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ENROLLMENT OPENS Dec. 15, 2019 – STREAM: Developing Fraction Sense 3-5 (Jan. 5 – 25, 2020)

December 29, 2019 - January 5, 2020
Free

This module examines learning progressions related to fractions with a focus on foundational ideas that promote fraction sense and understanding. Specific goals and activities include the following: Examine ways to develop "fraction sense." Discover how learning progressions for K-2 geometry support the development of fraction knowledge in grades 3-5. Explore fraction equivalence and comparing and […]

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ENROLLMENT OPENS Dec. 16, 2019 – Google Suite Advanced (Jan. 6 – Feb. 16, 2020)

December 29, 2019 - January 5, 2020
Free

This course will dive deeply into Google Drive & Docs, Slides, Spreadsheets and Forms and how they can be integrated into Google Classroom. Learn how to create a paperless classroom, teach beyond your classroom using Hangouts, create a shared calendar for parents and students, create a classroom website, and more! 20 Renewal units Enrollment opens […]

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Rural School Leadership: The Supervising Teacher (Self-Paced, Online Moodle Course)

December 30, 2019 - January 15, 2020
$750

Open now and complete by April 15, 2020 The self-paced online course provides a foundation for supervising teachers in rural Montana Schools. This course may also be useful to principals in rural districts that do not hire a superintendent and for newly elected or contract county superintendents. By exploring topics often associated with the principalship […]

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American Indian Sovereignty (Online Book Club)

December 30, 2019 @ 8:00 am - January 7, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
$350

The Western Montana Professional Learning Cooperative (WMPLC) is hosting an online book club that will study Indian Education for All Essential Understanding 4, 5, and 7. The course will examine American Indian Sovereignty in the context of IEFA integration. Course participants are encouraged to have some prior knowledge of IEFA and the Essential Understandings. The […]

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Exploring the Social and Emotional Needs of Gifted Students (Online course)

December 30, 2019 @ 8:00 am - January 7, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
$250

The Western Montana Professional Learning Collaborative (WMPLC) is hosting an online course about how to better support the social and emotional needs of gifted students. Kim Watterson, M.Ed. of W Squared Consulting will be leading the course. The course is open for registration and the deadline to register for the course is March 27, 2020. […]

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Nurturing Individual Potential of Gifted Students (Online course)

December 30, 2019 @ 8:00 am - January 7, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
$250

The Western Montana Professional Learning Collaborative (WMPLC) is hosting an online course about the characteristics and unique needs of gifted students. Course participants will learn how to successfully implement differentiation for all students, especially gifted students. Darla Williams, M.Ed. of W Squared Consulting will be leading the course. The course is open for registration and […]

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Writing Improvement: Sharpen Prose with Focused Revision (Online course)

December 30, 2019 @ 8:00 am - January 7, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
$250

The Western Montana Professional Learning Collaborative (WMPLC) is hosting an online course designed to develop course participants' knowledge of writing improvement through an inquiry-based approach. Topics covered in the course include effective writing and the difference between editing and revision. The course is open for enrollment, and the deadline to register is April 15, 2020. […]

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Language Study for Teachers in the Common Core Era (Online course)

December 30, 2019 @ 8:00 am - January 7, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
$250

The Western Montana Professional Learning Collaborative (WMPLC) is hosting an online course designed to help participants develop their knowledge of the fundamentals of the English language. Topics covered in the course include the eight parts of speech and punctuation rules. The course is open now for registration, and the deadline to register is April 15, […]

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Learning from Finland: Best Practices for Teaching and Learning (Online course)

December 30, 2019 @ 8:00 am - January 7, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
$250

The Western Montana Professional Learning Collaborative (WMPLC) is hosting an online course for those educators who are interested in studying how to impact their instructional effectiveness. The course will study the teaching philosophy and practices of educators in Finland, whose students are among the world leaders on national assessment measures for reading, science, and mathematics. […]

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Helping Students with Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, and other Disorders on the Spectrum (Online course)

December 30, 2019 @ 8:00 am - January 7, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
$250

The Western Montana Professional Learning Collaborative (WMPLC) is hosting an online course for those educators who are interested in helping their students with dyslexia, dysgraphia, and other disorders on the language learning spectrum. The course will study the identifying symptoms of the various disorders and instructional approaches that honor the student's individual needs. The course […]

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Maximizing Mentor Texts: Teaching Writing in a Connected Way (Online course)

December 30, 2019 @ 8:00 am - January 7, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
$250

The Western Montana Professional Learning Collaborative (WMPLC) is hosting an online course for those educators or graduate students who are interested in studying writing in the classroom. The course will focus on how mentor texts can be used in the analytical writing process from beginning to end. The course is open now for registration and […]

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