Big Idea #1 - Registration Open for MBI Summer Institute

Registration is now open for the 2018 Montana Behavioral Initiative conference, June 18-21, 2018, at Montana State University in Bozeman. Topics this year range across the complete spectrum of academic and behavioral strategies. Visit the conference website for registration information and other details.

Big Idea #2 - Montana Arts Integration Conference

The Montana Arts Integration conference is June 27-29, 2018 at the University of Montana in Missoula.  This year’s theme is "Arts Transform Community." One of the sessions at the conference focuses on the collaboration between Ko Umezaki, a member of the Silk Road Ensemble, and their work with the Lame Deer School District. Visit the conference website for registration information and other details.

Big Idea #3 - Smithsonian NMAI Teacher-in-Residence Program

The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) is looking for teachers to be part of their Teacher-in-Residence program this summer. Teachers in the paid eight-week program will help develop and test educational materials that inspire and promote improvement in teaching and learning about American Indians. The deadline to apply is April 30, 2018. Visit the museum's website for the application and more information.

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