By Diana Knudson May,
Hi and Welcome to May
It might be worth your
while to go to the OPI website and notice some significant changes. A new page
called the Teaching & Assessment page, formerly the Curriculum and Instruction
page, has 3 categories that are all important.
· Professional Learning
Tools features links to the Hub, Learning Opportunities Portal, and more. The
Hub has free on-line classes for all of you. OPI has already awarded 5000
renewal units. The Learning Opportunities Portal has a calendar of professional
development opportunities statewide. The GTCC Summer Institute class are also
Montana’s Academic Standards
· Professional learning Resources site shares support
for IEFA, Early Childhood, Special Education, and more.
Beginning on April 29th,
the calendar button at the top of OPI website will direct you to a list of three
calendars that house events and deadlines for Montana schools:
· The Learning Opportunities Portal contains
information about trainings and conferences
· The Collections, Deadlines, Notices, and Data
Verification Calendar allows users to find everything required by the OPI in a
given time period
The State eCalendar lists OPI meetings that fit public notice requirements
I am so happy to use the
above updated sites and especially the Learning Hub and Learning Opportunities
Portal. Check it out. Christy Mock-Stutz (ELA) firstname.lastname@example.org and Jake
Warner (Math) email@example.com are two of the OPI specialist ready and willing to
help you with questions or resources.
Congratulations to Shawn Christiaens of Sunburst
Elementary School! Shawn was the winner of last month’s GTCC gift card drawing.
Check out the GTCC Summer
Institute (gtccmt.org). Register and take advantage of the great value our
summer classes provide for Golden Triangle teachers. And don’t wait too long.
Classes are already filling.
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Be sure to tell your co-teachers too!
Upcoming Committee Meetings & Events...
Web Resources, Grants and Other News...
The New Formative
For a limited time, Measured Progress is offering one free middle school STEM Gauge™ item set to use
in your classroom to see how it can help you integrate the three dimensions of
Performance Expectations. This formative assessment tool provides 15 topic-based
item sets based the NGSS*.
You can choose your free item set on one of three
- Growth, Development, and
Reproduction of Organisms
- Forces and Interactions
- History of Earth
With your free topic set, you will
also get access to our Teacher's Guide and Formative Support Tools so you can
really engage your students in formative assessment practices around the topic
of your choice.
Learn how STEM Gauge can help you.
Check out the new additions to OPI's Teacher Learning Hub
at the following:
Reading skills and speed reading programs offered online this summer for
Preschool - High School students. Offered through the UofM, designed and taught by
instructors from the Institute of Reading Development.
Phonics - Comprehension - Fluency - Textbook Study Skills - Speed
Reading - Love of Reading
For more information or to register call 1-800-964-9974.
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