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ENROLLMENT OPENS May 10, 2020 – Crosscutting Concepts: Making Learning Real (May 31 – Jun. 27, 2020)

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 Feb. 9, 2020

Visit Crosscutting Concepts: Making Learning Real Through the Big Picture on the Teacher Learning Hub to enroll

ENROLLMENT OPENS Feb. 9, 2020 – Crosscutting Concepts: Making Learning Real (Mar. 1-28, 2020)

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 Feb. 9, 2020

Visit Crosscutting Concepts: Making Learning Real Through the Big Picture on the Teacher Learning Hub to enroll

ENROLLMENT OPENS Oct. 7, 2019 – Crosscutting Concepts: Making Learning Real Through the Big Picture (Oct. 28 – Nov. 24, 2019)

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 Oct. 7, 2019

Visit Crosscutting Concepts: Making Learning Real Through the Big Picture on the Teacher Learning Hub to enroll

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.