SUMMER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Northwest Montana Educational Cooperative

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HOW TO USE PIR NET (video tutorial)

Watch this brief video tutorial on registering for and using the PIR Net system for professional development!

Virtual STEAM & Math Conference

Tuesday, Aug. 11th, 8:30am-3:30pm

This is an online event.

We are pleased to offer this full-day virtual STEAM & Math institute, featuring Brad Waid,

technology integration specialist, motivational speaker, and influencer, who will be presenting two half-day sessions for a K-12 audience. Also featuring Emily Hankins with an Early Childhood Session & David Ritter, who is providing sessions for secondary teachers. Sponsored by the NW MT Educational Cooperative and hosted through the Zoom digital meeting platform, join us for some high-quality professional learning to kick off the new year!

New Teacher Evening

Thursday, Aug. 13th, 4:30-7:30pm

1203 U.S. Highway 2 West

Kalispell, MT

This three-hour orientation is for all teachers in the Flathead Valley who are new to the profession or just new to the area. It is free to co-op members and will include a light dinner. Register on PIR Net.

GET YOUR GOOGLE ON!

Tuesday, Aug. 18th, 10am to Wednesday, Aug. 19th, 3pm

1203 U.S. Highway 2 West

Kalispell, MT

Two Days of Google Training, brought to you by a fabulous Google Trained & Certified Team. Day 1 Beginning (PIR Net # 9008) AUG. 18th, Day 2 Intermediate (PIR Net #9009) Aug 19th. There will be an option to attend remotely as well as in person. This is a hands-on session, so bring your own device!

BOOK STUDY: Language at the Speed of Sight (with Genevieve Thomas)

Wednesday, June 24th, 3-5pm

This is an online event.

Virtual Meeting Dates: (8 PIR/OPI hours)

June 24

July 8

July 28

August 19


This course will support participants in a structured study of Mark Seidenberg's 2017 book "Language at the Study of Sight: How we read, why so many can't, and what can be done about it." If your school is a member of the Co-op and you register by noon, on June 8, 2020, the Co-op will purchase this book for you! DON'T MISS OUT ON YOUR FREE BOOK...REGISTER TODAY!



REGISTER: PIR Net #8907

Back to School Literacy Conference (brought to you by the NW MT Rdg. Council)

Wednesday, Aug. 12th, 8:15am-3:30pm

This is an online event.

Author Donalyn Miller will present a full day of quality content for K-12 educators in virtual sessions. The cost is $40.00

NEW on OPI Teacher Learning Hub: Taking What We Have Learned Into the Fall

Enroll in our new three-week course on the Teacher Learning hub! This course will run June 15- July 3, 2020 as a facilitated course open to all K-12 Montana educators. This course includes multiple ways to connect and reflect on the past three months of remote learning. This course includes Zoom discussions, discussion boards, articles, and a final assignment.

Course Goals:

  • Reflect on and share successes and challenges during remote learning.
  • Provide time and space to research evidence-based practices.
  • Integrate remote learning successes and effective teaching practices to prepare for an uncertain back to school.

WE HOPE YOU PARTICIPATE IN & ENJOY THESE SUMMER PROFESSIONAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES!