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.


Math Interventions that are Fun, Flexible, and Full of Success (PreK-6) Workshop

You don’t have to have a Math program to support students and their math achievement. Join presenter Eliza Thomas for a fast-paced day designed to support you with ideas so you can support your learners with their Math confidence and competence.

Participants will:
*Learn new games that can be geared up and geared down to support your learners at both ends of the learning continuum.
*Learn numeracy routines you can add into your math routine to build mental math, vocabulary, review concepts, pre-teach concepts, and work on fluency.
*Practice assessing through games to measure concepts and math fact fluency.
*Plan for implementation in your setting.

This workshop is hosted by the Region III CSPD. Visit the CSPD’s website for more information or to register for the workshop.

Skillstreaming in Early Childhood

The Region III CSPD is hosting a workshop about the challenging behavior among preschool and kindergarten-age children. The workshop will provide participants an opportunity to learn about the Skillstreaming curricula as a component of prosocial development. Dr. Sheldon Braaten will be presenting the workshop. Visit the CSPD’s website for more information and to register for the workshop.

Western Montana 2019 Summer Institute

The Western Montana CSPD is offering a Summer Institute with a variety professional development opportunities June 11-13, 2019 in Polson, MT.

Some of the opportunities include:

  • The Development of Reading and Writing (K-2)
  • High Impact Math Instruction (K-12)
  • Understanding Conflict and Communication
  • Preschool Curriculum
  • Restorative Justice
  • Raising Student Achievement
  • Data Management and Tech Integration

…and much more!

How to Enroll: Visit Summer Institute 2019

Early Childhood Phonemic Awareness and Math with STEM day

CSPD is hosting Heggerty Phonemic Awareness and Math (STEM) activites for the Preschool classoom. The day will begin with Math and end with Phonemic Awareness. Lunch will be on your own and available at the college.
You will need a manual to attend the training. Paras and aides are more than welcome!!
Marjorie Bottari will present the Phonemic Awareness section and Annie Begger the math portion of the day.