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1. Beyond Compliance: Writing Quality Transition Plans (Billings)

Program: Pre-ETS TAC

Audience: This session is relevant for educators responsible for supporting the development and writing of transitions plans. This session is relevant for educators responsible for supporting the development and writing of transitions plans.

Dates: 9/12/2016

Did you know that a compliant transition plan doesn't guarantee it is meaningful plan, but a meaningful transition plan guarantees compliance? Quality transition plans-those that are both compliant and meaningful-are essential for promoting seamless and effective transitions from school to post-school living for students with disabilities. This interactive session will:
*Review the state and federal requirements, including Indicator 13, related to writing transition plans for students with disabilities.
*Highlight transition assessment strategies that support the development of quality transition plans.
*Present strategies for increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of writing transition plans.
*Provide opportunities for evaluating and writing transition plans using learned strategies.

This session is relevant for educators responsible for supporting the development and writing of transitions plans. Participants are encouraged to bring samples of their own transition plans for activities.

About the Presenter: Dr. Tessie Rose Bailey is a Senior Technical Assistance Consultant at American Institutes for Research. Her primary responsibilities include developing high quality technical assistance resources and providing technical assistance to states, districts, and institutions of higher education in the areas of MTSS/RTI, special education services and law, secondary and transition services, and implementation of evidence based practices. She provides content expertise and consultation for several national technical assistance centers, including the Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability, and Reform Center; College and Career Readiness and Success Center; National Center for Systemic Improvement; and Center for Response to Intervention. She completed her PhD at the University of Utah and post-doctoral work at Lehigh University's Center for Promoting Research to Practice.

2. Integrating Employability Skills: Improving Transition to Employment for Students with Disabilities (Billings)

Program: Pre-ETS TAC

Audience: The session is relevant for special and general educators, career and technical educators, and vocational rehabilitation staff.

Dates: 9/13/2016

Students with disabilities require many skills for post-school success, including academic knowledge, technical expertise, and a set of general, cross-cutting abilities called employability skills. The U.S. Department of Education, through an initiative of the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education, developed the Employability Skills Framework in an effort to clearly identify the general skills necessary for success in the labor market at all employment levels and in all sectors.

This interactive session will:
*Introduce participants to the Employability Skills Framework and explains why it is important for students with disabilities.
*Connect employability skill preparation to transition plans and lesson planning.
*Provide tools and strategies to select appropriate assessments and prioritize employability skills at the employer, district, and individual teacher levels.

About the Presenter: Dr. Tessie Rose Bailey is a Senior Technical Assistance Consultant at American Institutes for Research. Her primary responsibilities include developing high quality technical assistance resources and providing technical assistance to states, districts, and institutions of higher education in the areas of MTSS/RTI, special education services and law, secondary and transition services, and implementation of evidence based practices. She provides content expertise and consultation for several national technical assistance centers, including the Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability, and Reform (CEEDAR) Center; College and Career Readiness and Success Center; National Center for Systemic Improvement (NCSI); and Center for Response to Intervention (CRTI). She completed her PhD at the University of Utah in special education curriculum and assessment and post-doctoral work in RTI/MTSS and transition services at Lehigh University's Center for Promoting Research to Practice.

3. Wired Wednesdays: Under the Hood of Chrome

Program: Comprehensive System of Personnel Development

Dates: 9/14/2016

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Google Chrome is an awesome browser for several reasons but most importantly it makes any user more efficient. We will start with simply describing and labeling Chrome with an interactive activity and then we'll customize Chrome for you and your style. And yes, Chrome is free. If you have been wondering what the difference is between apps, extensions, add ons and themes (or all those other goofy words) this is a great class for you. Or, if you just want to know how to do things quicker this is the ticket for you. Please bring a device and if you are bringing an iOS device have the Chrome app installed.

About the Presenter: Shelly Stanton has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Bachelor of Science in Business and Psychology from the University of Idaho. She was Nationally Board Certified in Career and Technical Education in 2008 and in 2014 she earned her Google Educator and Google Certification. Shelly is a facilitator for Teacher Integrating and Learning Technology, a program that provides local educators the opportunity to explore emerging technologies, collaborate on digital projects, and integrate 21st Century learning into their curriculum. Shelly has taught for 14 years and is currently a Technology Integration Specialist for Billings Public Schools and Business Teacher for Senior High School.

4. Beyond Compliance: Writing Quality Transition Plans (Havre)

Program: Pre-ETS TAC

Audience: This session is relevant for educators responsible for supporting the development and writing of transitions plans. This session is relevant for educators responsible for supporting the development and writing of transitions plans.

