Montana Geographic Alliance’s Geo-Inquiry Institute

The Montana Geographic Alliance (MGA) is hosting a Geo-Inquiry Institute at the University of Montana’s Flathead Lake Biological Station.  The institute is part of the National Geographic Society’s new interactive geography education program, the Geo-Inquiry Process.  The institute is open to all Middle School Social Studies, Science, Media, or Technology teachers.  MGA will cover the costs of lodging, food, and activities.  Travel stipends are available.  Register here to attend the institute.  Visit the National Geographic Society’s website to learn more about the Geo-Inquiry Process.

Writing in Science Summer Intenstive

The Summer Writing Intensive is full, but please register in order to add your name to the wait list.

This 3-day Summer Writing Intensive is to provide Montana educators with a community of learners, writers, and practitioners in writing and science. This workshop will offer resources for implementing the new Montana Content Standards for Science and English Language Arts. Educators will leave with a new perspective on integrating IEFA throughout the curricular areas, while using writing to connect ourselves, our students, and our communities to the content. Applicable to all grade levels.
• Earn 20 Renewal units
• Offered at no-cost, some meals included
• Participants pay lodging costs ($95 + tax)
• Limited to 30 participants, so register early!
• Resources, strategies, and more

Science 3D Implementation Mentorship

This course will introduce K-12 teachers to 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. This class can directly apply to what you are already doing in the classroom with your students. We will hold discussions, share information and student work, bounce ideas of one another and reflect on our journey through the class.

This is a facilitated course on the Teacher Learning Hub, it runs from January 22nd – March 4th.

You can earn either 24 renewal units or 2 college credits upon completion.

ONLINE – STEM-Centric Mathematics (K-8)


This four week course, running from April 11 – May 6, will examine the learning processes in Mathematics, Science and Engineering with a focus on foundational ideas that promote mathematical understanding.

Specific goals and activities include the following:

  • Develop an understanding of key attributes for an effective STEM learning environment
  • Analyze and experience STEM-centric lesson components
  • Examine and consider STEM resources
  • Design STEM lessons aligned to the MCCSM

Register by April 15, 2016 on the Teacher Learning Hub.