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September 2021

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ENROLLMENT OPENS Sept. 26, 2021 – Instructional Strategies for Paraeducators (Oct. 17 – Nov. 27, 2021)

September 26 - October 16

Paraeducators must understand individual student needs for the particular level of support, the degree of accommodation or modification, and instructional method that would best facilitate learning. This course is designed to provide these instructional strategies for use in inclusive classrooms, resource rooms, and self-contained settings. Created by the University of Colorado, Par2a Center. Enrollment opens Sept. 26, 2021 Course runs Oct. 17 - Nov. 27, 2021 20 OPI Renewal Units Visit Instructional Strategies for Paraeducators on the Teacher Learning Hub to enroll

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ENROLLMENT OPENS Sept. 26, 2021 – It’s Your First Year Teaching, Now What? (Oct. 18 – Nov. 26, 2021)

September 26 - October 18

Classrooms are complex environments in which teachers must deal with uncertainty, diversity, and a certain amount of productive chaos. This course will not only provide ideas for classroom management and instruction but give you the tools to thrive during your early years of teaching. 12 Renewal Units Enrollment opens Sept. 26, 2021 Course Runs Oct. 18 - Nov. 26, 2021 Visit the It’s Your First Year Teaching, Now What!? course on the Teacher Learning Hub to enroll

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October 2021

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ENROLLMENT OPENS Oct. 10, 2021 – Google Workspace Advanced (Nov. 8 – Dec. 5, 2021) *Special 3 week session with Thanksgiving break

October 10 - November 7

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! 20 Renewal units Enrollment opens – Oct. 10, 2021 Course runs Nov. 8 - Dec. 5, 2021 Visit Google Workspace Advanced on the Teacher Learning Hub to enroll

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ENROLLMENT OPENS Oct. 10, 2021 – STREAM: Functions as Objects (Oct. 31 – Nov. 21, 2021)

October 10 - October 30

It’s time to fight back against the “function machine”! This course examines functions as objects in their own right, rather than treating them as rules, algorithms, or machines. We will explore Montana’s Common Core Standards for functions in high school with a focus on building functions. Finally, we will extend and complete our investigation with a modeling activity. 15 Renewal units Enrollment opens - October 10, 2021 Course runs Oct. 31 - Nov. 21, 2021 Visit STREAM: Functions as Objects on the Teacher Learning…

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ENROLLMENT OPENS Oct. 10, 2021 – STREAM: Ratios & Proportions (5-8) (Oct 31 – Nov 21, 2021)

October 10 - October 30

This module explores how a solid understanding of fraction concepts lays the foundation for students to successfully interpret, apply, and manipulate ratios and proportions. Specific goals and activities include the following: Recognize how learning progressions based on fraction knowledge prepare students for conceptual work with ratios and proportions. Solve fraction, ratio, and proportion problems in multiple ways. Develop an awareness of student misconceptions related to fraction, ratio, and proportion and examine teacher strategies to resolve these misconceptions. 15 renewal units…

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ENROLLMENT OPENS Oct. 10, 2021 – STREAM: Algebraic Thinking K-5 (Oct. 31 – Nov. 21, 2021)

October 11 - October 30

This 3-week course is designed to address K-5 algebraic thinking standards. Participants in this module will examine learning progressions in Algebraic Thinking with a focus on foundational ideas that promote algebraic understanding. Specific goals include the following: Recognize that addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division operate under the same properties in algebra as they do in arithmetic Learn variables are tools that are used to describe mathematical ideas in a variety of ways Develop strategies for describing relationships among quantities to…

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November 2021

ENROLLMENT OPENS Nov. 14, 2021 – STREAM: Linear Relationships 7-9 (Nov. 28 – Dec. 19, 2021)

November 14 - November 27
MT United States

In this 3-week module we will examine how the concept of proportionality is related to the study of linear equations. We will explore Montana’s Content Standards for Probability and Statistics in the 8th grade, focusing on the study of bivariate data. Finally, we will extend our investigation to a study of functions using time versus distance as a context. Specific goals and activities include the following: Examine student work and create activities to strengthen students’ understanding of linearity and proportion. Use GeoGebra…

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ENROLLMENT OPENS Nov. 14, 2021 – STREAM: Geometric Thinking K-3 (Nov. 28 – Dec. 19, 2021)

November 14 - November 27

This 3-week module investigates conceptually related and interdependent ideas about geometric shapes, geometric structures, and spatial relationships. Geometry is a particularly relevant area of mathematics for young children, who are naturally curious about their physical world. Participants will: examine properties and categorization of two-dimensional shapes; explore composition and decomposition of geometric shapes; develop a deeper understanding of spatial relations and spatial structuring. 15 Renewal Units Enrollment opens - Nov. 14, 2021 Course runs Nov. 28 - Dec. 19, 2021 Visit…