Dates: 9/15/2016

Did you know that a compliant transition plan doesn't guarantee it is meaningful plan, but a meaningful transition plan guarantees compliance? Quality transition plans-those that are both compliant and meaningful-are essential for promoting seamless and effective transitions from school to post-school living for students with disabilities. This interactive session will:
*Review the state and federal requirements, including Indicator 13, related to writing transition plans for students with disabilities.
*Highlight transition assessment strategies that support the development of quality transition plans.
*Present strategies for increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of writing transition plans.
*Provide opportunities for evaluating and writing transition plans using learned strategies.

This session is relevant for educators responsible for supporting the development and writing of transitions plans. Participants are encouraged to bring samples of their own transition plans for activities.

About the Presenter: Dr. Tessie Rose Bailey is a Senior Technical Assistance Consultant at American Institutes for Research. Her primary responsibilities include developing high quality technical assistance resources and providing technical assistance to states, districts, and institutions of higher education in the areas of MTSS/RTI, special education services and law, secondary and transition services, and implementation of evidence based practices. She provides content expertise and consultation for several national technical assistance centers, including the Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability, and Reform Center; College and Career Readiness and Success Center; National Center for Systemic Improvement; and Center for Response to Intervention. She completed her PhD at the University of Utah and post-doctoral work at Lehigh University's Center for Promoting Research to Practice.

5. Integrating Employability Skills: Improving Transition to Employment for Students with Disabilities (Havre)

Program: Pre-ETS TAC

Audience: The session is relevant for special and general educators, career and technical educators, and vocational rehabilitation staff.

Dates: 9/16/2016

Students with disabilities require many skills for post-school success, including academic knowledge, technical expertise, and a set of general, cross-cutting abilities called employability skills. The U.S. Department of Education, through an initiative of the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education, developed the Employability Skills Framework in an effort to clearly identify the general skills necessary for success in the labor market at all employment levels and in all sectors.

This interactive session will:
*Introduce participants to the Employability Skills Framework and explains why it is important for students with disabilities.
*Connect employability skill preparation to transition plans and lesson planning.
*Provide tools and strategies to select appropriate assessments and prioritize employability skills at the employer, district, and individual teacher levels.

About the Presenter: Dr. Tessie Rose Bailey is a Senior Technical Assistance Consultant at American Institutes for Research. Her primary responsibilities include developing high quality technical assistance resources and providing technical assistance to states, districts, and institutions of higher education in the areas of MTSS/RTI, special education services and law, secondary and transition services, and implementation of evidence based practices. She provides content expertise and consultation for several national technical assistance centers, including the Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability, and Reform (CEEDAR) Center; College and Career Readiness and Success Center; National Center for Systemic Improvement (NCSI); and Center for Response to Intervention (CRTI). She completed her PhD at the University of Utah in special education curriculum and assessment and post-doctoral work in RTI/MTSS and transition services at Lehigh University's Center for Promoting Research to Practice.

6. Behavior Management Para Academy

Program: Comprehensive System of Personnel Development

Dates: 9/19/2016

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The Behavior Management academy is intended to give the paraeducator knowledge and skill in instructional methods that support students who have challenging behaviors in inclusive classrooms, resource rooms, self-contained classrooms, domestic settings, and in the community. This workshop will focus on the interactions that paraeducators have with students whose behaviors are challenging and on the role they play in assisting the professional members of their team with behavior challenges.

Participants will learn:
*how to manage your own behavior *how to establish positive and proactive behavior supports
*how to use a variety of management techniques
*how and when to use reinforcement
*how and when to use natural and logical consequences

About the Presenter: Karleen Mosby-Gauger has 16 years of experience working with special needs students. She is currently a special education teacher at Reed Point. She provides services to students from preschool to high school in rural schools. Her expertise lies in developing behavioral plans, supporting classroom teachers and, integrating students to be successful in the regular education classroom.

7. Indian Horse Relay Races

Program: MRESA3

Audience: Educators (all levels), Librarians, IEFA

Dates: 9/24/2016

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Do you know what a "mugger" is? What does a "back holder" do? How they are connected? Come to this IEFA workshop and find out. MRESA3 is hosting a workshop on the Indian Relay. This traditional game is the oldest and newest extreme sport in America. This workshop will begin with learning about the Indian Relay races and their historical role among the Plains tribes at MSUB. In the afternoon the workshop shifts over to the MetraPark for a field trip to the All Nations Indian Relay Championship which is the culmination of racing to decide the national champion. A general admission ticket to the All Nations Indian Relay Championship is included with the workshop. Lunch is on your own.

