Big Idea #1 – Research Fellowship

The Montana Historical Society is accepting applications for the 2018 Dave Walter Fellowship. The award goes to two Montana residents involved in exploring the local history of their towns, counties, and regions using the Historical Society’s resources. Visit the society’s website for more details and application information. The deadline to apply for the fellowship is March 15, 2018.

Big Idea #2 – Visual & Media Arts Integration Event

Join educators from across the Flathead Valley to learn about Visual & Media Arts Integration at the Elementary levels. This PIR session is Dinner, Workshops, and a "Trade Show" highlighting K-5 Visual & Media Arts Integration ideas. It's an opportunity for teachers to share how we are “Making the Thinking Visible and FUN!” Contact Josh Lancaster for more information.

Location: Glacier High School

PIR Credit:  3 Hours

Date: Thursday, February 8, 2018, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Big Idea #3 – New Virtual Class on Fake News from the Newseum

The Newseum in Washington, D.C. is offering a new free virtual class called “Fighting Fake News: How to Outsmart Trolls and Troublemakers.” The virtual class can be set up to match your school hours. The class is for grades 7 to 12, and a minimum enrollment of 12 students is required. Visit the Newseum’s website for more information and information on other virtual classes they offer.

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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

The OPI is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to people with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation, require an alternate format, or have questions concerning accessibility, contact the OPI ADA Coordinator,, TTY 406-444-0235