course description

Are you worried about a student? Through role-play simulations, build the confidence to talk to a student by learning how to initiate the conversation, motivational conversation techniques, and common pitfalls to avoid. Specific scenarios: a 3rd grader who has suffered from a traumatic event and the mother of a 5th grader who has become disruptive and aggressive. 

This course is only available until 9/30/21 or until the enrollment cap is met, whichever comes first. 

Created by Kognito

"This was a very good experience. I learned a great deal about effective communication for many purposes." —Elementary substitute, Great Falls, MT

user rating User Rating: 3.9 3.9 stars

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

Are you worried about a student? Through role-play simulations, build the confidence to talk to a student by learning how to initiate the conversation, motivational conversation techniques, and common pitfalls to avoid. Specific scenarios: a new girl being teased, clique ringleader having trouble at home, and a boy struggling with thoughts of suicide. 

This course is only available until 9/30/21 or until the enrollment cap is met, whichever comes first. 

Created by Kognito

"I loved the simulations. The student responses were very close to what I have experienced." —Middle school teacher, Lockwood, MT

user rating User Rating: 3.9 3.9 stars

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

Are you worried about a student? Through role-play simulations, build the confidence to talk to a student by learning how to initiate the conversation, motivational conversation techniques, and common pitfalls to avoid. Specific scenarios: a girl who is highly anxious about her grades and may be cutting, a boy with poor attendance, low motivation, and drug use, and a shy boy with suicidal thoughts. 

This course is only available until 9/30/21 or until the enrollment cap is met, whichever comes first. 

Created by Kognito

"I enjoyed this course being interactive with realistic teen responses at the HS level simulation. Unique, informative and enjoyable considering the topic. Very well done!" —Educator, Colstrip, MT

user rating User Rating: 3.8 3.8 stars

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

This course will provide you an overview of suicide in the United States, youth suicide related behavior, the Bitterroot Valley Education Cooperative suicide prevention project, and youth voice.

Created by Steve Zieglowsky, Bitterroot Valley Education Cooperative and Holly Mook, OPI Coordinated School Health Unit Director

"This course was very interesting and quite relevant to education today."—Elementary school teacher, Great Falls, MT

user rating

User Rating: 3.8  3.8 stars

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

This course will provide participants an overview of the suicide prevention work through PEACE protocols done through the Pilot Districts - specifically the Bitterroot Co-Op, youth perceptions on suicide, school strategies for prevention, and implementation for the school suicide prevention strategies. This will include strategic planning with resources and partners on suicide prevention. 

Created by Steve Zieglowsky, Bitterroot Valley Education Cooperative and Holly Mook, OPI Coordinated School Health Unit Director.

"This course offered an extensive amount of information, which was amazing!" —Future teacher, Billings, MT

user rating User Ratings: 3.8 3.8 stars

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

This course will provide participants an understanding of Suicide Protocols for Schools. It includes the importance of policies and procedures and is the third course in a pathway aimed at suicide prevention. If you're just getting started, check out the Overview of Youth Suicide.

Created by Steve Zieglowsky, Bitterroot Valley Education Cooperative and Holly Mook, OPI Coordinated School Health Unit Director.

"I found so many helpful things in this course and I plan to share with my Superintendent. I am impressed." —Eastern Montana teacher

user rating User Rating: 3.7 3.7 stars

Type: Self-paced
Audience: All Educators
OPI Renewal Units: 3 hours