Big Idea #1 - Girls’ STEM Expo at Exploration Works

Exploration Works in Helena is hosting a free Girls’ STEM Expo on Sunday, February 25th. Activities included 3D printing and a chemistry demonstration by the Helena High School Science Club. Visit Exploration Works’ website for more information.

Big Idea #2 – MEEA Conference in Great Falls

The Montana Environmental Education Association (MEAA) is having their 27th annual conference at Great Falls College –MSU on March 22-24, 2018. University of Montana’s Dr. Steve Running is the keynote speaker. Visit MEEA’s website for registration details and other information.


Big Idea #3 – Title I Conference in Helena

The 2018 Montana Office of Public Instruction Title I Conference will be March 27-28, 2018 at the Radisson Colonial Inn in Helena. The keynote speaker is Katie Garner, M.Ed., author of Secret Stories Cracking the Reading Code with the Brain in Mind. Visit the conference website for registration information and other details.


Just a friendly reminder...

Smithsonian Webinar February 21!

Join the Smithsonian American Art Museum as they present a special webinar series designed specifically for Montana educators. In this special three-part webinar series for Montana teachers, experience how educators at the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) use inquiry-based approaches with artwork to engage students as thinkers, readers, and writers, while supporting content across multiple disciplines. Renewal units will be available. Visit the Professional Learning Portal for more information or simply click the links below to join online!

February 21, 3:30 pm – Thinking Through Landscape and Place

~ 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

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, 406-444-3161opiada@mt.gov, TTY 406-444-0235