Big Idea #1 – 2018 Montana Aerospace Scholars

The Museum of Flight is accepting applications for its 2018 Montana Aerospace Scholars program. The program is accepting high school sophomores. The deadline to register is Friday. February 16, 2018, with phase one beginning March 6, 2018. Visit the Museum of Flight’s website for registration information and other details.

Big Idea #2 – State Science Fairs

Registrations for science and engineering fairs across the state are opening up or will soon. Visit the websites for registration information and other details.

Big Idea #3 – Summer Writing Intensive will focus on Writing in Science

This 3-day Summer Writing Intensive is to provide Montana teachers with a community of learners, writers, and practitioners in writing and science in implementing the new Montana Content Standards for Science, while using writing to connect ourselves, our students, and our communities to the content. Tentatively scheduled for June 10-12, the workshop will provide 20 renewal units at no-cost to the participant (except lodging costs). Please email Christy Mock-Stutz if you are interested in this opportunity! More details coming soon.

One last thing...

Yellowstone Writing Project and the International Youth Silent Film Festival Present a teacher workshop!

The Yellowstone Writing Project (YWP) will be hosting an International Youth Silent Film Festival (IYSFF) April 9, 2018 at 4:00 pm. To help teachers understand the IYSFF, YWP will host a free teacher workshop on Friday, February 9, 2018, on MSU Bozeman campus. This workshop will review the procedures of the IYSFF, view silent films, and dabble in making our own silent films. This is short notice, but it is an incredible opportunity! Send an email confirmation of your attendance at the teacher workshop to by February 2. Here is more information on the teacher workshop and conference.

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

Colet Bartow, Director, (406) 444-3583

Jessica Bryant, Teacher Learning Hub Coord., (406) 444-3557

Cari Russell, Teacher Learning Hub Project Specialist, (406) 444-4422

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

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