Big Idea #1 - Professional Development Opportunity in Science

The M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust and Montana State University are looking for high school science teachers to be mentored by a MSU faculty member. The 2-year program features hands-on research experience during the summer with minimal time commitment during the academic year. Visit the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust website for specific details and application information. Contact Elizabeth Brock at MSU by 5 p.m. on Friday, September 29th, if you are interested in participating.

Big Idea #2 - EdCamp Big Sky is coming

EdCamp Big Sky is Saturday, November 11th, at Meadowlark Elementary in Bozeman, MT, from 9 am to 4 pm. The free professional development opportunity is open to all educators and 6 OPI renewal units will be available. Visit EdCamp Big Sky's website to register.

Big Idea #3 - Arts Summit in Great Falls

The 2017 Montana Arts Summit is Friday, September 29th, and Saturday, September 30th, at the Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art in Great Falls. This year's theme is Arts as our Voice. The event is free and open to all arts educators and school administrators. Register here to attend the summit or you can submit a proposal to present instead. Contact ELA Instructional Coordinator Christy Mock-Stutz for any presentation questions or Montana Arts Council Education Director Monica Grable for any registration questions.

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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

Marisa Franklin, Mathematics, (406) 444-0706

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

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