3D Implementation Mentorship

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.

24 Renewal Units

Enrollment Opens December 31, 2018

NSTA Webinar featuring Montana State faculty: Biofilms & NGSS

Faculty from Montana State University’s National Teachers Enhancement Network online program will present a free Webinar for science teachers via the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). The presentation features research on biofilms and information on the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

In the first part of the seminar participants will learn about biofilms with Dr. Elinor Pulcini. The second half of the program will be presented by Dr. Gerry Wheeler, MSU professor emeritus of physics, who will talk about the Next Generation Science Standards.

This presentation is free through the National Science Teachers Association. Please register through NSTA at https://common.nsta.org/resource/?id=10.2505/9/WSMSU181025

NEED/ConocoPhillips Energy Education Workshop – Billings, MT

This is a free one day workshop sponsored by the National Energy Education Development (NEED) on integrating energy education into the classroom. Topics discussed include the science of energy and understanding energy efficiency. Substitute reimbursement provided for classroom teachers as well as a free NEED Science of Energy kit to keep and use in your classroom. The workshop is open to all K-12 science teachers, CTE teachers, and math teachers. ConocoPhillips funds energy education workshops through NEED on a wide range of topics, including energy conservation and alternative energy sources. Visit NEED’s website for more details. Register here to attend the event.

Science 3D Implementation Mentorship

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.

24 Renewal Units

Enrollment opens – September 16, 2018

Crosscutting Concepts: Making Learning Real Through the Big Picture

This course focuses on the third piece of the 3 Dimensions of Science Learning, the Crosscutting Concepts (CCCs).  The CCCs relate directly to deeper learning plus tie the practices & core ideas to the real world. In this course, you will become familiar with the CCCs and have an opportunity to apply them to the classroom.  The course is 20 OPI renewal units.

Created and facilitated by Rayelynn Brandl, Montana Tech – CFWEP and MPRES, Project Director

1st Annual Summer Science Institute: Making Science Meaningful

This two-day science professional learning institute for educators is a collaborative conference with national and local science educators, professional learning providers, authors, and exhibitors.  Montana’s new NGSS-based science standards are one of three topics during this event.  OPI renewal units or graduate credits from UM-Western are available.  Visit the event website for registration details and more information.

 

The Brain Science Behind Designing Remarkable Learning Environments

The Alliance for Curriculum Enhancement is hosting a two-day seminar with Dr. Marie Alcock, president of Learning Systems Associates.  Dr. Alcock will discuss the impact of changing brains on basic literacy development and the growing need for the teaching of contemporary literacies. Visit the event webpage for more information.

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

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.

Macro to Micro: Innovation Inspired by Nature

The Biomimicry Collaborative is offering a special 2-day training session designed for 7th-grade life science teachers at Salish Kootenai College.  The training is both student- and nature-centered. It introduces teachers to:

  • Biomimicry;
  • Microscopy and microscope observations;
  • Collecting field samples;
  • Producing a biomimicry design project.

Teachers will receive lesson plans, course materials, and 8 OPI Renewal Units.  Class size is limited to 12 teachers. Contact Rene Dubay of Salish Kootenai College or Diana Hammer of Biomimicry Collaborative for more information or to register.