course description

This course takes you through everything you need to know to get started using Google Suite features: Google Slides, Docs, Spreadsheets, and Forms. Learn how to integrate these productivity tools into your classroom to save time and stay connected. Perfect if you’re new to Google Suite or if you need a review.

Created by Cindy Shultz, Missoula Sentinel High School.

type of course Semi-facilitated course length 6 OPI Renewal Units audience All Educators
user rating User Ratings: 4.4 4 and a half stars

"This was a very worthwhile course for me.  I have never used Google Suite before, but certainly will in the future." -Elementary teacher, Anaconda, MT

course description

The course provides teachers with an introduction to what is needed to foster their students’ safe, ethical, and responsible uses of technology. Participants will explore the critical role citizenship curricula play in K-12 learning, as well as ways skills and strategies they can use to integrate digital citizenship content into their teaching to address issues like cyberbullying, online privacy, and information literacy. 

Created by Nick Lux, Associate Professor of Educational Technology, Montana State University

type of course Self-paced course length 2 OPI Renewal Units audience All Educators
user rating User Ratings: 4.7 4.7 stars

"Interesting course and so pertinent to today's students.  It's great to see that so much information is available to teach." -Substitute teacher, Anaconda, MT

Course Description

In this course, teachers will utilize the free digital learning portfolio tool Seesaw to research, analyze and create digital portfolios. Teachers will have the opportunity to collaborate, learn and share ideas in this hands-on learning environment. Walk away with the tools, excitement, and support to get started using portfolios in your classroom and for professional learning!

Facilitated by Traci Piltz, Technology Integration Specialist, Billings Public Schools 

type of course

Facilitated, May 14th - June 10th 

Registration closes May 14th or when the course is full.

*Watch for registration to open April 27th

course length 15 OPI Renewal Units audience All Educators

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This course will guide you through a collection of digital tools to "tech your teaching up a notch!" You will be asked to consider the content and pedagogy, and of course technology, that will help your students to be better learners and creators in the digital age.

Created by Ann Brucker, Technology Integration Specialist, Billings Public Schools.

tag icon Self-paced tag icon 4 OPI Renewal Units tag icon 9-12 Teachers
star  User Ratings: 4.6  4 half stars

"This is one of the best workshops I have ever taken.  I was able to bookmark all of the tools and I have already begun implementing their usefulness." -HS teacher, Livingston, MT

course description

The lessons in this course will guide you through the basics of meaningful, effective technology integration in grades K-5. Young learners are capable of leveraging technology to learn, do and create amazing things, and this course will guide you in thinking about technology and how it can enhance the curriculum and learning in your classroom. 

Created by Traci Piltz, Technology Integration Specialist, Billings Public Schools

Type of Course Self-paced course length 4 OPI Renewal Units Audience K-5 Teachers
user rating  User Ratings: 4.7 4.7 stars

"I loved how interactive this course was. I am very excited to be walking away from this course will a list of tools I can use in my classroom." -Elementary teacher, Billings, MT

course description

This course covers the basic principles behind universal design for learning (UDL), including the theory and research that substantiates UDL, as well as practical strategies that work across grade levels and content areas that can be used to design UDL opportunities.

Created by Nick Lux, Associate Professor of Educational Technology, Montana State University

type of course Self-paced course length 2 OPI Renewal Units audience All Educators
user rating User Ratings: 3.7  3.7 stars