OPI Teacher Learning Hub 2022-2023 Course Catalog
View the full OPI Teacher Learning Hub 2022-2023 Catalog by clicking this link.
AVID and Code.org Computer Science Professional Development
Bring computer science to your classroom!
Gain new teaching strategies, experience curriculum loved by students, get peer support through a participant-centric approach, and join an active community of computer science educators.
Check out the AVID and Code.org partnership website for regularly scheduled professional development opportunities. Scholarships are available!
Teaching Computer Science Discoveries
Code.org has free self-paced modules to get started teaching Computer Science Discoveries!
How to get started: Visit Teaching CS Discoveries website
New Standards for 2021: Overview and Implementation
This course will familiarize Montana educators with the five new or newly revised sets of standards that go into effect on July 1, 2021. You will learn how the standards overlap with one another and easily integrate with the school curricula program already in place!
How to enroll: visit the course on the Teacher Learning Hub
N2X STEM Series Interactive Podcasts
Do you as an educator find yourself needing a convenient and meaningful way to complete renewal units to update your teaching certificate? Through our downloadable interactive audio you can listen anywhere, at any time to the content and conversations within STEM education. We offer 4 modules, each worth 5 renewal units – “Empathy and Equity in Education”, “Project-Based Learning”, “STEM Applications”, and “STEM Pathways”. This technology was developed to fit into the margins of your busy life. Listen while you drive, take a walk, or work around your house. The interactive features will ask questions, record your reflections on our servers for verification of completion, and link you to additional resources. When you have completed your desired renewal units, we verify your completion and issue you a Montana renewal unit certificate. It’s that easy!
Visit the N2X website for more information.
Advancement Courses: 100% Online Professional Development
Advancement Courses is a Montana OPI-preapproved provider offering 100% online professional development courses for K–12 educators. All courses are available for graduate credit or OPI renewal units for your license renewal and salary advancement needs. We offer 280+ courses in 20 different subject areas on foundational topics and emerging trends in education such as:
- Online, blended, and flipped learning
- Diversity, equity, and inclusion
- SEL, student anxiety, and trauma
- Core and specialized content areas
- Special needs and ESL/ELL
- Classroom management and instruction
…and many more. All courses are online, self-paced, and allow up to six months to complete. If you’re interested in earning graduate credit, you can choose to receive your transcript from multiple CAEP and regionally accredited university partners such as Southern New Hampshire University and Concordia University St. Paul.
Visit Advancement Courses for a complete list of courses.
Harvard Graduate School of Education Professional Education Courses
Online professional learning for K-12 teachers, school leaders, district administrators, and other education professionals. Programs include:
- Ensuring Success for All
- Developing Strategies for Online Teaching and Learning
- Building Your Entry Plan to Lead for Equity in Education
- and much more!
Moving CTAE to Online and Remote Learning
Geared specifically toward CTAE teachers, this course is designed to help participants understand how to start the year to lead to successful learning no matter if learning is in-person, remote, or blended, how to do hands-on activities in an online environment, and where to find further training and resources.
Online Professional Development from Professional Development Institute
The Professional Development Institute offers a variety of online courses available for Montana teachers. Course topics include:
- Google Classroom
- Student Engagement
- Reading and writing strategies
- Differentiated instruction
- Classroom management
Visit the institute’s website for the complete list of available courses.
21st Century Thinking Skills that Promote College and Career Readiness (K-12) online course
Do the phrases college and career ready and 21st century skills keep popping up on your radar? Are you wondering exactly what they mean and what you can do as a teacher to help your students become better thinkers and learners? This online course is designed for K-12 teachers who are looking to explore strategies for incorporating students’ higher-order thinking skills into their classroom practices. In doing so, students become critical and creative thinkers and communicators who are able to work collaboratively while embracing others’ diverse cultural perspectives in a global community of 21st century learners. This course begins by discussing how the age of acceleration has shifted how students are taught so that their very important social-emotional skills are embraced, skills which are essential to college and career readiness in the 21st century. Teachers will learn how to create a culturally relevant and globally accessible classroom environment that embraces the “6Cs of education.” Teachers will take a deep dive into these six components of 21st century learning (critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, communication, culture, and civic and global readiness). By the end of this course, teachers will feel more confident in their quest to implement these essential 21st century thinking skills successfully into their own teaching practices. This course is worth 3 ⅓ semester units/5 quarter units from UC San Diego Extension.
Visit the Professional Development Institute website to enroll.