Jan 17, 2019

Wired Wednesdays: Think, Tac, Toe with a Little Love

What edtech do you love and how do you create with it? Shelly will give an overview of three tools and then it will be your opportunity to get three in a row based on what you choose, create, and share. Think, tac, toe will showcase the idea of choice and menus in education. Come prepared to create, collaborate, and perhaps compete. 

Please bring and prepare a laptop and any other tools you have that you utilize often. To prepare, please create a personal Google account.


Find more information and register here. 

Introduction to Assistive Technology in Schools: Chromebooks and iPads

Are you unsure of when to check the assistive technology box on an IEP? Do you have students that may benefit from assistive technology, but you’re not sure where to start?

This entry level course will introduce you to the basics of assistive technology in schools as well as many free and low-cost assistive technology supports for reading, writing, and note taking. The course will focus on two popular pieces of technology in schools: iPads and Chromebooks. Bring your iPad and Chromebook to try some of the free accessibility options.

Learning Objectives:
1) You will define what assistive technology is and know when it should be considered for students with disabilities.
2) You will be able to locate and adjust free, built-in accessibility features on iPads and Chromebooks that allow students with disabilities to use the technology more easily.
3) You will learn about apps and Chrome extensions that support reading, writing, and note taking.
4) You will leave with informational resources to support your use of assistive technology in the classroom.


Find more information and register here. 

The Battle of the Little Bighorn and the Great Sioux War (1876)

National Endowment of the Humanities Workshops @ MSUB
"The Battle of the Little Bighorn and the Great Sioux War (1876)"



Session One, June 16-22, 2019
Session Two, July 7-13, 2019

$1,200 Stipend

Website LINK

For more information you may contact neh@msubillings.edu.

Dec 26, 2018

DATA MANAGEMENT WITH “ROCKET” ROB REYNOLDS


Rob will highlight Data methods for collections, analysis and collaboration. This workshop is for those who have a  basic understanding of online form creation. Rob will be expanding on topics such as form automation for email notifications and document creation using Add-on tools. We will also discuss methods for data graphing, interpretation and ultimate end user interfaces, such as privately shared web portals for team member access. Class size is limited to 15 so register early.  You must bring your own laptop (not a tablet) to make the most of this excellent training opportunity.

FEBRUARY 22  Hampton Inn Kalispell                                    

MARCH 29    Wingate Missoula



      REGISTRATION AND INFORMATION
                www.wmcspd.org         
OR CONTACT programcoordinator@wmcspd.org

UTILIZING THE QUAGLIA STUDENT VOICE SURVEY TO IMPACT SCHOOL CLIMATE IN A POSITIVE MANNER


STEVE & KIM YORK

The Quaglia Institute’s Student Voice survey is designed to open a dialogue within the school community that empowers students to have a meaningful voice in the educational process in which they are immersed.  The intent of the training Steve and Kim will offer is to demonstrate how the adults in the school can utilize the survey to dig deeper and drill down into the perceptions of the students relating to their school experience; with  this understanding, school staff can then team with students to address perceptions and misperceptions. Teams will learn to developing action plans that provide strategies for changing school climate.

FEBRUARY 5 POLSON RED LION                            

FEBRUARY 7 KALISPELL HAMPTON INN                           

FEBRUARY 13 MISSOULA WINGATE


      REGISTRATION AND INFORMATION
                www.wmcspd.org         
OR CONTACT programcoordinator@wmcspd.org

Transitioning from Part C to Part B

Billings

January 30, 2019

This workshop will cover the steps required by IDEA for the transition process from Part C services to Part B services. We will cover transition topics to include: opt out notification, potentially eligible list, transition conference, referral process and timelines. The roles and responsibilities of the Part C lead agencies and Part B personnel will be discussed. 

Learning Objectives:
*learn Part C to B transition steps and timelines
*understand their role and responsibilities in the transition process
*be able to implement a seamless transition from Part C to Part B services while meeting all legal requirements of IDEA


Read more and register here. 

Voice and Vision

FREE TRAINING FOR:

January 30, 2019
Best Western Inn and Suites Havre, MT

January 31, 2019
Hampton Inn Great Falls


Every school who uses the Quaglia Student Voice, or any other of the Quaglia Surveys.This is a “must” attend training to fullyutilize the results of the data collected from students.


By the end of the day, you will have gained strategies to:


  • Analyze your school’s student voicedata by drilling down to formulate questions to use in gaining more insight into student perceptions of their school experience.

  • Use questions formulated to design and conduct focus groups.

  • Use focus group response trends to develop concrete action plans to effectpositive change in students’ schoolperceptions of their overall school journey.

  • Assess future surveys to determine if action plans need modification. Understand how staff and parent surveys impact the process of changing school culture.


Register here. 

Mandt Training - Great Falls


February 8-9, 2019
Hampton Inn Great Falls, MT

The Mandt System builds on skill development through a system of gradual and graded alternatives for deescalating and assisting people using a combination of interpersonal communication skills, conflict resolution strategies and physical interaction techniques.

The goal is to assist others in managing themselves and the safety of all involved through skillful and nonphysical means. Physical strategies are also taught to pro- vide additional “least restrictive” options in the event the person poses a clear threat of substantial harm to self or others if physically unassisted.

Register here. 

Early Childhood and Preschool Day K-1st grade Section: Phonemic Awareness and Math

Fri, April 12, 2019


CSPD is hosting Heggerty Phonemic Awareness and Math (STEM) activites for the Kindergarten and 1st grade classoom. The day will begin with Math and end with Phonemic Awareness. Lunch will be on your own and available at the college.

Preschools Headstart programs will begin the day with Heggerty Phonemic Awareness. There is a morning session on phonemic awareness instruction and the afternoon on STEM in the classroom.
CSPD will purchase and provide a limited number of books for each classroom. You will need a manual to attend the training. Paras and aides are more than welcome!!

Vision and Voice

Sidney- January 22 
Miles City- January 23 

Using Data to Inform Decisions and Direction
Presenters:
Steve York and Kim York
Overview of the Day
By the end of the day, you will have gained strategies to:
  • Analyze your school’s student voice data by drilling down to formulate questions to use in gaining more insight into student perceptions of their school experience.
  • Use questions formulated to design and conduct focus groups.
  • Use focus group response trends to develop concrete action plans to effect positive change in students’ school perceptions of their overall school journey.
  • Assess future surveys to determine if action plans need modification.
  • Understand how staff and parent surveys impact the process of changing school culture.