November News

Northwest Montana Educational Cooperative

November 2017

We can't believe that November is already here! This week, the members of the Co-op's ELA Curriculum Review Committee did some great work. The agenda with notes and links to the shared Google Folder were emailed to participants and school administrators.


The Co-op's Math Curriculum Review Committee will be meeting Tuesday, November 28. We will be working with Marisa Franklin (OPI's Math Content Specialist). She is amazing and truly wants to connect with, as well as support Montana educators.


If everything goes as planned, I will be out of the office November 6-17th but will answer emails and work on content the week of Nov. 13th. Beth will do a wonderful job running the office and classroom in my absence. Please do not hesitate to stop by, call or email her. The Co-op is CLOSED during Thanksgiving week.


Teacher grant opportunity:

Karen Cox Memorial Grant Program for teachers- Due 12/2/17

Celebrating Education in Northwest Montana

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Shelley Emslie

Shelley is a 5th grade teacher at Swan River School. This amazing lady has been busy sharing her passion with colleagues, as well as her students. She is on the cover of EdTech Focus K12 magazine! This article is wonderful.


She is wrapping up the Co-op's Google Tech Night (3-part course) focused on HyperDocs this week. We will continue working with her on basic technology courses, intermediate level courses, and so much more. Follow this enthusiastic educator on Twitter: Elevate Your Teaching @Shelley_Emslie

  • Writing - Pre-Service Teachers Host - Nov 8th @ 3:45pm
  • Multi-Tiered Systems of Support – Administrators Round Table - Nov 8th@ 3:45pm
    • Data Driven Instruction - Nov 15th @ 3:45pm
    • District Implementation - Nov 29th @ 3:45pm
  • Trending Teacher Topics – IEFA and Teaching Culturally - Nov 13th @ 4pm
  • Science – Engaging in Argument - Nov 15th @ 3:45pm
  • Data and Assessment – Formative Assessment – Smarter Digital Library - Nov 22nd @ 3:30pm
  • Math - Data in the Classroom: GEMS, SBAC, and more - Nov 28th @ 3:45pm
  • Arts – Arts & Innovation, Tying Arts Education to Career Education - Nov 30th @ 3:45pm
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Native American Filmmakers Project in YOUR Classroom for FREE!

Big Sky Film Institute is acquiring educational content, including films with classroom guides and curricula, and working with educators to bring this content into classrooms in the fall of 2017 at no cost. See attached flyer for more information


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Website: Montana Career Pathways

Check out this website for interesting and useful information to help students beginning their journey towards a possible future career.

Upcoming November Events

ELA Curriculum Committee (Standards Review) Meeting

Wednesday, Nov. 1st, 8:30am-3:30pm

Northwest Montana Educational Cooperative, 124 3rd Avenue East, Kalispell, MT

Resilient Learners and Creating Strong Learning Environments

Friday, Nov. 3rd, 8:30am-3pm

Libby, MT, United States

Libby, MT

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Open to all Co-op Members.

Blended Core Mathematics Lunch Workshop

Monday, Nov. 13th, 11am-1pm

Northwest Montana Educational Cooperative, 124 3rd Avenue East, Kalispell, MT

Please RSVP to Andrea Johnson (johnsona@sd5.k12.mt.us), no later than Friday, November 10th.

PK-K-PLC A Professional Learning Community for Early Childhood Educators Pre Kindergarten through Kindergarten

Wednesday, Nov. 15th, 6-8pm

FVCC - Arts and Technology (AT) Building 203

Additional Meeting Dates:


January 17th 2018: from 1:00 – 5:00 and 5:30 – 7:30 (Stacy York, Trauma-informed practices) See January Events for more details.


March 2018: 6:00 – 8:00pm TBD
May 2018: 6:00 – 8:00pm TBD
September 2018: 6:00 – 8:00pm TBD


RSVP by emailing Eliza Thomas (ethomas@fvcc.edu)

November Co-op Board Meeting

Thursday, Nov. 16th, 9am

Northwest Montana Educational Cooperative, 124 3rd Avenue East, Kalispell, MT

Math Curriculum Committee (Standards Review) Meeting

Tuesday, Nov. 28th, 8:30am-3:30pm

Northwest Montana Educational Cooperative, 124 3rd Avenue East, Kalispell, MT

Upcoming December Events

Reasoning Routines and Mathematical Understanding with Rhonda Birnie

Wednesday, Dec. 6th, 2-4pm

Northwest Montana Educational Cooperative, 124 3rd Avenue East, Kalispell, MT

To register for this training, go to http://www.wmcspd.org/

Substitute Teacher Training

Tuesday, Dec. 12th, 5-8pm

Northwest Montana Educational Cooperative, 124 3rd Avenue East, Kalispell, MT

To register, please call the Co-op at 752-3302.

Upcoming January Events

Excellence in Teaching High Trust Workshop

Thursday, Jan. 11th 2018 at 4-9pm

Northwest Montana Educational Cooperative, 124 3rd Avenue East, Kalispell, MT



Thursday & Friday 4:00-9:00pm

Saturday & Sunday: 8:00 am-6:00pm


Cost options:

240.00 personal check

260.00 school district check

280.00 Purchase order


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SAVE THE DATE: Stacy York Trauma-InformedTraining for Educational Leadership

Saturday, Jan. 13th 2018 at 1:30-3:30pm

Grandview Drive

Kalispell, MT

LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED.


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SAVE THE DATE: Stacy York Training for Early Childhood Educators, Staff, and Parents

Wednesday, Jan. 17th 2018 at 1-5pm

FVCC - Early Childhood Center Recreation Room (just inside and to the right)

Additional Time: January 17, 2018

5:30 - 7:30 pm


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How do I register for events on PIRnet?

Please go to PIRnet