Big Idea #1: Math Matters & MCTM

Math Matters Montana
Math Matters for 2016-2017 is expanding to new locations to bring more Montana teachers support on using the 8 Mathematical Practices and rich tasks in the classroom. Conveniently scheduled on Saturdays, participants will also receive a $150 stipend. 

See all the dates, locations, and registration link here - this is an opportunity you don't want to miss! 

Why Join Montana Council of Teachers of Mathematics (MCTM)?
MCTM President Hilary Risser shares why she can't imagine her life without MCTM. Read her story here.

Big Idea #2: MT Arts Education Leadership Summit Asks You to 'Imagine the Possibilities'

The Montana Arts Council and the Montana Office of Public Instruction are shining a spotlight on the new Montana Arts Standards by hosting a Montana Arts Education Leadership Summit on September 23-24 in Helena. Highlights of the two days include a celebration of American Indian Heritage Day and performances by Montana artists Philip Aaberg and Jack Gladstone. See the event flyer here.

Register to be part of this exciting event!  

Big Idea #3: STEM in the Rockies Accepting Applications

 to join a unique opportunity at the Montana Learning Center and learn about engaging your middle and high school students with hands-on curriculum in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Teachers who participate in STEM in the Rockies will receive 19 renewal units and an array of aeronautics-themed activities. As a bonus, participants will also receive one-hour of flight instruction in a Cessna aircraft by a FAA Certified Flight Instructor.  

Room and board are provided free of charge for participants at the Montana Learning Center. Apply by September 1 by filling out this quick application.  

~ Content Standards & Instruction thanks you for reading the 3 Big Ideas ~ 

Jael Prezeau, Director, (406) 444-3128
Colet Bartow, Communications & Resource Coord., (406) 444-3583
Jessica Bryant, Online Professional Learning Coord., (406) 444-3557 
Christy Mock-Stutz, English Language Arts, (406) 444-0736
Michelle McCarthy, Science, (406) 444-3537
Jake Warner, Mathematics, (406) 444-0706
Vacant, Professional Learning Data & Info Specialist, (406) 444-3538
Wanda Arlint, Administrative Assistant, (406) 444-0716

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