April News

Northwest Montana Educational Cooperative

It's April, right?!

Things at the Co-op are moving and shaking. We are in our new office space and can't wait to hold our Open House on April 10th 3-7:00 pm. Stop by, say hello and eat a snack! 1203 Hwy 2 West, Ste. 39, Kalispell MT 59901 (old mall) Park on the west side of the building and use Entrance B.


The month of April can be a stressful one for all staff and students, so we are happy to offer a Yoga, Relaxation and Mindfulness for Teachers and the Classroom course. We had no idea just how popular this course would be (now there is a waiting list).


You may also greatly benefit from an evening of awards, as well as laughs and inspiration with Jack Berckemeyer.


  • Teaching: Living It, Loving It and Laughing About It
  • April 25, 5:30-8:30 pm
  • Glacier High School Performance Hall



We are bringing in a national science trainer on May 2-3. Register today before we open it up to nonCo-op schools. Link to register


APPRECIATION: Nominate an administrator, teacher or support personnel by April 13 at this LINK


Give us your input for a Fall 2018 Reader's and Writer's Workshop training at this LINK


-Karla

Jack Berckemeyer is coming to Kalispell!!!

Teacher Appreciation Evening on April 25, 2018

Please join the Co-op and many of your colleagues for an inspirational and uplifting evening with Jack Berckemeyer.


Register on PIRnet

Flyer

Nominate a deserving administrator, teacher or support personnel

Save the Date: August 13-14, 2018

STEAM Conference

We are in the process of transforming Math in the Mountain into a STEAM Conference. If you are interested in assisting with our planning, please email Karla at karlamiller@nwmtcoop.org .

K-5 Art Integration Meeting

Tuesday, April 3rd, 8:30am-3:30pm

1203 Hwy 2 West, STE. 39, Kalispell, MT 59901

Meet in our new office space in STE. 39


Additional meeting date:

May 15th 8:30 - 3:30pm

Technologies to Support Blending/Flipping

Tuesday, April 3rd, 4-6pm

1203 U.S. Highway 2

Kalispell, MT

Register on PIRnet (Session #7489)

"Blending" and "Flipping" are en vogue terms in contemporary education, but how can a teacher effectively implement them within their own unique contexts? Join one High School ELA teacher as she shares the basics of Screencastify (a screen capture tool) and how this unique and easy to use tool can help teachers to innovate their instruction and reach a variety of learners.



Book Study - Unmapped Potential

Monday, April 9th, 4:30-6:30pm

NW MT Co-op Office, 1203 Hwy. 2, West, Suite 39 (Gateway Mall)

Additional Meeting Times:


April 23rd: 4:30 - 6:30 pm


Register on PIRnet (Session #7470)

Flyer

Co-op Open House

Tuesday, April 10th, 3-7pm

1203 U.S. Highway 2

Kalispell, MT

Come see our new place!

IEFA Committee Meeting

Wednesday, April 11th, 12:30-3:30pm

Gateway Mall - Gathering Room at 1203 Hwy 2 West, Kalispell, MT 59901

Google Buffet-Formative Assessments and Elevating Your Lessons

Wednesday, April 11th, 4-7pm

United Way Main Conference Room(Gateway Mall), 1203 Hwy 2 West, Kalispell, MT 59901

PIR# 7526

Science Curriculum Review Committee Meeting

Thursday, April 12th, 8:30am-3:30pm

1203 U.S. Highway 2

Kalispell, MT

Yoga, Relaxation & Mindfulness for Teachers and the Classroom

Monday, April 16th, 4-6pm

United Way Main Conference Room (Gateway Mall), 1203 Hwy 2 West, Kalispell MT 59901

PIR# 7471

GT Follow-up Training (WMPLC)

Tuesday, April 17th, 9am-12pm

United Way Main Conference Room (Gateway Mall) at 1203 Hwy 2 West, Kalispell, MT 59901

Co-op Finance Meeting

Wednesday, April 18th, 8:30am

935 1st Avenue West

Kalispell, MT

Co-op Board Meeting

Thursday, April 19th, 9am

1203 U.S. Highway 2

Kalispell, MT

Crossroads Advisory Board and SPED Co-op meetings will follow the Co-op Board Meeting.

Book Study - Unmapped Potential

Monday, April 23rd, 4:30-6:30pm

NW MT Co-op Office, 1203 Hwy. 2, West, Suite 39 (Gateway Mall)

PIR# 7470

Teacher Appreciation Evening

Wednesday, April 25th, 5:30-8:30pm

375 Wolfpack Way

Kalispell, MT

Youth Mental Health First Aide

Saturday, April 28th, 8am-4pm

United Way Main Conference Room(Gateway Mall), 1203 Hwy. 2, W., Kalispell, MT 59901

PIR# 7484

K-5 Science Training with Kirk Robbins (NGSS training specialist)

Wednesday, May 2nd, 8:15am-3:30pm

1203 U.S. Highway 2

Kalispell, MT

After getting approval from your administrator, please register at https://goo.gl/uJnKhy before April 13th.

6-12th Grade Science Training with Kirk Robbins (NGSS training specialist)

Thursday, May 3rd, 7:45am-3:15pm

1203 U.S. Highway 2

Kalispell, MT

After getting approval from your administrator, please register at https://goo.gl/uJnKhy before April 13th.
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STREAM Online Courses for K-12 Math Teachers 2017-18 Calendar

Dear MCTM Member,

STandards-Based Teaching Renewing Educators Across Montana (STREAM) will offer over 25 online, mini-courses during the 2017-2018 school year. Courses are designed to help K-12 mathematics teachers improve their knowledge of mathematics, deepen their understanding of our state standards, and engage their students in meaningful learning of mathematics. STREAM modules are free and teachers can earn 15 OPI renewal units for successful completion. You can learn more by reading the STREAM Online Module Calendar and the STREAM Online Module Descriptions using the links provided or see attachments to this email.

Please join us online by signing up for a course. Please help us get the word out by distributing this information widely to K-12 mathematics teachers in your district. Thank you!!

The STREAM Leadership Team

Jennie Luebeck – Montana State University

Matt Roscoe – University of Montana

Lisa Scott – Billings Public Schools

How do I register for events on PIRnet?

Please go to PIRnet