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January 2021

Free

Native American Storytelling Webinar series

January 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until February 9, 2021

Online, United States

Winter is the storytelling time for Native American tribes.  Region III in partnership with the Montana State University Billings Native American Achievement Center is offering three webinars focusing on storytelling.  Each webinar will feature a tribal storyteller and background information useful for planning lessons. The webinars will be two hours in length with the first hour dedicated to lesson materials, and the second hour with the storyteller. There will be two OPI Renewal Units for each webinar.  Each webinar must…

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Native American Storytelling webinar series

January 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until February 9, 2021

Online, United States

Region III CSPD & MRESA and the MSU Billings Native American Achievement Center are hosting a Native American Storytelling webinar series. Ruth Ferris and Kathi Hoyt will guide participants through the series with a guest American Indian storyteller at each session. January 26: guest Phillip Whiteman, Jr. February 2nd: guest Henry Real Bird February 9th: guest to be determined Visit the Region III website for more information or to register to attend.

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Distance Learning Playbook Virtual Series

January 28 @ 3:45 pm - 5:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:45 pm on Thursday, repeating until February 11, 2021

Online, United States

The Region III CSPD & MRESA is hosting this webinar series with presenter Dr. Olivia Amador-Valerio. Teacher Clarity: When students know what they are expected to learn, they are more likely to learn it. In this session, we’ll examine aspects of Teacher Clarity and how the three Clarity questions form a shared understanding between teacher and students of where learning is headed paving the way to cater distance learning experiences that are impactful and engaging anywhere. Engagement and Planning: Engagement…

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Free

Dyslexia Virtual Training Series

January 29 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on January 29, 2021 at 9:00 am

Online, United States

The Region III CSPD/RESA is hosting a two-part dyslexia virtual training series with presenter Dr. Matthew K. Burns on January 22 and 29, 2021. The topics of sessions are: Session I – Dyslexia: What is it and how do we screen for it? The first session will discuss the Montana Dyslexia Screening and Intervention Act and how it compares to current research in reading and assessment. The session will discuss the pros and cons of potential screeners and will demonstrate…

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February 2021

Free

Native American Storytelling Webinar series

February 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until February 9, 2021

Online, United States

Winter is the storytelling time for Native American tribes.  Region III in partnership with the Montana State University Billings Native American Achievement Center is offering three webinars focusing on storytelling.  Each webinar will feature a tribal storyteller and background information useful for planning lessons. The webinars will be two hours in length with the first hour dedicated to lesson materials, and the second hour with the storyteller. There will be two OPI Renewal Units for each webinar.  Each webinar must…

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Free

Native American Storytelling webinar series

February 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until February 9, 2021

Online, United States

Region III CSPD & MRESA and the MSU Billings Native American Achievement Center are hosting a Native American Storytelling webinar series. Ruth Ferris and Kathi Hoyt will guide participants through the series with a guest American Indian storyteller at each session. January 26: guest Phillip Whiteman, Jr. February 2nd: guest Henry Real Bird February 9th: guest to be determined Visit the Region III website for more information or to register to attend.

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Free

Distance Learning Playbook Virtual Series

February 4 @ 3:45 pm - 5:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 3:45 pm on Thursday, repeating until February 11, 2021

Online, United States

The Region III CSPD & MRESA is hosting this webinar series with presenter Dr. Olivia Amador-Valerio. Teacher Clarity: When students know what they are expected to learn, they are more likely to learn it. In this session, we’ll examine aspects of Teacher Clarity and how the three Clarity questions form a shared understanding between teacher and students of where learning is headed paving the way to cater distance learning experiences that are impactful and engaging anywhere. Engagement and Planning: Engagement…

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Free

Google Ninja Night webinar

February 9 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Online, United States

The Region III CSPD/MRESA is hosting a free webinar with technology integration specialist Shelly Stanton. Being a Google ninja is a feat that all educators can achieve. This workshop will do a quick demo of Shelly’s favorite new ninja skills and then each participant will choose their route to ninja black belt success. Choices include Slides, Sites, Docs, Sheets, and Drawing. Bring your persistence and you will surely prevail. *You will need a personal Google account to participate in activities.…

