Due to COVID-19, professional learning opportunities may be cancelled. OPI staff will make every attempt to keep the OPI Learning Opportunities current and accurate. Please see https://covid19.mt.gov/ for additional details impacting events.


Preparing for Perkins V – Helena

Perkins V legislation was passed last summer (2018), and this fiscal year (2019-2020) is Montana’s Transition year to work with schools on the changes within the new law.  The Office of Public Instruction and the Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education are offering schools the following training opportunities to learn more about the changes to the law.

All Workshops are scheduled afterschool or Sat AM, so you shouldn’t need substitute teachers.  You may ask your Principal if Perkins funds are available for your travel, stipend, and meal (if traveling over lunch or dinner).  No beverages or snacks will be served at these workshops.

Content to be covered

  • Rigorous MT Career Pathways defined
  • Alignment to Workforce labor needs
  • Work-based Learning
  • Dual Enrollment
  • Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment
    • You are encouraged to look at the Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment prior to visiting.  You can find it here.  Hard copies will also be distributed.
  • Data-driven Decision-making
  • Continued Integration of Academics and CTE

Enrollment not required.

2019 Educator Conference

Helping our members succeed in their careers is a top priority for MFPE. That’s why, each year, we sponsor the Educator Conference — the best professional development of its kind anywhere.

MFPE teams up with 18 Montana curriculum groups to bring you the best in teacher-led professional learning. More than 500 workshops, keynotes, & institutes are available. No matter what or where you teach, you’ll find a wealth of events perfect for you. And you can earn renewal units!

How to Enroll: Visit the 2019 Educator Conference website

(Multiple sessions will be hosted by OPI staff, including a session about Perkins V funding)

Montana Association for Career and Technical Education Conference

Montana ACTE provides professional development each year in various locations throughout the state. Professional Development provides the opportunity for continued learning, ensuring that each person has access to the knowledge and skills necessary for success as Career and Technical educators today, tomorrow and in the future. Montana ACTE is committed to supporting and promoting ideas, methods, innovations and curriculum that help educators achieve excellence.

How to Enroll: Visit the Montana ACTE Conference website

(The CTE staff with the OPI will also be presenting about Perkins V funding and legislation at this event)

Preparing for Perkins V – Havre

Perkins V legislation was passed last summer (2018), and this fiscal year (2019-2020) is Montana’s Transition year to work with schools on the changes within the new law.  The Office of Public Instruction and the Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education are offering schools the following training opportunities to learn more about the changes to the law.

All Workshops are scheduled afterschool or Sat AM, so you shouldn’t need substitute teachers.  You may ask your Principal if Perkins funds are available for your travel, stipend, and meal (if traveling over lunch or dinner).  No beverages or snacks will be served at these workshops.

Content to be covered

  • Rigorous MT Career Pathways defined
  • Alignment to Workforce labor needs
  • Work-based Learning
  • Dual Enrollment
  • Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment
    • You are encouraged to look at the Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment prior to visiting.  You can find it here.  Hard copies will also be distributed.
  • Data-driven Decision-making
  • Continued Integration of Academics and CTE

Enrollment not required.

Preparing for Perkins V – Butte

Perkins V legislation was passed last summer (2018), and this fiscal year (2019-2020) is Montana’s Transition year to work with schools on the changes within the new law.  The Office of Public Instruction and the Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education are offering schools the following training opportunities to learn more about the changes to the law.

All Workshops are scheduled afterschool or Sat AM, so you shouldn’t need substitute teachers.  You may ask your Principal if Perkins funds are available for your travel, stipend, and meal (if traveling over lunch or dinner).  No beverages or snacks will be served at these workshops.

Content to be covered

  • Rigorous MT Career Pathways defined
  • Alignment to Workforce labor needs
  • Work-based Learning
  • Dual Enrollment
  • Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment
    • You are encouraged to look at the Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment prior to visiting.  You can find it here.  Hard copies will also be distributed.
  • Data-driven Decision-making
  • Continued Integration of Academics and CTE

Enrollment not required.

Preparing for Perkins V – Billings

Perkins V legislation was passed last summer (2018), and this fiscal year (2019-2020) is Montana’s Transition year to work with schools on the changes within the new law.  The Office of Public Instruction and the Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education are offering schools the following training opportunities to learn more about the changes to the law.

All Workshops are scheduled afterschool or Sat AM, so you shouldn’t need substitute teachers.  You may ask your Principal if Perkins funds are available for your travel, stipend, and meal (if traveling over lunch or dinner).  No beverages or snacks will be served at these workshops.

Content to be covered

  • Rigorous MT Career Pathways defined
  • Alignment to Workforce labor needs
  • Work-based Learning
  • Dual Enrollment
  • Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment
    • You are encouraged to look at the Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment prior to visiting.  You can find it here.  Hard copies will also be distributed.
  • Data-driven Decision-making
  • Continued Integration of Academics and CTE

Enrollment not required.

Preparing for Perkins V – Kalispell

Perkins V legislation was passed last summer (2018), and this fiscal year (2019-2020) is Montana’s Transition year to work with schools on the changes within the new law.  The Office of Public Instruction and the Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education are offering schools the following training opportunities to learn more about the changes to the law.

All Workshops are scheduled afterschool or Sat AM, so you shouldn’t need substitute teachers.  You may ask your Principal if Perkins funds are available for your travel, stipend, and meal (if traveling over lunch or dinner).  No beverages or snacks will be served at these workshops.

Content to be covered

  • Rigorous MT Career Pathways defined
  • Alignment to Workforce labor needs
  • Work-based Learning
  • Dual Enrollment
  • Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment
    • You are encouraged to look at the Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment prior to visiting.  You can find it here.  Hard copies will also be distributed.
  • Data-driven Decision-making
  • Continued Integration of Academics and CTE

Enrollment not required.

Preparing for Perkins V – Missoula

Perkins V legislation was passed last summer (2018), and this fiscal year (2019-2020) is Montana’s Transition year to work with schools on the changes within the new law.  The Office of Public Instruction and the Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education are offering schools the following training opportunities to learn more about the changes to the law.

All Workshops are scheduled afterschool or Sat AM, so you shouldn’t need substitute teachers.  You may ask your Principal if Perkins funds are available for your travel, stipend, and meal (if traveling over lunch or dinner).  No beverages or snacks will be served at these workshops.

Content to be covered

  • Rigorous MT Career Pathways defined
  • Alignment to Workforce labor needs
  • Work-based Learning
  • Dual Enrollment
  • Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment
    • You are encouraged to look at the Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment prior to visiting.  You can find it here.  Hard copies will also be distributed.
  • Data-driven Decision-making
  • Continued Integration of Academics and CTE

Enrollment not required.