Weekly Update May May 9, 2016


  • New Teacher Orientation for Special Education Teachers - August 8 8:30 - 4:00 and 9th 8:30 - 12:00 in Great Falls. Please consider sending special education teachers that are new to special education or new to the state in special education.
  • Book recommendation: Focus on Teaching by Jim Knight
  • There will be a workshop August 8 and 9 on The Behavior Code with Jessica Minahan. The first day will be information and the second day is for developing the behavior plan.
  • CSPD is offering $500 scholarships for MBI registration. That would cover 2 person's registrations and the coop will pay for three if you are one of the first 15 people. Here is the link for the CSPD scholarship Scroll to the bottom for the form.
  • CSPD is also offering scholarships for the Leadership Institute in July. One $250 scholarship per district. Same link as above.


  1. Tony Gentry June 13 & 14 in Helena
  2. EC-LETRS in Boulder in August
  3. The Behavior Code with Jessica Minahan August 8

Helena Independent Record - May 6, 2016

Jefferson High Superintendent Honored at Conference

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure American has a skilled workforce. It provides educational programs, events and competitions that support career and technical education in the nation's classrooms. From April 4-6, Montana SkillsUSA held its 46th Skills and Leadership Conference in Havre.

Jefferson High School's Superintendent Tim Norbeck received the award for being selected Montana Skills USA Administrator of the Year. He was selected from among the administrators of the 36 chapters present at the conference. Norbeck was nominated by the JHS chapter members, and supported by advisors statewide. Jefferson High School also won four medals in the competitions, with one student headed to Louisville, Ky., for the nationals.

Since Norbeck arrived as superintendent at Jefferson High School, he has enabled dual credit CTE classes in architectural drafting, welding 2 and welding 3 in concert with Helena College. Later this school year, he will be exploring the possibility of instituting dual credit classes in residential construction in conjunction with Highlands College in Butte.


Monday - Region IV CSPD 10:00

Tuesday - Montana Data Use Conference in Bozeman

Wednesday - MTSS in Bozeman

Thursday - Office

Friday - MTSS in Bozeman

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