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Culturally Responsive Practices (ABT 2022-2023 Arts Integration Workshop Series)
Offered By : Billings Public Schools

Course ID : 144
Description

Participants will explore strategies and approaches that appeal to our diverse students. Rooted in multicultural education, culturally responsive practices aim to link students' ancestral and contemporary cultures and the support sytems classroom teachers are providing. Using the Essential Understandings, Native music and dance, participants will learn how to infuse native culture into the K-12 classroom.

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Elementary High School Middle School
Credits Available
2.00 OPI Credits
2.00 Trade Credits
Fee
No fee.
Upcoming Sections (1 of 1 total)
Section 1
Culturally Responsive Practices (ABT 2022-2023 Arts Integration Workshop Series)   Apr 25, 2023

English Language Learners: Level 1
Offered By : Billings Public Schools

Course ID : 146
Description

Educators will demonstrate understanding of who multilingual learners (MLs) are and other names for them, understanding of how MLs are identified in our district, and an understanding of laws that govern how we educate MLs in our schools. Educators will also have opportunities to learn about specific MLs in their classroom and investigate the English Language Proficiency Plans, accommodations/modifications and goals for the MLs in their classes. Educators will explore the idea of "Academic" Lang

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Elementary High School Middle School
Credits Available
3.00 OPI Credits
3.00 Trade Credits
Fee
No fee.
Upcoming Sections (1 of 3 total)
Section 3
English Language Learners: Level 1   Feb 16, 2023

IEFA: Unpacking the Essential Understanding 1 & 2, Tribal and Individual Diversity
Offered By : Billings Public Schools

Course ID : 2258
Description

There is a great diverstiy among the twelve soverign tribes of Montana in their languages, cultures, histories, and governments. Each tribe has a distinct and unique cultural heritage that contributes to modern Montana. There is also great diversity among individual American Indians as identity is deveoped, defined, and redefined by entities, organizations, and people. Thre is no generic American Indian. While it is not necessary to know all the differences between tribal nations or individual t

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Elementary High School Middle School
Credits Available
2.00 OPI Credits
2.00 Trade Credits
Fee
No fee.
Upcoming Sections (1 of 1 total)
Section 1
IEFA: Unpacking the Essential Understandings 1 & 2, Tribal and Individual Diversity   Feb 21, 2023

IEFA: Conducting Research and Discussing Controversial Topics
Offered By : Billings Public Schools

Course ID : 2259
Description

Conducting research and discussing controversial topics in the classroom requires high cognitive demand of inquiry-based learning, a student-centered approach to teaching and learning that actively engages students in the learning process. There are many variations of inquiry-based learning, including project-, problem-, and design-based learning. Generally speaking, inquiry-based learning requires students to ask questions, engage in formative and summative tasks, and use primary sources as evi

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Elementary High School Middle School
Credits Available
2.00 OPI Credits
2.00 Trade Credits
Fee
No fee.
Upcoming Sections (1 of 1 total)
Section 1
IEFA: Conducting Research and Discussing Controversial Topics   Feb 9, 2023

ST Math and EM2 Connections
Offered By : Billings Public Schools

Course ID : 2264
Description

Connections are key to learning mathematics. How can we efficiently and effectively help students connect the visual puzzles of ST Math with the tools, strategies, and targets of EM2? During this 3 hour session, you will have time to apply your learning by practicing an ST Puzzle Connect and by creating ST Puzzle Connects for an upcoming EM2 Topic.

Step-up credit is available with prior approval.

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Elementary
Credits Available
3.00 OPI Credits
3.00 Trade Credits
Fee
No fee.
Upcoming Sections (1 of 1 total)
Section 1
ST Math and EM2 Connections   Feb 8, 2023

ST Math and EM2 Connections
Offered By : Billings Public Schools

Course ID : 2265
Description

Connections are key to learning mathematics. How can we efficiently and effectively help students connect the visual puzzles of ST Math with the tools, strategies, and targets of EM2? During this 3 hours session, you will have time to apply your learning by practicing an ST Puzzle Connect and by creating ST Puzzle Connects for an upcoming EM2 Topic.

Step-up credit is available with prior approval.

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Elementary
Credits Available
3.00 OPI Credits
3.00 Trade Credits
Fee
No fee.
Upcoming Sections (1 of 1 total)
Section 1
ST Math and EM2 Connections   Feb 13, 2023

EM2 Tape Diagrams Through the Grades
Offered By : Billings Public Schools

Course ID : 2266
Description

Would you like to better understand how to truly help students use tape diagrams as a "tool to solve"? During this session, you will learn the progression of tape diagrams. You will dive deeper into your own grade level lessons that use tape diagrams, and explore how to best suport your students within these lessons.

Step-up credit is available with prior approval.

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Elementary
Credits Available
3.00 OPI Credits
3.00 Trade Credits
Fee
No fee.
Upcoming Sections (1 of 1 total)
Section 1
EM2 Tape Diagrams through the Grades   Mar 6, 2023

IEFA: Unpacking the Essential Understanding 3, Culture is Alive and Thriving
Offered By : Billings Public Schools

Course ID : 2267
Description

The ideologies of Native traditional beliefs and spirituality persist into modern day life as tribal cultures, traditions, and languages are still practiced by many American Indian people and are incorporated into how tribes govern and manage their affairs. Additionally, each tribe has its own oral histories, which are as valid as written histories. These histories predate the "discovery" of North America. It is not important for educators to understand all the complexities of modern day America

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Elementary High School Middle School
Credits Available
2.00 OPI Credits
2.00 Trade Credits
Fee
No fee.
Upcoming Sections (1 of 1 total)
Section 1
IEFA: Unpacking the Essential Understanding 3, Culture is Alive and Thriving   Feb 28, 2023

IEFA: Unpacking the Essential Understanding 4, Reservations
Offered By : Billings Public Schools

Course ID : 2268
Description

Though there have been tribal peoples living successfully on the North American lands for millennia, reservations are lands that have been reserved by or for tribes for their exclusive use as permanent homelands. Some were created through treaties while others were created by statutes and executive orders. Reservations are lands that have been reserved by tribes or for tribes for their exclusive use as permanent homelands. As a result of removal and treaty-making, the United States acquired near

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Elementary High School Middle School
Credits Available
2.00 OPI Credits
2.00 Trade Credits
Fee
No fee.
Upcoming Sections (1 of 1 total)
Section 1
IEFA: Unpacking the Essential Understandings 4, Reservations   Mar 9, 2023

IEFA: Unpacking the Essential Understanding 5, Federal Indian Policy Eras
Offered By : Billings Public Schools

Course ID : 2269
Description

There were many federal policies put into place throughout American history that have affected Indian people in the past and continue to shape who they are today. Many of these policies conflicted with one another. Much of Indian history can be related through these eras. Until the 1970's, "the most striking feature of federal Indian policy was the total lack of Indian involvement or consent in its formulation." 15 Following is a review of the major phases of federal Indian policy and their impa

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Elementary High School Middle School
Credits Available
2.00 OPI Credits
2.00 Trade Credits
Fee
No fee.
Upcoming Sections (1 of 1 total)
Section 1
IEFA: Unpacking the Essential Understandings 5, Federal Indian Policy Eras   Mar 1, 2023

IEFA: Understanding and Enjoying Pow Wow
Offered By : Billings Public Schools

Course ID : 2270
Description

A Pow Wow is a gathering where Native American dancing, singing and celebration take place. Teachers are invited to attend the Billings Public Schools "Honoring Our Youth" Pow Wow as an ideal opportunity to enjoy the vibrant Native cultures among us. We will meet for an information session in the small gym at 11:00am. Starting at noon, we will attend Grand Entry in the gym, then thave 2 hours to experience the powwow with a scavenger hunt type of activity to gather some fun facts. Teachers will

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Elementary High School Middle School
Credits Available
4.00 OPI Credits
4.00 Trade Credits
Fee
No fee.
Upcoming Sections (1 of 1 total)
Section 1
IEFA: Understanding and Enjoying Pow Wow   Apr 15, 2023

IEFA: Unpacking the Essential Understanding 6, Historical Perspective
Offered By : Billings Public Schools

Course ID : 2271
Description

Textbooks and classroom materials influence millions of students of all ethnic backgrounds on a daily basis. Most often, books and instructional resources are selected by school personnel, and students are expected to accept these materials as valid and accurate. Students will use any information they are exposed to in forming their understandings of and attitudes toward American Indians. Therefore, it is very important that teachers select instructional materials that do not promote existing st

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Elementary High School Middle School
Credits Available
2.00 OPI Credits
2.00 Trade Credits
Fee
No fee.
Upcoming Sections (1 of 1 total)
Section 1
IEFA: Unpacking the Essential Understandings 6, Historical Perspective   Mar 28, 2023

