Big Idea #1 - Nominations for Teacher Awards

  • The Montana Professional Teaching Foundation is accepting nominations for the 2017 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). Nominations are open to math and science teachers in grades 7 to 12. The deadline for nominations is April 1, 2017. Visit the PAEMST website for nomination details and form. 
  • The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is accepting nominations for the 2017 National History Teacher of the Year award. Nominations are open to elementary school teachers in grades K to 6. The state winner will receive a $1,000 along with an archive of classroom resources and be a finalist for the national award to be given in New York City. Visit the Institute's website for nomination details and form.

Big Idea #2 - MSP-LEAD

MSP-LEAD is accepting applications for teacher leaders in grades 5 to 12 for the 2017-18 academic year. A $2,000 stipend and OPI renewal units are available for participating in MSP-LEAD. Additional information is on their flyer. Apply here to participate. Contact MSP-LEAD Director Dr. David Erickson of the University of Montana or call 406-243-5318 for more information.

Big Idea # 3 - Teacher Learning Hub Facilitated Courses

3 new courses and 3 back by popular demand!  These free courses range from 15-20 renewal units and run for 3-6 weeks. Use the links below to read more about each and enroll today before all the spots are taken.  Watch for new courses to open each month.

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

Colet Bartow, Director, (406) 444-3583

School Library & Resource Coord., (406) 444-3583

Jessica Bryant, Teacher Learning Hub 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

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

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