It is never too early to think about summer.
I expect to have many other opportunities to share with you--but here are the first ones I've heard about.
Project Archaeology has three courses coming up this summer, two at the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman (two sessions of Investigating a Plains Tipi) and one in Virginia City, MT (Educator Field School). I've heard rave reviews about "Investigating a Plains Tipi from elementary educators--but everything Project Archaeology does is top notch, so I bet the Educator Field School will be great too. To see course descriptions, follow this link.
The Montana Writers Project and the Memorial Library are once again co-hosting "Worlds Apart but Not Strangers: Holocaust Education and Indian Education for All." The FREE week-long workshop will be held in Missoula, July 20-26. Applications are due April 1, 2014. According to the flier, "This institute is designed for individuals who currently teach or are interested in teaching the Nazi Holocaust and/or Indian Education for All, and would like to discover ways to make connections between these topics. Relevant to teachers grades 4-12 as well as college and university faculty, the purpose of the course is to provide novice and experienced teachers with knowledge about and teaching strategies for Holocaust Education, Indian Education for All and community building, using literacy, and especially writing, as tools to drive inquiry." Learn more here. Download and application here.