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1. Power Up, Speak Out!

Program: MRESA3

Audience: Middle school teachers, counselors, and violence prevention educators who have not attended a Power Up, Speak Out! teacher training.

Dates: 8/1/2017

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This teacher training will prepare you to facilitate Power Up, Speak Out!, a comprehensive and interactive 5 lesson healthy relationships program for 6th–8th graders. Power Up, Speak Out! teaches critical thinking skills for healthy relationships to prevent bullying, teen dating violence, and harassment. The heart of the program is our Healthy Relationship Statements—4 simple statements that help students explore relationship dynamics:

In a healthy relationship . . .



• I get to be myself



• I treat others well



• I can say no



• I have fun

These statements are used throughout the lessons to examine uses of personal power, boundaries, and consent. The lessons are positive and address both peer and dating relationships. Power Up, Speak Out! addresses the common root of peer and dating violence: the misuse of power. The lessons are interactive, fun, and effective.

The program aligns with Common Core and Montana’s current curriculum content standards in Communication Arts, Health Enhancement and Social Studies. The lessons address issues all students and school communities face.

Lesson Topics



• What does a Healthy Relationship look like?



• Red Flags and Power



• Boundaries



• Consent



• Healthy, equitable, violence-free relationships

Who: Middle school teachers, counselors, and violence prevention educators who have not attended a Power Up, Speak Out! teacher training.

Presenter: Travis Burdick is the Lead Educator and Program Developer for Domestic and Sexual Violence Services, a nonprofit based in Red Lodge, MT. For more information, visit www.powerupspeakout.org or call 406-446-2296.

2. Autism for Administrators

Program: Comprehensive System of Personnel Development

Dates: 8/2/2017

Morning Objectives: Participants will (a) define the major characteristics of autism and identify symptoms commonly associated with the disorder and state whether they are part of the official definition or not, (b) identify two ‘gold standards’ for diagnosing autism and state the difference between diagnosis and verification, and (c) identify at least two accommodations and two alternate assessments for students who have autism.

Afternoon Objectives: Participants will (a) identify and describe several classroom and academic interventions for students with ASD, (b) describe social and behavioral approaches to increasing these skills in students with ASD, (c) identify the need for crisis planning and supports including FBA and Function-based interventions, (d) list at least four considerations for improving policies at their own school or district, and (e) inform others of current research which applies to students with ASD in their school or district.

About the Presenter: Cheryl Young-Pelton is an Associate Professor of Special Education for the Department of Educational Theory and Practice. She has taught both undergraduate and graduate courses in special education, and developed the Behavior Analyst Certification Board approved course sequence and intensive practicum in applied behavior analysis at MSUB.

Dr. Young-Pelton’s background and experience includes nearly 25 years in special education as a teacher and behavior specialist with an additional 12 years in higher education since 2005 when she completed her doctoral degree.

Cheryl Young-Pelton is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst–Doctoral (BCBA-D), and has held teaching and administrative certificates in Florida and Montana in emotional disturbance, learning disabilities and as a school principal (k-12). She has been a member of the MSU Billings faculty since 2008.

3. Digital Tools for Elementary Teachers

Program: Comprehensive System of Personnel Development

Dates: 8/8/2017

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Overview:
The digital revolution is a goldmine of resources for teachers and students alike. The downside is that you might spend hundreds of hours before finding and refining the tools so that they can be used in your classroom. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a way to find some of the best digital tools for elementary school teachers?  This workshop has mined the internet and app-stores for gems that you can take directly back to your classroom and put to good use. We will look at Google (for us and our students), digital student centers, parent communication tools, and authentic authorship tools for publishing to the web. Plus, we will discover teacher apps and student-centered creative apps, all designed to inspire your students to greater success in the classroom. I believe that technology allows us to teach in a brand-new ways, seamlessly welding what has worked in the past into what will work for our students in the future.

Since we will look at both iPad and computer apps, feel free to bring any or all devices that you might use in your classroom. We will focus on laptops and iPads; however, Android tablets, Chromebooks, etc. are all welcome.

Objectives:
*Participants will briefly discuss the when and why of using new technology in their classrooms.
*Participants will learn new web-based digital tools to use on student computers in their classrooms.
*Participant will better understand how to control the settings on iPads.
*Participants will learn new apps for iPads and tablets.

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.

4. Autism Spectrum Disorders

Program: Comprehensive System of Personnel Development

Dates: 8/10/2017

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Morning Session - 8:30-11:30
Advanced Treatment Concepts: The purpose of this presentation is to convey the generic power of behavior analysis by describing an array of behavior analytic treatment concepts, all of which are readily applicable to the behavior problems of persons on the spectrum and, indeed, to the behavior problems of all persons.

Afternoon Session - 12:30-3:30
Anxiety and ASD: The Psychological Equivalent of Fever
This talk will discuss anxiety in straightforward terms; illuminate the extent to which it affects virtually everyone to a certain degree and the extent to which it affects persons with ASD even more. It will also discuss treatment both in terms of experimental study and clinical application. Finally, because the research on treatment of anxiety in persons with ASD is so limited, the talk will extrapolate from the abundant literature on treatment of anxiety in typically developing persons.

About the Presenter: Dr. Patrick C. Friman received his Ph.D. from the University of Kansas. He is the current Vice President of Behavioral Health at Boys Town and a Clinical Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Nebraska School of Medicine. He was formerly on the faculties of Johns Hopkins University, University of Pennsylvania, and Creighton University Schools of Medicine. He was also formerly the Director of the Clinical Psychology Program at University of Nevada as well as the Associate Chairman of the Department of Psychology. He is a Fellow of the Association for Behavior Analysis International and in three divisions of the American Psychological Association. He is the former Editor of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis and former President of the Association for Behavior Analysis International.

5. Wired Wednesdays: Google Slides-Back to Basics

Program: Comprehensive System of Personnel Development

Dates: 9/13/2017

Google Slides is so much more than a presentation tool. Create posters, brochures, workbooks, video galleries, blog posts, visual websites, and, most importantly, if you can master the Google Slides toolbar you can use all Google toolbars. If you only have iPads for your students to use, Google Slides is still amazing. We will learn features of Google Slides, participate in a collaborative get to know you activity you can use with your students, and participate in the Google Classroom environment.

Please bring: A laptop or a tablet with the Google Slides App (if you have both, that’s great). Please have a personal Gmail account set up prior to class. To set up, visit bit.ly/gmailsetup2

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.

6. Teaching with Primary Sources: Understanding How Our Past Paints Our Future (Great Falls)

Program: MRESA3

Audience: K-12 educators, museum staff, librarians

Dates: 9/15/2017 to 9/16/2017

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This workshop is a part of the "Teaching with Primary Sources" training through the Library of Congress. This training encompasses a two-day workshop, with 3 webinars and 3 Edchats as support through the school year. This will be a "hands on" experience exploring the Library of Congress and homesteading using local resources.

Participants will learn exploring and using primary resources from the Library of Congress; build partnerships between educators and local museum staff, and incorporate Indian Education for All into content curriculum.

This workshop will be offered in two locations: Great Falls and Miles City. There will be a stipend available for participants to help pay with travel expenses. Each two-day workshop is worth 12 OPI Renewal Units.

Presenters Ruth Ferris and Kathi Hoyt are experienced trainers in the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources program. Both are librarians in the Billings School District. Both have presented in Montana and beyond.

This workshop is being presented through a grant from the Library of Congress through MRESA3 in collaboration with PESA and MNCESR.

7. Teaching with Primary Resources: Understanding How Our Past Paints Our Future (Miles City)

Program: MRESA3

Audience: K-12 educators, librarians, museum staff

Dates: 10/6/2017 to 10/7/2017

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This workshop is a part of the "Teaching with Primary Sources" training through the Library of Congress. This training encompasses a two-day workshop, with 3 webinars and 3 Edchats as support through the school year. This will be a "hands on" experience exploring the Library of Congress and homesteading using local resources.

Participants will learn exploring and using primary resources from the Library of Congress; build partnerships between educators and local museum staff, and incorporate Indian Education for All into content curriculum.

This workshop will be offered in two locations: Great Falls and Miles City. There will be a stipend available for participants to help pay with travel expenses. Each two-day workshop is worth 12 OPI Renewal Units.

Presenters Ruth Ferris and Kathi Hoyt are experienced trainers in the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources program. Both are librarians in the Billings School District. Both have presented in Montana and beyond.

This workshop is being presented through a grant from the Library of Congress through MRESA3 in collaboration with PESA and MNCESR.

8. Wired Wednesdays: Google Docs and Keep-Back to Basics

Program: Comprehensive System of Personnel Development

Dates: 10/11/2017

Our students are immersed in the world of word processing in school, the workplace, and even to jot down their YouTube scripts. Google Docs is a free software in the Google Suite that has features that are simple and yet sometimes hidden. For instance, did you know there are templates, hyperlinking capabilities, connection to Google Keep, Add Ons, and the ability to add Drawings? We will participate in a collaborative activity in Google Docs while ensuring you’re exposed to all features of Docs. We will also participate in a Google Classroom environment so please have a personal Gmail account set up.

Please bring: A laptop or a tablet with the Google Docs and Google Keep App (if you have both a laptop and tablet, that’s great). Please have a personal Gmail account set up prior to class. To set up, visit bit.ly/gmailsetup2.

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.

9. Teaching with Primary Sources Webinar: Encounters at a Cultural Crossroad

Program: MRESA3

Audience: K-12 educators, librarians, museum staff

Dates: 10/24/2017

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This webinar will allow participants to learn about and explore the video and music resources found within the Library of Congress. The focus will be on the homesteading era.

This webinar is a part of the Teaching with Primary Sources training provided by MRESA3 in collaboration with PESA and MNCESR through a Library of Congress grant.

Presenters Ruth Ferris and Kathi Hoyt are experienced trainers in the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources program. Both are librarians in the Billings School District. Both have presented in Montana and beyond.

10. Wired Wednesdays: Google Forms-Back to Basics

Program: Comprehensive System of Personnel Development

Dates: 11/1/2017

Take advantage of the power of collecting assessment data electronically, automatically grading multiple choice checks for understanding, collecting family sign up data, and so much more. Google Forms has revolutionized the way a teacher can assess students and stay organized. There are a zillion new features in forms that make it a priceless tool in the Google Suite. In this session, you will create a form, share a form and look at the data. We will use the Google Classroom environment to share our forms so please have a personal Gmail account.

Please bring: A laptop. Please have a personal Gmail account set up prior to class. To set up, visit bit.ly/gmailsetup2.

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.

11. Wired Wednesdays: Hour of Code-Back to Basics

Program: Comprehensive System of Personnel Development

Dates: 12/6/2017

Coding isn't only fun, but also a skill that involves math, design thinking, problemsolving, and grit. In this session, you will participate in writing code for at least an hour and then you will create an Hour of Code activity for your students (of any age) that you can use during Computer Science week (December 4-10). You’ll leave the session with a certificate of coding completion as well as ideas of how to bring computer science to your classroom.

Please bring: A laptop or tablet.

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.

12. Wired Wednesdays: Google Sheets-Back to Basics

Program: Comprehensive System of Personnel Development

Dates: 1/10/2018

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. We will participate in a basic Sheets activity, collaborate in a Workbook, and then discuss and create Sheets for you to use in your life.

Please bring: A laptop or a tablet with the Google Sheets App (if you have both that’s great). Please have a personal Gmail account set up prior to class. To set up, visit bit.ly/gmailsetup2.

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.

13. Teaching with Primary Sources Webinar: Beyond Little House on the Prairie

Program: MRESA3

Audience: K-12 educators, librarians, museum staff

Dates: 1/16/2018

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This webinar will show participants how to use primary sources found in the Library of Congress and tie them to literature. Participants will learn how to create what is referred to as a "Book Drop".

This webinar is a part of the Teaching with Primary Sources training provided by MRESA3 in collaboration with PESA and MNCESR through a Library of Congress grant.

Presenter Ruth Ferris and Kathi Hoyt are experienced trainers in the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources program. Both are librarians in the Billings School District. Both have presented in Montana and beyond.

14. Wired Wednesdays: Gmail and Calendar

Program: Comprehensive System of Personnel Development

Dates: 2/7/2018

You may think you know these Google Suites tools, and I bet you do. Come to this session to master extensions, collaboration, using your Google Calendar as a communication tool with students and parents, and to add the task of scheduling fun into the work day. We will briefly touch on cyber security and how Gmail can be the key to keeping your information private.

Please bring: A laptop or a tablet with the Google Calendar and Gmail App.

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.

15. Wired Wednesdays: Google A-Z - Fasten your Seatbelts

Program: Comprehensive System of Personnel Development

Dates: 3/7/2018

There's a Google tool, extension, or tip for every letter of the alphabet and this advanced, fast-paced session will cover Shelly’s favorites in a speedy manner. To gain the most from this experience it will be helpful to have a basic knowledge of the Google Suite as well as a tolerance for an energetic presenter.

Please bring: A laptop.

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.

16. Teaching with Primary Sources Webinar: Selling the Dream

Program: MRESA3

Audience: K-12 educators, librarians, museum staff

Dates: 3/13/2018

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Participants will be using political cartoons and posters from the Library of Congress to explore the theme of homesteading.

This webinar is a part of the Teaching with Primary Sources training provided by MRESA3 in collaboration with PESA and MNECESR through a Library of Congress grant.

Presenters Ruth Ferris and Kathi Hoyt are experienced trainers in the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources program. Both are librarians in the Billings School District. Both have presented in Montana and beyond.

17. Wired Wednesdays: Formative Assessment Tools

Program: Comprehensive System of Personnel Development

Dates: 4/4/2018

The key to teaching is to know critical concepts of the subject and how to best teach that material to students. Informing this process with formative assessments is an excellent way to meet the goal of instruction. Using digital formative assessment tools that give you data on student understanding in a quick, fun, and easy to manage style, makes teaching and learning a realistic outcome. We will cover at least two digital tools and one unplugged tool. You will leave with a formative assessment you can use in class.

Please bring: A laptop and material you can formerly assess in the upcoming week in your class.

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.

18. Wired Wednesdays: Reflections of the Year

Program: Comprehensive System of Personnel Development

Dates: 5/9/2018

Have you been taking pictures, videos, and collecting student work throughout the year and want to create a memory for your students and their families? This session will explore at least three tools you could use to reflect on the awesome learning your students have had and you will at least start that end of year celebration digital showcase.

Please bring: A laptop and the pictures, student work, videos, critical concepts met, or other things you want to put in your digital creation.

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.