Science 3D Implementation Mentorship

Facilitated Teacher Learning Hub Course
Description: 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.
Dates: June 25th- August 5th, Registration closes June 25th or when the course is full.
24 OPI Renewal Units
Facilitated by Chris Pavlovich

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

Medical Home Portal and Montana Parent Partner Program

The University of Montana Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities’ Transition and Employment Projects is hosting a webinar on Thursday, June 5, 2018, about two resources available to families of children and youth with special health care needs and/or disabilities.  The resources, Medical Home Portal and Montana Parent Partner Program, are from the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services.  The webinar will discuss:

  • What the Medical Home Portal is and how it can be used
  • The vision and development of the Montana Parent Partner Program
  • What the Parent Partner Program looks like in the practice and working with families
  • How these programs are funded and supported

HALI Project Parent Partner Program Project Director Brad Thompson and State Coordinator Tarra Thomas are two of the presenters of the webinar. Visit the Transitions and Employment Projects’ website to register for the webinar. Visit the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services’ website for more information about the Medical Home Portal and the Montana Parent Partner Program.

PBS EdCamp Billings

MontanaPBS will host PBS Edcamp Billings, MT, a participant-driven professional development event for PK-3 educators. Participating educators will have the opportunity to collaborate around common goals and challenges through topics they select on the day of the event. Edcamp participants will walk away with resources and ideas they can immediately integrate into their classrooms. PBS Edcamp Billings will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at the Lincoln Center from 9:00AM to 3:00PM. This is a free event, open to all Pre-kindergarten through grade 3 teachers, administrators and pre-service teachers. OPI Renewal units will be available to all who attend!
What is Edcamp?
Edcamp is an unconference; a participant-driven professional development event for educators.
Unlike a typical conference, Edcamp educators decide the session topics on the day of the event.

The BEST of PBS LearningMedia Webinar

Join us on Wednesday April 11, 2018 at 3:00 PM CST/2:00 PM MST to learn more about PBS LearningMedia.

The Teacher Ambassadors from Montana, Idaho, Oregon, North Dakota and Iowa will each share their favorite resources and how to use them in the classroom. There is something for everyone in this webinar!

1 OPI Renewal Unit will be provided for all who attend in person or view the recording.

Presenters: Nikki Vradenburg, Darcy Bakkegard, Kari Wardle, Mekca Wallace Spurgin, Ben Garcia