Applications for ParaEducator and Para/Teacher team are on the Recognition Awards page.
November 18-20, 2019 Montana Youth Transitions
at the Delta Hotel by Marriott (formerly, Colonial Inn) in Helena, MT
Scholarship applications are first come-first serve and can be found at www.montanayouthtransitions.org.
December 11, 2019 Transitioning from MBI to MTSS 8:15-3:45
Resources Needed: 1. School-wide Implementation Team 2. Handouts uploaded or printed 3. List of your school's current assessment tools and interventions 4. Laptop
Carla Heintz is a retired school psychologist. She has been working as a part-time consultant with the OPI since 2011, first with Response to Intervention and then with Multi-Tiered Systems of Support. She strongly believes that high quality evidence-based instruction, intervention, and assessment practices are the most effective model to ensure that ALL students receive the level of support necessary to be successful.
Sandy Elmore is a retired special educator. She has worked part-time as a consultant for OPI since 2014 as a MBI consultant and MTSS consultant and as an instructional coach for Kootenai Valley Head Start for 5 years. She has been on the Libby Public Schools Leadership Team for the Montana Comprehensive Literacy Project Grant representing preschool.
MBI is MTSS Behavior. Moving to a braided model approach with MTSS Behavior and Academics can be done successfully as proven by many Montana schools. This training will explore the systems work that has proved effective in MTSS and will guide MBI teams into next steps to braid behavior and academic systems.
Objectives: Training and team activities are designed to help the team refine and strengthen the systems and practices currently in place at the universal (benchmark) level for behavior and academics. The team will:
-Review the essential components of MTSS -Assess the level of MTSS implementation at your school
-Understand support systems that are available to support MTSS implementation
-Action Plan next steps for implementation
-Leave with their school’s current MTSS systems & practices documented in their own MTSS Handbook!
This course is for schools new to the MTSS process and MBI schools who are making the transition to MTSS, teams will leave with a MTSS Handbook. This course is for teams, a team could be two participants. Participants will need at least one laptop per team.
Glendive Schools presents Jimmy Casas on January 3 PIR
if interested in attending please contact Glendive High School
Jimmy is one of the nation’s most sought after speakers, speaking all over the country inspiring educators to be the change our students, teachers and principals deserve. His most popular and requested topics include:
Culturize: Every Student. Every Day. Whatever It Takes.
Feb 3 Region 1 Council Meeting via ZOOM
2 day Check & Connect February 4 & 5, 2020 Glasgow MT Register Here
more information to follow as it becomes available
Check & Connect Comprehensive Implementation Training is a comprehensive 2-day
training blending elements of both the Preparation and Implementation Training and
the Mentor Training
Check & Connect Mentoring Day Feb. 7, 2020 Wibaux High School Register Here
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
Coming in August 2020 Bal-A-Vis-X to Glendive
Autism Education Project:
FREE Online Autism Training For more information please contact Doug Doty at 406-459-5303 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CSPD trainings/events are free of charge and offer OPI Renewal units for all trainings.