Big Ideas #1 - New Self-paced Courses

Smithsonian American Art Museum Webinar Series for Montana Teachers, 3 renewal units

Science as an Anchor for Literacy in Technical Texts, 3 renewal units

Montana's New Science Standards 301: Phenomena-based Learning, 2 renewal units

Big Idea #2 - Upcoming Facilitated Courses

Registration opens 3 weeks before the listed start date.

Introduction to Teaching Health Science, August 13-25, 20-30 renewal units

Student Created Digital Learning Portfolios, Sept 17-Oct 15, 15 renewal units

Google Suite Advanced, Sept 17-Oct 26, 20 renewal units

It’s Your First Year Teaching, Now What?!, Sept 17-Oct 29, 12 renewal units

Big Idea #3 - Featured Content Area: Math

We are excited to offer a series of three-week, 15 renewal unit, facilitated math courses throughout the upcoming year! Professors from Montana State University and the University of Montana, as well as top math educators from across the state, worked to develop these courses through the STREAM (Standards-Based Teaching Renewing Educators Across Montana) grant. Learn more by viewing the course calendar and descriptions. Questions? Please email, OPI Mathematics Instructional Coordinator.

There are two ways to sign-up:

  1. Fill out this form to save your spot for any of our Oct 2018 - July 2019 courses. See the course calendar for more information and dates.

  2. Request a special session to run just for your school. Choose which session(s) and the dates.

Visit us at to set up an account and sign up for courses.  Click here for a full course catalog.

Watch for the 3 Big Ideas Hub Special Edition to come out the first Wednesday of every month.

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, 406-444-3161,, TTY 406-444-0235.