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September 2018

Google Suite Advanced

September 17 - October 26
Online, Montana, MT United States

This course will dive deeply into Google Drive & Docs, Slides, Spreadsheets and Forms and how they can be integrated into Google Classroom. Learn how to create a paperless classroom, teach beyond your classroom using Hangouts, create a shared calendar for parents and students, create a classroom website, and more! 20 Renewal units Enrollment opens – August 27, 2108

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October 2018

Free

Crosscutting Concepts: Making Learning Real Through the Big Picture

October 1 - October 28
Online, Montana, MT United States

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

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STREAM: Number Systems & Operations (4-7)

October 7 - October 26
Online, Montana, MT United States

This 3-week module is designed for grades 4-7 teachers. Participants in this module will examine learning progressions in Number Systems and Operations, with a focus on active engagement strategies that promote understanding of number sense. 15 Renewal Units Enrollment opens – September 16, 2018

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$175

American Indian Literature K-8 (IEFA Book Club Registration)

October 8 @ 8:00 am - December 2 @ 5:00 pm
Online, Montana, MT United States

Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/NFEG590oddLMNAJw2 This online course serves as an opportunity for participants to explore OPI developed instructional units based on literature sent to all Montana elementary and middle school libraries alongside additional primarily fiction texts for use in grades K-8. The course will be divided into three parts: literature for K-2, literature for 3-5, and literature for 6-8. Many resources are place-based, either focused on Montana tribes or created by Montana Indian authors. Participants will read texts, engage in discussions,…

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4 Ways to Get More Bandwidth for Your Budget

October 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online, Montana, MT United States

Does your school district have enough bandwidth to support growing technology needs in your classrooms? Our team will explain how we can support your district in upgrading to robust bandwidth today and ensure scalability for future classroom needs. Whether you need better connectivity but lack the funds necessary to obtain it or are looking to strengthen your provider options, this step-by-step guide to getting sufficient and reliable bandwidth, will help you: – Fund your upgrade this E-rate cycle – Compare…

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Science 3D Implementation Mentorship

October 22 - December 2
Online, Montana, MT United States

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

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Teaching and Assessing English Learners in Montana’s Schools

October 29 - December 12
Online, Montana, MT United States

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. 35 Renewal units Enrollment opens – October 8, 2108

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$125

The Dance House (IEFA Book Club Registration)

October 29 @ 8:00 am - December 16 @ 5:00 pm
Online, Montana, MT United States

Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/TjPhXESCSUOlk8wJ2 This online Moodle course explores The Dance House by Joseph Marshall III: Description: The text used in this book club targets high school student and adult readers; however, teachers of all grades and content areas will build background knowledge and learn instructional strategies that will facilitate the integration of Indian Education for All. The primary text includes essays and short stories from the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Participants will read and review the Essential…

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November 2018

STREAM: Functions as Objects

November 4 - November 25
Online, Montana, MT United States

It’s time to fight back against the “function machine”! This course examines functions as objects in their own right, rather than treating them as rules, algorithms, or machines. We will explore Montana’s Content Standards for functions in high school with a focus on building functions. Finally, we will extend and complete our investigation with a modeling activity. 15 Renewal units Enrollment opens – October 14, 2018

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STREAM: Ratios & Proportions (6-7)

November 14 - November 25
Online, Montana, MT United States

This course explores how a solid understanding of fraction concepts lays the foundation for students to successfully work with ratios and proportions. Participants will: recognize how learning fraction progressions prepare students to work with ratios/proportions; solve fraction, ratio, and proportion problems in multiple ways; develop an awareness of misconceptions related to fractions, ratios, proportions and examine strategies to resolve them. 15 Renewal units Enrollment opens – October 14, 2018

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$40

Danielson Framework for Effective Teaching in Practice Webinar #2 – The Classroom Environment

November 15 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Online, Montana, MT United States

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 #2 – The Classroom Environment will explore how you establish a culture of respect and rapport and organize a classroom to promote that culture? Explore the components of Domain 2 of the Danielson Framework. View classroom teachers in action and discuss evidence needed…

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December 2018

STREAM: You Decide How To Divide (3-5)

December 2 - December 21
Online, Montana, MT United States

During this module you will explore essential concepts, skills, and representations that support students’ developing knowledge of division across grades 3-5. Participants will: recognize and apply a variety of models for multiplication and division; examine where each model may be situated in a learning progression; and analyze student work using these models; recognize and apply a variety of models for division and investigate aspects of a student-centered classroom using several of these methods; use your newly acquired knowledge of a…

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STREAM: Linear Relationships

December 2 - December 21
Online, Montana, MT United States

In this 3-week module we will examine how the concept of proportionality is related to the study of linear equations. We will explore Montana’s Content Standards for Probability and Statistics in the 8th grade, focusing on the study of bivariate data. Finally, we will extend our investigation to a study of functions using time versus distance as a context. 15 Renewal units Enrollment opens – November 11, 2018

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January 2019

Student Created Digital Portfolios

January 7, 2019 - February 3, 2019
Online, Montana, MT United States

In this course, teachers will utilize the free digital learning portfolio tool Seesaw to research, analyze and create digital portfolios. Teachers will have the opportunity to collaborate, learn and share ideas in this hands-on learning environment. Walk away with the tools, excitement, and support to get started using portfolios in your classroom and for professional learning! 15 Renewal Units Enrollment opens – December 17, 2018

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February 2019

$40

Danielson Framework for Effective Teaching in Practice Webinar #3 – Instruction

February 21, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Online, Montana, MT United States

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 #3 – Instruction will explore the heart of the Framework, student engagement. How do the components of Domain 3 support instructional strategies that engage students and positively impact achievement. Watch teachers teaching engaging lessons and use your observations to determine examples of…

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April 2019

$40

Danielson Framework for Effective Teaching in Practice Webinar #4 – Professional Responsibility

April 18, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Online, Montana, MT United States

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 #4 – Professional Responsibility will examine the components of Domain 4 and discuss the elements that build professionalism and collegiality. Examine evidence to determine levels of performance in these crucial components. Discuss the artifacts of Domain 4 and set goals for ending…

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