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December 2021

ENROLLMENT OPENS Dec. 12, 2021 – Orientation to Special Education for Paraeducators (Jan. 9 – Feb. 5, 2022)

December 12, 2021 - January 8, 2022

This module is designed to provide a basic introduction to special education and the needs of students who have disabilities. The content consists of introductory material regarding legal and historical foundations of special education, human growth and development, the nature of disabilities, and an introduction to the basic human needs that paraeducators must address. Created by the University of Colorado, Par2a Center. 15 Renewal Units Enrollment opens Dec. 12, 2021 Course runs Jan. 9 - Feb. 5, 2022

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ENROLLMENT OPENS Dec. 12, 2021 – Student Created Digital Portfolios (Jan. 10 – Feb. 6, 2022)

December 12, 2021 - January 8, 2022

In this course, teachers will utilize the free digital learning portfolio tool Seesaw to research, analyze and create digital portfolios. Teachers will have the opportunity to collaborate, learn and share ideas in this hands-on learning environment. Walk away with the tools, excitement, and support to get started using portfolios in your classroom and for professional learning! 15 Renewal Units Enrollment opens Dec. 12, 2021 Course runs Jan. 10 - Feb. 6, 2022 Visit Student Created Digital Portfolios on the Teacher Learning…

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ENROLLMENT OPENS Dec. 12, 2021 – STREAM: Connecting Length, Area, and Volume (K-5) (Jan. 9 – Jan. 30, 2022)

December 12, 2021 - January 8, 2022
MT United States

This three-week module will expand your vision of what it takes to develop conceptual understanding of linear measurement, perimeter, area, and volume. You will determine linear measurements of shapes, cover surfaces with square units to find area, and fill spaces to measure volume. You will delve into the relationships and structures of area, perimeter, and volume. Specific goals and activities include the following: Develop a mini-progression for learning a concept related to perimeter, area, and/or volume in grades K-5. Read about conceptually taught lessons, identify…

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ENROLLMENT OPENS Dec. 12, 2021 – STREAM: Developing Fraction Sense (3-5) (Jan. 9 – Jan. 30, 2022)

December 12, 2021 - January 8, 2022
MT United States

This module examines learning progressions related to fractions with a focus on foundational ideas that promote fraction sense and understanding. Specific goals and activities include the following: Examine ways to develop "fraction sense." Discover how learning progressions for K-2 geometry support the development of fraction knowledge in grades 3-5. Explore fraction equivalence and comparing and ordering fractions using a variety of models and manipulatives. 15 renewal units Enrollment opens Dec. 12, 2021 Course runs Jan. 9 - Jan. 30, 2022…

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ENROLLMENT OPENS Dec. 12, 2021 – Preparing Young Writers for College, Career, & Community (Jan. 10 – Feb. 18, 2022)

December 12, 2021 - January 9, 2022

This six-week module is designed for grade 4-12 teachers. Participants in this module will examine the research and design behind the program as well as the practical and strategic application of the program in the classroom. Enrollment opens Dec. 12, 2021 Course runs Jan. 10 - Feb. 18, 2022 Visit Preparing Young Writers for College, Career, & Community on the Teacher Learning Hub to enroll

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ENROLLMENT OPENS Dec. 12, 2021 – Number Sense Routines (K-8) (Jan. 9 – Jan. 30, 2022)

December 12, 2021 - January 8, 2022

Number Sense Routines are engaging, accessible, and purposeful routines to begin your math class. These routines promote positive math discussions, thinking, and reasoning. In this course, we will learn how to incorporate routines including: Would You Rather, Which One Doesn’t Belong, True/False Equations and Tell Me All You Can. This three-week course will have you engage, intentionally plan, implement and reflect on a variety of number sense routines. This course is for all math teachers in grades K-8. Created by…

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ENROLLMENT OPENS Dec. 12, 2021 – Google Workspace Advanced (January 10 – February 18, 2022)

December 12, 2021 - January 9, 2022

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! 20 Renewal units Enrollment opens – Dec. 12, 2021 Course runs January 10 – February 18, 2022 Visit Google Workspace Advanced on the Teacher Learning Hub to enroll

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January 2022

ENROLLMENT OPEN until January 24 for Winter 2022: Paraprofessionals Achieving Standards Successfully – Reading and Math (Jan. 31 – Apr. 16, 2022)

January 10, 2022 - January 24, 2022

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…

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ENROLLMENT OPENS Jan. 16, 2022 – STREAM: Making Sense of Modeling HS (Feb. 6 – Feb. 27, 2022)