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Free

Native American Storytelling Webinar series

February 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until February 9, 2021

Online, United States

Winter is the storytelling time for Native American tribes.  Region III in partnership with the Montana State University Billings Native American Achievement Center is offering three webinars focusing on storytelling.  Each webinar will feature a tribal storyteller and background information useful for planning lessons. The webinars will be two hours in length with the first hour dedicated to lesson materials, and the second hour with the storyteller. There will be two OPI Renewal Units for each webinar.  Each webinar must…

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Free

Native American Storytelling webinar series

February 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until February 9, 2021

Online, United States

Region III CSPD & MRESA and the MSU Billings Native American Achievement Center are hosting a Native American Storytelling webinar series. Ruth Ferris and Kathi Hoyt will guide participants through the series with a guest American Indian storyteller at each session. January 26: guest Phillip Whiteman, Jr. February 2nd: guest Henry Real Bird February 9th: guest to be determined Visit the Region III website for more information or to register to attend.

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Free

Distance Learning Playbook Virtual Series

February 11 @ 3:45 pm - 5:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 3:45 pm on Thursday, repeating until February 11, 2021

Online, United States

The Region III CSPD & MRESA is hosting this webinar series with presenter Dr. Olivia Amador-Valerio. Teacher Clarity: When students know what they are expected to learn, they are more likely to learn it. In this session, we’ll examine aspects of Teacher Clarity and how the three Clarity questions form a shared understanding between teacher and students of where learning is headed paving the way to cater distance learning experiences that are impactful and engaging anywhere. Engagement and Planning: Engagement…

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Free

Unleash the Chrome Tools to Promote Inclusion, Independence and UDL webinar series

February 16 @ 3:45 pm - 5:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:45 pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 2, 2021

Online, United States

The Region CSPD & MRESA is hosting a three-part webinar series on using G Suite to promote inclusion, independence and universal design for learning with presenter Mike Marotta. Join us for this three part series as we explore ways to promote the principles of UDL and build an inclusive learning environment that leads to learner independence and success. 1. Maximize your Chromebooks to Reach All Learners: Chromebooks and the G Suite have many effective supports that can be used to…

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Data for Inclusion and High School Topics in Special Education webinar

February 17 @ 3:45 pm - 5:45 pm
Online, United States

Region III CSPD/MRESA is hosting a webinar with presenter Yvonne Field from OPI’S Student Support Services division. The webinar will cover three parts: Part 1: Data for Inclusion Part 2: High School topics in Special Education Part 3: Technical assistance and burning questions Visit the Region III website to register to attend.

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

February 18 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until February 25, 2021

Online, United States

The Region III CSPD & MRESA is hosting presenter Robin Cormier in a two-part webinar series about developing resiliency and school success in early learners using classroom and behavior management strategies. 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,…

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Free

Unleash the Chrome Tools to Promote Inclusion, Independence and UDL webinar series

February 23 @ 3:45 pm - 5:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 3:45 pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 2, 2021

Online, United States

The Region CSPD & MRESA is hosting a three-part webinar series on using G Suite to promote inclusion, independence and universal design for learning with presenter Mike Marotta. Join us for this three part series as we explore ways to promote the principles of UDL and build an inclusive learning environment that leads to learner independence and success. 1. Maximize your Chromebooks to Reach All Learners: Chromebooks and the G Suite have many effective supports that can be used to…

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Free

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

February 25 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until February 25, 2021

Online, United States

The Region III CSPD & MRESA is hosting presenter Robin Cormier in a two-part webinar series about developing resiliency and school success in early learners using classroom and behavior management strategies. 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,…

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March 2021

Free

Unleash the Chrome Tools to Promote Inclusion, Independence and UDL webinar series

March 2 @ 3:45 pm - 5:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 3:45 pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 2, 2021

Online, United States

The Region CSPD & MRESA is hosting a three-part webinar series on using G Suite to promote inclusion, independence and universal design for learning with presenter Mike Marotta. Join us for this three part series as we explore ways to promote the principles of UDL and build an inclusive learning environment that leads to learner independence and success. 1. Maximize your Chromebooks to Reach All Learners: Chromebooks and the G Suite have many effective supports that can be used to…

