Comprehensive System of Personnel Development

Serving Eastern Montana

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HEGGERTY Bridge the Gap

A Systematic Phonemic Awareness Intervention for 2nd grade and above.

October 27, 4-5:30 ZOOM TRAINING Register for Bridge the Gap

For more information about this training

  • Part 1: Phoneme Isolation

Isolating initial, final and medial phonemes

  • Part 2: Blending and Segmenting

Blending syllables and phonemes into words

Segmenting words into syllables and phonemes

  • Part 3: Phoneme Manipulation

Adding phonemes

Deleting phonemes

Substituting phonemes

Book information can be found here.

Phonemic awareness, especially when working with older learners, is something that is not often part of classroom instruction or intervention. Yet, it is often the missing piece for students who struggle to decode and encode words.

The lessons in Bridge the Gap were written to provide teachers, Reading Specialists, and interventionists with a simplified curriculum for teaching phonological and phonemic awareness with targeted instruction, based on student needs.

Building Better Number Sense and Developing Fraction Sense with Dori Phillips

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November 5, 8:30-3:30 Sleep Inn Miles City, MT Audience- Prek K-5, title, paraeducators, SpEd teachers, Instructional coaches

Number Sense am includes basic skills that children need to work fluently with numbers, Good number sense allows students to compare and order numbers, understand symbols that represent numbers, differentiate between more and less, and understand quantities. When students do not have good number sense, the struggle begins. Spend the morning playing games that will build better number sense and understand how these skills build to ore complex skills in later years.

Outcomes: Participants will understand key skills for subitizing, counting, and carnality. Learn and play games to improve students' number sense in these three skill areas.

Fraction Sense pm will teach us basic skills that children need to learn to work fluently with fractions. Good fraction sense allows students to name fractions, compose and decompose fractions (operations with fractions), compare and order fractions, and more. Spend the afternoon learning the progression of fractions skills and playing games that will increase students' "fraction sense".

Outcomes: Participants will create a progression of fraction skills. They will play games and participate in activities that will improve students' understanding of fractions. This session is geared more for intermediate 3-5, all are welcome to attend.

Dori is the K-12 counselor in Broadus. She has also taught elementary students from Kindergarten -8th grade in two other Montana districts, specializing in math instruction. She lives on her family's ranch with her husband and enjoys time with her daughters.

Proloquo2Go Hybrid session

This training will be held in-person and via ZOOM!! November 12, 8:30-3:30 Live will be at the PrairieView Office in Glendive. This is an iOS program, a device with an updated program is helpful.

Learn to communicate with AAC You’ll love how this symbol-based app helps users learn how to express themselves. Proloquo2Go puts the user’s development first, with innovative features based on clinical knowledge and user research.

It’s also one of the few AAC apps designed to support all users, from beginning to advanced. Completely customizable and designed for a range of fine-motor and visual skills, the app’s versatility makes it useful for non-verbal people with autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, and a range of other diagnoses or speech impediments like apraxia and dysarthria.


Cracking the Code-Digging Deeper Follow-Up PD Workshop Secret Stories

Friday, November 19, 8am-3:30pm via ZOOM with Katie Garner REGISTER HERE

Full day workshop for staff who have already had an Initial Workshop training and need a refresher that goes deeper into Secret Stories® use, including: "non-negotiables," implementing with fidelity, content area integration, reading and writing connections, small and whole group use, Science of Reading alignment with structured literacy lesson application, and "trouble-shooting," etc... *This full day recorded video, with Katie Garner, is 6 hours and includes a "live" one hour follow-up Q&A after everyone has watched.

******This training is open to all who are interested, this training is the HOW to the WHY Secret Stories.

Autism Education Project: FREE Online Autism Training For more information please contact Doug Doty at 406-459-5303 or

CSPD trainings/events are free of charge and offer OPI Renewal units for all trainings.