IEFA: Culturally Responsive Practices
Offered By : Billings Public Schools

Course ID : 2272
Description

This session will look at various approaches that will engage and build relationships with American Indian Students. Factors associated with American Indians strength, pride, health, and wellness research indicated several factors correlated to the academic success and wellness of K-12 American Indian students. Cultural engagement, positive activities, positive role models, positive American Indian role models, positive self-identity, supportive relationship, and welcoming spaces. Participants w

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Elementary High School Middle School
Credits Available
3.00 OPI Credits
3.00 Trade Credits
Fee
No fee.
Upcoming Sections (1 of 1 total)
Section 1
IEFA: Culturally Responsive Practices   Apr 20, 2023

IEFA: Level 2 Training - NON FIRST YEAR TEACHERS ONLY
Offered By : Billings Public Schools

Course ID : 2273
Description

In 1972, Montana rewrote its constitution, where Article X, Section 1(2) states, "The state recognizes the ditinct and unique cultural heritage of American Indians and is committed in its educational goals to the preservation of their cultural integrity." In 1999, the Montana Legislature passed House Bill 528 into law, which codified the constitutional intent as MCA 20-1-501. This law is known as Indian Eduation for All and states, immediately after passage of Indian Education for All the Office

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Elementary High School Middle School
Credits Available
3.00 OPI Credits
3.00 Trade Credits
Fee
No fee.
Upcoming Sections (1 of 1 total)
Section 1
IEFA: Level 2 Training - NON FIRST YEAR TEACHERS ONLY   Apr 18, 2023

IEFA: Place-Making and Becoming Indigenous to Place
Offered By : Billings Public Schools

Course ID : 2274
Description

Culturally inclusive classrooms connect students to Indigenous places in their community with local tribal experts through storytelling. This process, "Place-Making" immerses students in local heritage, cultures, landscapes, opportunities and experiences, as a foundation for the study of language arts, mathematics, social students, science and other subjects across the curriculum. Place-Making emphasizes learning through participation in service projects for the local school and/or community. M

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Elementary High School Middle School
Credits Available
3.00 OPI Credits
3.00 Trade Credits
Fee
No fee.
Upcoming Sections (1 of 1 total)
Section 1
IEFA: Place-Making and Becoming Indigenous to Place   Apr 27, 2023

The History and Structure of the U.S. Constitution for Career Center teachers only
Offered By : Billings Public Schools

Course ID : 2275
Description

This course is 3 two hour sessions on February 28, March 1, and March 2, 2023. You must take all three sessions to get trade hours. The course will be in Room 1 at the Career Center.

Session 1: Small groups will read Federalist51 and analyze and identify the elements of the compound republic. Session 2: A historical overview of the American Revolutionary Era will be discussed including the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation and the circumstances that gave rise to the Federal Co

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High School
Credits Available
6.00 OPI Credits
6.00 Trade Credits
Fee
No fee.
Upcoming Sections (1 of 1 total)
Section 1
The History and Structure of the U.S. Constitution   Feb 28, 2023

IEFA Level 2 for Elementary Teachers
Offered By : Billings Public Schools

Course ID : 2276
Description

Level 2 Indian Education for All training is available for K-5 teachers in Billings Public Schools. This course will provide teachers with a deeper understanding and perspectives of the Essential Understanding needed for IEFA infusion in all content areas.

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Elementary IEFA
Credits Available
3.00 OPI Credits
3.00 Trade Credits
Fee
No fee.
Upcoming Sections (1 of 1 total)
Section 1
IEFA Level 2 for Elementary Teachers   Feb 23, 2023

IEFA: Unpacking the Essential Understanding 7, Tribal Sovereignty
Offered By : Billings Public Schools

Course ID : 2282
Description

American Indian tribal nations are inherent sovereign nations and they possess sovereign powers, separate and independent from the federal and state governments. However, under the American legal system, the extent and breadth of self-governing powers are not the same for each tribe.Tribal sovereignty stems directly from the fact that tribal nations constitute distinct political communities that have the right to determine their own laws and form of government. Tribal self-governing powers preda

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Elementary High School Middle School
Credits Available
2.00 OPI Credits
2.00 Trade Credits
Fee
No fee.
Upcoming Sections (1 of 1 total)
Section 1
IEFA: Unpacking the Essential Understanding 7, Tribal Sovereignty   Apr 11, 2023

