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OPI Teacher Learning Hub

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Welcome to the OPI Teacher Learning Hub. For those of us who work to make the Hub an engaging, high-quality professional learning experience–each course and interaction with the more than 11,000 educators who use the Hub–builds our commitment and enthusiasm for sharing what the Hub is and how it can help individual educators, schools, and districts grow their professional practice.

Since its beginning in 2013, the primary purpose of the Teacher Learning Hub has been to address the challenges of distance, time, and equity of access to high quality professional development for Montana educators. Our commitment to you is to provide active learning, high quality content, and relevant topics on an accessible, free online learning system.

March 2021

ENROLLMENT OPENS Mar. 14, 2021 – STREAM: Geometric Thinking K-3 (Apr. 4-25, 2021)

March 8 - March 15

This 3-week module investigates conceptually related and interdependent ideas about geometric shapes, geometric structure, and spatial relationships. Geometry is a particularly relevant area of mathematics for young children, who are naturally curious about their physical world. Participants will: examine properties and categorization of two-dimensional shapes; explore composition and decomposition of geometric shapes; develop deeper understanding of spatial relations and spatial structuring. 15 Renewal Units Enrollment opens - Mar. 14, 2021 Visit the STREAM: Geometric Thinking (K-3) course on the Teacher…

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ENROLLMENT OPENS Mar. 14, 2021 – STREAM: Geometric Thinking 4-7 (Apr. 4-25, 2021)

March 8 - March 14

This 3-week module examines learning progressions in geometry with a focus on foundational ideas that promote geometric understanding. Participants will: recognize geometric shapes and their components (e.g., sides, angles, faces); learn properties of geometric figures and categorization based on those properties; develop strategies for composing and decomposing geometric shapes; engage in spatial relations and spatial structuring. 15 Renewal Units Enrollment opens - March 14, 2021 Visit STREAM: Geometric Thinking (4-7) on the Teacher Learning Hub to Enroll

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ENROLLMENT OPENS Mar. 14, 2021 – Instructional Teamwork for Paraeducators (Apr. 4 – May 1, 2021)

March 8 - March 14

This course is designed to help paraeducators work effectively on a team. The course consists of introductory material regarding teamwork, delineation of roles and responsibilities, classroom instruction, and behavior management. Can be taken by individual paras and teachers, but is most effective when teams take the course together. Created by the University of Colorado, Par2a Center. 15 Renewal Units Visit Instructional Teamwork for Paraeducators on the Teacher Learning Hub to enroll

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ENROLLMENT OPENS Mar. 15, 2021 – Google Suite Advanced (Apr. 5 – May 16, 2021)

March 8 - March 15

This course will dive deeply into Google Drive & Docs, Slides, Spreadsheets and Forms and how they can be integrated into Google Classroom. Learn how to create a paperless classroom, teach beyond your classroom using Hangouts, create a shared calendar for parents and students, create a classroom website, and more! 20 Renewal units Enrollment opens – Mar. 15, 2021 Visit Google Suite Advanced on the Teacher Learning Hub to enroll

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April 2021

ENROLLMENT OPENS Apr. 11, 2021 – STREAM: Ratios & Proportions 6-7 (May 2-23, 2021)

April 5 - April 11

This module explores how a solid understanding of fraction concepts lays the foundation for students to successfully interpret, apply, and manipulate ratios and proportions. Specific goals and activities include the following: Recognize how learning progressions based on fraction knowledge prepare students for conceptual work with ratios and proportions. Solve fraction, ratio, and proportion problems in multiple ways. Develop an awareness of student misconceptions related to fraction, ratio, and proportion and examine teacher strategies to resolve these misconceptions. 15 renewal units…

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ENROLLMENT OPENS Apr. 11, 2021 – STREAM: Connecting Length, Area, & Volume (May 2-23, 2021)

