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ENROLLMENT OPENS Aug. 23, 2020 – Instructional Teamwork for Paraeducators (Sept. 13 – Oct. 10, 2020)

August 4 - August 12

This course is designed to help paraeducators work effectively on a team. The course consists of introductory material regarding teamwork, delineation of roles and responsibilities, classroom instruction, and behavior management. Can be taken by individual paras and teachers, but is most effective when teams take the course together. Created by the University of Colorado, Par2a Center. […]

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ENROLLMENT OPENS Aug. 23, 2020 – STREAM: Mathematical Practices K-8 (Sept. 13 – Oct. 4, 2020)

August 4 - August 8

During this course, you will acquire strategies for embedding the Mathematical Practices into everyday instruction and for incorporating STEM-focused activities into lessons and activities. Specific goals include: Recognize the 8 Mathematical Practices and how to incorporate them into lessons. Analyze videos of exemplary teaching and identify Mathematical Practices in use. Revise existing lessons to engage students in […]

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Special Education New Teacher Training

August 3 @ 8:00 am - August 4 @ 5:00 pm
Online Helena, MT United States + Google Map

The Student Support Services division at the Office of Public Instruction is offering a two-day training for teachers and speech/language pathologists new to teaching special education. Registration is limited to 30 participants at each location. Topics covered in the training include the Achieve in Montana (AIM) system, and organizing and managing a constructive learning environment. […]

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Evidence-Based Strategies for Teaching Foundational Reading Skills Online workshops

August 3 @ 8:30 am - August 4 @ 10:00 am
Online Helena, MT United States + Google Map

Region IV CSPD is hosting a 3-day reading skills workshop with presenter Carrie Cole. Each workshop can be taken independently or as part of the series. Part 1 will go over proven instructional methods for teaching reading skills. Part 2 will discuss phonology, phonological awareness, and beginning phonics. Part 3 will review spelling development and […]

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8:30 am

MontCOMM 2020

August 4 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
MSU Billings Billings, 59101 United States + Google Map

MonTECH, part of the University of Montana's Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities, is hosting a one-day conference at MSU-Billings on Tuesday, August 4, 2020. This year's theme is Making Learning Awesome for All, Including Users of Alternative Communication. The guest speaker is Christopher Bugaj, M.A. CCC-SLP. Participants will learn a continuum of supports for inclusive […]

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SDE 2020 Virtual National Conference: I Teach PreK

August 4 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

I Teach PreK! is a one day virtual event that showcases a variety of PreK experts. This event is designed to build foundational literacy and numeracy skills to lay the groundwork for deeper content understanding as students grow and develop. These topics will be presented by a team of pre-kindergarten experts who will speak from […]

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9:00 am

EdReady Montana Reports Training

August 4 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until August 25, 2020


How to Register: Visit the training document In this one hour session, educators will learn about the many EdReady Montana reports that are available in our program. We will also discuss how educators across MT have used the data provided by reports to direct their instruction, recognize student gaps, and to help students utilize the […]

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4:00 pm

3 Cool Tools for Digital Reading

August 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Daily exposure to the internet has changed how we read and research as a society. Use these tools to increase the skills students need to effectively read online. Digital or online reading is different from reading print. Digital reading often includes a research component that is not linear, so when reading online, students need to […]

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