Big Idea #1 - New Pathway: Foundational Skills

Through this pathway, developed specifically for K-5 educators, participants will develop an understanding of the foundational skills in the Montana Content Standards. Each course focuses on learning to assess, planning to teach, teaching and re-assessing the following skills: print concepts, phonological awareness, phonics and word recognition, and fluency. The introductory course in this pathway is a prerequisite but participants may pick and choose from the others.

  • Introduction to Foundational Skills & Montana Content Standards (1 OPI renewal unit)

  • Foundational Skills: Print Concepts (1 OPI renewal unit)

  • Foundational Skills: Phonological Awareness (2 OPI renewal units)

  • Foundational Skills: Phonics and Word Recognition (3 OPI renewal units)

  • Foundational Skills: Fluency (2 OPI renewal units)

Big Idea #2 - Upcoming Facilitated Courses

Registration will open December 17th for our January Facilitated courses! Be sure to enroll before these courses fill up!

  • GSuite Advanced: January 7 - February 15 (20 OPI renewal units)

  • Student Created Digital Portfolios: January 7 - February 3 (15 OPI renewal units)

  • STREAM: Developing Fraction Sense (3-5): January 6-25 (15 OPI renewal units)

  • STREAM: Transformations and Proofs (HS): January 6-25 (15 OPI renewal units)

  • STREAM: Number Systems and Operations (K-3): January 6-25 (15 OPI renewal units)

  • STREAM: Number Systems and Operations (4-7): January 6-25 (15 OPI renewal units)

Registration for this January course will open on December 31st.

  • 3D Science Implementation Mentorship: January 21 - March 1 (24 OPI renewal units)

Big Idea #3 - Hub Upgrades - Temporary Outage

The Hub will be temporarily unavailable Monday, December 31st from 8am-12pm for the Hub Team to perform upgrades. Keep this in mind if you plan to work on any courses on this day. Visit the site that afternoon to check out the Hub’s new look!


Visit us at www.opi.mt.gov/learninghub to set up an account and sign up for courses.  Click here for the course list, catalog & calendar.

Questions? Contact: Jessica Bryant or Cari Russell

opilearninghub@mt.gov | 406.444.3557 |  406.444.4422


Watch for the 3 Big Ideas Hub Special Edition to come out the first Friday 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, opiada@mt.gov, TTY 406-444-0235