Big Idea #1: Beyond the Classroom Symposium

Beyond the Classroom: Building Montana's 21st Century Workforce Symposium, hosted by Governor Steve Bullock and the Main Street Montana Project, will be held September 21 & 22 at Montana Tech in Butte.  

Focusing on using work-based learning solutions to strengthen Montana's economy, this symposium will bring industry and education together to continue to build Montana's workforce and economic growth.

Symposium Registration & Information

Learn about the Main Street Montana Project


Big Idea #2: Math Day at U of M

The University of Montana is again hosting Math Day to bring hands-on workshops to students on topics that are not usually included in the K-12 curriculum. All students interested in mathematics in grades 9-12 are encouraged to register for this event on October 7 from 8:30am - 2:00pm to learn about cryptography, 3D printing, fractals, the sizes of infinity, and more! 

Participating students will have the chance to learn from professors, share lunch in the university dining room, and experience university life.

Register or learn more on the Math Day website


Big Idea #3: STREAM Recruiting High Schools

Standards-based Teaching Renewing Educators Across Montana (STREAM) has specific support for high school teachers that will increase your knowledge and skills about high school math content and standards, how to use Mathematical Practices, how to facilitate learning, and more! 

Apply at the application link below by Friday, September 30th and find all the details on the STREAM flyer

STREAM application link


~ 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.