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Big Idea #1 - Edcamp Big Sky

The third annual Edcamp Big Sky is Saturday, October 27, 2018, at Meadowlark Elementary in Bozeman. This free event is open to all educators from preK to higher education. 6 OPI renewal units will be offered to camp attendees. In 2017, 160 educators from across Montana and other states attended the event. Registration is required to attend. Visit the event's website for registration details and more information.

Big Idea #2 - Upcoming math courses on the Teacher Learning Hub

We are excited to offer a series of three-week, 15 renewal unit, facilitated math courses throughout the upcoming year! Professors from MSU and U of M, 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 Marisa Franklin, OPI’s 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 full schedule linked above.
  2. Request a special session to run just for your school. Choose which session(s) and the dates.

Big Idea #3 - 2018 Montana History Conference

The Montana Historical Society is hosting its 2018 Montana History Conference at the Northern Hotel in Billings starting Thursday, September 27, 2018. The conference runs to Saturday, September 29, 2018. This year's theme is Rimrocks, Rivers & Rolling Plains: History From the Yellowstone Valley. Scholarships to attend the conference are available for educators and students. Visit the Historical Society's website for registration information and other details. The deadline for advance registration is Friday, September 21, 2018.

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

Colet Bartow, Director, (406) 444-3583

Jessica Bryant, Teacher Learning Hub Coordinator., (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