course description

This course will introduce participants to the 2016 Arts Content Standards. The five artistic disciplines now include media arts standards in order to support artistic literacy in the areas of film, animation, and digital art making. The standards integrate Montana’s IEFA, acknowledging the contribution of native tribes to Montana’s rich artistic and cultural life.

Created by Christy Mock-Stutz, OPI

Type of Course Self-paced course length 1 OPI Renewal Unit audience All Educators
user rating  User Ratings: 4.6 4.6 stars

"You have displayed once again that information and tools are available for use.  I just need to use them!" -Teacher, Jordan, MT

course description

Introduction to the new Montana Media Arts Standards. This course will guide you through the new Montana Media Arts Standards and provide resources for integrating media arts into any classroom.

Created by Wes Hines, Kalispell Public Schools

Type of Course Self-paced course length 2 OPI Renewal Units audience All educators
user rating User Ratings: 4.3 4.3 stars

"I loved all of the recommendations and resources." -Middle School teacher, Gallatin Gateway, MT

This is a closed group course for the members of the Year 3 Cohort.   

This course will help participants learn tools and instructional strategies for integrating the arts into the PK-12 classroom to reach an inclusive group of learners across content areas.  Participants will study the arts impact on cognition and how the arts build habits of mind that support academic success.  Using a blended learning model, participants will work to develop knowledge and skills in arts integration, arts education advocacy, and arts education research and policy that will help them become local leaders in arts education in their schools, districts and communities. 

If you have questions or are interested in joining future cohorts, please contact Christy ( or Monica ( 

This course has been canceled for the remainder of the year.  Please watch for it to launch as a facilitated course next school year.