October News

Northwest Montana Educational Cooperative

Note from Cherie Stobie, Director

ATTENTION Co-Op Board Members: Please complete your SWOT analysis Google Form by Friday, October 12th, so that we may review the results before our next meeting on Oct. 25th. The more respondents we have, the better we will be able to set goals to move our organization successfully into the next generation. Thank you for taking the time to get this done. Please click on the link below:


http://bit.ly/2Op2Ekj



Science & Social Studies Committees: Thank you to the teachers who came and participated in the first curriculum review days during the past two weeks. Both groups were very focused, hard-working, and collaborative. Not only did we accomplish a lot, we have a great path for the rest of our sessions.


Science: Topics covered included-Conceptual Shifts in the NGSS, Intro. to 3D lessons, Grade Band Discussions of successes, challenges, and opportunities, & a Robotics Demonstration

*Next Meeting (11/6) will be focused on Assessments/Rubrics, Sequencing Guides, and Web Resources

*Jan. Meeting will be CANCELLED & replaced with Kirk Robbins 3D Lessons two day training in April (one day for K-5, another for 6-12)


Social Studies: Topics covered included-OPI's process & standards, Co-Op documents, Intro. to C3 Framework & Grade Band Discussions of the Four Dimensions, and Curricular Materials to preview

*Next Meeting (11/13) will include a presentation by Pam & Jean from Evergreen and Taylor from KMS on Making Social Studies Relevant, a MT Historical Society presentation by Jen from Eureka, and curricular materials sample review.


Looking forward to the first Music Meeting next week (Oct. 9th) and the Health Enhancement Collaboration Mtg. (Oct. 30th)!


You can reach me at the Co-op (406-752-3302) or cheriestobie@nwmtcoop.org

JUST A REMINDER...

Please make sure your clerks/office staff have updated the Co-op's new address(physical and mailing). Our new address is:


NW MT Educational Cooperative

1203 Hwy. 2, West

Suite 39

Kalispell, MT . 59901

Co-op Finance Meeting

Wednesday, Oct. 24th, 8:30am

County Supt. Office, 935 1st Avenue West, Kalispell, MT

Co-op Board Meeting

Thursday, Oct. 25th, 9-11am

United Way Conference Room, 1203 U.S. 2, Kalispell, MT

PIR - Love & Logic in the Classroom

Wednesday, Oct. 10th, 4-6pm

2290 Farm to Market Road

Kalispell, MT

Additional Meeting Dates (all sessions are from 4:00 - 6:00 pm):


October 24

November 14

November 28

December 12

January 16

February 13

February 27


Register on PIRnet, session #7937. Cost is $125, payable on first day of attendance. For an additional $125, you can get 1 graduate credit, in lieu of, PIR/OPI credit.

PIR - Project Wet Workshop

Saturday, Oct. 13th, 9am-3pm

32125 Bio Station Lane

Polson, MT

PIR # 7969 (Bring a lunch as it will be a working lunch.)

Co-op Curriculum Review Committee Meetings for 2018-19

Science Curriculum Committee Meeting Dates for 2018-19 (Year 3)

Tuesday, Nov. 6th, 8:30am-3:30pm

United Way Conference Room, 1203 U.S. Highway 2 West, Kalispell, MT

Additional Meeting Date:


Kirk Robbins will be coming to present 3-D Science in April. Exact dates TBD. This will replace the January meeting.

Music Curriculum Committee Meeting (Year 1)

Tuesday, Oct. 9th, 8:30am-3:30pm

United Way Conference Room, 1203 U.S. Highway 2 West, Kalispell, MT

Additional Meeting Dates:


11/27/2018 8:30am - 3:30pm

2/5/2019 8:30am - 3:30pm

Substitute Teacher Training in Thompson Falls

Wednesday, Oct. 10th, 5-8pm

206 Haley Avenue, Thompson Falls, MT (Thompson Falls Junior High)

To register, contact Melissa Wilson @ 406-827-3593

Health Enhancement Collaboration Meeting

Tuesday, Oct. 30th, 8:30am-3:30pm

United Way Conference Room, 1203 U.S. Highway 2 West, Kalispell, MT

Social Studies Curriculum Committee Meeting (Year 1)

Tuesday, Nov. 13th, 8:30am-3:30pm

United Way Conference Room, 1203 U.S. 2 West, Kalispell, MT

Additional Meeting Dates:


1/29/2019 8:30am - 3:30pm

UPCOMING TRAININGS

Reader & Writer's Workshop (3rd-5th Grade)

Thursday, Oct. 18th, 8:30am-3:30pm

1203 U.S. 2, Kalispell, MT (United Way Conference Room)

In this hands-on, fast-paced training, Kelly Boswell will demonstrate how a workshop approach to teaching reading and writing can help serve all students. You’ll learn practical tips and tools to help students discover (or re-discover) how to live joyfully literate lives while still holding fast to rigorous standards.


You’ll also learn how to become an expert professional who – like a doctor – listens, looks, assesses, and connects, then takes responsive action to help all students reach their potential.


**If your school is not a member of the Co-op, participants will be charged a $50/day registration fee.**

Reader & Writer's Workshop (K-2nd Grade)

Friday, Oct. 19th, 8:30am-3:30pm

1203 U.S. 2, Kalispell, MT (United Way Conference Room)

In this hands-on, fast-paced training, Kelly Boswell will demonstrate how a workshop approach to teaching reading and writing can help serve all students. You’ll learn practical tips and tools to help students discover (or re-discover) how to live joyfully literate lives while still holding fast to rigorous standards.


You’ll also learn how to become an expert professional who – like a doctor – listens, looks, assesses, and connects, then takes responsive action to help all students reach their potential.


**If your school is not a member of the Co-op, participants will be charged a $50/day registration fee.**

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