New Montana Science Assessment

This course presents an overview of the New Montana Science Assessment that was implemented in 2022 and provides guidance on how to best prepare your students for the science assessment by teaching you how to access and administer preparatory materials in your classroom. There are many opportunities for you to engage with the content and actually test out the practice questions before you introduce them to your students. Student-facing videos are included.

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N2X STEM Applications

What are all of the ways that STEM is applied in a student’s world? Here our interactive audio host, Dave Gamon, covers the many areas that STEM can interact in a student’s world including the “M” in STEM, applications in the STEM and non STEM classroom, how to work with Higher Education and Industry, both to inspire students in elementary and secondary classrooms as well as to promote a pathway for students to follow in pursuit of career goals. He also addresses STEM in remote learning situations and how to continue to engage students who are not in a traditional classroom. Finally, how to build your own STEM program by working with leadership in your district, school, etc. to develop vision, opportunities and pathways for your students and families.

An exciting offer is being provided to Montana teachers to attend this module for free. When you go to the website to register [n2x.co] it will indicate that the cost is $50.00; however, when you register for this module specifically and choose your state as Montana from the dropdown list, it will come up as free.

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N2X STEM Project-based Learning

How can Project Based Learning change your classroom? Your students? Our interactive audio host, Dave Gamon, talks about the practice of embracing and utilizing context to promote the natural process of inquiry to empower students to take charge of their own learning, including a self diagnosis that saved a student’s life. He discusses the power of “Why” and its importance in creating a foundation for learning. Finally he unpacks how PBL aligns with standards and the steps for teachers to take to implement this practice in their classrooms.

 

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N2X STEM Empathy and Equity in Education

Explore with N2X what a STEM Education can look like. What are the 5 W’s of STEM, how can we have better empathy for our students that leads to an empowered student who is ready to investigate and engage in the scientific process. What are some of the ways educators can reach their minority students and have a more equitable approach to all student’s education? Lastly, what does STEM look like in the K5 classroom and how can teachers be training their students at the elementary level to approach their education utilizing the methods embraced in STEM education.

 

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N2X STEM K5

Come join us as we explore how STEM practices and ideology fit into the K5 classroom. From ELA to history, STEM project-based learning and student inquiry can help students engage and take ownership of their learning. Hear from STEM teachers as well as classroom teachers about the practices and tools they use to engage students and create a classroom culture where all learners are welcomed and met where they are at. How do you assess skills and knowledge level in a STEM classroom? How do you handle the chaos that comes with a project-based learning environment? What tools are out there that offer greater learning opportunities and are worth the investment? What STEM practices can be implemented with no tools? Come listen in on what STEM could look like in the K5 classroom.

 

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Register Here: N2X – Consulting, Professional Development, Educational Digital Media

N2X STEM Project-based Learning

How can Project Based Learning change your classroom? Your students? Our interactive audio host, Dave Gamon, talks about the practice of embracing and utilizing context to promote the natural process of inquiry to empower students to take charge of their own learning, including a self diagnosis that saved a student’s life. He discusses the power of “Why” and its importance in creating a foundation for learning. Finally he unpacks how PBL aligns with standards and the steps for teachers to take to implement this practice in their classrooms.

 

OPI Renewal Unit Provider

Register Here: https://n2x.co/

Belfer National Conference for Educators

Designed to support accurate, meaningful teaching about the Holocaust, the Belfer National Conference for Educators is the US Holocaust Memorial Museum’s flagship event for secondary school educators across the country. The conference invites participants to engage with current historical research and instructional best practices. Educators discover and learn how to use various classroom resources, find inspiration in new ideas, and connect with peers engaged in similar work across the United States and worldwide.

OPI Teacher Learning Hub 2022-2023 Course Catalog

View the full OPI Teacher Learning Hub 2022-2023 Catalog by clicking this link.

Data Informed: Introduction to GEMS

This introduction to the establishment and navigation of Montana’s education data warehouse ultimately sets the foundations for data use practices for informed school decision making. Whether intimidated by data or intimately involved with data in decision making, this introduction is intended to provide the background knowledge surrounding Montana’s collected education data for effective and efficient access by school leaders and educators. The updated GEMS website launched in February of 2021, therefore stakeholders familiar with the previous version of GEMS will find this course helpful in understanding the updates and changes to the new platform. In addition, stakeholders new to navigation and use of GEMS will utilize this course as a beginner’s guide.

How to Register: Visit the Course on the Teacher Learning Hub

MontCAS Test Security

The purpose of the “STC Workshop Series” is to provide each Montana school district System Test Coordinator (STC) with the opportunity to learn the “how-to’s” for each of the assessment-related components listed below. STC participants will leave this training series with content to complete the four required MontCAS testing plans (Test Administration Plan, Test Accessibility Plan, Test Security Plan, and Test Training Plan) and be provided with step-by-step instructions on how to accomplish the various STC activities.

How to Register: Visit the Teacher Learning Hub