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This course is designed to help you understand what allergies are and what you can do to help students with allergies at your school. 

Created by William Biskupaik, School Health Program Coordinator, DPHHS

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

"I didn't know a lot about this topic, and now I feel as if I have a fairly good understanding. I liked this course and feel that I should start asking my students about their allergies. Thank you!" - Middle School Teacher, Malta, MT

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This course is designed to help you understand what asthma is and what you can do to help make your school asthma friendly for those students with asthma. It was created from the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services' Creating Asthma Friendly Schools in Montana: A Resource Guide, Second Edition

Created by William Biskupaik, DPHHS

type of course Self-paced time 1 OPI Renewal Units audience All Educators
user rating User Ratings: 3.9  3.9 stars

"Very informative and gave me valuable information.  This information needs to be disseminated to EVERY teacher!" -Elementary teacher, Bozeman, MT

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This interactive course provides information about current youth tobacco use trends in Montana with an in depth focus on our schools’ most recent tobacco product challenge, electronic cigarettes. Links to helpful prevention materials are included. Let’s keep our students tobacco free for life!

Created by Kris Minard, OPI Tobacco Use Prevention Education.

Type of Course Self-paced course course length 1 OPI Renewal Units Audience All Educators
user rating User Ratings: 3.8 3.8 stars

"This was an outstanding course where I learned valuable information on a topic that is becoming more important with regards to student wellness." - Educator

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This training is for any school staff interested in assisting students with diabetes in their school with the management of their condition.

Created by William Biskupaik (School Health Program Coordinator) and Marci Butcher, RD, CDE (MT Diabetes Program Coordinator), DPHHS

Type of Course Self-paced course course length 2 OPI Renewal Units Audience All Educators
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GEMS is the online platform of the Montana Statewide Longitudinal Data System (SLDS). GEMS offers public access and provides transparency to data housed at the Office of Public Instruction. We review many issues about data use in this course as well as provide demonstrations of the use of GEMS. This course is meant for educators who are using GEMS currently or will be using GEMS in the future.

Created by Dr. Robin Clausen, Office of Public Instruction.

Type of Course Self-paced course course length 3 OPI Renewal Units Audience All Educators
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This course will provide participants an overview of HIPAA, FERPA and how they intersect with Health (Mental Health) Services provided in a School.

Created by Holly Mook, MT SOARS - Project AWARE State Coordinator.

type of course Self-paced course length 2 OPI Renewal Units audience All Educators
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User Ratings: 3.4 3.5 stars

"Good general information for teachers and it offers administrators a platform to develop guidelines for privacy protocols." -Teacher, Fort Peck, MT

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As school personnel, you play an important role in identifying and helping children who may be abused or neglected. In this course, you will learn how to recognize the indicators of possible child abuse and neglect, how to report concerns to the Montana Child and Family Services Division, and what happens afterward.

Created by Kerrie Ghenie, University of Montana - Children, Families, and Workforce Development

Type of Course Self-paced course course length 2 OPI Renewal Units Audience All educators
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Did you ever wonder how Montana's content standards are created?  This overview course will provide a history of Montana's standards, who is involved, how the standards are created, and how to get involved in upcoming revisions.  This course will be required for individuals who want to serve on content standards revision committees in 2019 and beyond.

Created by Colet Bartow, Marisa Graybill, and Christy Mock-Stutz of the OPI Content Standards and Instruction division.

Type of Course Self-paced course course length 1 OPI Renewal Unit Audience All Educators
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This course emphasizes environmental, educational, and social demands that influence an educator's daily decisions involving ethics, relationships, and cybertraps. Many of these decisions conflict with personal, organizational, technological, and social factors. Poor decisions -- no matter how well-intentioned -- may result in adverse consequences.

This course is for professional development only and will not be used for any other purpose. It is intended to build an educator’s knowledge and confidence in dealing with education-based ethical decisions. 

Created by NASDTEC and vStars

type of course Self-paced course length 6 OPI Renewal Units audience All Educators
user rating User Ratings: 3.7 3.7 stars

"I am very thankful this course is available for all teachers.  I found it rewarding, and hugely informative, and directional in which I can implement what I've learned in my teaching career." -High School teacher, Missoula, MT