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Big Idea #1 - National Geographic Educator Certification

The National Geographic Society is offering their Educator Certification program online. The course is self-paced and runs to December 2, 2018. Teachers and other educators will connect with other teachers across the country as well as learn how to develop an explorer mindset in their students. Visit the National Geographic Society's website to register for the course. The deadline to register is October 21, 2018.

Big Idea #2 - Science webinar

The Montana Science Teachers Association (MSTA) is hosting a webinar with speaker Shannon Jones on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, at 7 pm. The topic is Increasing Students' Engagement Through Personal Application. Space is limited to the first 100 participants. Visit MSTA's website for more information and to register for the webinar.

Big Idea #3 - New CTE resource

Next Gen Personal Finance is a free resource for teachers interested in teaching personal finance to their students. Topics covered include identity theft and managing credit and can be taught as a unit or over a semester. Visit their website for the full list of resources available. 

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