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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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School Leadership Institute 2020

August 10 - August 11
Lockwood Middle School, 1932 US Hwy 87 E
Billings, MT 59101 United States
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$350

This professional learning opportunity is designed specifically to address the issues and challenges faced as instructional leaders. This event is for school staff leading districts in standards-based instruction, curriculum, assessment, reporting, and grading. This intensive two-day event is led by Dr. Marie Alcock. How to Enroll: Visit the Alliance for Curriculum Enhancement website

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REACH Program Summer Teacher Workshop

August 10 - August 11
University of Montana – Missoula Missoula, MT 59812 United States + Google Map
Free

The University of Montana’s School of Public and Community Health Sciences REACH Program provides students the opportunity to learn about the scientific process by doing science. Using the overarching themes of particulate air pollution and cardiovascular health, teachers and students will have access to instruments and curriculum activities as well mentoring by university research professionals […]

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ENROLLMENT OPENS Aug. 24, 2020 – Student Created Digital Portfolios (Sept. 14 – Oct. 11, 2020)

August 11 - August 18
Free

In this course, teachers will utilize the free digital learning portfolio tool Seesaw to research, analyze and create digital portfolios. Teachers will have the opportunity to collaborate, learn and share ideas in this hands-on learning environment. Walk away with the tools, excitement, and support to get started using portfolios in your classroom and for professional […]

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Special Education New Teacher Training

August 10 @ 8:00 am - August 11 @ 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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Special Education Teacher Training

August 10 @ 8:30 am - August 11 @ 4:00 pm
East Middle School, Library/Computer Lab, 2600 Grand Avenue
Butte , MT United States
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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

Prevent-Teach-Reinforce Seminar

August 11 @ 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 Prevent-Teach-Reinforce seminar with presenter Kelly Wilson. The Prevent-Teach-Reinforce (PTR) seminar is a one-day workshop designed and developed for providers of school-age children who have persistent problem behaviors. Anchored in positive behavior support and the principles of applied behavior analysis, this workshop provides a systematic approach for developing effective […]

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9:00 am

EdReady Montana Reports Training

August 11 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until August 25, 2020

Free

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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COVID-19 Meet-Up for School Librarians

August 11 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Online Helena, MT United States + Google Map
Free

The Montana State Library is hosting meet-ups for school librarians to come and talk about topics/questions related to COVID-19. Any and all are welcome to come and discuss and share with your peers. As there is need and interest, we will continue online meet-ups like this one. As we are all learning a lot about […]

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4:00 pm

TeachersFirst Exclusives that Spark Curiosity in the Classroom

August 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Free

Explore TeachersFirst exclusive resources that spark curiosity, provide context, and engagement. Explore four free TeachersFirst exclusive resources that spark curiosity and support classroom instruction. Let TeachersFirst help you save time and assist you with creating engaging learning experiences for your students. Enhance reading comprehension across content areas with our library of pre-made virtual field trips […]

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