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

Danielson Framework for Effective Teaching in Practice Webinar #1 – Planning and Preparation

Join Kathleen Dent for our series of four webinars that will include: case study; collaborative conversations; setting up observation process; setting collaborative cycle; goal setting with staff once a quarter on implementing the Danielson Framework in schools.

Webinar #1 – Planning and Preparation will explore the six components in Domain 1 of the Danielson Framework. Determine what evidence or artifacts would be used to evaluate performance in this Domain. Discuss tips for professional conversations and goal setting with teachers to support planning and preparation for better instructional outcomes. Examine resources for professional development and have time to ask questions.

You can register for one of the webinars or for the whole series. Other dates for the series are:

November 15, 2018 – Webinar #2: The Classroom Environment
February 21, 2019 – Webinar #3 – Instruction
April 18, 2019 – Webinar #4 – Professional Responsibility.

Registration is $40 each or $130 for the series. Please register at the Western Montana Professional Learning Collaborative’s website to attend.

1 hour webinar—all at 3:30-4:30 p.m.
A clickable link will be sent prior to the webinar.
1 OPI renewal unit available for each webinar
Course Number: 18544403

For more information, contact Daisy Carlsmith at 406-529-1113 or email director@wmplc.org

Register at: https://goo.gl/forms/d6usNHPJo7fahJBl2

Transition from School to a Full Adult Life – Part 2

The University of Montana’s Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities is hosting a webinar about helping youth and young adults with disabilities make the transition from school to a full adult life.  This webinar is part 2 of the two-part series.  Ellen Condon, M. Ed., Director of the Transition and Employment Projects and the Montana Deaf-Blind Project at the Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities, and Melissa Dadmun, Project Coordinator for the Montana Deaf-Blind Project at the Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities, will be the presenters.  Topics discussed include:

  • Beginning early to plan the transition from school to adult life.
  • Setting expectations.
  • Identifying resources and agencies that can help with the transition.

Register here to attend the webinar.  Part 1 of the series is available here.