Professional Development

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Teachers become the students

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2019 STEAM Teacher Workshop-Melting Ice

What: A hands-on teacher workshop focused on science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) in relation to landscape changes occurring in Glacier National Park.
Who: Glacier National Park is partnerinng with the Glacier Institute to offer this workshop geared for upper elementary, middle, and high school teachers.
When: June 13-15, 2019. The deadline fo applications is Monday April 1, 2019. Apply on the Glacier Institue website.
Cost: Thanks to funding from the Glacier National Park Conservancy, shared rustic cabins, meals, course materials, and transportation during the workshop will be provided for participants. Teachers are responsible for travel expenses to and from Glacier National Park and for any lodging or meals acquired before or after workshop dates. Selected teachers must submit a $50 deposit to secure a spot in the workshop. The deposit will be fully refunded upon completion of the workshop.
Where: Glacier Institute Field Camp, located inside the park boundary in West Glacier, and other locations in and around the park.
Office of Public Instruction (OPI) Renewal Units: 12

Flathead Community of Resource Educators (CORE) Educational Trunk Workshop

What: This hands-on workshop will give educators an opportunity to explore the many educational trunks available for loan in the Flathead region.
Who: Hosted by community organizations/participants in Flathead CORE. This workshop is open to teachers, youth group leaders, home schools, daycare, afterschool programs and any similar groups looking for hands-on materials about local natural/cultural resources. Use the link to the Flathead CORE website above to register.
When: usually offered yearly during October PIR days
Cost: Free! Participants should bring their own food and we will have a working lunch.
Where: TBA
Office of Public Instruction (OPI) Renewal Units: 6

Teacher Workshop:
Flathead Watershed Through the Seasons

What: Year-long professional development for educators in the Flathead Valley. See this flyer to learn more.
Who: Flathead Community of Resource Educators - local providers are still working on the presentations for 2019-2020. The current providers include: Crown of the Continent Research Learning Center, Glacier Institute Flathead Lake Biological Station, Flathead National Forest, and Lone Pine State Park.
When: June 24-27, 2019 at Big Creek Outdoor Education Center, Flathead National Forest; September 20-21, 2019 at the Flathead Lake Biological Station in Polson, MT; January 24-26, 2020 at the Izaak Walton Inn in Essex, MT; and April 17-18, 2020 at Lone Pine State Park in Kalispell, MT.
Where: Locations listed above.
Cost: Free - thanks to a generous grant from the Glacier National Park Conservancy's (GNPC) "Investing in Teachers" project, and other Flathead CORE participants. The GNPC grant covers lodging, meals, and transportation while at the Glacier Institute's Big Creek Outdoor Education Center in June 2019. Twelve teachers willing to make this year-long committment will be selected from the Flathead Valley. Applications will be accepted March 16-25, 2019 from the Glacier Institute's website. A $50 deposit must be made upon being accepted, which will be refunded upon successful completion of the program.

OPI Renewal Units: 40

2019 Waterton-Glacier Science and History Day

What: Every summer, Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park presents a special all-day program highlighting the parks' science and history. The event brings together scientists and historians conducting research in Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Parks, giving them opportunity to share their research and insights with the general public. Contact the Crown of the Continent Research Learning Center for more information.
Who: Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park
When: Generally a day in mid-July, 9:30 am - 3:30 PM (with 1 hour lunch break)
Where: 2019 location TBA.
Cost: Free!

Office of Public Instruction (OPI) Renewal Units: 5 will be available

2019 Montana Environmental Education Association Conference

What: This annual event is a chance to learn about resource issues and educational opportunities available throughout Montana.
Who: MEEA, Montana Environmental Education Association
When: March 21-23, 2019
Where: Fairmont, MT
Cost: See the MEEA Conference website in 2019 for costs. There are often grants available to cover conference fees.
OPI Renewal Units: Dependent upon which sessions are attended.

Last updated: March 15, 2019

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