January News

NMEC: The Scoop from the Coop

Happy New Year!

Welcome to a brand new year of possibilities, promises, and the joy of being an educator. Happy 2022!

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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

4th Grade PD: New Standards? No Problem!

Tuesday, March 15th, 1-4pm

1203 U.S. Highway 2 West

Kalispell, MT

Fourth Grade Teachers! You won't want to miss this.


Learn how to use the new social studies standards effectively with the soon-to-release new text and resources, specifically designed for fourth grade Montana History. Connect with fellow fourth-grade teachers from the region.


See flyer for more information.

Special NMEC Planning Meeting

Thursday, Jan. 13th, 8:30-11am

1203 U.S. Highway 2 West

Kalispell, MT

Planning for the 2021-22 school year for the NMEC.


All board members are encouraged to attend if they are able to do so.


In-person only, please.

Co-op Finance Meeting (Virtual)

Thursday, Jan. 20th, 8:30-9am

This is an online event.

Regular Meeting of the NMEC Finance Committee

Co-op Management Board Meeting (Virtual)

Thursday, Jan. 20th, 9:30-11:15am

This is an online event.

Regular Monthly Management Board Meeting

Specialists PLC

Monday, Jan. 10th, 4-6pm

This is an online event.

Non-Co-Op Participants Cost $25/session

No Cost for Co-Op Schools


Connecting and engaging with other area specialists is a powerful way to

grow as an educational professional. This is for Health Enhancement, Library, Music, Title 1, Special Education, Counselors, and more.


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.


Session two will focus on teachers sharing their best practices, including resources, strategies, tips, and lesson plans.


PIRnet Session #9546

PK-2 Teachers Power PLC

Monday, Jan. 31st, 4-6pm

This is an online event.

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

No Cost for Co-Op Schools


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.


Session three will focus on research-based best practices for the primary classroom.