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

August 4 - August 12
Free

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
Free

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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Ongoing

Instructional Coach Professional Development workshop

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

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
Free

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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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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8:00 am

2020 Montana Math Meet (M Cubed) – Virtual!

August 6 @ 8:00 am - August 7 @ 12:00 pm
Online Helena, MT United States
$20

The Montana Math Meet (M Cubed) is a conference and professional development opportunity sponsored by the Montana Council of Teachers of Mathematics. There will be OPI renewal units available for interested participants. This year, MCubed has gone virtual. Dr. Teresa Wills will give a presentation about creating interactive, effective, online classrooms. There will be follow […]

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8:30 am

The Latest Research on Early Literacy and Language Learning Workshop: Current Recommendations for Assessment and Instruction

August 6 @ 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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Free

A powerful connection exists between the way children learn to talk, their language experiences, and the way they learn to read and write. Hosted by Region III CSPD, this one-day training will highlight the current research on early literacy learning skills and instructional strategies in preschool and kindergarten that provide the foundation for the next […]

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1:00 pm

EdReady Montana Program Overview for New & Returning Users

August 6 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 27, 2020

Free

How to Register: Visit the training document In this two hour training, educators will learn about the EdReady Montana program, how schools across MT are utilizing the program with students, and some use cases focused around gap filling from the loss of class time for COVID 19.

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2:00 pm

Serving Native Students Experiencing Homelessness webinar

August 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online Helena, MT United States + Google Map
Free

The OPI Federal Grants Unit is hosting a free webinar on Thursday, August 6, 2020, on serving native students experiencing homelessness. Presenters are Nikki Hannon, Parent Community Outreach Program Director and Director of "we help each other" FIT Program at Browning Public School, and Elizabeth Springfield, Old Chief, Homeless Liaison for Hardin Public Schools. Contact […]

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