April News

Northwest Montana Educational Cooperative

Director's Desk


Co-op Summer Conference: Thank you to those who completed the Summer PD survey, which clearly showed that a hybrid of STEAM sessions and Math specific sessions will best meet the needs of our wide variety of Co-op educators. So, it steaM it is!

Conference Dates: August 12-13, 2019

Times: 8:30-3:30

Location: TBD

Session Types: Math (approximately half of sessions) & integrated STEAM sessions

PIR: 6 hours per day, 12 for both days (working on college credit option)

Featured Presenter: Krisitn Hilty Consulting (math)

Presenters Needed: Local presenters needed! Contact me for more info. if interested.


Need some support? I'm here to help support teachers and administrators in a variety of ways. I understand how stressful and challenging things can get in the spring. It is also an exciting and busy time as well. In an effort to help you finish strong, I would like to offer to lend an ear, come to your site and provide direct support, or help you locate resources. Let me know what you need!

TEACHER APPRECIATION: Nominate an administrator, teacher or support personnel by April 5th at this LINK

Freshman Survey

We will be sending a link on April 1st for the Freshman Survey. Please have your students complete the survey by April 12th.

This year we are also doing a brief High School Teacher Survey. The same dates as the Freshman Survey will apply.

Teacher Appreciation Evening on May 1, 2019

Please join the Co-op and many of your colleagues for an inspirational and uplifting evening with Eric Sheninger.

Register on PIRnet (# 8116)


Nominate a deserving administrator, teacher or support personnel

Co-op Participation Agreements and Invoices

Please return your 2019-2021 Participation Agreements to the Co-op by May 1, 2019.


Invoices for Membership Dues have been delivered/mailed.

Please make sure your clerks/office staff have updated the Co-op's new address(physical and mailing). Our new address is:

NW MT Educational Cooperative

1203 Hwy. 2, West

Suite 39

Kalispell, MT 59901


K-5 Science Training with Kirk Robbins (NGSS training specialist)

Thursday, April 4th, 8:30am-3:30pm

1203 U.S. 2, Kalispell, MT, USA (Gathering Place)

6-12th Grade Science Training with Kirk Robbins (NGSS training specialist)

Friday, April 5th, 8:30am-3:30pm

1203 U.S. 2, Kalispell, MT, USA(Gathering Place)

Game Day for Health Enhancement

Saturday, April 6th, 9am-3pm

1000 Helena Flats Road

Kalispell, MT

PIR # 8145


Dare to Lead Book Study

Thursday, April 11th, 4:30-5:30pm

1203 U.S. 2

Kalispell, MT

Additional meeting date/time:

April 23rd from 4:30 - 5:30 pm

Co-op Finance Meeting

Wednesday, April 17th, 8:30am

935 1st Avenue West

Kalispell, MT

Co-op Board Meeting

Thursday, April 18th, 9am

1203 U.S. Highway 2

Kalispell, MT

Crossroads Advisory Board and SPED Co-op meetings will follow the Co-op Board Meeting.

Number Sense & Fact Fluency for K-8

Thursday, April 25th, 4:30-7:30pm

1203 U.S. Highway 2 West

Kalispell, MT

Professional Development for K-5 math teachers and K-8 math intervention teachers. Hands-on strategies for increasing Number Sense and Fact Fluency; two important building blocks for quality math instruction.

Sign up on PIR Net: #8164


Teacher Appreciation Evening

Wednesday, May 1st, 5:30-8:30pm

20 South Main Street

Kalispell, MT


How do I register for events on PIRnet?

Please go to PIRnet