ENROLLMENT OPENS May 10, 2020 – 3D Learning in Your Classroom (May 31 – Jul. 11, 2020)

his 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 Renewal Units

Enrollment opens May 10, 2020

Visit 3D Learning in Your Classroom on the Teacher Learning Hub to enroll

ENROLLMENT OPENS Jan. 20, 2020 – 3D Learning in Your Classroom (Feb. 10 – Mar. 15, 2020)

his 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 Renewal Units

Enrollment opens Oct. 20, 2020

Visit 3D Learning in Your Classroom on the Teacher Learning Hub to enroll

ENROLLMENT OPENS Oct. 7, 2019 – 3D Learning in Your Classroom (Oct. 28 – Dec. 8, 2019)

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 Renewal Units

Enrollment opens Oct. 7, 2019

Visit 3D Learning in Your Classroom on the Teacher Learning Hub to enroll

IEFA/NGSS Workshop: The Bitterroot Suite

The Bitterroot Suite is an integration of Native American traditional beliefs and spirituality persisting into modern day life as tribal cultures, traditions still practiced by many American Indian people today (EU#3) with the NGSS practices of science and engineering. We begin with a Lab Report Bootcamp, a formative assessment, to identify students’ needs on writing scientific procedures while conducting a engineering investigation of materials and tools used by Native Americans in different regions in the U.S. By the end of this daylong workshop teachers will have created their own bootcamp for their students using The Bitterroot to grow in a lab setting by testing soil conditions and construct an argument with evidence that in a particular habitat some organisms can survive well, some survive less well, and some cannot survive at all.

Kim Quigley is an Independent Educational Consultant and started CSI: Creative Solutions for Instruction after teaching for 40 years. She now consults for small schools, Southwest Montana School Services (SWMSS) and writes curriculum for OPI/IEFA. Her latest adventure in this endeavor is integrating IEFA Essential Understandings with the NGSS standards. The Bitterroot Suite is one these integrated curriculums.

How to Enroll: Visit the Next Generation Science Standards/Indian Education for All workshop registration page

Expanding Your Horizons for Girls (EYH)

Expanding Your Horizons for Girls (EYH) will be held Saturday, March 30, 2019, at Montana State University in Bozeman. The event is for girls in grades 6 to 8 in the 2018-19 school year. Past workshops ranged from origami math to archaeology. Registration is open. Visit the Expanding Your Horizons website for more information.

2019 Montana Tech Middle School Science & Engineering Fair

The 2019 Montana Tech Middle School Science and Engineering Fair is Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at the Student Union Building at Montana Tech. Registration opens Tuesday, January 8, 2019, and the deadline to register for the science fair is 12 pm Friday, March 1, 2019.  Students can use the hashtag #TechScience19 as they work on their projects. 50 students will be nominated for the Broadcom MASTERS Middle School Science and Engineering competition, held in Washington D.C. Visit the Montana Tech Science Fair website for registration information and other details.

2019 Montana Tech High School Science & Engineering Fair

The 2019 Montana Tech High School Science and Engineering Fair is Thursday, March 7, 2019, at the Student Union Building at Montana Tech. Registration opens Tuesday, January 8, 2019, and the deadline to register for the science fair is 12 pm Friday, March 1, 2019.  Students can use the hashtag #TechScience19 as they work on their projects. Two projects from this science fair win an all-expenses-paid trip to the Intel Science & Engineering Fair in May 2019. Visit the Montana Tech Science Fair website for registration information and other details.

2019 Montana Region II Science and Engineering Fair

The 2019 Montana Region II Science and Engineering Fair is Thursday, March 7, 2019, and Friday, March 8, 2019, at Great Falls College MSU. The fair is open to students grades Kindergarten to 12. Student registration opens Monday, February 4, 2019, and closes Friday, March 1, 2019. Visit their website for rules and registration information.

3D Implementation Mentorship

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.

24 Renewal Units

Enrollment Opens December 31, 2018

Science 3D Implementation Mentorship

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.

24 Renewal Units

Enrollment opens – September 16, 2018