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April 2021

Free

Classroom and Behavior Management Strategies for Developing Resiliency and School Success for Early Learners webinar

April 20 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 27, 2021

Online, United States

The Region III CSPD & MRESA is hosting MSU-Billings Associate Profession Robin Cormier in a two-part webinar. This course will consist of trauma informed responsive classroom practices for working with students and families. Participants will learn about student-centered, social, and emotional learning approaches to teaching and discipline. This will include relationship building practices for students and families, research and evidence-based practices designed to create a safe, joyful, and engaging classroom community. Teaching strategies will include human-centered learning systems that allow…

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Alternative Contemporary Native American Stories webinar series

April 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 4, 2021

Online, United States

The Region III CSPD/MRESA is hosting this three-part webinar series with presenters Ruth Ferris and Kathi Hoyt. There is more than one means of telling a story. This webinar series explores the contemporary Native American story through music, art, and humor. Join us as we consider stories–both traditional and contemporary–through other means besides traditional story telling. During this series participants will experience storytelling through the music, art, and humor of contemporary Native American artists. Schedule of Webinars: April 20–Music April…

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Free

Classroom and Behavior Management Strategies for Developing Resiliency and School Success for Early Learners webinar

April 27 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 27, 2021

Online, United States

The Region III CSPD & MRESA is hosting MSU-Billings Associate Profession Robin Cormier in a two-part webinar. This course will consist of trauma informed responsive classroom practices for working with students and families. Participants will learn about student-centered, social, and emotional learning approaches to teaching and discipline. This will include relationship building practices for students and families, research and evidence-based practices designed to create a safe, joyful, and engaging classroom community. Teaching strategies will include human-centered learning systems that allow…

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Free

Alternative Contemporary Native American Stories webinar series

April 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 4, 2021

Online, United States

The Region III CSPD/MRESA is hosting this three-part webinar series with presenters Ruth Ferris and Kathi Hoyt. There is more than one means of telling a story. This webinar series explores the contemporary Native American story through music, art, and humor. Join us as we consider stories–both traditional and contemporary–through other means besides traditional story telling. During this series participants will experience storytelling through the music, art, and humor of contemporary Native American artists. Schedule of Webinars: April 20–Music April…

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May 2021

Free

Alternative Contemporary Native American Stories webinar series

May 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 4, 2021

Online, United States

The Region III CSPD/MRESA is hosting this three-part webinar series with presenters Ruth Ferris and Kathi Hoyt. There is more than one means of telling a story. This webinar series explores the contemporary Native American story through music, art, and humor. Join us as we consider stories–both traditional and contemporary–through other means besides traditional story telling. During this series participants will experience storytelling through the music, art, and humor of contemporary Native American artists. Schedule of Webinars: April 20–Music April…

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Free

Active Learning webinar

May 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Online, United States

The Region III CSPD/MRESA is hosting a free webinar with presenter Shelly Stanton. Prior to Covid-19 active learning and movements were a staple of my teaching but then… quarantine, zoom, and virtual learning spun my world into a tornado. After a year of remote teaching, I have a few tips to make active learning digital and some epic failures to share. Come learn how to hyper-activate learning in a virtual setting, participate in collaboration stations and share your best ideas.…

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Free

Preschool: Intentional Planning for Literacy – Every Child Succeeds Everyday! webinar

May 12 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Online, United States

The Region III CSPD/RESA is hosting this free webinar with presenter Stephanie Lester. This training will focus on the phonological awareness continuum and the importance of these skills – and how to develop a curriculum that includes balanced lesson delivery. Instructional strategies will be introduced that provide children with a variety of opportunities to practice and reinforce those key skills during their daily routines. A wide variety of inclusionary practices will be discussed as well as developmentally appropriate knowledge and…

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June 2021

Free

Reshaping Special Education: Aligning General and Special Education through Relevant IEPs webinar series

June 9 @ 1:00 pm - June 10 @ 4:00 pm
Online, United States

The Region III CSPD & MRESA is hosting presenter Carol Kosnitsky in this two-part webinar series. Most students with disabilities receive most of their instruction in general education settings. While placements in the least restrictive environment have trended upward for years, many IEP writing practices have not changed over the past 4 decades. With some simple changes, practitioners can strengthen the collaboration and alignments of general and special education instruction. Join this session and find opportunities to: • Get grounded…

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Free

Addressing the Need for Social Emotional Learning, Enhanced Creativity, and Differentiated Instruction via a Virtual Learning Platform webinar

June 15 @ 9:00 am - June 16 @ 12:15 pm
Online, United States

The Region III CSPD/MRESA is hosting Dr. Linda Karges-Bone in this two-day webinar. Participants will have the opportunity to explore the vibrant research base in cognitive science and apply it to the challenging world of running schools, serving families, and helping teachers in their own development. This training will prepare administrators and teachers to implement the “Brain Tips” and “Bibliotherapy” strategies immediately (books provided for participants). Training topics will include: 1. Brain 101: Key Facts about the brain and learning.…

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August 2021

Free

Conflict Resolution: Building Human Bridges to Solve Conflict and Problems

August 18 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
MSU Billings – College of Education, 1500 University Drive, Room 122
Billings, MT 59101 United States

The Region III CSPD/MRESA is hosting this presentation with Dr. Randy Russell and Harry Amend. In this session, you will learn about a different set of tools – life strategies – you can use to improve your personal and professional relationships. Focused on conflict resolution, from “Solve it, Don’t Win It” to “Leave the Sledgehammer in the Pickup Truck” this session will help you as you develop your skills even further. Whether it’s at your kitchen table, in your school,…

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Free

The 3 Ships and Self-Care and Resiliency

August 19 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
MSU Billings – College of Education, 1500 University Drive, Room 122
Billings, MT 59101 United States

The Region III CSPD/MRESA is hosting this presentation with Dr. Randy Russell and Harry Amend. The 3 “Ships” – which focuses on your RelationShips, LeaderShip, and PartnerShips – is the perfect session to help you grow, develop and be happier as a person and as a leader – at home, at work and in life. “Self-Care and Resiliency” – This highly interactive and reflective session will focus on preserving and enhancing the greatest resource you have – you. Join us…

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