ENROLLMENT OPENS August 22, 2022 for Google Workspace Advanced (Sept 12 – Oct 23)

This course will dive deeply into Google Drive & Docs, Slides, Spreadsheets and Forms and how they can be integrated into Google Classroom. Learn how to create a paperless classroom, teach beyond your classroom using Hangouts, create a shared calendar for parents and students, create a classroom website, and more!

24 Renewal Units

Enrollment opens August 22, 2022

Course runs September 12 – October 23, 2022

NoteEnrollment closes the first day of the course or when the cap is met.

Visit the Google Workspace Advanced course on the Teacher Learning Hub to enroll.

ENROLLMENT OPENS July 11, 2022 Google Workspace Advanced (3 week) (August 1 – August 21)

This course will dive deeply into Google Drive & Docs, Slides, Spreadsheets and Forms and how they can be integrated into Google Classroom. Learn how to create a paperless classroom, teach beyond your classroom using Hangouts, create a shared calendar for parents and students, create a classroom website, and more!

24 Renewal Units

Enrollment opens – July 11, 2022

Course runs August 1 – August 21, 2022

NoteEnrollment closes the first day of the course or when the cap is met.

Visit the Google Workspace Advanced course on the Teacher Learning Hub to enroll

Summer 2022 Montana Petroleum Resources Workshop

The Workshop is being offered as an opportunity for Montana teachers to learn more about the Petroleum industry and its impact on the people and economy of Montana and the nation. Hess Corporation is sponsoring the expenses of the Workshop. All lodging, meals, and course materials will be provided for the participants at no charge. Attendance at the Workshop can earn either 30 License Renewal Units or 2 Graduate Professional Development credits from Montana State University-Billings (MSU-Billings). Lodging, meals, and classroom facilities for the 5-day Workshop will be on the MSU-Billings campus.

Computer Science Professional Development

In both trainings, we will begin with an introduction to computer science topics, and the second half will be exploring and discussing a lesson plan developed by the Storytelling Team. In Training 1, we will explore the Beaded Bag Lesson Plan, and, in Training 2, we will explore the How Wild Horses Were Captured Lesson Plan.

Register for the event by visiting the MSU Storytelling Project website.

Computer Science Professional Development

In both trainings, we will begin with an introduction to computer science topics, and the second half will be exploring and discussing a lesson plan developed by the Storytelling Team. In Training 1, we will explore the Beaded Bag Lesson Plan, and, in Training 2, we will explore the How Wild Horses Were Captured Lesson Plan.

Register for the event by visiting the MSU Storytelling Project website.

Montana Science Summer Institute 2021

School Services of Montana and the MSU Science Math Resource Center are hosting the annual science professional learning event designed for Montana K-12 teachers. This three-day virtual conference provides high quality professional learning focused on the advancement of science, STEM, and technology integration in Montana and surrounding states. Flexible Schedule & Renewal Units – Join all three days or pick and choose from the schedule. Earn up to 16 OPI Renewal Units! Renewal units will be provided per session for any that you attend. To earn renewal units, you will complete a brief evaluation or reflection form. Join the whole conference or pick and choose which sessions to attend! A range of learning opportunities will support you with ideas and resources to boost your instruction in STEM. Highlights include: keynote presentations, panel discussions, breakout session choices, lunch & learn sessions, and a special event!

Visit the event website for the schedule and other information. Registration is now open.

Engagement Strategies for Educators virtual training

The Region III CSPD/RESA is hosting this presentation with Billings middle school teacher Mark Kane. Join us as we explore digital resources that will increase engagement in your classroom. We will design and play games that slip your educational goals into fun experiences for your students. You will leave with access to ready-made digital resources (for face-to-face or remote classrooms) that your students will ask for over and over again. By the time the two-morning session is over you will feel comfortable with using these resources: Gimkit, Quizlet Live, Pear Deck, and Blooket. Only able to attend one day? No problem. Unique stand-alone resources will be presented each day.

Visit the Region III CSPD/RESA website for more information or to register to attend.

Engagement Strategies for Educators virtual training

The Region III CSPD/RESA is hosting this presentation with Billings middle school teacher Mark Kane. Join us as we explore digital resources that will increase engagement in your classroom. We will design and play games that slip your educational goals into fun experiences for your students. You will leave with access to ready-made digital resources (for face-to-face or remote classrooms) that your students will ask for over and over again. By the time the two-morning session is over you will feel comfortable with using these resources: Gimkit, Quizlet Live, Pear Deck, and Blooket. Only able to attend one day? No problem. Unique stand-alone resources will be presented each day.

Visit the Region III CSPD/RESA website for more information or to register to attend.

St. Patrick’s Game Night: Who Feels Lucky? webinar

The Region III SCPD/MRESA is hosting a free webinar with technology integration specialist Shelly Stanton.

Game-based learning is a motivator for many students while also being a way to formatively assess understanding. This session will be full of games. Put on your green early and come see what you can win in this early St. Patrick’s game night. We will explore tools such as Quizlet, Quizizz, Gimkit and more.

Bring at least one set of questions from your classroom that you would like to gamify for the next day of class. The Zoom invitation will be emailed to you the day before the training.

About the presenter: Shelly Stanton is in her 8th year as a technology integration specialist in Montana, prior she taught for 12 years. She’s a National Board Certified Teacher, Google Certified Innovator, Authorized Google Trainer, Code.org facilitator, PBS Digital Innovator Lead and All-Star and most importantly an experienced classroom teacher. She was named Montana’s Business Teacher of the Year (2012) and Montana Association of Career and Technical Teacher of the Year (2013), State Teacher of the Year finalist (2016). She is a self proclaimed GEEK and believes in FAILing forward as a lead learner.

Visit the event website to register to attend.