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2019 Institutes

You must be pre-register for institutes by October 4, 2019 Select the institute in your agenda to register.  If the institute has a cost, you will pay the fee with your registration fees.

 

  Wednesday,            October 16, 2019  
                 
MCSS

When a Jail Becomes a Museum
Kelly Hartman - Gallatin History Museum
Sandra Oldendorf - Montana State University


 

Engage with artifacts and stories at the Gallatin History Museum that connect local history to Montana, world wars, criminal justice, homesteading, forts, agriculture, music, and much more. Curator talk, tour, lesson ideas and handouts provided. Refreshments served. Cash bar for beer and wine. 317 W Main St., Bozeman

Attendance limit: 25
Renewal Units: 1

  Thursday,
October 17, 2019
 
    General

Cultural Competence
Anthony Brisson - NEA

Recognizing that culturally responsive instruction helps educators close achievement gaps, NEA offers a program that expands the capacity of educators to serve students from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Deepen participants’ own cultural self-awareness. Increase understanding of the link between cultural self-awareness and cultural competence.

Attendance limit: 40
Renewal Units: 3

 
    Social Justice Training
Anthony Brisson - NEA

Social Justice Training helps members draw the connection between achieving social justice in schools and realizing academic success for all students. The program lays the foundation for NEA’s social justice work by teaching educators to create more just and educators to create more just and effective learning environments.

Attendance limit: 40
Renewal Units: 3

 
    MALT

Planning for Learning: Focus on the 5 C's /MALT Meeting
Laura Terrill- Author of "The Keys to Planning for Learning"
Alice Nation - Billings Senior High Teacher


Strategies for working with text in the interpretive, presentational and interpersonal modes will be modeled using a variety of texts with an emphasis on tasks that allow learners to acquire vocabulary and grammar in context. Instructional strategies that increase student engagement will be highlighted. Lunch is included.

Attendance limit: 50
Renewal Units: 6
Cost: $35

 
    Elementary Education

Phenology in the k-5 Classroom

Kelli Noppen

How does light affect the blooming of a bud? How does temperature affect the amount of insects around? Help bring back the wonder in science! Explore the science of phenology and how to implement the study of this citizen science in your classroom.

Renewal Unit:1



Kindergarten Coding: Yes, it's at thing!
Martin Horejsi

Coding in the computer sense is a continuum from predictable reactions, to basic instructions, to design, to engineering, to multi-team goals. From preschool to NASA, coding is a thing! This session addresses the basics with actual examples and demonstrations.

Renewal Unit: 1



Project Archaeology: Investigating Rock Art at Medicine Rocks State Park
Sabre Moore
 

Investigating Rock Art at Medicine Rocks State Park will transform your grade 3-5 classroom into a community of student archaeologists who ask questions, make observations and support their inferences with evidence, analyze primary sources, and relate culture to their own lives, all while learning about Montana's archaeological resources.

Renewal Units: 3


Using Children’s Books as Mentor Texts
Donna Miller

Using Katie Wood Ray’s “reading like a writer” heuristic, sectional participants will experience the inquiry process and learn how the books on their classroom shelves can serve as another teacher.

Renewal Units: 4

 
    MIEA

Resources and Ideas for Implementing Indian Education for All
Mike Jetty, Zach Hawkins, and Stephen Morsette - Office of Public Instruction

Best practices for culturally relevant implementation of Indian Education for All. We will share ideas and resources to support standards based instruction. This interactive workshop will also provide educators with basic background knowledge regarding the Essential Understandings Regarding MT Indians.

Attendance limit: 40
Renewal Units: 4
  Friday,
October 18, 2019
 
    General

National Board Renewal Jump Start

Jane Shawn - NBCT

Designed for those people eligible for National Board Renewal in 2020 and 2021 (originally certified in 2010 and 2011). This Institute will prepare candidates for the completing the renewal process. A presentation, question/answer time, and collaboration/work time will be part of the institute. Minimum number 5.


Attendance limit: 20
Renewal Units: 8
Cost: $30

 
    Social Justice Training
Anthony Brisson - NEA

Social Justice Training helps draw the connection between achieving social justice in schools and realizing academic success for all students. The program lays the foundation for NEA’s social justice work by teaching educators to create more just and educators to create more just and effective learning environments.

Attendance limit: 40
Renewal Units: 3

 
    Bullying Awareness
Anthony Brisson - NEA

An awareness workshop introduces participants to NEA’s Bully Free Awareness Kit, which covers three inclusive topics: What is Bullying? How Do I Intervene?, and How Do I Advocate?

Attendance limit: 40
Renewal Units: 1

 
    Cultural Competence
Anthony Brisson - NEA

Recognizing that culturally responsive instruction helps educators close achievement gaps, NEA offers a program that expands the capacity of educators to serve students from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Deepen participants’ own cultural self-awareness. Increase understanding of the link between cultural self-awareness and cultural competence.

Attendance limit: 40
Renewal Units: 3

 
    Elementary Education

Figuring out Fractions!

Georgia Cobbs and James Lucas - University of Montana

We will figure out how to teach fractions for teachers in grades 3-5 in conceptual, hands-on, incorporating IEFA, and other fun ways. We will explore with children's books, pattern blacks and more! It all adds up to figuring all about fractions: divide and multiply, but subtract the frustration!

Attendance limit: 25
Renewal Units: 4

Visual Phonics
Arle Lohof

This program is designed to help the learner work through the varied pronunciations of the letters of our alphabet. It uses several modalities to imprint vocalizations.

Renewal Units: 1

    MEEA

Project Learning Tree Educator Workshop, with guide book
Rose Vallor - Montana State University
 

The Project Learning Tree (PLT) workshop attendees will cooperatively work with PLT activities to apply them in teaching situations. Attendees will learn about PLT environmental education resources and receive a K-8 PLT curriculum guide book.

Attendance limit: 22
Renewal Units: 4
 

         MSTA

Connecting to Stream Flow
Lily Haines - Clark Fork Coalition

The Clark Fork Coalition connects over 600 high school students to climate science, snowpack, and the water supply each year. This workshop will provide access to expert knowledge of these topics, a framework for authentic climate research in your classroom, and access to our unique distance learning platform.


Attendance limit: 20
Renewal Units: 1