Special Education


Co-Teach and Collaborate: Boosting the Outcomes for Students and Educators

Thursday, May 30, 2013, 7:19 pm

This year's Summer Mentor Institute takes place  August 5-9, in Bozeman. Mentoring is all about increasing student achievement! This year’s institute features a refresher section on the introduction to co-teaching, takes you through basic implementation strategies, highlights practical strategies that increase student engagement and motivation, as well as a train-the-trainers section. We are also featuring a day-long session introducing school teams to Standards-Based IEPs in relation to the Common Core Standards. This training would benefit all stakeholders in a school/district—administrators, teachers, specialists, paraprofessionals, and parent volunteers.

The institute features both local and national trainers. National co-teaching expert and author, Susan Hentz, will be joined by the training team from the University of Montana’s Education Department, Nancy Marra (Director of Field Experiences), Maygan Lenz (Program Coordinator in the Office of Field Experiences), and Echo Ryan (Administrative Associate in the Office of Field Experiences). Dale Kimmet and Patty Muir from the Special Education Division at the OPI will provide the day-long training on Standards-Based IEP’s in relation to the Common Core Standards.

You can find the information on the OPI website at: http://opi.mt.gov/Programs/SpecialEd/Mentor.html or go directly to the registration link at: http://www.keysurvey.com/f/434616/1100/  

For more information, contact Annette Young, 444-0299