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.


Exploring the Social and Emotional Needs of Gifted Students (Enrollment open until Nov. 15)

This 6 week, self-paced, online Moodle course will introduce you to a framework for a better understanding of the emotional and interpersonal needs of gifted children. Gifted children need academic guidance and support for their strength areas, but it is important that they also receive support in social and emotional areas.

No new registrations will be accepted after November 15, 2019. Participants must complete the course by December 15, 2019.

Registration fee:  $250
Credit: 30 OPI Renewal Units or 2 Semester Credits (semester credits are offered through the University of Montana and are an additional fee of $155. The course instructor will provide a separate registration form). The total cost savings is 40% by going through WMPLC to get university continuing education credits.

How to Enroll: Visit the Western Montana Professional Learning Collaborative’s website

Check In Check Out

The Check-In/Check-Outbehavior intervention is a commonly used option for behavior supports within Tier 2. Tier 2 interventions provide additional support for students who need more support to meet their goals socially, emotionally, and/or academically.

Sidney MT Extension Agency
Jon Skinner and Shannon Toney Presenters