Big Idea #1: Teaching Support Delivered to Your Inbox

  • ELA Newslflash highlights the best resources and support for Montana teachers in English Language Arts in a short monthly email - Subscribe here

  • MT Teacher Librarian Newsletter provides lots of info to support librarians in their schools including professional learning, cool resources, and other updates on a monthly basis - Subscribe here

  • Montana History and Heritage Newsletter gives great classroom resources specific to Montana, but also highlights scholarships and grants. Subscribe by sending an email to with the subject line: subscribe.

  • Cult of Pedagogy (featured a few times a year in the 3 Big Ideas) sends a short email once a week with a useful tip, tool or link - Subscribe here

  • NSTA's national newsletter keeps you aware of national items of interest in science education - Subscribe here

Big Idea #2: mysimpleshow - the Easiest Way to Make Videos for Your Classroom

Videos can be an effective tool in the classroom, but finding time to make videos can be a challenge. mysimpleshow is free, walks you through the process in minutes, and provides support for making videos your students enjoy.

Read Cult of Pedagogy's full review of mysimpleshow here

Big Idea #3: Hub Hits 10,000 and Still Growing! 

The Teacher Learning Hub has reached a milestone with 10,000 renewal units issued to Montana teachers since its November 2015 relaunch! 

New content is continually being added - here are the most recent additions: 

  • Montana's New Arts Standards: An Introduction - Get a tour of Montana's newly adopted Arts Standards in dance, media arts, music, theatre, and visual arts. Earn 1 renewal unit. 

  • Teaching Montana History PLC - Join fellow teachers to share ideas, discuss ways to overcome obstacles, and discover new resources to improve your Montana history class. Earn 1-7 renewal units.

  • Orientation to Special Education - Beginning September 12, this month long course provides an overview of topics that are essential to the success of a teacher, paraprofessional, or teaching assistant in special education. Earn 15 renewal units. 

See everything offered by accessing the Hub homepage. 


~ 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

Access more resources on the Teaching & Learning page.