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An interactive role-play simulation about responding to bullying incidents. Educators practice conversation techniques to address biased language in the classroom, reach out when they suspect signs of bullying, and reinforce staff responsibilities in reporting bullying behavior.

This course is only available until 9/30/2021 or until the enrollment cap is met, whichever comes first.

Created by Kognito

Type of Course Self-paced course course length 1 OPI Renewal Unit Audience All Educators
user rating User rating: 3.7
3.7 stars

"I was pleasantly surprised at how applicable the course was across ages and subject areas. I like the simulation setting because it feels very practical and empowering." —Elementary teacher, Butte, MT 

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This course provides an overview of grief, what grief looks like in adolescents, and what you can do to support those who are grieving. This course is designed to help support educators in their daily interactions with students experiencing grief or loss. 

Content developed by Dr. Mary-Ann Bowman, University of Montana

type of course Self-paced course length 2 OPI Renewal Units audience All Educators
user rating User Ratings: 3.83.8 stars

"A necessary tool for all teachers to have in their toolbox." —Montana middle school teacher

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This course is meant to provide an introductory exploration of the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) on brain development, potential behavioral consequences seen as a result of ACEs, basic methods to approach someone who has experienced ACEs, and how classrooms are impacted by ACEs and Trauma.

Created by Holly Mook, OPI Coordinated School Health Unit Director

type of course Self-paced  course length 4 OPI Renewal Units audience All Educators
user rating User Ratings: 3.83.8 stars

"This was a fantastic course that I will use immediately in my classroom.It was very timely." —Teacher, Big Timber, MT

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Today’s LGBTQ students face increasing harassment, isolation, and violence related to sexual identity, sexual orientation, or other perceived differences. These social pressures can lead to emotional distress, depression, anxiety, thoughts of suicide, compromise students’ academic achievements affecting their ability to stay in school. As educators, we can play an important role in ensuring these students receive the help and support they need. The simulation in this course covers best practices in discussing your concerns with LGBTQ youth.

This course is only available until 9/30/2021 or until the enrollment cap is met, whichever comes first.

Created by Kognito

Type of Course Self-paced course course length 1 OPI Renewal Unit Audience All Educators
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User Rating: 3.7 3.7 stars

"I enjoyed the simulation exercises. It was a new and different way of learning for me. It brought the subject matter to life." —Teacher, Polson, MT

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Every individual who is involved with children has the obligation of knowing how to protect them from harm. "Self-education is the first step an educator can take against the problem of child maltreatment, including child sexual abuse." (Child Welfare Information Gateway, 2003) This course will offer you awareness, understanding, and prevention strategies on the subject of child sexual abuse.

Created by Marci Buckles, Workforce Training Consultant, UM Health & Medicine/Schools of Social Work, Center for Children, Families and Workforce Development

Type of Course Self-paced course course length 2 OPI Renewal Units Audience All School Staff 
user rating User rating: 3.8
3.8 stars

"As the video said, just one adult can make a difference. That one adult might be me!" —Montana K-12 teacher

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Wraparound with MiiWrap is designed for anyone who works with youth and families. To register for this course you should be familiar with Wraparound and have the book, "Foundations of Motivational Interviewing Informed Wraparound" by Jim Rast. This course will help you develop the skills to put Wraparound, using the techniques of motivational interviewing, into practice. This course requires an enrollment key, but we are still putting on the finishing touches so please check back later.

Created by Montana Office of Public Instruction's Tribal Wraparound Project

Type of Course Self-paced course course length 10 OPI Renewal Units Audience For anyone who works with youth and families
user rating New course, data coming soon!