Professional Development Credit is pending with MSUB Extended Campus. This workshop is one of five workshops available for credit when combined together. Any combination of two workshops is one credit; any four workshops is two credits. Credits are $99 each and must be registered for through MSUB Extended Campus after signing up for the workshops through MRESA3.

Presenter Ruth Ferris is a librarian with School District 2 (Billings Public Schools) at Washington Elementary School. She has been recognized as the Montana History Teacher of the Year by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and Preserve America. She has been one of the primary presenters for IEFA in Region III for several years, bringing a wealth of knowledge, resources and enthusiasm for the topic.

8. Wired Wednesdays: Setting Up Your Digital Classroom

Program: Comprehensive System of Personnel Development

Dates: 9/28/2016

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What digital resources should you set up right away? What can wait? Come to this session and we will set up three digital resources together that will last your whole-year long. We will set up Seesaw, which is a digital portfolio your students will love; Remind, a parent communication tool that is first-rate; and Symbaloo, a digital bookmarking tool that makes the internet easily-accessible in your classroom. Bring a laptop and your class list with complete parents' contact information, especially cell-phone numbers.

About the Presenter: Mark Kane has a Master's of Education from Montana State University Billings and a Bachelor of Arts from Wheaton College. Mark has presented technology workshops at the local, regional and state levels. As a volunteer member of OPI's model curriculum team, Mark authored science curriculum frameworks for the state. He currently teaches first grade at McKinley School in Billings, where he serves on its Leadership and Technology teams.

9. Wired Wednesdays: Portfolios, Storage, and Communication with Families

Program: Comprehensive System of Personnel Development

Dates: 10/5/2016

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Our students are so innovative and are learning so much, but they often don't share this with their families. If you want to have your students compile their works in something other than a 3 ring binder this is a great class. We will look at different tools you can use and then you will have time to explore them. Today, the three tools are Seesaw, Google Sheets and websites but with the speed of edtech change these could all be revamped by October. Please bring a device.

About the Presenter: Shelly Stanton has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Bachelor of Science in Business and Psychology from the University of Idaho. She was Nationally Board Certified in Career and Technical Education in 2008 and in 2014 she earned her Google Educator and Google Certification. Shelly is a facilitator for Teacher Integrating and Learning Technology, a program that provides local educators the opportunity to explore emerging technologies, collaborate on digital projects, and integrate 21st Century learning into their curriculum. Shelly has taught for 14 years and is currently a Technology Integration Specialist for Billings Public Schools and Business Teacher for Senior High School.

10. Creation of a Legacy: Chief Plenty Coups State Park

Program: MRESA3

Audience: Educators (all levels), Librarians, IEFA

Dates: 10/15/2016

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Workshop Description:

MRESA3 will be hosting day of cultural sharing that includes interpretative talks about the history of the Chief Plenty Coups homestead and how it became a state park. Participants will have the opportunity to glimpse at artifacts from the collection and how they help tell the story of the Crow Nation and its members. Participants will have the opportunity to explore the park's archives. This workshop will be held at the park located in Pryor (see map at http://mapq.st/2aWvofK). All participants will be reimbursed for mileage through MRESA3. Lunch will be provided at the park.

Professional Development Credit is pending with MSUB Extended Campus. This workshop is one of five workshops available for credit when combined together. Any combination of two workshops is one credit; any four workshops is two credits. Credits are $99 each and must be registered for through MSUB Extended Campus after signing up for the workshops through MRESA3.

Presenter Ruth Ferris is a librarian with School District 2 (Billings Public Schools) at Washington Elementary School. She has been recognized as the Montana History Teacher of the Year by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and Preserve America. She has been one of the primary presenters for IEFA in Region III for several years, bringing a wealth of knowledge, resources and enthusiasm for the topic.

11. Wired Wednesdays: Code Studio; Computer Programming for Elementary

Program: Comprehensive System of Personnel Development

Dates: 10/26/2016

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If you tried the Hour of Code last year, or even if you didn't, this session is for you. Computer science has the potential to open many doors for students; doors from today's poverty into future security. We want this for our students! Come explore a fully-prepared, free, year-long curriculum that is easy to use. If you can turn on a computer, you can teach this!

