April News

NMEC: The Scoop from the Coop

Awesome April

Director's Notes:


Happy Spring! I hope this season brings a renewal of energy and hope for an awesome finish to this school year for each of you.


FACEBOOK GROUPS: As a way to connect and continue to share ideas and resources, and announce opportunities, we have started creating Facebook groups.


So far, we have groups set up for Music, Library/Tech, Health Enhancement, and Support Services (Title 1, SpEd, Counseling, etc.). More groups will be added for classroom grade bands soon. As they are added, they will be posted on our Co-op FB Page.


Check them out and join below! Please find the pinned post and introduce yourself to help us get started. Then, share the group with your job-alike colleagues. They do not have to be a part of the Co-op, but must live and work in the Northwest Region of Montana.


I am looking for someone to help act as an an asst. admin. for each of the groups as well. If you would be willing to volunteer to do this, please join the group and then let me know, so I can invite you to be an admin.


READY...SET...CONNECT!


K-12 Music FB Group


K-12 Health Enhancement FB Group


K-12 Student Support Specialists


K-12 Library Media & Technology FB Group

How do I register for events on PIRnet?

PIR Net Link


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PIR NET VIDEO TUTORIAL


Written Instructions for Creating a PIRnet Acct.

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STANDARDS REVIEW LINKS

Newly Adopted Montana Standards: OPI Cycle 1-Effective July 1, 2021

Districts must have their plans in place now for review and full implementation of these standards within five years. The Co-Op will focus on Social Studies and Computer Science for the 21-22 school year.


Social Studies

Computer Science

Career & Tech Ed

Library Media and Info. Lit

Technology Integration


Co-Op Standards Review Cycle (At-A-Glance)

NW MT Ed Co-op Standards Review Cycle

UPCOMING EVENTS

Gr. PK-2 Virtual PLC: Always room for more collaborators!

Monday, April 4th, 4-6pm

This is an online event.

Non-Co-Op Participants (Cost $25 per session)

No Cost for Co-Op Schools


FINAL SESSION FOCUS: Primary Math Practices


Connecting and engaging with other area PK-2 Teachers is a powerful way to grow as an educational professional. Join the team, where we will discuss and share best practices for curriculum planning, instructional strategies, classroom management, technology integration, and more. Specific topics will be determined by the needs of the team.


Breakout rooms and group response applications will be used to further differentiate within the group. The team will meet three more times throughout the year for two hours each time.


You do not have to previously have attended a session to join this group. You will get PIR credit for sessions that you have attended.




PIR Session #9541: https://kalnet.io-solutions.com/pir/details.php?id=9541

Social Studies Committee Meeting

Thursday, April 7th, 9am-3pm

1203 Hwy 2 W, Suite 39, Kalispell, MT

Computer Science Committee Meeting

Monday, April 11th, 1-3pm

1203 Hwy 2 W, Suite 39, Kalispell, MT

Gr. 3-5 Teachers Power PLC

Monday, April 11th, 4-6pm

This is an online event.

More information


Non-Co-Op Participants Cost $25/session

No Cost for Co-Op Schools


FINAL SESSION FOCUS: Intermediate Math Practices


Connecting and engaging with other area Grade 3-5 Teachers is a powerful way to

grow as an educational professional.


Join the team, where we will discuss and share best practices for curriculum planning, instructional strategies, classroom management, technology integration, and more. Specific topics will be determined by the needs of the team. Breakout rooms and group response applications will be used to further differentiate within the group.


Breakout rooms and group response applications will be used to further differentiate within the group. The team will meet three more times this year for two hours each time.


You do not have to previously have attended a session to join this group. You will get PIR credit for sessions that you have attended.



PIRnet Session #9542

Gr. 5-8 Teachers Power PLC

Monday, April 18th, 4-6pm

This is an online event.

More information

Non-Co-Op Participants (Cost $25 per session)

No Cost for Co-Op Schools


FINAL SESSION FOCUS: Building and Using a Google Site with Students


Connecting and engaging with other area Grade 5-8 Teachers is a powerful way to grow as an educational professional. Join the team, where we will discuss and share best practices for curriculum planning, instructional strategies, classroom management, technology integration, and more. Specific topics will be determined by the needs of the team.


Breakout rooms and group response applications will be used to further differentiate within the group. The team will meet three more times throughout the year for two hours each time.


You do not have to previously have attended a session to join this group. You will get PIR credit for sessions that you have attended.




PIR Session #9543

Co-op Finance Meeting

Thursday, April 21st, 8:30-9am

290 North Main Street

Kalispell, MT

Regular Meeting of the NMEC Finance Committee. This meeting will take place in the new County Superintendent's office.(290-C North Main St., Kalispell, MT - Old CenturyTel Bldg.)

Co-op Management Board Meeting

Thursday, April 21st, 9:30-11:30am

Gateway Community Center, 1203 Hwy 2, West, Kalispell, MT(Gathering Place, Suite #26)

Regular Monthly Management Board Meeting

2022 Co-op Teacher Appreciation Evening with Jimmy Casas

Wednesday, April 27th, 5:30-8:30pm

20 North Main Street

Kalispell, MT

Join us for this fun evening of celebrating all of those who make our profession possible and successful...all of you and more!


Awards Presentations

Keynote Speaker: Jimmy Casas

Door Prize Drawings: 8 GIFT CARDS & 6 BOOKS WILL BE GIVEN AWAY!


Nominations are due March 31 (See Attached form)

Register on PIRnet:

PIR Session #9902