Big Idea #1: "Green" Your School with the Smart Schools Challenge

Join this year's SMART Schools Challenge and compete against other Montana schools to save money by conserving resources. Last year's participating SMART Schools saved more than $173,000, recycled over 68,000 pounds of waste, and offset 1026 metric tonds of COequivalent! 

Enter one of all three of the SMART Schools Challenges - SMART Energy Challenge, SMART Recycling Challenge, and/or SMART Green Schools Challenge - to receive technical assistance, the chance to receive $1,000 cash as a top performing school, and a shout out from Governor Steve Bullock and Lt. Governor Mike Cooney.   

Deadline for applying is October 31, and the competition will run from November 1 through April 1 - Smart Schools Application

Contact the SMART Schools Coordinator, Callye Foster (406-444-2811) with any questions. 

Big Idea #2: The Power of Interdisciplinary Thinking

InformED shows why interdisciplinary thinking is key to student growth and success, what it looks like, and how to encourage it with your students. Read the full article, How Interdisciplinary Thinking Can Help You Learn More

Big Idea #3:  Tech in Your Classroom

~ 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.