February 2021 Newsletter
Northwest Montana Educational Cooperative
From the Director's Desk
It was also so fun to have lunch with the students from Pleasant Valley school and Ms. Sheets while they were in town for a field trip.
We are looking forward to continuing our Winter Math PD, wrapping up our SEL Book Study, and meeting with the IEFA & Math teams this month.
Please let us know if you need anything. Remember if you are planning to come in and see us, call or email first so we can let you in.
PIR Net Information
Please check that you have the correct information in the PIR Net system to ensure that you receive the necessary communications.
Here are some helpful Links for Registering for and using our PIR Net System for Professional Development...
PIR Net Site Link
This 3 min. tutorial will help you get started with PIR Net and help you navigate your account.
Nate Chute NMEC Resilience Support For Educators
This is a free three-session workshop that will result in up to six (6) OPI Renewal Units. Created by the Nate Chute Foundation and brought to you virtually. Read the letter and flyer to learn all of the details you need to know. Register by clicking the form link within the attached introduction letter. Open to all Co-op educators who are not part of Kalispell Public Schools (SD5 has their own series available).
DATES & TIMES:
Thursday, February 11th-4:15-6:15
Thursday, February 25th-4:15-6:15
Thursday, March 11th-4:15-6:15
FINAL GUEST TEACHER TRAINING
Tuesday, Feb. 2nd, 5-8pm
1203 U.S. Highway 2 West
Call Beth at 752-3302 to register.
Virtual (Yet Hands-On) Winter Math PD With Kristin Hilty
Three Sessions Remaining:
2/3: Fluency Games K-8
2/9: Working With Fractions 4-8
2/16; Problem-Solving With Visual Models 2-6
Social Emotional Learning & the Brain Book Club
Virtual Meeting Dates:
1/6; 1/20; 2/3, and 2/17
Independent Reading/Study from 4:00-5:00
Group Discussion(s) from 5:00-6:00
Book summary: "Spurred by her personal experience and extensive exploration of brain-based learning, author Marilee Sprenger explains how brain science-what we know about how the brain works-can be applied to social-emotional learning."
See flyer for additional details.
Register on PIR Net #9139
Tuesday, Feb. 23rd, 9am-3pm
1102 U.S. Highway 2 West
The day will be structured to allow for topical discussions on practices, instructional pedagogy, and supports in both horizontal and vertical groups throughout the day. This will not be a formal review of standards and curriculum support documents, but rather an opportunity to learn from each other.