ENROLLMENT OPENS Jun. 15, 2020 – STREAM: Mathematical Practices HS (Jul. 5-25, 2020)

During this module, you will acquire strategies for embedding the Mathematical Practices into everyday instruction and learning to recognize mathematical modeling in lessons and activities. Specific goals and activities include the following:

  • Recognize how learners engage in the eight Mathematical Practices and how to incorporate them into lessons and activities.
  • Analyze video cases of exemplary teaching to identity Mathematical Practices in action.
  • Complete dynamic mathematical tasks.
  • Observe levels of student and teacher engagement in Mathematical Practices and modeling.

Created by the STREAM project and facilitated by Math Educational Consultant Pat Baltzley.

15 renewal units

Enrollment opens June 15, 2020.

Visit the STREAM: Mathematical Practices (HS) course on the Teacher Learning Hub to enroll.

ENROLLMENT OPENS Feb. 9, 2020 – STREAM: Statistical Inferences HS (Mar. 1-21, 2019)

Statistics and Probability do not appear as stand-alone topics in Montana’s Content Standards. These concepts are dispersed throughout all high school mathematics courses with an emphasis on informed decision making. The power of statistics and probability to understand the world we live in is some of the most applicable knowledge students can acquire in our classrooms.

15 Renewal Units

Enrollment Opens – February 9, 2020

Visit STREAM: Statistical Inferences (HS) on the Teacher Learning Hub to enroll

ENROLLMENT OPEN: 2020 MTSS High School Forum

Registration for the 2020 High School Forum is now open. The forum will take place on March 24-25, in Great Falls at the Holiday Inn. This event is open to middle and high school staff across the state who are working on or using a Multi-Tiered approach to academic and behavioral concerns.

This year’s High School Forum will feature Dr. Bella Bikowsky. If you are not familiar with Dr. Bikowsky, she is a Child & Adolescent Clinical Therapist and an Educational Staff Associate Certified School Counselor with a Ph.D. in Educational Counseling/Psychology. Bella has extensive knowledge working with school teams and districts in helping to create systemic change using the Multi-Tiered Systems approach capitalizing on evidenced-based interventions such as Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports, Restorative Justice Practices, Trauma-Informed and Culturally Responsive Practices, Social-Emotional Learning, Mental Health integration into the school systems, and Function-Based Assessments and interventions.

How to Enroll: Visit the registration website to register BEFORE Feb. 15, 2020

See the flyer for more information

ENROLLMENT OPENS Oct. 13, 2019 – STREAM: Functions as Objects (Nov. 3-23, 2019)

It’s time to fight back against the “function machine”! This course examines functions as objects in their own right, rather than treating them as rules, algorithms, or machines. We will explore Montana’s Common Core Standards for functions in high school with a focus on building functions. Finally, we will extend and complete our investigation with a modeling activity.

15 Renewal units

Enrollment opens – October 13, 2019

Visit STREAM: Functions as Objects on the Teacher Learning Hub to enroll

ENROLLMENT OPENS JUNE 16, 2019 – STREAM: Mathematical Practices (HS) (July 7-27, 2019)

During this module, you will acquire strategies for embedding the Mathematical Practices into everyday instruction and learning to recognize mathematical modeling in lessons and activities. Specific goals and activities include the following:

  • Recognize how learners engage in the eight Mathematical Practices and how to incorporate them into lessons and activities.
  • Analyze video cases of exemplary teaching to identity Mathematical Practices in action.
  • Complete dynamic mathematical tasks.
  • Observe levels of student and teacher engagement in Mathematical Practices and modeling.

Created by the STREAM project and facilitated by Math Educational Consultant Pat Baltzley.

15 renewal units

Enrollment opens June 16, 2019.

Visit the STREAM: Mathematical Practices (HS) course on the Teacher Learning Hub to enroll.

2018 Montana Judicial Institute

The 2018 Montana Judicial Institute will be held October 3-5, 2018 at the University of Montana School of Law. The three-day seminar is open to middle school and high school educators. A limited number of participants will receive stipends for travel and meal expenses. Participants have the option 1 graduate credit from the University of Montana or 16 OPI renewal units. Topics at the seminar include the jury system, the rule of law, and tribal jurisdiction. Visit the institute’s website for information and registration details.

ONLINE – Functions as Objects (HS)

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It’s time to fight back against the “function machine”!  In this 3-week module running from April 4 – 22, we examine functions as objects in their own right, rather than treating them as rules, algorithms, or machines.  Explore Montana’s Common Core Standards for functions in high school with a focus on building functions.  Extend and complete the investigation with a modeling activity.  Specific goals and activities include the following:

  • Redefine it! Develop a fresh understanding of functions as objects that can be represented and manipulated mathematically.
  • Move it! Use Desmos (free online software) effectively to discover and investigate functional movement.
  • Represent it! Study relationship between the four representations of functions: verbal, tabular, algebraic, and graphical

Register on the Teacher Learning Hub before April 9, 2016.