Jan 31, 2020

MID-WINTER PARA CONFERENCE

FEBRUARY 17, 2020
C'MON INN - BOZEMAN
9:00-3:00
 
Math and Literacy Activities and Games
Number sense is linked to future math achievement in a manner similar to the way phonological awareness has been linked to reading achievement (Kosanovich, Weinstein, & Goldman 2009.)

This hands-on workshop will provide practical research-based math and literacy activities and games that will help students increase their reading and math skills. The morning session will focus on developing an understanding of number sense as well as the latest methods to develop skills in subtilizing, counting, one-to-one correspondence, and cardinality. In the afternoon, the focus will be on developing an understanding of the phonological awareness continuum and the importance of these skills - especially for those students experiencing reading difficulties.
 
Come learn some fun activities that will allow you to create engaging and positive experiences where both children and staff have SUCCESS!

LUNCH IS PROVIDED!
25.00 STIPEND AVAILABLE

Jan 9, 2020

Billings - Designing Inclusive Learning Experiences For Students With Dyslexia And Beyond

Dates: 8/5/2020
 
Students of all abilities head off to kindergarten with bright smiles eager for the journey of discovery and with a passion for learning. Then, somewhere along the way, school becomes a chore. It transforms from an experience students want to do into something they have to do. For many, one of the first lessons they learn in schools is that they are not good at it. Participants in this workshop will engage in activities to shift this paradigm by rethinking how to design educational experiences to empower every student, especially those with Dyslexia, to embrace a passion for learning. Learn how to use technology to provide options that help meet the needs of every student.
 

Billings -

Check & Connect Mentor Training
Program: Comprehensive System of Personnel Development
Audience: Check & Connect mentors
Dates: 2/13/2020
 
This in-depth, competency-based training is designed to provide Check & Connect mentors with the information, competencies, and skills needed to be an effective Check & Connect mentor at their local site.

Objectives
Participants will learn about and understand:
* The core components and elements of Check & Connect
* The role and expectations of the Check & Connect mentor
* The population of students they are mentoring and how to best meet their needs
* How to implement the "Check" and "Connect" procedures with fidelity
* The competencies and skills needed to be an effective mentor, such as:
(1) Building relationships with students, families, and school personnel
(2) Using data to determine interventions
(3) Reflective listening
(4) Problem-solving
(5) Engaging with families

Billings - Tech Time events

(Click on the title to go to the registration page for that event.)

1. Tech Time!: Best Tech Hits of 2019 (Intermediate to Advanced Level Course)

Program: Comprehensive System of Personnel Development
Audience: Intermediate to Advanced Level Course
Dates: 1/21/2020
What are the best ed-tech tools of 2019? This session will share just that; the ed-tech that is working in Billings area classrooms and how you can incorporate them into your classroom. This session will be faced pace with an overview of at least 10 tools and then time to create in one of your choices.

Please bring a laptop or Chromebook
 
 

2. Tech Time!: Nearpod (Intermediate to Advanced Level Course)

Program: Comprehensive System of Personnel Development
Audience: Intermediate to Advanced Level Course
Dates: 2/5/2020
If you only had one tech tool to integrate into your classroom what would it be? For me, it would be Nearpod. Come learn the many features of Nearpod including virtual reality, collaborative features, the new game time to climb, how to use the Slides Add-On, differentiation, data collection, and a library of resources. These are just a few of the reasons Nearpod is a game-changer for teachers of all students.

Please bring a laptop or Chromebook
 

4. Tech Time!: Grant Writing for Smarties (Beginner Level Course)

Program: Comprehensive System of Personnel Development
Audience: Beginner Level
Dates: 2/18/2020
When you dream the dreams for your classroom, what is in them? Do you dream for classroom equipment? Do you dream for field trips? Or maybe you have an idea for a program to meet student needs or connect to parents? Funding can ground our dreams before they even take flight. Join this session to learn tips and tricks to get your dreams funded. We will focus on DonorsChoose, but also look at quality grant writing in other areas. Bring a laptop!
 

