Professional Development Opportunities

Educators Conference, Billings, October 18-19, 2018. There will be many wonderful sessions on ELA, writing, reading, literacy, literature… so many wonderful presenters. This is a great opportunity to network with fellow educators from across the state, too. Don’t miss it!

Montana PBS is offering certificates and renewal units for Inspiring Young Authors (online and free!) professional learning series. This series has been specially designed for English Language Arts teachers - and anyone else looking to enhance their teaching practice. Participants will get the chance to chat live with our moderators, ask them questions and gain direct insight. PBS will provide a certificate of attendance for each one-hour virtual professional learning event.

Online Opportunities on the Teacher Learning Hub

  • Taking Reading Instruction to the Next Level: Strategies for Success focuses on strategies for educators in elementary and middle-grade settings, and is about increasing students' reading comprehension and guiding them to understand their own meta-cognitive learning processes so they can transfer these strategies to other content areas.

  • Supporting Readers with Textbooks is a reading methods course for any teacher who wishes to deepen students' comprehension and engagement with challenging informational text. (opening soon!)

  • Using Assessment to Enhance Writing- find out ways to incorporate formative assessments into your daily routine to enhance your writing instruction.

Student Assessment Economic Impact Survey

The Office of Public Instruction (OPI) requests feedback from Montana public schools and accredited nonpublic schools to determine the potential economic impact and implementation impact on the Office of Public Instruction’s proposed amendments to the Administrative Rules for Montana ARM 10.56.101, Student Assessment. 

  • Click here to begin the Economic Impact Survey.

  • Click here to begin the Implementation and Policy Change Survey.

Thanks for reading!

Christy Mock-Stutz  | English Language Arts & Literacy Instructional Coordinator