Big Idea #1 - New Year, New Look

We have officially launched the new theme, or new look and feel, for the Hub! If you haven’t already, check it out! The first time you log into the Hub, you will be taken on a tour of the Hub Homepage -- be sure to pay close attention to some of the new features and the locations of some that have moved. If you still have questions, don’t hesitate to reach out using the red "Help" button!

Big Idea #2 - Still Time for January Facilitated Courses

Renewing your license this year? Or, looking for some January professional development? There is still time to register for our January Facilitated Courses!

Registration closes this Friday at noon, so don’t delay. Invite a colleague to take the course with you!

  • 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 closes January 7th. These are filling up fast, so enroll now while there are still spots left!

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

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

Registration closes January 18. Designed for all teachers, K-12, looking to boost their use of science and engineering practices, crosscutting concepts, and core ideas.

  • 3D Learning in Your Classroom: January 21 - March 1 (24 OPI renewal units)

Big Idea #3 - Featured Pathway: Tobacco Prevention Education

As tobacco products become more technologically advanced and appealing to students, the need for education in schools grows. Kris Minard, OPI Tobacco Use Prevention Education, has created a pathway of courses to provide teachers with information and resources to aid them in prevention education.

Visit us at 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 | 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,, TTY 406-444-0235