Big Idea #1 - Interested in Starting an Educators Rising Chapter at Your School?

Educators Rising cultivates highly skilled educators by guiding young people on a path to becoming accomplished teachers, beginning in high school and extending through college and into the profession.

Information and training event:
Bozeman, Montana
Friday, June 16
3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

For information regarding registration for this free event contact:

Marco Ferro, MEA-MFT, 406-447-1462

Angela McLean, Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education, 406-444-0332,

Visit the Educators Rising website to learn more about this student organization.

Big Idea #2 - MT Wild Grant

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is offering Montana schools (4th-12th grades) grant funds to visit the Montana WILD - Education Center located at Spring Meadow Lake State Park in Helena. The goal of this grant program is to assist “outlying” schools (50+ miles away) to come and learn at Montana WILD.

Big Idea #3 - A Fun TED Talk and Litter Tracking App

TED Resident Jeff Kirschner created Litterati, an app for users to identify, collect, and geotag the litter they find. One teacher in the Lolo School District is using the app with her students and the students are having fun using the app. View the TED Talk by Mr. Kirschner, who discusses what the data users have collected shows about the world's trash.

~ 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