IRIS Professional Development Modules

Self-guided and self-paced, IRIS PD Modules cover numerous relevant topics in a way that is in-depth but approachable. These online resources can be used to improve educator’s knowledge of:

-Evidence-based instructional and behavioral practices
-Teaching English language learners
-Instructional supports for students with disabilities
-And more

OPI Renewal Unit Provider

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OPI Teacher Learning Hub 2022-2023 Course Catalog

View the full OPI Teacher Learning Hub 2022-2023 Catalog by clicking this link.

Understanding and Supporting Students with Dyslexia and Other Reading Disabilities

Designed by consultant and literacy specialist, Genevieve Thomas (Spark Educational Consulting), in partnership with School Services of Montana, this asynchronous, online course engages you in learning experiences that support deepening your understanding of dyslexia, including how the reading process breaks down for individuals with dyslexia. Through videos, resource exploration, reading, and reflection, you will learn research-based best practices for supporting students with dyslexia and other reading disabilities, aligned with the Science of Reading, including instructional strategies, screening and assessment, accommodations, adaptive technology, and more!

How to register: Visit the registration website

Nine Essential Skills For The Love And Logic Classroom

Practical skills that will help teachers maintain a productive learning environment.

Linking Systems of Care Trauma-Informed Approaches series

The Linking Systems of Care (LSOC) Montana Trauma-Informed Approaches Curriculum provides in-depth training on policies and practices that programs, agencies, and organizations may employ to be trauma informed. For those who work with traumatized individuals, understanding and employing practices that resist re-traumatization constitutes an essential step toward helping to facilitate growth. Participants will learn about the LSOC Montana Seven Key Principles of Trauma-Informed Care: Safety; Trustworthiness and Transparency; Peer Support; Collaboration and Mutuality; Empowerment, Voice, and Choice; Equity for High-Risk Populations, and Leadership, Administrative Support and Policies, each of which anchor a host of policy and practice recommendations. The 10-hour training may be divided into as many as four segments and delivered over as many as four weeks. The training is facilitated by LSOC Montana Program Coordinator Jess Mayrer and trauma-informed care champions from across the state. For more information:

Please visit the LSOC website for the list of courses.