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Free

St. Patrick’s Game Night: Who Feels Lucky? webinar

March 9 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Online, United States

The Region III SCPD/MRESA is hosting a free webinar with technology integration specialist Shelly Stanton. Game-based learning is a motivator for many students while also being a way to formatively assess understanding. This session will be full of games. Put on your green early and come see what you can win in this early St. Patrick’s game night. We will explore tools such as Quizlet, Quizizz, Gimkit and more. Bring at least one set of questions from your classroom that…

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Preschool: Teaching Language and Literacy in the Environment webinar

March 10 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Online, United States

The Region III CSPD/RESA is hosting this free webinar about teaching our youngest learners language and literacy in the early childhood environment with presenter Stephanie Lester. When the environment is effectively established and utilized, it becomes an educator in its own right in preschool and kindergarten. Using this explanation as a foundation, this session will focus on approaches to promote speaking, reading, and writing in all aspects of the environment, including classroom design, intentional instruction, and facilitation of language and…

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What It Takes to Graduate webinar

March 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online, United States

The Region III CSPD & MRESA is hosting this webinar with OPI School Improvement and Secondary Transition Specialist Marla Swanby. Course objectives: *Learn how district requirements for graduation can be changed *Learn about graduating on IEP goals *Discuss ways to assist students to graduate from high school Visit the event website to register to attend.

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Transition Planning Through the Big Picture Planning webinar series

March 16 @ 3:45 pm - 5:45 pm
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An event every day that begins at 3:45 pm, repeating until March 18, 2021

Online, United States

The Region III CSPD & MRESA is hosting a three-part webinar series with PROGRESS Center project director Dr. Tessie Rose Bailey on how using Big Picture Planning can help IEP and transition plan writing and implementing for students with disabilities. Each session of the series will cover a different part of the Big Picture Planning: March 16 – Introduction to Transition Planning through Big Picture Planning March 17 – Part 1 of the Big Picture Planning process March 18 –…

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Transition Planning Through the Big Picture Planning webinar series

March 17 @ 3:45 pm - 5:45 pm
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An event every day that begins at 3:45 pm, repeating until March 18, 2021

Online, United States

The Region III CSPD & MRESA is hosting a three-part webinar series with PROGRESS Center project director Dr. Tessie Rose Bailey on how using Big Picture Planning can help IEP and transition plan writing and implementing for students with disabilities. Each session of the series will cover a different part of the Big Picture Planning: March 16 – Introduction to Transition Planning through Big Picture Planning March 17 – Part 1 of the Big Picture Planning process March 18 –…

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Transition Planning Through the Big Picture Planning webinar series

March 18 @ 3:45 pm - 5:45 pm
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An event every day that begins at 3:45 pm, repeating until March 18, 2021

Online, United States

The Region III CSPD & MRESA is hosting a three-part webinar series with PROGRESS Center project director Dr. Tessie Rose Bailey on how using Big Picture Planning can help IEP and transition plan writing and implementing for students with disabilities. Each session of the series will cover a different part of the Big Picture Planning: March 16 – Introduction to Transition Planning through Big Picture Planning March 17 – Part 1 of the Big Picture Planning process March 18 –…

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April 2021

Free

Expand Your PLN webinar

April 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Online, United States

The Region III CSPD/MRESA is hosting a free webinar on how to expand your professional learning network using Twitter. Are you ready to learn new ideas, ask questions on a global scale and be inspired? This session will talk you through what Twitter is and how to participate in a Twitter chat to learn and connect. By the end of the session you will be ready to sit in your first #MTedchat and you will know what an edchat is.…

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Preschool: Oral Language Development – Making a Meaningful Difference for Children webinar

April 13 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Online, United States

The Region III CSPD/RESA is hosting this free webinar with presenter Stephanie Lester. You may have heard about the “30 Million Word Gap” but what does it truly mean for early childhood educators and how they address early language and overall development in all children in their classrooms? Incorporating a research-to-practice perspective, this session will explore the critical role that vocabulary, storytelling, and plain conversation play in the development of children’s oral language. Visit the event website for more information…

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May 2021

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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