2019 REACH Program Teacher Workshop

The University of Montana’s School of Public and Community Health Sciences is announcing the 2019 REACH Program Summer Teacher’s Workshop. The REACH Program provides students the opportunity to learn about the scientific process by doing science. Using the overarching themes of particulate air pollution and cardiovascular health, teachers will have access to instruments and curriculum activities as well mentoring by university research professionals allowing their students to design and implement a scientific investigation. Students will then have the opportunity to communicate their science research findings before their peers at the annual Environmental Health Science Symposium held on the University of Montana campus. In addition to the science research opportunities for their students, teachers will have access to ongoing professional development through workshops, video conferences, and campus visits. See the attached flyer for workshop details and registration information. If you have questions, you can email Brett Taylor, the REACH Program education coordinator, brett.taylor@mso.umt.edu.

21st Annual AUGUST INSTITUTE: Teaching and Learning Through Technology and other content areas

21st Annual AUGUST INSTITUTE
“Better Together”
Teaching and Learning Through Technology
August 7-9, 2019 at Missoula College
The 21st Annual August Institute for educators will focus on technology integration into core content areas. Sessions may include technology, mindfulness, outdoor science, IEFA, G&T, STEAM, etc. Join us for one, two or three days of the conference. Featuring Jeff Crews and Dean Phillips of Beyond the Chalk.
Register/Apply for Scholarship at https://forms.gle/r8kMjKGXnSEAGEue9
(August 7-8th are full days and August 9th is half a day.)
(IF YOU TEACH AT A BLACKFOOT TELECOMMUNICATIONS MEMBER SCHOOL, GET YOUR FREE REGISTRATION, WHILE SUPPLIES LAST, IN THE DROP DOWN MENU OF THIS REGISTRATION FORM.)
Register by June 1st for a chance to win $100 iTunes card from Blackfoot.
Blackfoot Telecommunication member schools should use this registration option to receive their free registrations.
Blackfoot will be providing a limited amount of scholarships for registration to the event. Go to the registration form to see if your school utilizes Blackfoot phone, broadband or IT services.
Conference prices:
Early Bird price $185 on or before June 15, 2019
Standard Price $209 after June 15th, 2019
One day only $109
University students in the Teacher Education Program $99

If you are not a Blackfoot Telecommunications member school, we are offering, on a first come, first serve basis, some discounts/scholarships. Apply here for the scholarship.
If you have questions, please contact director@wmplc.org or call 406-529-1113.

Dates: Wednesday, August 7th, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Registration opens at 8:00 a.m.), Thursday, August 8th, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Friday, August 9th, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Where: The Missoula College, 1205 East Broadway Street, Missoula, MT 59802

Coffee will be provided each day and lunch will be provided on August 7th and 8th.

Credit Options:
August 7: 6 OPI renewal units August 8: 6 OPI renewal units August 9: 3 OPI renewal units
or
2-semester credits (pending through the University of Montana) at an additional charge of $155. (not part of Blackfoot’s free registration or the standard registration fee). A separate Semester Credit Registration Form will be provided at the event. The third day of the conference (August 9th) is a half-day session that is required if you choose to take the August Institute for University of Montana semester credits.

Event Number: 18570003

Register/Apply for Scholarship if you are a member school here.

2nd Annual Science Summer Institute: Connecting Classrooms to Careers

Southwest Montana School Services (SWMSS), in collaboration with the Montana State University Science Math Resource Center (SMRC), is thrilled to bring you the 2nd Annual Science Summer Institute: Connecting Classrooms to Careers, August 6-7, 2019 at Montana State University in Bozeman, MT. This conference is designed for educators and administrators at grade levels pre-K through 12, as well as for out-of-school professionals seeking professional learning in science and STEM education, and to collaborate and learn from educators in Montana and surrounding states.

Last year, keynote Emily Morgan helped kick off our conference with the theme of “Making Science Meaningful”. This year’s theme, “Connecting Classrooms to Careers” helps connect learning to applications in science and STEM related fields, from the early childhood years through High School. Our keynote and sessions will support you with inspiration, strategies, and resources to support this theme in your work.

Your two-day registration includes: on-campus parking, a light breakfast, lunch vouchers for the nationally award winning Rendezvous Dining Hall on MSU-Bozeman campus, admission to the Museum of the Rockies ‘MOR Science’ Kickoff Social, a copy of Next Time You See a Bee book, over 30 incredible professional learning sessions, and opportunities to peruse resources in the expanded exhibitors area!

