy, USDA requirements for the school wellness policy, showcase best practices, assessment surveys, and outreach tools. Three hours of OPI Credit/USDA Professional Standards will be available for participants. We recommend bringing a team (2-3 people) from your school community such as administrators, school wellness coordinators, wellness champions, food service directors, educators, health professionals, parents, or community members.

Space is limited, so register now!
This workshop is sponsored by the Montana Team Nutrition Program located at Montana State University in Bozeman. Contact Katie Bark for more information at (406) 994-5641 or at kbark@mt.gov

Montana School Wellness in Action Workshop – Manhattan, Montana

Are you interested in learning how a school wellness policy can fuel students to learn and behave better? Or how to support your staff in creating a healthy school environment? Join us to be inspired by school wellness in action!
These workshops were already held in Billings, Great Falls, Missoula, Miles City, Kalispell and Butte. The last one for this school year will be in Manhattan!

This free workshop will review the benefits of a strong wellness policy, USDA requirements for the school wellness policy, showcase best practices, assessment surveys, and outreach tools. Three hours of OPI Credit/USDA Professional Standards will be available for participants. We recommend bringing a team (2-3 people) from your school community such as administrators, school wellness coordinators, wellness champions, food service directors, educators, health professionals, parents, or community members.

Space is limited, so register now! Click to register

January 23, 3019, Manhattan: Manhattan Christian School, 8000 Churchill Road, Board Room

Each workshop is from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

If you would like to host a school wellness workshop for your area, we are happy to provide the training.
Contact Katie Bark, Montana Team Nutrition at kbark@mt.gov or (406) 994-5641. www.montana.edu/teamnutrition The USDA is an equal opportunity employer.

2019 OPI Data and Assessment Conference

JOIN US for the OPI Data and Assessment Conference held January 14 and 15, 2019 at the GranTree Inn in Bozeman, Montana.

We are pleased to announce that registration to attend the 2019 OPI Data and Assessment Conference is now open! The conference will be held in Bozeman, MT on January 14-15, 2019. On Day 1 there will be keynote presentation brought to you by the renowned expert on assessment Dr. Jim Pellegrino followed by six sessions and then four sessions on Day 2. Each session will offer five different presentation themes to choose from including our popular new system test coordinator track.

Registration is open NOW.

For all confirmed System Test Coordinators (STCs) and ACT Test Coordinators (ATC), your registration fee will be waived. Use the STC/ATC coupon code during your registration to get complimentary registration. [STCs – you must register as an individual to receive this waiver.]

Please explore our Draft Agenda to review conference logistics and for use for any trip approval needs. A final version will be posted in early January. For recent news and alerts, please refer to the OPI Assessment Conference webpage as we will use this page to publish the most up-to-date information.

Breakout session topics include: Balanced Assessment Systems – Data Literacy – Smarter Balanced – Reporting – Best Practices – ACT – MontCAS policies – Data Quality – Accessibility – Formative Assessment – Collections – Data Visualization – Data-Driven Decision-Making – Interim Assessments – English Learners – Student Achievement – ESSA – Standards-based – Student-Centered – Licensure – Homeless Education – Accommodations – Infinite Campus – Data Stories – Rigor

For questions
, please contact the OPI Assessment Help Desk at 1.844.867.2569 or e-mail us at OPIAssessmentHelpDesk@mt.gov.

2018 Montana Behavioral Initiative (MBI) Summer Institute

Join us in celebrating more than 20 years of excellence! This year’s institute promises to be one of the best!

REGISTER NOW!

Featured Presentations:

  • Youth Mental Health First Aid
  • Check and Connect
  • Creating a School Wide Discipline Plan in the Elementary
  • Creating School Wide Discipline Plans for Secondary Schools
  • Setting Up Positive Behavioral Supports in Early Childhood
  • Behavioral Threat Assessments in Schools
  • Social Media Investigations
  • Alternatives to Suspension
  • Helping Kids with Their Digital Reputation and Cyberbullying
  • School Wellness—Moving Kids to Better Behavior
  • Functional Behavior Assessments
  • Content area sessions in Reading, Math, and Science!

Our traditional 5 day schedule has been condensed into 4 power packed days.

Join us for special events!

  • June 18th, 8:30 – 11:30AM., Join us for the opening keynote Supporting Mental Health in PBIS with Don Kincaid.
  • June 18th, 4:30 – 5:30PM, It’s Movie Night with a special showing of Chasing the Dragon a wrenching portrait of the escalating opioid epidemic.
  • June 19th, 4:30-6PM, Best Practices Expo featuring hors d’oeuvres, networking, and showcasing Montana MBI schools with music by Monte Selby
  • June 21st, 1:15 – 4:15PM, The MBI exemplar awards for schools who have obtained excellence in their school implementing the MBI process.
  • Opportunities for hikes and walks around Bozeman

Who Should Attend

General and special education teachers, parents, administrators, school psychologists and counselors, social workers, licensed professional counselors, mental health professionals, probation officers, police officers, university students and others concerned with children and behavior issues in classrooms, schools, and the community.

12th Annual Indian Education for All Best Practices Conference

Multiple breakout sessions focusing on contemporary issues in Indian country and successful integration of IEFA into all content areas will be offered over 2 1/2 days. Sunday, March 4th, will see a return of the mini institutes. Registration will open in November and will be limited to 200 participants. More information to come via the Indian Education Division’s webpage.

Montana ASCD Spring Best Practices meeting

The Montana ASCD is hosting its spring Best Practices meeting at Canyon Creek School in Billings.  The meeting is open to the public.  Assessment practices will be the topic of discussion.  Visit the Montana ASCD’s website for more information.

Montana ASCD Early Winter Best Practices Meeting

The Montana ASCD is hosting its Best Practices meeting at Morning Star School in Bozeman.  The meeting is open to the public.  Topics for discussion at this meeting will educating the whole child and the Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS).