SpEd Series: Referral, Evaluations, & Eligibility

This course is the second of the Special Education Series offered through the Learning Hub. The purpose of this training is to provide school personnel with guidance and education on the special education process. The content covers how to use the MTSS model for pre-referral interventions, and how to create compliant referral, evaluation plan, and evaluation report documents in AIM/Infinite Campus.

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SpEd Series: Special Education Overview for All School Staff

This course is the first of the Special Education Series offered through the Learning Hub. The purpose of this training is to provide school personnel with an introduction to special education processes in Montana, historical progression of special education laws, roles of personnel involved in special education, and how to support those new to special education.

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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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Fundamentals of Paraphrasing and Summarizing Self-Paced Course

The Fundamentals of Paraphrasing and Summarizing Strategy helps older students acquire the fundamental skills they need to be able to identify and paraphrase main ideas and details. Lesson topics include paraphrasing words, phrases, and sentences; identifying details, topics, and main ideas; creating summaries; and more. These skills are foundational to being able to paraphrase and summarize information and are required when students write answers to questions or write reports in school.

Participants will receive the following materials as part of their registration: Access to the Fundamentals of Paraphrasing and Summarizing Strategy Professional Development Course on Canvas, guidebook, access to digital teacher resources, two one-hour follow-up coaching sessions.

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The Executive Functioning Series: The Word Mapping Strategy (a two-part session)

The Word Mapping Strategy helps older students learn how to predict the meaning of unknown words. Students learn to identify prefixes, suffixes, and roots and practice predicting the meaning of words using those parts. They also learn to use four strategic steps to identify the parts of a word, determine the meaning of those parts, and predict the meaning of the word.

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The Executive Functioning Series: The Paired Associates Strategy

The Paired Associates Strategy helps students independently and in an organized way approach large bodies of information they need to master. Using the strategy, students identify pairs or groups of items that are important to learn, such as names and events, places and events, or names and accomplishments. They create study cards, create a mnemonic device for each card, and use the study cards to learn the information.

Instruction in this strategy produces relatively quick and significant performance gains for most students. Because of this, it builds low-achieving students’ confidence in their test-taking abilities and enables them to improve their grades in required courses.

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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

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Introduction to Twice Exceptional

In this course, we’ll take a closer look at students who are twice-exceptional. You will be provided with a basic explanation of what twice-exceptionality is, discuss why it is important, and explore school responsibilities.

Interpreter Mentoring, Education, and TRaining

The Utah State University TASK12 Interpreter, Mentorship, Education & Training (IMET) Program offers a variety of independent study self-paced online training modules produced for sign language interpreters. Modules designed to be completed independently on various knowledge & skill based topics. Module access available until June 30, 2022.

How to register: Use the registration form