Montana School Meals Certificate Training Program

Montana Team Nutrition is pleased to offer the Montana School Meals Certificate Program. Participating school nutrition professionals will receive a thorough foundation in school nutrition basics including meal pattern components, weekly dietary specifications, and strategies to achieve compliance with USDA rules through training on school food forecasting and procurement.

OPI Teacher Learning Hub 2022-2023 Course Catalog

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

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.

Certified Food Protection Manager Online Training

Montana requires that school food service managers complete a certification process for safe food handling.

A list of approved Certified Food Protection Manager training programs can be found at Montana Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Consumer Safety Division, Certified Food Protection Manager Training

Institute of Child Nutrition Professional Development Opportunities

The Institute of Child Nutrition is offering a series of free, live, virtual instructor-led food safety trainings to provide child nutrition professionals with essential training on food safety topics for employee health, hygiene, and sanitation.

Topics include:

•            Food Allergies for School Nutrition Managers & Staff (4 hours)

•            Food Safety Basics (4 hours)

•            Norovirus for Schools (2 hours)

•            Norovirus for Child Care (2 hours)

•            Food Safety in Child Care (4 hours)

These training sessions are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis with limited slots available. Certificates of participation will be provided.  Please note that these food safety trainings are also available as online courses and are available via ICN’s eLearning portal.

How to Register: Visit the ICN’s eLearning Portal

Local School Wellness Policy

This course will help you create a school wellness policy and assist you in completing the school wellness assessment.

How to Enroll: Visit the Local School Wellness Policy course on the Teacher Learning Hub