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August 2019


IEFA/NGSS Workshop: The Bitterroot Suite

August 1 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
MSU Billings, Billings, MT United States

The Bitterroot Suite is an integration of Native American traditional beliefs and spirituality persisting into modern day life as tribal cultures, traditions still practiced by many American Indian people today (EU#3) with the NGSS practices of science and engineering. We begin with a Lab Report Bootcamp, a formative assessment, to identify students’ needs on writing scientific procedures while conducting a engineering investigation of materials and tools used by Native Americans in different regions in the U.S. By the end of…

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Jump Start National Board Certification – Missoula

August 5 @ 8:00 am - August 7 @ 5:00 pm
University of Montana College of Education, 32 Campus Drive
Missoula, MT 59801 United States

MFPE NATIONAL BOARD JUMP START Jump Start is a 3-day comprehensive training designed to provide National Board candidates with important information about the certification process, time to examine component and assessment requirements, the opportunity to plan how to meet requirements, and time to collaborate, gather resources and information. The training is provided by MFPE’s team of NBCT Facilitators. How to Enroll: Visit Jump Start National Board Certification’s Website

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General Education Teachers – What You Need to Know about Special Education

August 5 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dawson Community College, 300 College Dr
Glendive, MT 59330 United States

This workshop is designed for general education teachers and focuses upon the core components of special education and the teacher’s role in all parts of the special education process. We will be discussing the history and laws behind special education, requirements in the pre-referral, referral, evaluation, and IEP processes. The purpose of this workshop is to empower general education teachers when it comes to working with students eligible for special education in their classrooms as well as be an active…

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Breakout EDU

August 5 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
MSU Billings, Billings, MT United States

There is a locked box in the room. What is in it? Why is it there? How do we open it up?? If you have ever played a BreakoutEDU game, you understand why this educational tool is sweeping the world. It can adapt to just about any classroom K-12 and beyond into adult education. (No kidding)! If you’ve heard of an escape room (there are several in Billings), you might have an idea of what a breakout game is. This…

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MontComm: A Statewide Augmentative & Alternative Communication Conference

August 5 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Come hear national speaker and Speech Language Pathologist, Gail Van Tatenhove, talk about complex communication needs and strategies. MontComm is a one-day conference on Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) for educators, therapists, and family members wanting to learn about technology for complex communication needs. MOTA, OPI, and ASHA credits pending. Remote access available. A zoom link and instructions will be sent on Thursday, August 1st. A remote site will also be offered at MSU-Billings. Contact Marlena.lanini@mso.umt.edu to confirm availability. How to Enroll:…

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Edcamp Big Sky 2019

August 5 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Meadowlark Elementary, 4415 Durston Rd
Bozeman, MT 59718 United States

The 4th annual Edcamp Big Sky is October 5th! Join us for an incredible day of participant-driven learning and sharing. This is an UN-conference style gathering that brings together educators from across Montana and beyond. YOU drive the session topics. TOGETHER, we learn and grow! Worth 6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) FREE. Register today! Learn more at the Edcamp Big Sky website.

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2nd Annual Science Summer Institute: Connecting Classrooms to Careers

August 6 - August 7
Montana State University – Bozeman, Strand Union Building
Bozeman, MT 59717 United States

Southwest Montana School Services (SWMSS), in collaboration with the Montana State University Science Math Resource Center (SMRC), is thrilled to bring you the 2nd Annual Science Summer Institute: Connecting Classrooms to Careers, August 6-7, 2019 at Montana State University in Bozeman, MT. This conference is designed for educators and administrators at grade levels pre-K through 12, as well as for out-of-school professionals seeking professional learning in science and STEM education, and to collaborate and learn from educators in Montana and…

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Math Interventions that are Fun, Flexible, and Full of Success (PreK-6)

August 6 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
MSU Billings, Billings, MT United States

You don’t have to have a Math program to support students and their math achievement. Join Eliza Thomas for a fast-paced day designed to support you with ideas so you can support your learners with their Math confidence and competence. Participants will: Learn new games that can be geared up and geared down to support your learners at both ends of the learning continuum. Learn numeracy routines you can add into your math routine to build mental math, vocabulary, review…

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21st Annual AUGUST INSTITUTE: Teaching and Learning Through Technology and other content areas

August 7 @ 8:00 am - August 9 @ 11:30 am
Missoula College, 1205 East Broadway
Missoula, MT 59802 United States

21st Annual AUGUST INSTITUTE “Better Together” Teaching and Learning Through Technology August 7-9, 2019 at Missoula College The 21st Annual August Institute for educators will focus on technology integration into core content areas. Sessions may include technology, mindfulness, outdoor science, IEFA, G&T, STEAM, etc. Join us for one, two or three days of the conference. Featuring Jeff Crews and Dean Phillips of Beyond the Chalk. Register/Apply for Scholarship at https://forms.gle/r8kMjKGXnSEAGEue9 (August 7-8th are full days and August 9th is half…

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Reshaping Special Education: Creation Connections to Curriculum through IEPs

August 7 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
MSU Billings – College of Education, 1500 University Drive, Room 122
Billings, MT 59101 United States

Over the years, IEPs have evolved into documents that too often contain little useful information about how a student is progressing in the general education curriculum. Meanwhile, they have become burdensome to write and a few too many classroom teachers regard them as irrelevant. Participants will explore the implications for accessing the general education curriculum for students with disabilities. Participants will focus on the use of data and curriculum standards to guide decisions throughout the IEP process including: • Determining…

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