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This introductory course provides insight into data literacy and data analysis strategies for teachers and administrators in Montana. With the goal of supporting and extending continuous improvement for all PK-12 students, this course aims to provide you with skills and protocols to use data in ways that can be immediately implemented in the classroom.

Created by Romola Bernard, Montana State University, & Cari Russell, Educational Consultant.

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Type: Self-paced
Audience: All Educators
OPI Renewal Units: 3 hours
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This course is designed to provide you with a brief overview of curriculum integration. We will explore examples of curriculum integration and think about common misconceptions regarding subject integration. It is recommended that you take this course before taking the group course: Integration Across Content Areas Through a Scientific Lens.

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

"This is a great class. Integration is extremely beneficial and I will be making every effort to collaborate with other teachers." —Middle school teacher, Missoula, MT

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Type: Self-paced
Audience: All Educators
OPI Renewal Units: 1 hour
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This course explores the 8 effective classroom practices from the national Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS) technical assistance center. Participants will identify 3 priority practices for their own classroom, explore all 8 practices, and create an action plan for immediate implementation.

Created by Sandy Elmore, MBI Consultant.

"I loved this course so much. I even went to school today after taking it, this morning and applied these, and was amazed to see the change in my day with my kids! I will definitely suggest this course to others!" —Montana elementary teacher

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Type: Self-paced
Audience: All Educators
OPI Renewal Units: 4 hours

course descriptionThis course discusses what it means for practices to be evidence-based, how to select evidence-based practices, and the recommendations set out by ESSA and the Montana OPI.

Created by the Standards, Instruction, and Professional Learning Unit in coordination with the School Innovation and Improvement Department, Montana Office of Public Instruction.

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Type: Self-paced
Audience: All Educators
OPI Renewal Units: 2 hours
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This course provides an introduction to dyslexia for educators. Including definitions, myths, and support for students. The course also outlines the Montana Dyslexia Screening and Intervention Act (§ 20-7-469, MCA) and the responsibilities of districts, schools, and the Office of Public Instruction. 

This course is for all educators and administrators.

Created by Christy Mock-Stutz, ELA Instructional Coordinator at the MT Office of Public Instruction

"A wonderful resource! Thanks for a great training! I appreciated it very much!!" —High school teacher, Kalispell, MT

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Type: Self-paced
Audience: All Educators
OPI Renewal Units: 1 hour
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Gifted students, also referred to as high ability or high potential learners, are often overlooked or misunderstood due to lack of understanding. This course will cover basic characteristics of gifted students.  Sub-populations of high ability students will also explored. The first step in better supporting exceptional students is understanding who these students are.

Created by Estee Aiken, Associate Professor, University of Montana Western

"The class was very helpful in helping you identify gifted students, but more importantly, helping you understand and guide gifted students." —Montana middle school teacher

user rating User Ratings: 3.8  3.8 stars

Type: Self-paced
Audience: K-12
OPI Renewal Units: 4 hours
course description

This course provides an overview and planning process for implementing standards-based grading and reporting.

Created by Colet Bartow, Director of Content Standards and Instruction, OPI

"Thank you for putting this course together. It certainly is a course that is very relevant in today's education circles." —Middle school teacher, Billings, MT area

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User Rating: 3.5 3.5 stars  

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

Creating joyful classrooms provides the backdrop for students to be successful in their education. This course provides specific strategies to support students to grow in optimism, motivation, and build resilience. Help make your classroom a trauma-informed and resilience-engaged space to help all students thrive. 

Created by Dr. Tammy Elser, Salish Kootenai College and Christy Mock-Stutz, Helena Middle School Literacy Coordinator

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Type: Self-paced
Audience: All Educators
OPI Renewal Units: 2 hours
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Adopting an entire standards-based grading system can be daunting. This course outlines one step toward implementation that teachers can take - providing feedback through standards-based rubrics. If you're looking to make a change in your classroom or school, this course is for you.

Created by Cari Russell, Education Consultant.

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

Classrooms are complex environments in which teachers must deal with uncertainty, diversity, and a certain amount of productive chaos. This course will not only provide ideas for classroom management and instruction but give you the tools to thrive during your early years of teaching. 

This is course is for new teachers.

Facilitated by Lander Sulser, education consultant and former Montana educator. 

"This class was amazing I particularly enjoyed the meetings." —Billings area elementary teacher

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User Rating: 3.8 3.8 stars 

Type: Facilitated
Audience: K-12
OPI Renewal Units: 12 hours
Enrollment Opens: 2/14/20
Course Dates: 3/1/21 - 4/11/21
Note: Enrollment closes the first day of the course or when the cap is met.