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Big Idea #1 - Pointers about Place-Based Instruction

Dixon Superintentdent and Principal Crista Anderson has written an article about how place-based professional development for her teachers has improved the place-based instruction at her school. Read the article to learn what she has to say about the importance of professional development and its impact for teachers and students.

Big Idea #2 - Calling all Science/STEM teachers!

Western Aerospace Scholars is looking for STEM teachers to participate as academic facilitators for the 2017-18 year. Academic facilitators will evaluate online coursework of students in the program as well as participate in a six-day summer residency program. Stipends and OPI renewal units are available. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, October 24, 2017. Visit the Western Aerospace Scholars website for information and application details. Contact the Museum of Flight in Seattle with any questions you may have.

Big Idea #3 - Going to the MEA-MFT Conference in Missoula?

We will see you there! Stop by booth number 10 and say hi to our new Mathemathics Instructional Coordinator, Marisa Franklin. Pick up information about the online professional learning communities as well as the newest Teacher Learning Hub course catalog.

~ 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

Marisa Franklin, Mathematics, (406) 444-0706

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

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