New Year…

Big Idea #1 … New Look!  

We have updated the look of the Hub homepage.  Added features include a FAQ page, Information for School Administrators, and an easier way to search for courses. Check out the tour video!

Big Idea #2 … New Hub Team Member!  

Please welcome our newest team member, Cari Russell. Cari was born and raised in Hershey, PA. She attended Franklin and Marshall College, in Lancaster, PA, where she earned a BA in Accounting and Economics. She began her career in Education in 2010 when she joined Teach For America. Cari taught middle school and high school math in Metro Nashville Public Schools and also served as a Math Instructional Coach and Director of Instruction. During her time in Nashville, Cari also earned her M.Ed. from Lipscomb University. In February of 2017, Cari relocated to Montana and worked in Education Technology. Seeking to pursue her passion in curriculum, instruction, and professional learning, Cari joined the Office of Public Instruction as the Teacher Learning Hub Project Specialist. She is very excited to be part of the team and looks forward to working with educators across the state!

Big Idea #3 … New Courses!

360 Degree Math: Get students out of their seat and excelling in Math (1 renewal unit) live course, Jan 23rd @ 3:45pm

Digital Citizenship (2 renewal units) self-paced

Digital Accessibility Fundamentals (1 renewal unit) self-paced

GEMS (1 renewal unit) live course, Jan 24th @ 3:45pm

It’s Your First Year Teaching, Now What?! (12 renewal units) facilitated, Jan 15th – March 5th

Media Arts in Your Classroom (1 renewal unit) live course, Jan 25th @ 3:45pm

MT Writing Teachers Discuss Collaboration (1 renewal unit) live course, Jan 10th @ 3:45pm

Science 3D Implementation Mentorship (24 renewal units) facilitated, Jan 22nd – March 4th  

Science Practices Comparison - Using Mathematical and Computational Thinking vs. Analyzing and Interpreting (1 renewal unit) live course, Jan 17th @ 3:45pm



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Watch for the 3 Big Ideas Hub Special Edition to come out the first Wednesday of every month.

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Colet Bartow, Director, (406) 444-3583

School Library Information, (406) 444-3583

Jessica Bryant, Teacher Learning Hub Coord., (406) 444-3557

Cari Russell, Teacher Learning Hub Project Specialist, (406) 444-4422

Christy Mock-Stutz, English Language Arts, (406) 444-0736

Michelle McCarthy, Science, (406) 444-3537

Marisa Franklin, Mathematics, (406) 444-3583

Marjorie O’Rourke, Professional Learning Data & Info Specialist, (406) 444-3538

Wanda Arlint, Administrative Assistant, (406) 444-0716