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Not sure where to go for more information? Numerous state and national resources exist to support the development and writing of the transition IEPs. This session will share resources developed through the National Technical Assistance Center on Transition (NTACT) and Transition Coalition. Shared resources will include transition assessments, free professional development modules, writing tools, and lesson planning supports.

Log on Information will be emailed to registrants.

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

Program: Comprehensive System of Personnel Development

Dates: 1/11/2017

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MSUB Professional Development Credit Available: One Credit or Two Credits

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.

3. Trauma Sensitive Schools 201

Program: Comprehensive System of Personnel Development

Audience: Professionals who work with individuals impacted by trauma

Dates: 1/24/2017

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Participants of this workshop will deepen their understanding of trauma-informed care and specifically how these principles can be used to help prevent and respond to unhealthy behaviors in every day work situations. Participants will leave the training with concrete skills and plans to incorporate trauma-informed practices in their daily work. Participants will also learn self-care and mindfulness practices to help alleviate the effects of secondary traumatic stress and vicarious trauma.

This workshop will focus on skill-building for professionals who work with individuals impacted by trauma. Topic areas include:
*Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
*Trauma, brain development, and its effects on learning
*Trauma-informed Care concepts and the five domains of trauma-informed care
*Trauma symptoms and triggers
*Strategies to foster healthy relationships through self-regulation
*De-escalation techniques
*Crisis prevention and intervention techniques
*Secondary traumatic stress and tips for recognition and alleviation

Presenters
Michelle Anderson, MSPR., Trauma-informed Care Trainer/Coordinator at The Center for Children and Families
Tammy Mehlhaff, BA, TIC instructor with the DeSTRESS project at The Center for Children and Families

4. Wired Wednesdays: Makers' Spaces

Program: Comprehensive System of Personnel Development

Dates: 1/25/2017

MSUB Professional Development Credit Available: One Credit or Two Credits

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.

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

Program: Comprehensive System of Personnel Development

Dates: 2/8/2017

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MSUB Professional Development Credit Available: One Credit or Two Credits

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.

6. Wired Wednesdays: Write a Grant

Program: Comprehensive System of Personnel Development

Audience: Billings Public School Teachers

Dates: 2/22/2017

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MSUB Professional Development Credit Available: One Credit or Two Credits

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.

7. Wired Wednesdays: Learning Outside the Walls

Program: Comprehensive System of Personnel Development

Dates: 3/8/2017

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MSUB Professional Development Credit Available: One Credit or Two Credits

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.

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

Program: MRESA3

Audience: Educators (all levels), Librarians, IEFA

Dates: 3/18/2017

MSUB Professional Development Credit Available: One Credit or Two Credits

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.

9. Wired Wednesdays: Apps for iPads

Program: Comprehensive System of Personnel Development

Audience: -

Dates: 3/22/2017

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MSUB Professional Development Credit Available: One Credit or Two Credits

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.

10. Understanding and Enjoying Pow Wows

Program: MRESA3

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

Dates: 4/8/2017

MSUB Professional Development Credit Available: One Credit or Two Credits

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.

11. Wired Wednesdays: Top Ten Hits

Program: Comprehensive System of Personnel Development

Dates: 4/12/2017

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MSUB Professional Development Credit Available: One Credit or Two Credits

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.

12. Wired Wednesdays: Digital Centertime

Program: Comprehensive System of Personnel Development

Audience: -

Dates: 4/26/2017

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MSUB Professional Development Credit Available: One Credit or Two Credits

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.

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

Program: Comprehensive System of Personnel Development

Audience: -

Dates: 5/10/2017

MSUB Professional Development Credit Available: One Credit or Two Credits

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.