January 16, 2022 - February 5, 2022

During this module, you will learn about facets of mathematical modeling instruction and assessment in high school. Specific goals and activities include the following: Recognize competing conceptions for the term “modeling”, understand the MCSM definition of modeling and the six components of the modeling cycle, and rate modeling prompts on a scale from weak to strong, Engage in a mathematical modeling activity in Algebra I, Geometry or Algebra II, and, Understand best practices for assessment in mathematical modeling and apply…

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ENROLLMENT OPENS Jan. 16, 2022 – STREAM: Algebraic Thinking 6-7 (Feb. 6-27, 2022)

January 16, 2022 - February 5, 2022

This 3-week course is designed for middle grade teachers to draw out high level algebraic thinking from their students.  The focus is on teacher practices utilizing 6th and 7th grade Expressions and Equations Standards as a vehicle to improve algebraic thinking of students and teacher pedagogy. 15 Renewal Units Enrollment Opens - January 16, 2022 Course runs Feb. 6 - Feb. 27, 2022 Visit the STREAM: Algebraic Thinking (6-7) on the Teacher Learning Hub to enroll.

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ENROLLMENT OPENS Jan. 16, 2022 – STREAM: Algebraic Thinking K-5 (Feb. 6 – Feb. 27, 2022)

January 16, 2022 - February 5, 2022

This 3-week course is designed to address K-5 algebraic thinking standards. Participants in this module will examine learning progressions in Algebraic Thinking with a focus on foundational ideas that promote algebraic understanding. Specific goals include the following: Recognize that addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division operate under the same properties in algebra as they do in arithmetic Learn variables are tools that are used to describe mathematical ideas in a variety of ways Develop strategies for describing relationships among quantities to…

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ENROLLMENT OPENS Jan. 23, 2022 – Instructional Strategies for Paraeducators (Feb. 13 – Mar. 26, 2022)

January 23, 2022 - February 12, 2022

Paraeducators must understand individual student needs for the particular level of support, the degree of accommodation or modification, and instructional method that would best facilitate learning. This course is designed to provide these instructional strategies for use in inclusive classrooms, resource rooms, and self-contained settings. Created by the University of Colorado, Par2a Center. Enrollment opens Jan. 23, 2022 Course runs Feb. 13 - Mar. 26, 2022 20 OPI Renewal Units Visit Instructional Strategies for Paraeducators on the Teacher Learning Hub to enroll

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February 2022

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ENROLLMENT OPENS Feb. 13, 2022 – STREAM: Describing Data 4-7 (Mar. 6-27, 2022)

February 13, 2022 - March 5, 2022
MT United States

This 3-week module explores how data and statistics concepts are developed in grades 4 through 7. Participants will: gain familiarity with the data and statistics standards and learning progressions; identify statistical vs. non-statistical questions and scenarios; learn how to select appropriate representations for data and appropriate statistical measure to describe a data set; practice data analysis and statistical summary on a real data set drawn from an elementary school setting. 15 Renewal Units Open enrollment - February 13, 2022 Course…

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ENROLLMENT OPENS Feb. 13, 2022 – Crosscutting Concepts: Making Learning Real (Mar. 7 – Apr. 3, 2022)

February 13, 2022 - March 6, 2022

This course focuses on the third piece of the 3 Dimensions of Science Learning, the Crosscutting Concepts (CCCs). The CCCs relate directly to deeper learning plus tie the practices & core ideas to the real world. In this course, you will become familiar with the CCCs and have an opportunity to apply them to the classroom. Created and facilitated by Rayelynn Brandl, Montana Tech – CFWEP and MPRES, Project Director 20 OPI Renewal Units Enrollment Opens Feb. 13, 2022 Course runs Mar. 7 -…

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ENROLLMENT OPENS Feb. 13, 2022 – 3D Learning in Your Classroom (Mar. 7 – Apr. 17, 2022)

February 13, 2022 - March 6, 2022

This course will introduce the NGSS Framework which focuses on the science and engineering practices, crosscutting concepts, core ideas and the journey of becoming a 3D Science Teacher. Teachers will find that many of the practices fit well with other content areas students are exposed to and what you are already doing in the classroom. Designed for all grade levels, K-12! Participants will have both grade level and vertical discussions with their peers. (Formerly titled Science 3D Implementation Mentorship) 24…

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ENROLLMENT OPENS Feb. 13, 2022 – It’s Your First Year Teaching, Now What? (Mar. 7 – Apr. 15, 2022)

