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Keynotes for 2021 MFPE Educator Conference

      Keynotes from 2021 Educator Conference  
      All keynote sessions are scheduled for both the Auditorium and Live Streaming.    
    MATELA (English Language Arts)

Beverly Chin
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8:00 am - 8:50 am
Auditorium or Live Stream session 

Mentoring -- Sharing Our Journeys, Honoring Our Stories Transforming Our Profession

Mentoring is a collaborative, dynamic, synergistic relationship between mentees and mentors. Mentoring nurtures the careers of individuals, strengthens teaching/learning communities, and encourages personal reflection and professional metacognition. With over 40 years of experience, Dr. Beverly Ann Chin describes how mentoring celebrates our journeys, honors our experiences, and transforms our profession.

    MAEA (Art Education) 

Clara Lieu
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9:00 AM - 10:50 AM 
Auditorium or Live Stream Session

Art Education in a Post Pandemic World

This keynote lecture addresses the seismic changes we have seen in the past year during the global pandemic. Education is in uncharted territory, how do we move forward with these new online tools and technology during the pandemic? What's on the horizon for educators is exciting to consider.
    MT STOY (MT Teachers of the Year)

Kristi Borge 
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11:00 AM - 11:50 AM 
Auditorium or VOD Session

Where the Blacktop Ends: Modern-Day Teaching in a Frontier School

Kristi Borge, the 2021 Montana teacher of the year, shares the joys and challenges of teaching in a one-room school in southwest Montana. A closer look at instructional strategies, community collaboration, and issues faced by rural teachers and students will illustrate the experience of educators in these settings.

    MJEA (Journalism)

Courtney Cowgill
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12:00 PM - 12:50 PM 
Auditorium or Live Stream Session

Newstrition: Why the Information Our Students Consume Matters

Our students have never been so bombarded with media and information. What if we helped them spot junk information like we help them spot junk food? In this talk, Cowgill walks through a "newstrition" label that helps bring media literacy, and its importance, to life for students.
                 MCTM (Mathematics)

John Stevens
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2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Auditorium or Live Stream Session

MCTM Keynote
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    MSTA (Science)

Paul Andersen
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3:00 pm - 3:50 pm
Auditorium or Live Stream Session

MSTA Keynote - The Wonder of Science
Come and experience an explicit form of 3-dimensional instruction with Paul Andersen as your guide. Explore the wonders of science as you rediscover the curiosity that guided your childhood.

MCSS (Social Studies)

Gerald Gray
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10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Auditorium or Live Stream Session

Little Shell and our Fight for Federal Recognition

Little Shell Tribal Chair will discuss the decades-long process for recognition and the issues they have faced as a landless people in Montana..