6. Tech Time!: Gamify Your Classroom #3: Level Up! (Beginner Level Course)

Program: Comprehensive System of Personnel Development
Audience: Beginner Level
Dates: 3/4/2020
Some weeks are crazy. Join this session and play a game that you can take back to your classroom with minimal effort and make your students run crazy! Let's face it, they need to get some crazy out. We will play and create GooseChase EDU games. Bring a laptop and a smart-device (iPhone, Android, or tablet).
 
 

7. Tech Time!: Who Feels Lucky? (Intermediate Level Course)

Program: Comprehensive System of Personnel Development
Audience: Intermediate to Advanced Level Course
Dates: 3/17/2020
Game-based learning is a motivator for many students while also being a way to formatively assess understanding. This session will be full of games. Put on your green and come see what you can win in this St.Patrick's game night. We will explore tools such as Quizlet, Quizizz, Gimkit and more. Bring at least one set of questions from your classroom that you would like to gamify for the next day of class.

Please bring a laptop or Chromebook
 

9. Tech Time!: Lead Learning with BYOD (Beginner Level Course)

Program: Comprehensive System of Personnel Development
Audience: Beginner Level Course
Dates: 4/14/2020
Do you have a device that you want to learn more about? If so, let's learn it together. This session will be facilitated with the pedagogical approach of lead learning using guiding questions to help you better utilize your device. We will start with a formative assessment to create collaborative groups and then together, with structure, you will increase your knowledge of your own device. We will end this session with a reflection of how to incorporate the genius hour and lead learning into your own classroom.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Havre and Great Falls Events - Winter2020

 
 
 
 
 
 

Glendive - June Institute

June 9-11, 2020

Universal Design for Learning

Tuesday, June 9th, 2020--DCC Ullman Center 8:15am-3:30pm -More info to come REGISTER HERE

Elementary Tips, Tricks, and Ideas with April Wills

Wednesday, June 10th, 2020--DCC Ullman Center 8:15am-3:30pm -More info to come REGISTER HERE

The Technology Designed Classroom

Thursday, June 11, 2020-DCC Ullman Center 8:15am-3:30pm-More info to come REGISTER HERE

Math Strategies with Dory Phillips

Thursday, June 11, 2020-DCC Ullman Center 8:15am-3:30pm-More info to come REGISTER HERE

Glendive - Tier 2/3 Strategies

REGISTER HERE

Wibaux - Check & Connect Mentoring Day

Check & Connect Mentor Training is a 1-day in-depth, competency-based training designed to provide Check & Connect mentors with the information, competencies, and skills needed to be an effective Check & Connect mentor at their local site.
 
Objectives Participants will learn about and understand—
 
• The core components and elements of Check & Connect • The role and expectations of the Check & Connect mentor
 
• The population of students they are mentoring and how to best meet their needs
 
• How to implement the "Check" and "Connect" procedures with fidelity
 
• The competencies and skills needed to be an effective mentor, such as:
 
o Building relationships with students, families, and school personnel o Using data to determine interventions
 
o Reflective listening o Problem–solving o Engaging with families
 

Glasgow - Check & Connect

February 4 & 5, 2020 

Check & Connect Comprehensive Implementation Training is a comprehensive 2-day
training blending elements of both the Preparation and Implementation Training and
the Mentor Training
 

Bozeman - Great 8

 
In this dynamic and participatory workshop, we will examine the eight effective, research –based classroom practices that extend the positive, proactive, instructional approaches used to foster positive school-wide climate. The Great Eight include:
  • Classroom Expectations
  • Classroom Procedures and Routines
  • Encouraging Expected Behavior
  • Discouraging Inappropriate Behavior
  • Active Supervision
  • Opportunities to Respond
  • Activity Sequencing and Choice
  • Task Difficulty
We will also integrate the Work of Doug Lemov into the Great Eight. His 49 techniques in “Teach Like a Champion” are found throughout the eight foundations in the form of concrete, specific, and actionable classroom practices.