February 13, 2022 - March 6, 2022

Classrooms are complex environments in which teachers must deal with uncertainty, diversity, and a certain amount of productive chaos. This course will not only provide ideas for classroom management and instruction but give you the tools to thrive during your early years of teaching. 12 Renewal Units Enrollment opens Feb. 13, 2022. Course runs Mar. 7 - Apr. 15, 2022. Visit the It’s Your First Year Teaching, Now What!? course on the Teacher Learning Hub to enroll

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ENROLLMENT OPENS Feb. 13, 2022 – STREAM: Statistical Inferences HS (Mar. 6-27, 2022)

February 13, 2022 - March 5, 2022

Statistics and Probability do not appear as stand-alone topics in Montana’s Content Standards. These concepts are dispersed throughout all high school mathematics courses with an emphasis on informed decision making. The power of statistics and probability to understand the world we live in is some of the most applicable knowledge students can acquire in our classrooms. 15 Renewal Units Enrollment Opens - February 13, 2022 Course runs Mar. 6-27, 2022 Visit STREAM: Statistical Inferences (HS) on the Teacher Learning Hub…

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ENROLLMENT OPENS Feb. 13, 2022 – Novice Special Education Teacher Training (Mar. 28 – May 22, 2022)

February 13, 2022 - March 27, 2022

The purpose of this training is to provide special education teachers, providers, and administrators who are new to Montana's school systems an introduction to creating special education process documents that comply with the requirements of IDEA and ARM using the special education module of the AIM/Infinite Campus system. Created by Student Support Services, Montana Office of Public Instruction Please Note: This training is primarily intended for special education teachers and providers who are new to using AIM/Infinite Campus and/or are new…

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ENROLLMENT OPENS Feb. 28, 2022 – Student Created Digital Portfolios (Mar. 14 – Apr. 10, 2022)

February 28, 2022 - March 13, 2022

In this course, teachers will utilize the free digital learning portfolio tool Seesaw to research, analyze and create digital portfolios. Teachers will have the opportunity to collaborate, learn and share ideas in this hands-on learning environment. Walk away with the tools, excitement, and support to get started using portfolios in your classroom and for professional learning! 15 Renewal Units Enrollment opens Feb. 28, 2022 Course runs Mar. 14 - Apr. 10, 2022 Visit Student Created Digital Portfolios on the Teacher…

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March 2022

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ENROLLMENT OPENS Mar. 13, 2022 – STREAM: Geometric Thinking K-3 (Apr. 3 – 24, 2022)

March 13, 2022 - April 3, 2022

This 3-week module investigates conceptually related and interdependent ideas about geometric shapes, geometric structure, and spatial relationships. Geometry is a particularly relevant area of mathematics for young children, who are naturally curious about their physical world. Participants will: examine properties and categorization of two-dimensional shapes; explore composition and decomposition of geometric shapes; develop deeper understanding of spatial relations and spatial structuring. 15 Renewal Units Enrollment opens - Mar. 13, 2022 Course runs Apr. 3 - 24, 2022 Visit the STREAM:…

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ENROLLMENT OPENS Mar. 13, 2022 – STREAM: Geometric Thinking 4-7 (Apr. 3-24, 2022)

March 13, 2022 - April 2, 2022
MT United States

This 3-week module examines learning progressions in geometry with a focus on foundational ideas that promote geometric understanding. Participants will: recognize geometric shapes and their components (e.g., sides, angles, faces); learn properties of geometric figures and categorization based on those properties; develop strategies for composing and decomposing geometric shapes; engage in spatial relations and spatial structuring. 15 Renewal Units Enrollment opens - March 13, 2022 Course runs Apr. 3 - 24, 2022 Visit STREAM: Geometric Thinking (4-7) on the Teacher…

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ENROLLMENT OPENS Mar. 13, 2022 – Instructional Teamwork for Paraeducators (Apr. 3 – 30, 2022)

March 13, 2022 - April 2, 2022

This course is designed to help paraeducators work effectively on a team. The course consists of introductory material regarding teamwork, delineation of roles and responsibilities, classroom instruction, and behavior management. Can be taken by individual paras and teachers, but is most effective when teams take the course together. Created by the University of Colorado, Par2a Center. 15 Renewal Units Enrollment opens Mar. 13, 2022 Course runs Apr. 3 - 30, 2022 Visit Instructional Teamwork for Paraeducators on the Teacher Learning Hub…

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ENROLLMENT OPENS Mar. 13, 2022 – Google Workspace Advanced (Apr. 4 – May 15, 2022)

March 13, 2022 - April 3, 2022

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! 20 Renewal units Enrollment opens – Mar. 13, 2022 Course runs Apr. 4 - May 15, 2022 Visit Google Workspace Advanced on the Teacher Learning Hub to enroll

