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July 2019

Native Knowledge 360° Summer Teaching Institute

July 7 - July 11
National Museum of the American Indian, Fourth Street & Independence Ave., S.W.
Washington, DC 20560 United States

This Institute is designed for education professionals (teachers, teacher educators, instructional coordinators/curriculum specialists, librarians/media specialists) who recognize a need for, and are interested in advancing their practice of incorporating more complete narratives about American Indian histories, cultures, and contemporary lives into their teaching. Educators whose primary teaching focus is within the social studies, English language arts, or library sciences and who work with students in grades 4–12 are strongly encouraged to apply. The Institute is free of charge and housing…

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2019 Earth Science & Me: A Teachers Workshop

July 8 @ 8:00 am - July 11 @ 5:00 pm
Heck/Quaw Elementary School, 308 N Broadway
Belgrade, MT 59714 United States

Professional geologists Doug Scott and Dave Scott have designed a geology workshop for teachers.  Activities include mining activities and a field trip to a talc mine.  The $60.00 per teacher registration fee includes materials and meals.  Contact Doug Scott for the registration form and other details.  The deadline to register is June 14, 2019.

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Code.org Computer Science Workshop for Middle and High School teachers

July 8 @ 8:00 am - July 12 @ 5:00 pm
Casper College, College Dr
Casper, WY 82601 United States

Code.org is sponsoring a computer science workshop for middle and high school teachers July 8-12, 2019, at Casper College in Casper, WY. There are two tracks depending on the grade: CS Discoveries for grades 6 to 10, and CS Principles for grades 9 to 12. The deadline to apply to eligible for a scholarship to attend is Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Visit the Code.org website for registration information and other details.

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$28 – $425

Writing Well: Telling Stories People Notice

July 8 @ 9:00 am - July 10 @ 5:00 pm
Montana Media Lab, University of Montana School of Journalism, Don Anderson Hall, room 101
Missoula, MT 59812 United States

Compelling, concise writing is an art. In this three-day workshop, you’ll learn the fundamentals applicable to all forms of good, solid writing. From social media and websites to nonprofit and business communication, instructor Jule Banville will guide you through the basics of journalistic writing via example, discussion, and practice. With 10 years of experience teaching writing at the University of Montana’s School of Journalism and 20 years working as an editor, Jule will teach you how to write clean, concise,…

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TEAMS Workshop in Pablo

July 9 @ 8:00 am - July 10 @ 5:00 pm

Montana State University’s Norm Asbjornson College of Engineering and College of Education are hosting two TEAMS (Teaching Engineering Applications in Math & Science) workshops, one in Bozeman and the other is at Salish Kootenai College in Pablo. The workshops are two-day events designed for K-12 math and science teachers to learn engineering standards as well as how to implement them in their respective curriculums. Space is limited to 15 educators at each location. The Pablo workshop will be held on…

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Getting Started with Benchmarking and Progress Monitoring

July 9 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Lavina Public School, 214 1st Street East
Lavina, MT 59046 United States

You will learn the essentials of using aimswebPlus for benchmark screening and progress monitoring, and access the keys to efficient navigation within your accounts. Be ready to learn all of the steps needed for data collection as well as how to access your benchmark and progress monitoring reports. This training will also show you how to utilize your data to make informed decisions for groups and individual students. Learning objectives: Gain a clear understanding of what aimswebPlus benchmark screening and…

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$15 – $175

Mobile and Social Media Engagement

July 17 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Montana Media Lab, University of Montana School of Journalism, Don Anderson Hall, room 101
Missoula, MT 59812 United States

Journalists and storytellers create content in the field with smartphones every day. Learn how to engage your audience and expand your mobile and social storytelling toolkit with media strategist and digital journalist Val Hoeppner. You’ll spend the first half of this workshop learning about apps and equipment that will help you be more efficient in creating and transmitting video, audio, photos and social media. The second half of the workshop will teach best practices for engaging your audience on social…

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$15 – $175

Short and Smart: Mobile video storytelling

July 18 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Montana Media Lab, University of Montana School of Journalism, Don Anderson Hall, room 101
Missoula, MT 59812 United States

Shooting high quality video on your iPhone or Android can be daunting, but it’s easy once you learn the basics of sequencing, interviewing and capturing high quality sound. Digital journalist Val Hoeppner will cover the principles of filming, editing and publishing compelling videos with only your smartphone. The first half of the workshop will focus on telling video stories in 60-90 seconds. The second half will focus on hands-on exercises in shooting and editing mobile video, so you can hit…

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Irish Language Immersion Course (Jul. 20-27, 2019)

July 20 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Montana Tech – Butte, Copper Lounge
Butte, MT 59701 United States

The course offers both credit [two credits] and non-credit courses and is open to all who wish to learn the Irish language. The accredited courses are for beginners only. The main objective is to impart a conversational knowledge of the Irish language. Classes begin at 9:00 am and continue until 4:30 pm in the afternoon. There are lengthy breaks between classes so students can work together and study the material covered in each class. The evening time is reserved for…

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Computer Science in the Classroom: Joy and Beauty of Data (Jul. 21-26, 2019)

July 21
Montana State University – Bozeman, Strand Union Building
Bozeman, MT 59717 United States

The 2-credit course is intended for 7-12th grade teachers who want to learn how to incorporate computational ideas in the classroom. Teachers who take the course will be introduced to the broad area of data science and will extend their knowledge of the Python programming language. High school teachers who complete the course may be eligible to teach CSCI 127, The Joy and Beauty of Data, as a dual enrollment course. The course builds upon the pre-requisite course, “Joy and…

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