Teaching and Assessing English Learners

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 Instruction for K-12 Classrooms with ELLs.

35 Renewal Units

Enrollment Opens – May 27, 2018

Teaching and Assessing English Learners

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 Instruction for K-12 Classrooms with ELLs.

 

35 Renewal Units

Enrollment Opens – January 21, 2019

Teaching and Assessing English Learners in Montana’s Schools

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 Instruction for K-12 Classrooms with ELLs.

35 Renewal units

Enrollment opens – October 8, 2108

Earn OPI renewal units with Extreme History and Yellowstone Writing Project

Montana teachers can earn three OPI renewal units during an educational event at the Museum of the Rockies on Thursday, Oct. 11. The evening is hosted by the Extreme History Project, MoR and the Yellowstone Writing Project, a program of the MSU Department of English.

A public talk on the history of Montana’s Warm Springs hospital will be surrounded by events designed for educators, including an overview of museum resources and a discussion of potential classroom applications. The educator event begins at 5:30 with an optional museum tour at 4:15. The cost is $35; light refreshments are included.

The educational presentation by Lesley M. Gilmore includes an overview of Warm Springs’ early history as a self-sufficient campus. Manufacturing and farming were considered part of the care for the insane. The bucolic setting was typical of state mental institutions, yet has the added distinction of being based at the Warm Springs Mound, a calcite geothermal formation like that of the elephant mound in Mammoth Hot Springs of Yellowstone National Park.

The Warm Springs hospital still focuses – in reduced capacity since distributed clinical care was instituted in the 1960s – on individualized recovery programs to help patients transition back into to the community. The hospital has served the state for over 140 years and remains the only public psychiatric hospital in the state.

Teachers can register for this event through MSU Academic Technology and Outreach at http://ato.montana.edu/continuinged and look for “Warm Springs” or go to http://bit.ly/18FAHEALING. For more information call (406) 994-6550.

2018 Montana Advanced Placement Summer Institute

To help Montana high schools and teachers implement and build quality AP® programs that
• Foster student engagement.
• Develop college/career-ready students.
• Prepare students for success on AP® exams.
Five subject areas
• AP® Calculus AB with Karen Sleno
• AP® Chemistry with Ken Porush
• AP® English Literature and Composition with J. Ryan Hoague
• AP® Spanish Language and Culture with Sandra Franco
• AP® United States Government and Politics with Anthony Dalasio
All presenters fully endorsed by the College Board.

Plan to participate if you
• Want to teach an AP® course in the near future.
• Are currently teaching an AP® course and want to hone your skills.
• Need to update your skills and/or syllabus for an AP® course, especially AP® United States Government and Politics—a course that will have a new format and exam for school year 2018-19.
• Serve as a distance learning facilitator for an AP® course through Montana’s Digital Academy or other provider.
• Want to upgrade your marketability in the teaching profession.

Each of the five workshops will support the needs of both new and experienced AP® teachers and are directed by exemplary consultants who have been selected for this work by the College Board. Full presenter biographies, workshop syllabi, supply lists, and schedules appear below.
Workshops are anticipated to fill up quickly, so register early to reserve your space. Each workshop is limited to 30 participants. Successful registrants will be notified by email. When a workshop is full, further registrants will be placed on a waiting list.

Teaching and Assessing English Learners

Facilitated Teacher Learning Hub Course
Description: 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 Instruction for K-12 Classrooms with ELLs. Optional Component: Participate in MSU’s MontTELLs grant project and receive a $500 stipend. Read more about this opportunity (link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/119VD03Mu25ZT-_93Lfh9ZIH6zQg89LZ7_fKaxQkBvzo/edit?usp=sharing)
Dates: June 18th – July 31st, registration closes June 18th or when the course is full.
Facilitated by Yvonne Field and Crystal Andrews (OPI)
35 OPI Renewal Units