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1. Tech Time!: Gamify Your Classroom #1: The Basics (Beginner Level Course)

Program: Comprehensive System of Personnel Development

Audience: Beginner Level

Dates: 10/23/2019

Starting Soon
Do your students try to sneak into your room early to see what they will be learning? Or do they drag their feet in coming? As teachers, we want kids to want to be in our class! In this session we'll look at the reasons for adding games to your classroom, the do's and don'ts of the process, and three simple ways to get started with digital games. We will look at integrating Kahoot, Socrative, and Quizlet Live into your class. Bring a laptop and your competitive spirit!

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 at McKinley School in Billings, where he serves on its Leadership and Technology teams.

2. Battle of the Little Bighorn

Program: MRESA3

Audience: K-12 educators, IEFA educators, History educators

Dates: 10/26/2019

Starting Soon
This workshop is an exploration of the "beginning of the end." Using place as the starting point, the workshop will focus on the events leading up to, during, and after the battle . . . plus, the impact it had on the tribes that were involved.One of the resources being used will be "Killing Custer" from the Office of Public Instruction.

Please bring a laptop computer or tablet device to use during the workshop. The entrance fee is being waived for participants of the workshop. Lunch will be on your own (Custer Battlefield Trading Post is right by the battlefield and is a good place to eat.). Please bring whatever beverages or snacks you might want during the workshop. There will be travel reimbursement available.

Ruth Ferris and Kathi Hoyt, school librarians with School District 2 will be the presenters. Dr. Tom Rust, History professor at Montanan State University Billings will be the keynote presenter at this workshop. Cindy Hagan, Cultural Resource Manage at the battlefield, will provide assistance in archival materials, direction in creating lesson plans and curriculum.

This workshop will be limited 20 participants.

3. Tech Time!: Under the Hood of Chrome (Beginner to Intermediate Level Course)

Program: Comprehensive System of Personnel Development

Audience: Beginner to Intermediate Level Course

Dates: 10/29/2019

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 the difference 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 is in her 7th year as a technology integration specialist in Montana, prior she taught for 12 years. She's a National Board Certified Teacher, Google Certified Innovator, Authorized Google Trainer, Code.org facilitator, PBS Digital Innovator Lead and All-Star and most importantly an experienced classroom teacher. She was named Montana's Business Teacher of the Year (2012) and Montana Association of Career and Technical Teacher of the Year (2013), State Teacher of the Year finalist (2016). She is a self proclaimed GEEK and believes in FAILing forward as a lead learner.

4. Tech Time!: Gamify Your Classroom #2: Power Up! (Beginner Level Course)

Program: Comprehensive System of Personnel Development

Audience: Beginner Level

Dates: 11/13/2019

This session will help you power up the games in your classroom, moving from the end-of-unit games into daily activities that kids want to do and support your goals. This session will add two new gaming tools to our arsenal: Gimkit and Quizziz. Did you miss part one? No worries, this session stands alone. Bring a laptop, a tablet (or smartphone) and a sense of adventure!

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 at McKinley School in Billings, where he serves on its Leadership and Technology teams.

5. Tech Time!: Forms with a Splash of Classroom (Beginner Level Course)

Program: Comprehensive System of Personnel Development

Audience: Beginner Level Course

Dates: 11/19/2019

Google Forms can self-grade, offer immediate feedback, put data into graphics, be locked, and transform your formative and summative assessments. This session will focus on Google Forms but we will incorporate a splash of Google Classroom. You will leave having created a form, delivered a practice form to peers and deciphered data. This is intended for beginners to Google Forms.

Please bring a laptop or Chromebook

About the presenter: Shelly Stanton is in her 7th year as a technology integration specialist in Montana, prior she taught for 12 years. She's a National Board Certified Teacher, Google Certified Innovator, Authorized Google Trainer, Code.org facilitator, PBS Digital Innovator Lead and All-Star and most importantly an experienced classroom teacher. She was named Montana's Business Teacher of the Year (2012) and Montana Association of Career and Technical Teacher of the Year (2013), State Teacher of the Year finalist (2016). She is a self proclaimed GEEK and believes in FAILing forward as a lead learner.

6. Cheyenne Memories (Northern Cheyenne History/Culture)

Program: MRESA3

Audience: Administrations, K-12 educators, IEFA educators, History educators

Dates: 11/23/2019

This workshop will consider the history of the Cheynne Nation (particularly the Northern Cheyenne). The goal of this workshop is to create a strong foundation of understanding the Northern Cheyenne historically and culturally. Using the book, "Cheyenne Memories" (each participant receives a copy), and a tribal elder, participants will explore the rich history of this group.

Please bring a laptop computer or digital tablet to use during the workshop. Free Wifi will be available. Lunch will be on your own. Please bring whatever beverages and snacks you might want during the workshop.

Ruth Ferris and Kathi Hoyt, school librarians in School District 2 will be the presenters. Ruth and Kathi have been Indian Education for All presenters for the Montana Regional Education Service Area III (MRESA3) for many years. A tribal elder will also be joining the workshop to share information.

7. Tech Time!: Level Up your Instructional Strategies (Any Level Course)

Program: Comprehensive System of Personnel Development

Audience: Any Level Course

Dates: 12/4/2019

As a teacher you know strategies that work, but have you wanted to enhance your toolbox? This session will take tried and true pedagogy such as think-pair-share, journaling, and collaboration to a whole new level. Come learn tech tools to be the guide on the side while efficiently formatively assessing student comprehension.

Please bring a laptop or Chromebook

About the presenter: Shelly Stanton is in her 7th year as a technology integration specialist in Montana, prior she taught for 12 years. She's a National Board Certified Teacher, Google Certified Innovator, Authorized Google Trainer, Code.org facilitator, PBS Digital Innovator Lead and All-Star and most importantly an experienced classroom teacher. She was named Montana's Business Teacher of the Year (2012) and Montana Association of Career and Technical Teacher of the Year (2013), State Teacher of the Year finalist (2016). She is a self proclaimed GEEK and believes in FAILing forward as a lead learner.

8. Tech Time!: Gamify Your Classroom #3: Level Up! (Beginner Level Course)

Program: Comprehensive System of Personnel Development

Audience: Beginner Level

Dates: 12/10/2019

Some weeks are crazy. Even though there are only three weeks in December, it feels like at least four! Join this session and play a game that you can take back to your classroom with minimal effort and make your students run crazy! Let's face it, they need to get some crazy out. We will play and create GooseChase EDU games. Bring a laptop and a smart-device (iPhone, Android, or tablet).

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 at McKinley School in Billings, where he serves on its Leadership and Technology teams.

9. Tech Time!: Gamify Your Classroom #4: Breakout for the Win (Beginner Level Course)

Program: Comprehensive System of Personnel Development

Audience: Beginner Level

Dates: 1/8/2020

One game to rule them all! This session will highlight the single best educational-game platform in existence. Breakout EDU! This year, Breakout EDU released over 600 common-core and NGSS aligned games that will transform your classroom (while you get credit for teaching right to the standards. This session will wrap up our gamify series, but first-time participants will gain as much as the veterans. Bring a laptop and your thinking cap!

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 at McKinley School in Billings, where he serves on its Leadership and Technology teams.

10. Tech Time!: Best Tech Hits of 2019 (Intermediate to Advanced Level Course)

Program: Comprehensive System of Personnel Development

Audience: Intermediate to Advanced Level Course

Dates: 1/21/2020

What are the best ed-tech tools of 2019? This session will share just that; the ed-tech that is working in Billings area classrooms and how you can incorporate them into your classroom. This session will be faced pace with an overview of at least 10 tools and then time to create in one of your choices.

Please bring a laptop or Chromebook

About the presenter: Shelly Stanton is in her 7th year as a technology integration specialist in Montana, prior she taught for 12 years. She's a National Board Certified Teacher, Google Certified Innovator, Authorized Google Trainer, Code.org facilitator, PBS Digital Innovator Lead and All-Star and most importantly an experienced classroom teacher. She was named Montana's Business Teacher of the Year (2012) and Montana Association of Career and Technical Teacher of the Year (2013), State Teacher of the Year finalist (2016). She is a self proclaimed GEEK and believes in FAILing forward as a lead learner.

11. Tech Time!: Nearpod (Intermediate to Advanced Level Course)

Program: Comprehensive System of Personnel Development

Audience: Intermediate to Advanced Level Course

Dates: 2/5/2020

If you only had one tech tool to integrate into your classroom what would it be? For me, it would be Nearpod. Come learn the many features of Nearpod including virtual reality, collaborative features, the new game time to climb, how to use the Slides Add-On, differentiation, data collection, and a library of resources. These are just a few of the reasons Nearpod is a game-changer for teachers of all students.

Please bring a laptop or Chromebook

About the presenter: Shelly Stanton is in her 7th year as a technology integration specialist in Montana, prior she taught for 12 years. She's a National Board Certified Teacher, Google Certified Innovator, Authorized Google Trainer, Code.org facilitator, PBS Digital Innovator Lead and All-Star and most importantly an experienced classroom teacher. She was named Montana's Business Teacher of the Year (2012) and Montana Association of Career and Technical Teacher of the Year (2013), State Teacher of the Year finalist (2016). She is a self proclaimed GEEK and believes in FAILing forward as a lead learner.

12. Tech Time!: Grant Writing for Smarties (Beginner Level Course)

Program: Comprehensive System of Personnel Development

Audience: Beginner Level

Dates: 2/18/2020

When you dream the dreams for your classroom, what is in them? Do you dream for classroom equipment? Do you dream for field trips? Or maybe you have an idea for a program to meet student needs or connect to parents? Funding can ground our dreams before they even take flight. Join this session to learn tips and tricks to get your dreams funded. We will focus on DonorsChoose, but also look at quality grant writing in other areas. Bring a laptop!

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 at McKinley School in Billings, where he serves on its Leadership and Technology teams.

13. The Apsaalooke Nation: History and Culture

Program: MRESA3

Audience: K-12 educators, Administrators, IEFA educators, History educators

Dates: 2/22/2020

This workshop will explore the history and culture of the Crow Nation. Using various resources like the biographies of Pretty Shield and Chief Plenty Coups, educators will delve into the history and culture from a Crow perspective. Also complementing the workshop will sharing from elders and members of the Crow tribe.

Please bring a laptop computer or tablet device to use during the workshop. Lunch will be on your own. Please feel free to bring whatever beverages or snacks you might want during the workshop.

Ruth Ferris and Kathi Hoyt are librarians in School District 2. The two have been long-time presenters on Indian Education for All topics for Montana Regional Education Service Area III (MRESA3) for many years.

14. Tech Time!: Who Feels Lucky? (Intermediate Level Course)

Program: Comprehensive System of Personnel Development

Audience: Intermediate to Advanced Level Course

Dates: 3/17/2020

Game-based learning is a motivator for many students while also being a way to formatively assess understanding. This session will be full of games. Put on your green and come see what you can win in this St.Patrick's game night. We will explore tools such as Quizlet, Quizizz, Gimkit and more. Bring at least one set of questions from your classroom that you would like to gamify for the next day of class.

Please bring a laptop or Chromebook


About the presenter: Shelly Stanton is in her 7th year as a technology integration specialist in Montana, prior she taught for 12 years. She's a National Board Certified Teacher, Google Certified Innovator, Authorized Google Trainer, Code.org facilitator, PBS Digital Innovator Lead and All-Star and most importantly an experienced classroom teacher. She was named Montana's Business Teacher of the Year (2012) and Montana Association of Career and Technical Teacher of the Year (2013), State Teacher of the Year finalist (2016). She is a self proclaimed GEEK and believes in FAILing forward as a lead learner.

15. The Magic of Pow Wows

Program: MRESA3

Audience: K-12 educators. IEFA educators, History educators, PE instructors

Dates: 4/4/2020

In conjunction with Montana State University Billings Native American Achievement Center's annual pow wow, educators will have the opportunity to learn about pow wows. This inter-tribal gathering will be a first-hand experience for teachers. The history and customs of pow wows will be shared. There will be the opportunity to see and meet dancers prior to attending the pow wow on campus. There are several resources being considered for this workshop including "Jingle Dancer" and "Bow Wow Pow Wow".

The workshop will be held in Room 122 in the College of Education at MSUB. Lunch will be on your own. The afternoon will be involved in attending the MSUB Pow Wow, before finishing in Room 122.

A laptop computer or tablet device will be needed for the workshop.

Ruth Ferris and Kathi Hoyt, school librarians in School District 2 will be the presenters. Both Ruth and Kathi have been long-time Indian Education for All presenters for Montana Regional Education Service Area III (MRESA3).

16. Tech Time!: Lead Learning with BYOD (Beginner Level Course)

Program: Comprehensive System of Personnel Development

Audience: Beginner Level Course

Dates: 4/14/2020

Do you have a device that you want to learn more about? If so, let's learn it together. This session will be facilitated with the pedagogical approach of lead learning using guiding questions to help you better utilize your device. We will start with a formative assessment to create collaborative groups and then together, with structure, you will increase your knowledge of your own device. We will end this session with a reflection of how to incorporate the genius hour and lead learning into your own classroom.

Please bring an electronic device!

About the presenter: Shelly Stanton is in her 7th year as a technology integration specialist in Montana, prior she taught for 12 years. She's a National Board Certified Teacher, Google Certified Innovator, Authorized Google Trainer, Code.org facilitator, PBS Digital Innovator Lead and All-Star and most importantly an experienced classroom teacher. She was named Montana's Business Teacher of the Year (2012) and Montana Association of Career and Technical Teacher of the Year (2013), State Teacher of the Year finalist (2016). She is a self proclaimed GEEK and believes in FAILing forward as a lead learner.