About the Presenter: Mark Kane has a Master's of Education from Montana State University Billings and a Bachelor of Arts from Wheaton College. Mark has presented technology workshops at the local, regional and state levels. As a volunteer member of OPI's model curriculum team, Mark authored science curriculum frameworks for the state. He currently teaches first grade at McKinley School in Billings, where he serves on its Leadership and Technology teams.

12. A Cultural Treasure: Little Big Horn College Library and Archives

Program: MRESA3

Audience: Educators (all levels), Librarians, IEFA

Dates: 11/5/2016

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Workshop Description:

MRESA3 will be hosting a workshop at Little Big Horn College Library at Crow Agency on the Crow Reservation (http://mapq.st/2aXmm1V). This library is a cultural and historical treasure. Established in 1980, Little Big Horn College is a Native American tribal college based on the Crow Indian Reservation. Participants will have the opportunity to explore the archives and other resources while attempting to solve a historical mystery. Mileage will be reimbursed for all participants. Lunch will be provided.

Professional Development Credit is pending with MSUB Extended Campus. This workshop is one of five workshops available for credit when combined together. Any combination of two workshops is one credit; any four workshops is two credits. Credits are $99 each and must be registered for through MSUB Extended Campus after signing up for the workshops through MRESA3.

Presenter Ruth Ferris is a librarian with School District 2 (Billings Public Schools) at Washington Elementary School. She has been recognized as the Montana History Teacher of the Year by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and Preserve America. She has been one of the primary presenters for IEFA in Region III for several years, bringing a wealth of knowledge, resources and enthusiasm for the topic.

13. Wired Wednesdays: Mobilizing your GAFE (Google Tools) Suite

Program: Comprehensive System of Personnel Development

Dates: 11/9/2016

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Take advantage of the power of collaborative tools by exploring what makes Google Apps valuable for you and others. We will look at each GAFE tool and how it can work for you. Understand how to use your mobile Google tools like a dynamo and become more efficient with Keep, Calendar, and Chaos. Hands on activities and time for exploring will make this session worth any drive. Please bring a mobile device and your password so you can download Google Apps onto your device.

About the Presenter: Shelly Stanton has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Bachelor of Science in Business and Psychology from the University of Idaho. She was Nationally Board Certified in Career and Technical Education in 2008 and in 2014 she earned her Google Educator and Google Certification. Shelly is a facilitator for Teacher Integrating and Learning Technology, a program that provides local educators the opportunity to explore emerging technologies, collaborate on digital projects, and integrate 21st Century learning into their curriculum. Shelly has taught for 14 years and is currently a Technology Integration Specialist for Billings Public Schools and Business Teacher for Senior High School.

14. Wired Wednesdays: Elementary Subscriptions

Program: Comprehensive System of Personnel Development

Dates: 11/30/2016

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Your principal said you could have one subscription for the year. You've got 5 minutes to decide. Go! The jungle of elementary subscriptions is thick. Every website seems to want you to subscribe to their paid service, costing possibly hundreds of dollars each year. Do you choose a real-paper print service like Scholastic News? A fully-digital resource like Reading Rainbow, News-O-Matic, or Raz-Kids? A hybrid like Reading A-Z? We will look into many paid subscription services (and a few free ones) to help you choose.

About the Presenter: Mark Kane has a Master's of Education from Montana State University Billings and a Bachelor of Arts from Wheaton College. Mark has presented technology workshops at the local, regional and state levels. As a volunteer member of OPI's model curriculum team, Mark authored science curriculum frameworks for the state. He currently teaches first grade at McKinley School in Billings, where he serves on its Leadership and Technology teams.

15. Wired Wednesdays: New Year, New Ways to Engage your Students

Program: Comprehensive System of Personnel Development

Dates: 1/11/2017

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We all have go to tools that we use to engage our students. This fun learning session will cover favorite technology engagement tools to use with your students. You'll leave with at least one activity you can use the next day in your classroom. Please bring a device (computer or Chromebook preferred).

About the Presenter: Shelly Stanton has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Bachelor of Science in Business and Psychology from the University of Idaho. She was Nationally Board Certified in Career and Technical Education in 2008 and in 2014 she earned her Google Educator and Google Certification. Shelly is a facilitator for Teacher Integrating and Learning Technology, a program that provides local educators the opportunity to explore emerging technologies, collaborate on digital projects, and integrate 21st Century learning into their curriculum. Shelly has taught for 14 years and is currently a Technology Integration Specialist for Billings Public Schools and Business Teacher for Senior High School.

16. Wired Wednesdays: Makers' Spaces

Program: Comprehensive System of Personnel Development

Dates: 1/25/2017

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Last year, McKinley students began a club called LaunchPad that focused on exploration in electronics, robotics, and computer science. This year the club has continued! Join us as McKinley kids share their experiences, their creations, and get tips on how to start a club at your school. We've learned new tools and found some new tricks in a year's time!

About the Presenter: Mark Kane has a Master's of Education from Montana State University Billings and a Bachelor of Arts from Wheaton College. Mark has presented technology workshops at the local, regional and state levels. As a volunteer member of OPI's model curriculum team, Mark authored science curriculum frameworks for the state. He currently teaches first grade at McKinley School in Billings, where he serves on its Leadership and Technology teams.

17. Wired Wednesdays: Basics of Google Forms and Google Sheets

Program: Comprehensive System of Personnel Development

Dates: 2/8/2017

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Google Sheets makes everything from collecting assignments to assessing student growth a snap (well click). This session will prove to be an excellent way to overcome your spreadsheet woes in a hands on manner. Please bring a device, if you will be using an iPad please download the Forms and Sheets Apps.

About the Presenter: Shelly Stanton has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Bachelor of Science in Business and Psychology from the University of Idaho. She was Nationally Board Certified in Career and Technical Education in 2008 and in 2014 she earned her Google Educator and Google Certification. Shelly is a facilitator for Teacher Integrating and Learning Technology, a program that provides local educators the opportunity to explore emerging technologies, collaborate on digital projects, and integrate 21st Century learning into their curriculum. Shelly has taught for 14 years and is currently a Technology Integration Specialist for Billings Public Schools and Business Teacher for Senior High School.

18. Wired Wednesdays: Write a Grant

Program: Comprehensive System of Personnel Development

Audience: Billings Public School Teachers

Dates: 2/22/2017

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This session will step away from a typical how-to-use-the-tool seminar. This time we will focus on how to GET the tool in the first place. We will look at websites like Donors Choose and Adopt-a-Classroom. Even getting funds from your principal is a form of grant writing; you've got to convince her! Plus, we will also discuss writing for the Billings Education Foundation grants (Due March 10th!) for BPS teachers.

About the Presenter: Mark Kane has a Master's of Education from Montana State University Billings and a Bachelor of Arts from Wheaton College. Mark has presented technology workshops at the local, regional and state levels. As a volunteer member of OPI's model curriculum team, Mark authored science curriculum frameworks for the state. He currently teaches first grade at McKinley School in Billings, where he serves on its Leadership and Technology teams.

19. Wired Wednesdays: Learning Outside the Walls

Program: Comprehensive System of Personnel Development

Dates: 3/8/2017

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We have all heard that results in education come from relationships, rigor, and relevance. This class will look at how we can take authentic student interest and create Google Maps that break down barriers. We will utilize Google Forms and Mapping tools to take learners from their minds to the world miles away. We will also explore tools to connect geography to any lesson. Please bring a device.

About the Presenter: Shelly Stanton has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Bachelor of Science in Business and Psychology from the University of Idaho. She was Nationally Board Certified in Career and Technical Education in 2008 and in 2014 she earned her Google Educator and Google Certification. Shelly is a facilitator for Teacher Integrating and Learning Technology, a program that provides local educators the opportunity to explore emerging technologies, collaborate on digital projects, and integrate 21st Century learning into their curriculum. Shelly has taught for 14 years and is currently a Technology Integration Specialist for Billings Public Schools and Business Teacher for Senior High School.

20. Postcards from the Past: Teaching Historic Places, Locating Local History

Program: MRESA3

Audience: Educators (all levels), Librarians, IEFA

Dates: 3/18/2017

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Workshop Description:

This workshop hosted by MRESA3 will focus on discovering the historical roots of the communities participants live in using Billings as the model. This experiential workshop will give participants the tools and resources for discovering history and historical sites in their communities. With Billings as the model, the goal will be to find Native American sites in and around Billings. This will be a "primary sources" workshop using the Library of Congress as a resource. Professional Development Credit is pending with MSUB Extended Campus. This workshop is one of five workshops available for credit when combined together. Any combination of two workshops is one credit; any four workshops is two credits. Credits are $99 each and must be registered for through MSUB Extended Campus after signing up for the workshops through MRESA3.

Presenter Ruth Ferris is a librarian with School District 2 (Billings Public Schools) at Washington Elementary School. She has been recognized as the Montana History Teacher of the Year by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and Preserve America. She has been one of the primary presenters for IEFA in Region III for several years, bringing a wealth of knowledge, resources and enthusiasm for the topic.

21. Wired Wednesdays: Apps for iPads

Program: Comprehensive System of Personnel Development

Audience: -

Dates: 3/22/2017

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The app landscape is always changing. What are the best new apps? What are the oldie-but-goodies? This session will be a great refresher for anyone already using iPads in the classroom and a must-attend for anyone beginning their journey.

About the Presenter: Mark Kane has a Master's of Education from Montana State University Billings and a Bachelor of Arts from Wheaton College. Mark has presented technology workshops at the local, regional and state levels. As a volunteer member of OPI's model curriculum team, Mark authored science curriculum frameworks for the state. He currently teaches first grade at McKinley School in Billings, where he serves on its Leadership and Technology teams.

22. Understanding and Enjoying Pow Wows

Program: MRESA3

Audience: Educators (all levels), Librarians, Music Teachers, PE Teachers, IEFA

Dates: 4/8/2017

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Workshop Description:

"Pow wows have changed over the years. However, they are still gatherings where Indian people can share part of their tribal traditions and culture. But they should be confused with other tribal customs and ceremonies that are not performed or shared in public gatherings" (Murton McCluskey, Ed.D.) MRESA3 will be hosting a workshop exploring Pow Wows as an important part of the Native American culture. The morning portion of the workshop will give participants an overview of what they will see and experience as a Pow Wow visitor. The afternoon portion will be in experiencing the MSUB Pow Wow. Pow Wows are a special time for people to gather and celebrate, meet old friends and create new ones. The sill and discipline is evident as the dancers swirl by. It is kaleidoscope of color that pulsates to the beat of the drum. It is truly a time of celebration.

Professional Development Credit is pending with MSUB Extended Campus. This workshop is one of five workshops available for credit when combined together. Any combination of two workshops is one credit; any four workshops is two credits. Credits are $99 each and must be registered for through MSUB Extended Campus after signing up for the workshops through MRESA3.

Presenter Ruth Ferris is a librarian with School District 2 (Billings Public Schools) at Washington Elementary School. She has been recognized as the Montana History Teacher of the Year by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and Preserve America. She has been one of the primary presenters for IEFA in Region III for several years, bringing a wealth of knowledge, resources and enthusiasm for the topic.

23. Wired Wednesdays: Top Ten Hits

Program: Comprehensive System of Personnel Development

Dates: 4/12/2017

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EdTech changes faster than a teenagers mood and this class will share the top tech tools/tips of the week. Get ready to explore, learn, and share in this fast paced, upbeat class. Please bring a device.

About the Presenter: Shelly Stanton has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Bachelor of Science in Business and Psychology from the University of Idaho. She was Nationally Board Certified in Career and Technical Education in 2008 and in 2014 she earned her Google Educator and Google Certification. Shelly is a facilitator for Teacher Integrating and Learning Technology, a program that provides local educators the opportunity to explore emerging technologies, collaborate on digital projects, and integrate 21st Century learning into their curriculum. Shelly has taught for 14 years and is currently a Technology Integration Specialist for Billings Public Schools and Business Teacher for Senior High School.

24. Wired Wednesdays: Digital Centertime

Program: Comprehensive System of Personnel Development

Audience: -

Dates: 4/26/2017

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Good centers can drive your time to teach. Bad centers can drive you mad. This session will focus on what works, how to rotate digital and real content, and how to avoid common mistakes in digital centers.

About the Presenter: Mark Kane has a Master's of Education from Montana State University Billings and a Bachelor of Arts from Wheaton College. Mark has presented technology workshops at the local, regional and state levels. As a volunteer member of OPI's model curriculum team, Mark authored science curriculum frameworks for the state. He currently teaches first grade at McKinley School in Billings, where he serves on its Leadership and Technology teams.

25. Wired Wednesdays: Mother's Day (round 2)

Program: Comprehensive System of Personnel Development

Audience: -

Dates: 5/10/2017

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Kids love digital projects almost as much as Mom. For the second year in a row, we will try to make Mom's day shine with new projects to say "I Love You". The neat thing about these projects is that they double as ways to report ed content, too. Just insert your own topics.

About the Presenter: Mark Kane has a Master's of Education from Montana State University Billings and a Bachelor of Arts from Wheaton College. Mark has presented technology workshops at the local, regional and state levels. As a volunteer member of OPI's model curriculum team, Mark authored science curriculum frameworks for the state. He currently teaches first grade at McKinley School in Billings, where he serves on its Leadership and Technology teams.