Oct 26, 2018

Wired Wednesdays: Exit Tickets and Data Checkpoints

Date: November 14
Time: 5:30 to 7:30PM
Location: MSUB College of Education, Room 122
2 OPI Renewal Units
Cost: Free
Information/Registration LINK

“Afternoon, Ma’am. Do you know why I pulled you over? . . . No? Hmmmm. License and registration please.” You know why you got pulled over. So do your students. They know why you pulled them over to your u-table. Worse, they have that same sinking feeling. What if we could get formative assessment data without the pain? What if there was a routine in your room that told you (in real time, with no red pen) what your students gained from your lesson just minutes ago? What if today’s small group was really based upon today’s lesson? How would that knowledge change your classroom?

Bring a laptop, a class list and an assessment you’ve used in class - it could be a worksheet, test or anything else! 

Registration: Unlocking the Reading Code - Literacy

Cost: $375 per person includes some materials

Dates: November 14, 15, and 16

Location: Billings

Suggested Audience: PK, K, 1, 2, early interventionist, paraprofessionals, literacy coaches, Title 1 staff (all grade levels in ELA are welcome and encouraged to join)

Description: Students' brains today have changed! Their visual cortexes have grown immensely, leaving the language part of their brains, crucial to literacy, underdeveloped. Trish Martin will train teachers on how to teach their students how to manipulate sounds within a word to master phonological processing, using chaining technique.

Participants will:

Master the interactive instructional lesson plans provided by the grade level

Utilize neuroplastic brain strategies to drive new neurologic connections

Learn how to give your students an academic edge

Unleash your instructional capabilities to accelerate each child's potential

Show teacher's success through formative assessments

Improving Continuity and Coordination of Care for School Children with Medically Complex Health Needs

Date: November 15
Time: 9:00AM to 4:00PM
Location: MSUB College of Education, Room 160
6 OPI Renewal Units
Cost: Free
Information/Registration LINK

Learning Outcomes 
*Identify methods to improve communication between school nurses, educators, para professionals, medical providers and families.
*Describe the role of the UAP(Unlicensed Assistive Personnel) on School Health Services Team
*Generate strategies to address the needs of medically complex students in the school setting.

About the Presenter
Karen Graf MSN, RN-BC, APHN-BC is the manager for the Public Health School Based Nursing Program at RiverStone Health in Billings, Montana. She has 30 years of various nursing experience from 3 international countries. She has been an ANCC Nationally Board Certified Nurse since 1992. Karen is the mother of a young adult with Down Syndrome which brought her to specialize in school nursing 12 years ago with a focus on students with disabilities. She currently serves on the National Association of School Nurses Board of Directors, Montana Association of School Nurses as past Vice President, Montana Youth Transitions Advisory Council, Special Olympics of Montana, and many other state and local boards. Karen served on the Executive Board of the Montana Public Health Association and was honored this fall with their Distinguished Service Award.

Oct 2, 2018

Webinar - What do you know about twice exceptionality? Ground breaking tools for addressing the needs of the twice-exceptional student.

October 24, 2018, 02:00 pm CST 

In this session, participants will be introduced to the wild world of the twice-exceptional student. A brief overview of twice-exceptionality will be provided, followed by a discussion of strategies and tools that can be used to meet these students’ unique blend of brilliance and challenge in learning, communicating, and being in the world. Finally, a presentation of tools and strategies to help students learn to use strengths to buffer challenges will be provided. Let’s help these students shine!


“Facing the Frontal Lobe: Strategies to Support Executive Function Skills in Students with Planning, Organization, Emotional Control, Working Memory and Attention Needs”

March 26, 2019

By Jill D. Kuzma, M.A., CCC-SLP
GranTree Inn,Bozeman

 Participants in the workshop will explore the impact of Executive Functioning on student learning and social interaction. The workshop is designed for all educators as attention is given to those skills needed by kindergarten through middle school students to be successful in a general and special education classroom.  

"Compare/Contrast and Summarization: A "Best Best" for Raising Student Achievement”

Holiday Inn Express, Helena 8:30-4:00

This session will provide participants with an explicit method for teaching compare and contrast and summarization across all content areas.

Math Chef: Make Math Meaningful

January 12, 2019, 8:30-4:00
Holiday Inn Express, Bozeman

Every student can learn math! From the struggling student to the bored/advanced student, each can access math content at their own level. Come see the 5 course meal and all the freebies available through Math Chefs!

Becoming a Classroom Chef

January 11, 2019, 8:30-4:00
Holiday Inn Express, Butte

The MOUNTAIN of Math Materials available to teachers is staggering and intimidating. Taking your classroom from good to GREAT can be fuzzy but the Math Chefs will lead the way!

Corrective Reading Instruction

November 28, 2018     8:30-4:00
Holiday Inn Express, Bozeman
This session provides training on the Decoding strand of the Corrective Readingprogram.

Reading Mastery K-1 and Direct Instruction Strategies

October 30. 2018     8:30-4:00
Wingate Inn, Helena
This session will focus on teaching beginning reading skills using Reading Mastery I and II. 
Participants in this session will learn and practice presentation techniques for phonemic awareness tasks, word attack, story reading, comprehension activities, fluency interventions and independent work.  This session will also cover placement testing, grouping, scheduling, and acceleration procedures.  Reading Mastery K/1 are programs that are typically utilized with K-1 students and students with special needs in 1st through 3rd grade.