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April 2022

ENROLLMENT OPENS Apr. 17, 2022 – STREAM: Connecting Length, Area, & Volume (May 1 – 22, 2022)

April 17, 2022 - April 30, 2022

This three-week module will expand your vision of what it takes to develop conceptual understanding of linear measurement, perimeter, area, and volume. You will determine linear measurements of shapes, cover surfaces with square units to find area, and fill spaces to measure volume. You will delve into the relationships and structures of area, perimeter, and volume. Specific goals and activities include the following: Develop a mini-progression for learning a concept related to perimeter, area, and/or volume in grades K-5. Read about…

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ENROLLMENT OPENS Apr. 17, 2022 – Orientation to Special Education for Paraeducators (May 8 – Jun. 4, 2022)

April 17, 2022 - May 7, 2022

This module is designed to provide a basic introduction to special education and the needs of students who have disabilities. The content consists of introductory material regarding legal and historical foundations of special education, human growth and development, the nature of disabilities, and an introduction to the basic human needs that paraeducators must address. Created by the University of Colorado, Par2a Center. 15 Renewal Units Enrollment opens Apr. 17, 2022 Course runs May 8 - Jun. 4, 2022 Visit Orientation to…

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May 2022

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ENROLLMENT OPENS May 15, 2022 – 3D Learning in Your Classroom (June 6 – July 17, 2022)

May 15, 2022 - June 5, 2022

This course will introduce the NGSS Framework which focuses on the science and engineering practices, crosscutting concepts, core ideas and the journey of becoming a 3D Science Teacher. Teachers will find that many of the practices fit well with other content areas students are exposed to and what you are already doing in the classroom. Designed for all grade levels, K-12! Participants will have both grade level and vertical discussions with their peers. (Formerly titled Science 3D Implementation Mentorship) 24…

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ENROLLMENT OPENS May 15, 2022 – STREAM: Fraction Models & Operations (Jun. 5-26, 2022)

May 15, 2022 - June 4, 2022

This course examines learning progressions and models related to operations on fractions. Another module, Developing Fraction Concepts 3-5, explores the meaning of “fraction” and fundamental concepts of equivalence and comparison. This module goes a step further to examine conceptual understanding of fraction operations and the models used to develop these concepts.  Specific goals and activities include the following:   Examine different types of conceptual models used to represent fraction operations. Discover how learning progression guide students’ developing knowledge of fraction operations in grades…

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ENROLLMENT OPENS May 15, 2022 – Preparing Young Writers for College, Career, & Community (June 13 – July 22, 2022)

May 15, 2022 - June 12, 2022

This six-week module is designed for grade 4-12 teachers. Participants in this module will examine the research and design behind the program as well as the practical and strategic application of the program in the classroom. Enrollment opens May 15, 2022 Course runs June 13 - July 22, 2022 Visit Preparing Young Writers for College, Career, & Community on the Teacher Learning Hub to enroll.

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ENROLLMENT OPENS May 15, 2022 – Google Workspace Advanced (June 13 – July 3, 2022) *Special 3 week session

May 15, 2022 - June 12, 2022

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! 20 Renewal units Enrollment opens – May 15, 2022 Course runs June 13 - July 3, 2022 Visit Google Workspace Advanced on the Teacher Learning Hub to enroll.

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ENROLLMENT OPENS May 15, 2022 – STREAM: Measurement (K-3) (Jun. 5 – Jun. 26, 2022)

May 15, 2022 - June 4, 2022

This module focuses on the tools and processes of measurement, K-2 learning progressions related to measurement, and foundational ideas that promote a deeper understanding of measurement concepts. Specific goals and activities include the following: Developing enduring understandings of measurement attributes, processes, and tools. Explore relationships among units, attributes, and measures within a system of measurement. Engage in authentic problem solving using tools that can be applied in the classroom. 15 renewal units Enrollment opens May 15, 2022. Course runs Jun.…

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June 2022

ENROLLMENT OPENS June 28, 2022 – Crosscutting Concepts: Making Learning Real (July 18 – Aug. 14, 2022)

June 28, 2022 - July 17, 2022

This course focuses on the third piece of the 3 Dimensions of Science Learning, the Crosscutting Concepts (CCCs). The CCCs relate directly to deeper learning plus tie the practices & core ideas to the real world. In this course, you will become familiar with the CCCs and have an opportunity to apply them to the classroom. Created by Rayelynn Brandl, Montana Tech – CFWEP and MPRES, Project Director 20 OPI Renewal Units Enrollment Opens June 28, 2022 Course runs July 18 - August 14,…

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