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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Summer Workshops


It's never too early to start planning for summer, and we hope you will include us in your plans.

The Montana Historical Society is offering THREE exciting workshops this summer: one in Fort Benton, one in Helena, and one in Thompson Falls. OPI Renewal Units will be available for all three workshops. One workshop also offers continuing education credits through MSU-Northern. A limited number of travel scholarships are available for two of the workshops. And attendance at two of the workshops are FREE.

A Grand Union: Connecting Students to Place
Fort Benton, June 11-12, 2012

Explore Fort Benton, “the birthplace of Montana,” and learn how its buildings reflect its rich history. Discover how you can use historic places and community studies to engage your students and meet the new Common Core standards. Acquire new resources for researching the history and architecture of your own community and learn how—and why—other teachers have incorporated local history research into their classrooms.

Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be provided Monday evening; lunch will be provided on Tuesday. A limited number of travel scholarships are available.

Cosponsored by the Montana Historical Society, the River and Plains Society, and the Golden Triangle Curriculum Cooperative

Total possible OPI Renewal Units: 10
Limit: 40 participants

Registration Cost: Free
Schedule and registration: http://mhs.mt.gov/education/2012%20Teacher%20Workshops.asp  


Treasures for Teaching the Treasure State: Montana History Resources for Elementary Classrooms
Helena, June 18-19, 2012

Discover interactive lessons to introduce your students to Montana history. Learn how introducing grade school students to primary sources can excite them about history, teach them media literacy, hone their historical thinking skills, and help you meet the new Common Core standards. Discover other teachers’ best lessons and share your experience to improve the Montana Historical Society’s hands-on history footlockers.

There will be a reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres Monday evening, and lunch will be provided both days. A limited number of travel scholarships are available.

OPI Renewal Units: 15
Limit: 30 participants

Registration Cost: Free
Schedule and registration: http://mhs.mt.gov/education/2012%20Teacher%20Workshops.asp


David Thompson Kalispel Encampment
Thompson Falls, June 28-30, 2012

The seventh annual Educator Workshop and Encampment in Thompson Falls will provide interactive opportunities for educators to learn traditional Kalispel skills over the course of two days. The opening evening event will include a tipi raising contest and campfire presentation by respected Kalispel elders and Jack Nisbet. OPI Renewal units and Continuing Education credits through MSU-Northern will be made available. For more information on costs and registration information, email Deb Mitchell at dmitchell@mt.gov.

Cosponsored by David Thompson Bicentennial Partnership and the Montana Historical Society
Schedule, registration, and cost information: coming soon

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