I know next September is a long way off, but I’m crazy excited that the 2013 Montana History Conference will be held in Sidney. Appropriately, the focus will be “Boom and Bust: Extracting the Past” We’re recruiting presenters now. If you have done research on a topic related to “boom and bust,” consider submitting a session proposal—and spread the word to others you know. The deadline for proposals is February 15.
And, regardless, pencil September 19-21 on your calendar—especially if you live in eastern Montana. Thursday is always a special educators’ workshop. Friday and Saturday will be filled with interesting sessions and tours. OPI Renewal Units are always available for all sessions, and often we have money to offer travel scholarships. Stay tuned.
P.S. Looking for professional development opportunities further west (and happening sooner)? The Annual Indian Education for All Best Practices Conference will be held February 25-26, 2013, in Helena. (If you come, stop by our exhibit table and say hello.) Registration information here.
WM-CSPD also has some great-looking workshops coming up, including “Intro to Explore the River - An Integrated Curriculum Grounded in Place and Inquiry” (offered in February in Missoula and Kalispell) and an online course, “HeartLines Engaging Students with Tribal Materials and Common Core Skills.” More information here.