March News

Northwest Montana Educational Cooperative

Director's Desk

Kirk Robbins Science Training

We have had several people express that they are planning to attend the upcoming Kirk Robbins 3D Science Follow-up sessions, but only a small number have registered. I need an accurate count for set up and materials. Please sign up on PIR Net (#8740 or #8741) as soon as possible. Thank you!

Freshman Surveys

Surveys of GHS & FHS Freshman and their teachers will be given in early April. This is to get input about how prepared the students felt when entering high school as well as how prepared their teachers felt they were. We hope to have results to the partner schools by early May, so that they have time to give advice to their current 8th grade students as they transition to high school.

Upcoming Meetings

Co-op Finance Meeting

Thursday, March 19th, 8:30-9am

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

Co-op Board Meeting

Thursday, March 19th, 9:30-11:15am

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

IEFA Focus Year Meeting 2

Tuesday, March 10th, 8:30am-3:30pm

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

Upcoming Professional Development

Flathead Watershed Through the Seasons

Four weekends (one each season) of hands-on & relevant professional development for K-12 teachers. The application period ends March 15th. Go to to apply.

Game Changer Book Study (sponsored by NW MT Rdg. Council)

This book was co-authored by Donalyn Miller, who will be the featured presenter at the Literacy Conference this coming August.

Sign up on PIR Net #8742. First session is on March 10th!

ABCs & 123s of Reflective Thinking

Thursday, March 12th, 4:30-6:30pm

1203 U.S. Highway 2 West

Kalispell, MT

Reflective thinking strategies for the classroom with Sue Harding and Kathy Hill.

Meeting Dates:

Jan. 16th

Feb. 13th

March 12th

April 16th

PIR Net: #8528

Modern Band

Thursday, April 9th, 4:30-7:30pm

20 West Evergreen Drive

Kalispell, MT

For band instructors (Grades 6-12)

Presented by: Kurt Weber

PIR Net: #8621

3D Science Teaching with Kirk Robbins

Thursday, April 9th, 8:30am to Friday, April 10th, 11:30am

United Way Main Conference Room 1203 Hwy. 2 West, Kalispell

4/9/20: Elementary: 8:30-11:30 (Kirk via Zoom)

4/10/20: Secondary: 8:30-11:30 (With Kirk Robbins via Zoom)


Teacher Appreciation Evening

Wednesday, April 29th, 5-8pm

375 Wolfpack Way

Kalispell, MT

Jimmy Casas will be delivering an inspiring and thought-provoking keynote called "Culturalize: Every Student. Every Day. Whatever It Takes." We will also be honoring several educators as well as giving away door prizes. Come and enjoy this opportunity to celebrate our amazing profession together!