Professional Development

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Teachers become the students

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Flathead Community of Resource Educators (CORE) Project WET Workshop

What: Project WET develops science education methods and water education curriculum for teachers to explain water resource to children and youth. This workshop will provide training for educators to reach children with objective, experiential, science-based water education.
Who: Hosted by Flathead CORE. There are 25 spaces for teachers. Registration is through PIRnet.
When: October 13, 2018, 9 am - 3 PM
Cost: Free! Participants should bring their own food and we will have a working lunch.
Where: Flathead Lake Biological Station
Office of Public Instruction (OPI) Renewal Units: 6

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: October 18, 2018, 9 am - 3 PM
Cost: Free! Participants should bring their own food and we will have a working lunch.
Where: Lone Pine State Park, Kalispell, MT
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.
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: Tentative dates: June 24-27, 2019; a fall day in 2019 at the Flathead Lake Biological Station; a 2-day winter workshop in Jan. or Feb. 2020 in the Middle Fork of the Flathead; and a spring day, 2020 at Lone Pine State Park.
Where: Locations listed above are still to be confirmed.
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 to fifteen teachers willing to make this year-long committment will be selected from the Flathead Valley. Applications will be accepted in late winter 2019 from the Glacier Institute's website.

OPI Renewal Units: TBA

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: TBA
Where: TBA
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: September 20, 2018

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