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July 2020

Gamify Your Classroom

July 22 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
MSU Billings – College of Education, 1500 University Drive, Room 122
Billings, MT 59101 United States

Region III CSPD/MRESA is hosting Gamify Your Classroom, presented by Mark Kane. Gamifying your classroom means infusing it with high-interest games that still accomplish your educational goals. Digital resources like Gimkit, Quizlet Live & Quizizz will be covered, along with hybrid resources like Breakout EDU, and physical room transformations from educational masters like Hope King. Once you have taught a few gamified lessons you won’t teach the same way again! (These 6 hours will be a mix of play, competition,…

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Tech Time!: Lucky Google Ninjas

July 23 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
MSU Billings – College of Education, 1500 University Drive, Room 122
Billings, MT 59101 United States

Region III MRESA & CSPD is hosting a session on the Google tools with Billings Public Schools technology integration specialist Shelly Stanton. Topics include how to transition tools that worked in an online environment into a blended environment in the classroom. Tools such as Quizlet and Gimkit will be explored. Register here to attend the event.

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Free

Skillstreaming in Early Childhood

July 29 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
MSU Billings – College of Education, 1500 University Drive, Room 122
Billings, MT 59101 United States

The Region III CSPD is hosting a workshop about the challenging behavior among preschool and kindergarten-age children. The workshop will provide participants an opportunity to learn about the Skillstreaming curricula as a component of prosocial development. Dr. Sheldon Braaten will be presenting the workshop. Visit the CSPD’s website for more information and to register for the workshop.

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August 2020

Free

Designing Inclusive Learning Experiences For Students With Dyslexia and Beyond

August 5 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
MSU Billings – College of Education, 1500 University Drive, Room 122
Billings, MT 59101 United States

The Region III CSPD is hosting a workshop about making school an inclusive learning experience for students with dyslexia and other learning needs. Participants in this workshop will engage in activities to shift the paradigm of school being a difficult place for these students by rethinking how to design educational experiences that empower every student to embrace a passion for learning. Participants will learn how to use technology to provide options to meets the needs of every student. Author and…

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Free

The Latest Research on Early Literacy and Language Learning Workshop: Current Recommendations for Assessment and Instruction

August 6 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
MSU Billings – College of Education, 1500 University Drive, Room 122
Billings, MT 59101 United States

A powerful connection exists between the way children learn to talk, their language experiences, and the way they learn to read and write. Hosted by Region III CSPD, this one-day training will highlight the current research on early literacy learning skills and instructional strategies in preschool and kindergarten that provide the foundation for the next steps of early reading and writing. You will gain a deeper understanding of the early literacy processes in oral language, phonological awareness, and print knowledge…

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The Basics of Identifying a Child with a Possible Disability

August 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
MSU Billings – College of Education, 1500 University Drive, Room 122
Billings, MT 59101 United States

Workshop Overview: *Referral-When should a referral be made? Who can make a referral? What is needed? *Consent to Evaluate-Why is the student being evaluated? What assessments need to be conducted by the District? Why permission from the parent is needed? *Timelines to follow. *Evaluation Report-Meeting of a specialized team to determine if a student qualifies as a student with a disability and does the student need specialized instruction. *Prior Written Notice-What is this and why is it important? About the…

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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

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 behavior plans and strategies when problem behaviors persist over time and are not responsive to general guidance and support. This interactive workshop will provide rationale…

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Free

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

August 13 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
MSU Billings – College of Education, 1500 University Drive, Room 122
Billings, MT 59101 United States

You don’t have to have a Math program to support students and their math achievement. Join presenter 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,…

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Free

Self-Care: The Key to Well-being, Resiliency, and Success for Schools and College Faculty

August 13 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
MSU Billings, Billings, 59101 United States

Hosted by the Region III CSPD & MRESA, this three-prong workshop is designed to give participants the self-care tools necessary for well-being, resiliency, and success in life and work presented by Dr. Randy Russell,  superintendent of the Freeman, WA School District. The three prongs are: The 3 “Ships”: Everyone is the Captain of their own ship. You have the ability, power, and skills to chart your course and determine your journey in life. The 3 “Ships”–which focuses on your RelationSHIPS,…

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