OPI Teacher Learning Hub 2022-2023 Course Catalog

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Brain-based Literacy Instruction

Learn how to assess, identify, and instruct students with dyslexia as well as other poor readers. Our comprehensive training program teaches the characteristics of dyslexic and other poor readers, how to identify them, and how to teach the essential skills for successful intervention. Educators will learn how to plan and implement systematic, sequential, and unique multisensory instruction that will bring exponential and rapid gains to even the lowest achiever.

Visit the RoxieReading website for more information.

PD Courses from Renew a Teaching License by Professional Learning Board

Renew a Teaching Licensure by the Professional Learning Board has 100% online professional development courses for Montana educators.

Options include:

  • MT Relicensure Course Package (60 hours): Includes 12 Self-Study courses (5 hours each) for a total of 60 Renewal Units to help teachers in Montana renew a teaching license. Learn instructional strategies to implement in a face-to-face, hybrid, or virtual classroom. Topics include: Classroom collaboration, curriculum development, formative assessment, inquiry-based learning, language acquisition, mathematics for all teachers, project management for students through project-based learning, reading across the curriculum, research-based instructional strategies, rubrics in teaching and learning, student-centered learning, and transformative classroom management.
  • Individual Courses (5 hours each): 100% online and 5 Renewal Unit hours each. Start ANY time and no textbook is needed. Includes all content and access for 5 years. Get courses on technology, instructional strategies, special needs learners, and more!
  • College Credit (15-20 hours): 100% online and semester college credits. $195 total cost. Start ANY time and no textbook is needed. Get an official transcript from a regionally accredited university. Explore courses on technology, instructional strategies, special needs learners, and more!

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!

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.

WestEd Professional Development

WestEd provides professional development in many topics, such as:

  • College & Career
  • Early Childhood Development & Learning
  • English Language Learners
  • Health, Safety, & Well-Being
  • Literacy
  • School & District Leadership/Management
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics
  • Special Education
  • Standards, Assessment, & Accountability

How to Register: Visit their Professional Development website

Teach and Kids Learn Online Courses

Teach and Kids Learn offers a variety of courses in many subject areas, such as:

  • Technology Integration
  • Strategies for Special Populations
  • Active Teaching and Learning Strategies
  • Community and Family Support for Learning
  • English Language Arts
  • English Language Learners
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Pedagogy
  • Teacher Leadership Development
  • Data-Driven Instructional Practices

Visit Teach & Kids Learn to find out more

Developing Language for Learning Mathematics

Illustrates the benefits of designing mathematics instruction to provide multilingual students opportunities to use language to express their ideas and co-construct ideas with others.  For K-12 math and ESL teachers.

How to Get Started

  1. Visit https://wida.wisc.edu/
  2. Log in to your WIDA Secure Portal account. Don’t have an account yet? Visit your member/state
    page on the WIDA website to learn more.
  3. Click the “WIDA eLearning Center” tile to view available eWorkshops.
  4. Complete an eWorkshop and print your certificate.

All eWorkshops are free and available in the eLearning Center in the WIDA Secure Portal. Don’t have a WIDA Secure Portal account? Contact the Montana OPI Assessment Team at 1.844.867.2569.

More information can be found on the OPI English Learners website

Classroom Educators: Engaging Newcomer Multilingual Learners

Explores community building and instructional strategies for teachers of multilingual learners who have recently arrived in the U.S. or who are new to U.S. schools.  For K-12 classroom teachers.

How to Get Started

  1. Visit https://wida.wisc.edu/
  2. Log in to your WIDA Secure Portal account. Don’t have an account yet? Visit your member/state
    page on the WIDA website to learn more.
  3. Click the “WIDA eLearning Center” tile to view available eWorkshops.
  4. Complete an eWorkshop and print your certificate.

All eWorkshops are free and available in the eLearning Center in the WIDA Secure Portal. Don’t have a WIDA Secure Portal account? Contact the Montana OPI Assessment Team at 1.844.867.2569.

More information can be found on the OPI English Learners website