OPI Teacher Learning Hub 2022-2023 Course Catalog

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Professional Learning Communities for School Leaders

Interested in implementing PLCs but don’t know where to start? This introductory course provides the information and resources you need to explore and implement PLC’s in your school or district. With approximately 3 hours of learning over three course modules, you’ll be able to build background knowledge and gain the resources you need to get started, in bite-sized chunks. The three modules included are:

1) Why Implement PLCs

2) What is a PLC?

3) How to Implement PLCs This course could be taken on your own to support you with launching and leading professional learning communities, or you may wish to contact us to discuss professional learning support options to accompany this course.

How to register: Visit the registration website

Teaching Climate Change Essentials

The Teaching Climate Change Essentials professional development moves teachers through a scaffolded exploration of climate change and global warming. By the end of this course, teachers will be able to:

  • Explain the fundamentals of climate science literacy;
  • Analyze how climate change human impacts the planet and people, especially people in marginalized communities;
  • Design entry points to include these fundamentals in a variety of existing K-12 curricula;
  • Discover and adapt curricula and resources for use in classrooms; and
  • Compare and contrast climate change solutions that teachers and students might participate in personally, locally and globally.

Participation in the Teaching Climate Change Essentials course gives K-12 educators the competencies and confidence to teach climate change within their own local context as well as recognition through teacher professional development hours, Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or Graduate Credit.

How to Register: Visit the Teaching Climate Change Essentials 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.

Standards-based Grading and Reporting: Feedback

Adopting an entire standards-based grading system can be daunting. This course outlines one step toward implementation that teachers can take – providing feedback through standards-based rubrics. If you are looking to make a change in your classroom or school, this course is for you.

Visit the course on the Teacher Learning Hub to enroll.

 

Curriculum Planning and Mapping

This professional learning session provides an overview of the research-based curriculum mapping process to help all teachers build a foundation for intentionally planning to meet school-wide community goals, state standards, and individual student needs. Sessions may be planned for a deep dive into any of the following areas or may provide a broader overview for a full understanding of how all of these components work together to build a solid curriculum foundation:

  • Standards Review (with Prioritization and Vertical Alignment)
  • Understanding and Using Proficiency Scales
  • Standards-Aligned Assessments 
  • Standards-Based or Standards-Aligned Grading & Reporting Practices

Montana Content Standards 101

Did you ever wonder how the Montana content standards are created?  This overview course will provide a history of the Montana standards, who is involved, how the standards are created, and how to get involved in upcoming revisions.  This course will be required for individuals who want to serve on content standards revision committees in 2019 and beyond.

How to Enroll: Visit Montana Content Standards 101 on the Teacher Learning Hub

Foundational Skills: Fluency

This course falls into the Foundational Skills and the MCS for Elementary Schools pathway. Targeted at teachers for grades PreK-5, this course will aid participants in assessing, planning to teach, teaching, and re-assessing fluency. Upon completion participants will have a bank of strategy cards and practices to be used immediately in the classroom with students.

In order to take this course, you must first complete Introduction to Foundational Skills and Montana Content Standards.

Created by Kathi Tiefenthaler, former Title 1 School Support Unit Director.

How to Enroll: Visit Foundational Skills: Fluency on the Teacher Learning Hub

Foundational Skills: Phonics and Word Recognition

This course falls into the Foundational Skills and the MCS for Elementary Schools pathway. Targeted at teachers for grades 1-5, this course will aid participants in assessing, planning to teach, teaching, and re-assessing phonics and word recognition. Upon completion participants will have a bank of strategy cards and practices to be used immediately in the classroom with students.

In order to take this course, you must first complete Introduction to Foundational Skills and Montana Content Standards.

Created by Kathi Tiefenthaler, former Title 1 School Support Unit Director.

How to Enroll: Visit Foundational Skills: Phonics and Word Recognition on the Teacher Learning Hub