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This course gives a brief introduction to what braille is, how it came about, ways of producing and reading braille, and a bit of information about how you can learn braille.

Created by Susan Davis, Montana School for the Deaf and Blind.

"I work with a blind student and this gave me insight and more understanding of her and how she learns." —Substitute teacher, Helena, MT area

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Type: Self-paced
Audience: All Educators
OPI Renewal Units: 1 hour
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Participants will review the core concepts of IDEA, gain an understanding of the special education process, and learn how the process meets the law. This will empower general educators to feel more confident in their role in the special education process, thus better able to meet the needs of their students. 

Created by Kevin Nettleton, OPI Student Support Services

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Type: Self-paced
Audience: All Educators
OPI Renewal Units: 2 hours
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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

Facilitated by Yvonne Field, Assessment & Accountability Specialist

"I am amazed at the level of detail put into this training. I truly appreciate the opportunity to practice in the actual program. Thank you so much!" -- Middle School Teacher, Troy, MT

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 to the special education process in Montana. Educators who would benefit from a refresher would also benefit from this course. When requesting enrollment, please send an email to yfield@mt.gov from your school email address to request the enrollment code.

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Type: Facilitated
Audience: Closed Group
OPI Renewal Units: 16 hours
Enrollment Opens: 6/7/21 - please email yfield@mt.gov using your school email address for enrollment key
Course Dates: 6/28/21 - 8/22/21
Note: Enrollment closes the first day of the course or when the cap is met.
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This course is for any educator working with children with learning disabilities. Participants will learn (1) how to “feature match”, or systematically link students' abilities and strengths with existing tools, (2) about notetaking apps, smart writing systems, and software options, (3) concrete strategies to increase students’ independence and skill.

Created by Anna-Margaret Goldman, former MonTech Program Director

"I really enjoyed the content, because there was an array of options." —Montana middle school teacher

user rating User rating: 3.7 3.7 stars

Type: Self-paced
Audience: All Educators
OPI Renewal Units: 1 hour