Big Idea #1 - MBI Summer Institute is coming!

The 2017 Montana Behavioral Inititiative Summer Institute is June 19-23, 2017, at Montana State University in Bozeman.

Who Should Attend?

General and special education teachers, parents, administrators, school psychologists and counselors, social workers, licensed professional counselors, mental health professionals, probation officers, police officers, university students and others concerned with children and behavior issues in classrooms, schools, and the community.

Featured Presenters

Agenda/Strands

 Visit the OPI Professional Learning Opportunities Portal for registration details and more information.


Big Idea #2 - 2017 Montana Technology Student Association Teacher Update Workshop

The Montana Technology Student Association's Teacher Update Workshop is June 12-14, 2017, at Bozeman High School. This year's topic is Arduino programming and application, with a guest instructor from Sparkfun Electronics. Visit the association's website for registration details and conference agenda.

Big Idea #3 - Reaching Students with Emotional Disturbances

Teaching students with emotional disturbances from past trauma can challenge even the veteran educator. One veteran educator shared her four strategies of how get these students back on track to learn. Read the article to learn how her strategies work and the impact it had on her students with emotional disturbances.


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