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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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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 Montana Math Meet (M Cubed) – Virtual!

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

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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4:00 pm

“Native Knowledge 360° and Montana Essential Understandings: More Complete Narratives About Native American.” Online Webinar

August 7 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Online Helena, MT United States + Google Map

Join National Museum of the American Indian Education Specialist Colleen Call Smith to learn about the National Museum of the American Indian’s educational initiative Native Knowledge 360°, the museum’s Essential Understandings about American Indians, and discover how a regionally specific NK360° resource can be used to bring more complete narratives about Native Americans to Montana […]

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