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MSU Billings – College of Education

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1500 University Drive, Room 122
Billings, MT 59101 United States

November 2021

Free

Gimkit and Blooket

November 10 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
MSU Billings – College of Education, 1500 University Drive, Room 122
Billings, MT 59101 United States

When you were a student, did you feel a twinge of excitement when you walked into class and saw Jeopardy note cards taped to the board? I sure did! Today’s students feel the same when they hear the music of Gimkit or Blooket playing when they walk in. Games drive engagement! Come discover two of the hottest games in education this year. We will play and laugh our way through several games before opening the hood and discovering the mechanics…

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December 2021

Free

Peardeck

December 8 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
MSU Billings – College of Education, 1500 University Drive, Room 122
Billings, MT 59101 United States

Raising our hands to speak is intimidating. Think about it — as adult educators we HATE it when a presenters expects us to raise our hands. Why do we keep doing this to kids?! Peardeck is a highly engaging way to get student responses in a whole group setting. You will get interactive answers from those quiet kids (and from those talkative ones too)! Even better, Peardeck’s data capture is excellent — you can use it for quick formative assessments…

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January 2022

Free

Little Things That Make Life Easier

January 12, 2022 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
MSU Billings – College of Education, 1500 University Drive, Room 122
Billings, MT 59101 United States

This session is dedicated to starting the year off well! New Year’s resolutions often succeed or fail based on small things. Success with technology is like that too! This session will focus on many small items – from Chrome extensions to Apple pencils. Come with your own favorite tip or trick to share and we will create a shared folder of digital resources and favorite tools. About the presenter: Mark Kane has a Master’s of Education from Montana State University…

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Free

Native American Storytelling

January 29, 2022 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
MSU Billings – College of Education, 1500 University Drive, Room 122
Billings, MT 59101 United States

Winter is the traditional time for storytelling for many tribes. This workshop will study the importance and purpose of storytelling within tribal culture. Participants will get an opportunity to hear three storytellers from tribes within the region. Also to be explored will be other forms of storytelling beyond the oral tradition-pictographs, ledger art, and more. Facilitators: Ruth Ferris and Kathi Hoyt, School District 2 librarians, have been long time IEFA facilitators/presenters for the Montana Regional Education Service Area III (MRESA3)…

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February 2022

Free

Breakout Edu

February 9, 2022 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
MSU Billings – College of Education, 1500 University Drive, Room 122
Billings, MT 59101 United States

There is a locked box in the room. What is in it? Why is it there? How do we open it up?? If you’ve never had a chance to “breakout” before, know you are in for a great time in this session! If you have, you understand why this educational tool is sweeping the world. In this session we will play a game called Breakout EDU before learning about how it can adapt to just about any classroom K-12 and…

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Free

The Contemporary Native American Lens

February 26, 2022 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
MSU Billings – College of Education, 1500 University Drive, Room 122
Billings, MT 59101 United States

This workshop explores Native American culture through a contemporary lens. The Native American experience is shared through a variety of mediums-art, music, humor, and literature. Participants will gain a greater understanding of the diversity of Native American culture. Facilitators: Ruth Ferris and Kathi Hoyt, School District 2 librarians, have been long time IEFA facilitators/presenters for the Montana Regional Education Service Area III (MRESA3) for many years. The two of them bring a wealth of knowledge, classroom experience, and creative resources…

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April 2022

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

April 13, 2022 @ 8:00 am - April 14, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
MSU Billings – College of Education, 1500 University Drive, Room 122
Billings, MT 59101 United States

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two-day workshop featuring powerful audiovisuals, discussions, and simulations. At this workshop participants will learn to prevent suicide by recognizing signs, providing a skilled intervention, and developing a safety plan to keep someone alive. ASIST is a proven evidence-based program reviewed by over 30 peer reviews and government reports. The workshop will be lead by two knowledgeable, supportive trainers who will guide the participants through the course. IMPORTANT: This workshop will be face-to-face…

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