April 5 @ 8:00 am - April 11 @ 5:00 pm

This three-week module will expand your vision of what it takes to develop conceptual understanding of linear measurement, perimeter, area, and volume. You will determine linear measurements of shapes, cover surfaces with square units to find area, and fill spaces to measure volume. You will delve into the relationships and structures of area, perimeter, and volume. Specific goals and activities include the following: Develop a mini-progression for learning a concept related to perimeter, area, and/or volume in grades K-5. Read about conceptually taught lessons, identify…

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ENROLLMENT OPENS Apr. 18, 2021 – Orientation to Special Education for Paraeducators (May 9 – June 5, 2021)

April 12 - April 18

This module is designed to provide a basic introduction to special education and the needs of students who have disabilities. The content consists of introductory material regarding legal and historical foundations of special education, human growth and development, the nature of disabilities, and an introduction to the basic human needs that paraeducators must address. Created by the University of Colorado, Par2a Center. 15 Renewal Units Enrollment opens May 10, 2020 Visit Orientation to Special Education for Paraeducators on the Teacher Learning…

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May 2021

ENROLLMENT OPENS May 16, 2021 – STREAM: Measurement (K-3) (June 6 – 27, 2021)

May 10 - May 16

This module focuses on the tools and processes of measurement, K-2 learning progressions related to measurement, and foundational ideas that promote a deeper understanding of measurement concepts. Specific goals and activities include the following: Developing enduring understandings of measurement attributes, processes, and tools. Explore relationships among units, attributes, and measures within a system of measurement. Engage in authentic problem solving using tools that can be applied in the classroom. 15 renewal units Enrollment opens May 16, 2021. Visit the STREAM:…

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ENROLLMENT OPENS May 16, 2021 – STREAM: Fraction Models & Operations (June 6-27, 2021)

May 10 - May 16

This course examines learning progressions and models related to operations on fractions. Another module, Developing Fraction Concepts 3-5, explores the meaning of “fraction” and fundamental concepts of equivalence and comparison. This module goes a step further to examine conceptual understanding of fraction operations and the models used to develop these concepts.  Specific goals and activities include the following:   Examine different types of conceptual models used to represent fraction operations. Discover how learning progression guide students’ developing knowledge of fraction operations in grades…

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ENROLLMENT OPENS May 16, 2021 – 3D Learning in Your Classroom (June 6 – July 17, 2021)

May 10 - May 16

This course will introduce the NGSS Framework which focuses on the science and engineering practices, crosscutting concepts, core ideas and the journey of becoming a 3D Science Teacher. Teachers will find that many of the practices fit well with other content areas students are exposed to and what you are already doing in the classroom. Designed for all grade levels, K-12! Participants will have both grade level and vertical discussions with their peers. (Formerly titled Science 3D Implementation Mentorship) 24…

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ENROLLMENT OPENS May 24, 2021 – Preparing Young Writers for College, Career, & Community (Jun. 14 – Jul. 25, 2021)

May 17 - May 24

This six-week module is designed for grade 4-12 teachers. Participants in this module will examine the research and design behind the program as well as the practical and strategic application of the program in the classroom. Enrollment opens May 24, 2021 Visit Preparing Young Writers for College, Career, & Community on the Teacher Learning Hub to enroll.

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June 2021

ENROLLMENT OPENS June 27, 2021 – Crosscutting Concepts: Making Learning Real (July 18 – Aug. 14, 2021)

June 19 - June 27

This course focuses on the third piece of the 3 Dimensions of Science Learning, the Crosscutting Concepts (CCCs). The CCCs relate directly to deeper learning plus tie the practices & core ideas to the real world. In this course, you will become familiar with the CCCs and have an opportunity to apply them to the classroom. Created and facilitated by Rayelynn Brandl, Montana Tech – CFWEP and MPRES, Project Director 20 OPI Renewal Units Enrollment Opens June 27, 2021 Visit Crosscutting Concepts: Making Learning Real…

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