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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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8:00 am

Instructional Coach Professional Development workshop

August 5 @ 8:00 am - August 6 @ 5:00 pm

Helena Public Schools, along with STRIVE and Side by Side Educational Consulting, is hosting a two-day professional development workshop for instructional coaches. Visit the event website for more information or to register for the event.

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Special Education New Teacher Training

August 5 @ 8:00 am - August 6 @ 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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8:30 am

Designing Inclusive Learning Experiences For Students With Dyslexia and Beyond

August 5 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
MSU Billings – College of Education, 1500 University Drive, Room 122
Billings, MT 59101 United States
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The Region III CSPD is hosting a workshop about making school an inclusive learning experience for students with dyslexia and other learning needs. Participants in this workshop will engage in activities to shift the paradigm of school being a difficult place for these students by rethinking how to design educational experiences that empower every student […]

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9:00 am

Western Montana Professional Learning Collaborative’s 22nd August Institute

August 5 @ 9:00 am - August 7 @ 11:30 am

How to Register: Visit the Western Montana Professional Learning Collaborative's Registration Website About the Conference: The 22nd Annual August Institute for educators will focus on technology integration into core content areas. Sessions may include technology, media literacy, art, mindfulness, outdoor science, IEFA, G&T, STEAM, etc. Join us for one, two or three days of the […]

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2020 Virtual OPI Summer E-Grants Tour

August 5 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on July 14, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on July 15, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on July 28, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on July 29, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on July 30, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on August 5, 2020 at 9:00 am


The Office of Public Instruction's Federal Programs unit will be doing their summer E-Grants tour virtually this year. Each session will be capped at 40 participants. OPI renewal units will be available. Contact Sherri Harlow to register for one of the dates: July 14, 15, 16 July 28, 29, 30 August 5

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4:00 pm

Cross-Curricular Explorations with Google Tour Builder

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

Tell digital stories using interactive maps! Learn how you and your students can create virtual tours on a map with Google Tour Builder. Digital storytelling takes on many formats. Google Tour Builder is an interactive storytelling tool that connects people to places using Google Maps and multimedia content. Get students engaged with instructional materials by […]

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