Big Sky Literacy Summit

The Transformative Reading Teacher Group is hosting its Big Sky Literacy Summit September 10-11, 2021 at the Yellowstone Conference Center in Big Sky, MT. This year’s topic is the Science of Reading. Read the flyer for more details.

Registration opens June 8, 2021. Visit the event website to register.


ENROLLMENT OPEN until Sept. 20 for Fall 2021: Paraprofessionals Achieving Standards Successfully – Reading and Math (Sept. 27 – Dec. 12, 2021)

MFPE PASS (PARAPROFESSIONALS ACHIEVING STANDARDS SUCCESSFULLY) TRAINING has been developed by and for Montana paraprofessionals and provides participants with important skills in classroom management as well as proven strategies in reading, writing, and math instruction, taught in a dynamic and fun setting. A nationally developed assessment is built directly into the course, assuring that paraprofessionals who take the course can demonstrate evidence of content mastery to their local districts and the state of Montana. PASS is a self-paced online training.

A team of highly trained educators from throughout the state are responsible for teaching the course.


  • Any paraprofessional who wants to gain new skills and capacity for helping students.
  • Any paraprofessional who still needs to be deemed “highly qualified” in accordance with new Title I requirements. (Check with your local school district or union rep if you are unsure if you are affected by these requirements and to assure that PASS is recognized by your district).

Created by MFPE, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and a team of highly trained Montana paraprofessional educators.

How to Enroll: Visit the PASS Training website (Enroll by September 20, 2021)

Contact Diane Fladmo to learn more: