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Professional Learning Plans

Friday, January 3, 2014, 10:25 am

Looking Ahead to Professional Learning Plans for 2014 and Beyond

January and February are busy months for data wrangling, budget planning, setting calendars, and planning professional learning for the coming year.  Here are some ideas to consider as you think about how to get the best professional learning embedded in your schools. 

Essential Resources for Professional Learning

Free, Web-based Resources - These excellent online resources can be used by groups of teachers or individual teachers can access them at any time.

·        Achieve the Core http://www.achievethecore.org/

·        Success at the Core http://successatthecore.org

·        Teaching Channel https://www.teachingchannel.org

Regional Professional Learning Providers – Montana has a rich network of professional learning providers that are based in specific regions of the state.  We hope you will consider these providers, in addition to OPI staff and consultants, as your go-to sources for professional learning in our state.

Regional Education Service Areas (RESA) http://opi.mt.gov/PDF/Accred/RSAMap_Contacts.pdf

·        PESA http://www.mt-pesa.org/

·        MNCESR https://sites.google.com/a/mncesr.org/index/

·        MRESA3 http://www.msubillings.edu/smart/

·        RESA4U http://www.resa4u.org

·        WM-CSPD http://www.wmcspd.org/

Comprehensive System of Personnel Development http://opi.mt.gov/Programs/CSPD/index.html

·        Region I http://www.cspdregioni.com/

·        Region II http://www.havre.k12.mt.us/page/332

·        Region III http://www.msubillings.edu/cspd/

·        Region IV https://sites.google.com/site/regionivcspd/

·        Region V http://www.wmcspd.org/

 

Curriculum Consortia

·        Alliance for Curriculum Enhancement (ACE) http://www.mtace.org

·        Golden Triangle Curriculum Cooperative http://www.gtccmt.org

·        Missoula Area Curriculum Consortium http://www.co.missoula.mt.us/supschools/MACC/MissoulaAreaCurriculumConsortium.htm

·        Montana Educational Consortium http://mec.nr-es.org/

·        Montana Small Schools Alliance http://www.mtsmallschools.org

·        Northwest Montana Educational Cooperative http://www.nwmteducationalcoop.org

·        Prairie View Curriculum Consortium http://www.pvssmt.org/prairie-view-curriculum-consortium

·        Ravalli County Curriculum Consortium http://ravallicurriculum.pbworks.com

 

Contact the CSI Team

Jael Prezeau, Director, (406) 444-3128

Colet Bartow, Communications & Resource Coordinator, (406) 444-3583 

Kelley Brown, Administrative Assistant, (406) 444-0716

Chris DeWald, Science, (406) 444-3557

Jean Howard, Mathematics, (406) 444-0706

Adam Mastandrea, English Language Arts/Literacy, (406) 444-0736

Tara Steinke, Project Manager, (406) 444-3538

 

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For more information, contact Colet Bartow, 406-444-3583