Professional Development Calendar 2016
|Date||Workshop Name||Presenters/Faciltators||Time||Place||Intended Audience||Expected outcomes||PIR/Renewal Units||Cost to Participant||Contact Info|
|June 13, 2017||Cyndi Elliott, Presents on sensory processing, for the whole community.||Cyndi Elliott, OT||8:30:00 AM- 11:00 a.m||Mission Valley Conference Room in Pablo||Teachers, Parents, Interested Community Members||• A useful and down to earth understanding of the three sensory systems (tactile, proprioception/body awareness & vestibular/balance).
• A knowledge of supporting the development of all three sensory processing systems.
• Increased ability to respond to the child’s actions/behaviors with sensory input that fills a need, therefore you see less displays of the behavior/action.
• Knowing how to incorporate functional sensory processing input into current routines.
|Coffee and light breakfast||Free||Joan Graham, no sign up is necessary, open to public|
|June 16, 2017|
Struggling Reader and Content Area Textbooks: Making Montana: Stories of the Land Accessible to All
|Tammy Elser||Helena||Montana History Teachers grades 4-12||Strategies to better access Montana: Stories of the Land|
Free OPI Renewal and travel scholoarhsips
|Carrie Drye 275-4941|
|June 19-24||Watershed-to-Wetland Institute Summer 2017||Janene_lichtenberg.skc.edu||SKC||K-12 teachers and informal educators on the Flathead Reservation||Guidance on how to integrate materials, field experiences and traditional ecological knowledge into your curricula.||The workshop is free. There will be CEU and OPI credits.
Once we have a list of participants there is an option to apply for funds that could be towards stipends, field trips, or supplies for each school district. It is a bit confusing as the amount of funds available depends on the number of participants within a school district.
|Indian Education for All Roundtable||Tammy Eliser and staff||8:00 to 4:00||RMS Training Room||K-4 Librarians-Elementary Teachers||Develop IEFA activities for social studies/ELA curriculum K-4 stipends available. OPI Teacher Guides will be included with this course.||OPI Renewal Units, PIR||Stipend $100 per day/$300 total must attend all 3 days||Joan Graham and building principals|
|August 14-18, 2017||Math Probability: a study of chance||Patty Lofgren||8:30 to 4:30||SKC||Grades 6-9||Focusing on Probability across grades 6 through 9||PIR and possible OPI University credit||Freeemail@example.com|
|August 16||Paraeducator Supervision Academy||Barbara Stimson, MEd Trainer||TBA||Red Lion Ridgewater, Polson, MT||Professional educators who work closely with paraprofessionals||Learning the seven research-based components of paraeducator supervision.||PIR/Renewal units available||Free||Register at www.wmcspd.org|
|August 15-16||Journey's Reading Training Please bring bring your Journey's Teacher Materials with you.||Carrie Cole||8 a.m. to 4 p.m.||KWH Multipurpose Room K-2 and Grades 3-6 RMS Art Room||Reading Teachers Using Journeys||Effective research-based reading instructional practices, based on the latest reading and writing research, with explicit connections to the Common Core Standards and Journeys. Her biggest strength lies in working side-by-side with teachers to bridge the research to practice gap, bringing these research-based instructional strategies to the classroom in a very real way.||PIR/Renewal units available/Stipend $100 per day, must attend two days for $200.||free||WMCSPD.org|
|August 22||MTSS (MBI) KWH Building Committee||Tammy Krahn||8:00 to noon||KWH Library||By invitation only||Plan MBI and MTSS activities for the coming school year||PIR offered||free||Email Tammy Krahn or Mike Ellis|
|August 24||MTSS (MBI) PES Building Committee||Ryan Fisher||8:00 to Noon||PES||By invitation only||Plan MBI and MTSS activities for the coming school year||PIR||free||Ryan will contact staff|
|September 27 & 28||Check & Connect: A Comprehensive Student Engagement Intervention||TBA||Red Lion Ridgewater, Polson, MT||Those who may act as a Check and Connect mentor as well in those interested in Check and Connect mentoring principles and practices.||Learn and understand the core components and elements of Check and Connect, the role and expectations of the Check and Connect mentor, the population of students they are monitoring and how best to meet their needs and how to implement the Check and Connect procedures with fidelity.||WMCSPD.org Email Joan and let her know you are interested in going.|