TEAMS Workshop in Pablo

Montana State University’s Norm Asbjornson College of Engineering and College of Education are hosting two TEAMS (Teaching Engineering Applications in Math & Science) workshops, one in Bozeman and the other is at Salish Kootenai College in Pablo. The workshops are two-day events designed for K-12 math and science teachers to learn engineering standards as well as how to implement them in their respective curriculums. Space is limited to 15 educators at each location. The Pablo workshop will be held on July 9-10, 2019 at Salish Kootenai College. Visit the TEAMS website for registration information and other details. OPI renewal units will be available to participants.

2019 Earth Science & Me: A Teachers Workshop

Professional geologists Doug Scott and Dave Scott have designed a geology workshop for teachers.  Activities include mining activities and a field trip to a talc mine.  The $60.00 per teacher registration fee includes materials and meals.  Contact Doug Scott for the registration form and other details.  The deadline to register is June 14, 2019.

Writing in Science Summer Institute

Writing in Science! July 7-9, 2019 at Fairmont Hot Springs. Free for teachers, participants will only need to pay for their lodging cost and a couple of meals. Register today for this wonderful opportunity. This 3-day Summer Writing Intensive provides Montana teachers with a community of learners, writers, and practitioners in writing and science with incredible strategies and resources to take to your classroom.

TEAMS Workshop in Bozeman

Montana State University’s Norm Asbjornson College of Engineering and College of Education are hosting two TEAMS (Teaching Engineering Applications in Math & Science) workshops, one in Bozeman and the other is at Salish Kootenai College in Pablo. The workshops are two-day events designed for K-12 math and science teachers to learn engineering standards as well as how to implement them in their respective curriculums. Space is limited to 15 educators at each location. The Bozeman workshop will be held on June 25-26, 2019 at Montana State University. Visit the TEAMS website for registration information and other details. OPI renewal units will be available to participants.

Wildland Fire Science: Teaching with the FireWorks Trunk

FireWorks is an educational program about the science of wildland fire, designed for students in grades K-12. It provides students with interactive, hands-on materials to study wildland fire. It is highly interdisciplinary and students learn about properties of matter, chemical and physical processes, ecosystem fluctuations and cycles, habitat and survival, and human interactions with ecosystems.

The workshop consists of two days of entertaining hands-on activities that you will learn in order to teach students about wildland fire behavior, ecology, management and activities related to traditional fire use by Native Americans.

NGSS and Your Local Environment: Using Place-Based Education as a Platform for Science and the Common Core Standards for Grades 5-12

Dr. Arlene Alvarado, Rayelynn Brandl, Chris Doyle, and Abby Peltomaa of the Clark Fork Watershed Education Program (CFWEP) will provide contextual and experiential learning using watershed science as an integrating context.  In addition, MPRES-OPI Trainers Chris Pavlovich, Judy Boyle, and Bill Stockton will facilitate lesson development and NGSS alignment.  You’ll also tour the Clark Fork Watershed and learn how to conduct watershed-based studies.

Training Objectives:

  1. Learn about the restoration of the Clark Fork Watershed and practice watershed monitoring.
  2. Develop lessons using CFWEP curriculum to incorporate math and ELA into a cohesive unit.
  3. Create watershed education lessons that are adaptable to your place.
  4. Review CFWEP lesson plans available for your class.
  5. Work with area scientists who are studying Clark Fork Restoration.
  6. Tour the Clark Fork Watershed.

Note: An optional OPI Teacher Learning Hub course will follow this workshop.  The course will include methods for leading authentic place-based research projects.

CFWEP-Teacher-PD Flyer

Naturalist in a Day Teacher Workshop

The Naturalist in a Day Teacher Workshop is for K-12 teachers who want to deepen their knowledge of the natural world and learn to incorporate the study of natural history into their classrooms. We’ll teach you the skills you need to identify local plants, birds and insects. We’ll also share some lessons you can use in your classroom to engage your students in hands-on science lessons that meet Next Generation Science Standards.

Monday June 3rd or Thursday June 13th from 8:30am – 3:30pm
OPI and SD2 step-up credits available

Course co-instructor Heather Bilden is the community programs coordinator at the Montana Audubon Center. She has her MEd in Environmental Education through a joint program with the Teton Science School and MSU-Billings. She has been teaching place-based nature education programs in Billings since 2008. Course co-instructor Alina Garner is the school programs coordinator at the Montana Audubon Center. She has a BS in Biology. She has developed and led school programs in Billings for the past two years.

How to Enroll: Visit the Naturalist in a Day Teacher Workshop website