IEFA: Land Acknowledgement What? Why? How?
Offered By : Billings Public Schools

Course ID : 2283
Description

It is important to understand the longstanding history that has brought us to reside on this land, and to seek to understand your place within that history. Land acknowledgments do not exist in a past tense, or historical context: colonialism is a current ongoing process, and we need to build our mindfulness of our present participation. Participants in this course will gain insight into and define Land Acknowledgement and understand how land acknowledgements can help connect people to ecosystem

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Elementary High School Middle School
Credits Available
2.00 OPI Credits
2.00 Trade Credits
Fee
No fee.
Upcoming Sections (1 of 1 total)
Section 1
IEFA: Land Acknowledgement What? Why? How?   Mar 23, 2023

Teacher Clarity Playbook: Modules 7 and 8
Offered By : Billings Public Schools

Course ID : 2287
Description

This is a course for West High Teachers who want to go deeper into their understanding of "Visible Larning", which is an approach designed by Dr. John Hattie who describes VL as "and enhanced role for teachers as they become evaluators of their own teaching". This is a book study on the Teacher Clarity Playbook written by Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, Olivia Amador, and Joseph Assof. Each week we will look at two different sections of the book and discuss our learning. Participants will be provide

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High School
Credits Available
0.00 OPI Credit
2.00 Trade Credits
Fee
No fee.
Upcoming Sections (1 of 1 total)
Section 1
Teacher Clarity Playbook: Modules 7 and 8   Feb 8, 2023

Teacher Clarity Playbook: Modules 9 and Moving Forward
Offered By : Billings Public Schools

Course ID : 2288
Description

This is a course for West High Teachers who want to go deeper into their understanding of "Visible Larning", which is an approach designed by Dr. John Hattie who describes VL as "and enhanced role for teachers as they become evaluators of their own teaching". This is a book study on the Teacher Clarity Playbook written by Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, Olivia Amador, and Joseph Assof. Each week we will look at two different sections of the book and discuss our learning. Participants will be provide

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High School
Credits Available
2.00 OPI Credits
2.00 Trade Credits
Fee
No fee.
Upcoming Sections (1 of 1 total)
Section 1
Teacher Clarity Playbook: Modules 9 and Moving Forward   Feb 15, 2023

Skyview Classroom Technology Integration: Engagement Part1 **SKYVIEW STAFF ONLY**
Offered By : Billings Public Schools

Course ID : 2292
Description

At Skyview, we are committed to positively impacting student learning every day. Technology provides an avenue for us to enhance instruction and better engage students in their learning. However, there is no one size fits all. The tech integration strategies that benefit one classroom may not be the best fit in another classroom setting. What works for one student may not be the most beneficial for antoher. This course will help meet Skyview teachers where they are in their technology integratio

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High School
Credits Available
2.00 OPI Credits
2.00 Trade Credits
Fee
No fee.
Upcoming Sections (1 of 1 total)
Section 1
Skyview Classroom Technology Integration: Engagement Part 1   Feb 8, 2023

Skyview Classroom Technology Integration: Engagement Part2 **SKYVIEW STAFF ONLY**
Offered By : Billings Public Schools

Course ID : 2293
Description

Part 2 of the Skyview Integration Engagement PD (part 1 is encouraged, but not required). At Skyview, we are committed to positively impacting student learning every day. Technology provides an avenue for us to enhance instruction and better engage students in their learning. However, there is no one size fits all. The tech integration strategies that benefit one classroom may not be the best fit in another classroom setting. What works for one student may not be the most beneficial for another.

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High School
Credits Available
2.00 OPI Credits
2.00 Trade Credits
Fee
No fee.
Upcoming Sections (1 of 1 total)
Section 1
Skyview Classroom Technology Integration: Engagement Part 2   Mar 6, 2023

Best Practices in Vocational Education - Grade 7-12
Offered By : Billings Public Schools

Course ID : 2294
Description

Learn about how some of many skills are taught in the metals manufacturing industry. Compare and contrast other vocational industries. Bring examples of skills and processes and instructional strategies employed to teach to this class.

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High School Middle School
Credits Available
6.00 OPI Credits
6.00 Trade Credits
Fee
No fee.
Upcoming Sections (1 of 1 total)
Section 1
Best Practices in Vocational Education - Grade 7-12 Tech Ed. Teachers Only   Feb 13, 2023

Workflows/SIRSI for Librarians - K-12 Librarians Only
Offered By : Billings Public Schools

Course ID : 2295
Description

BPS librarians need to keep precise recoreds of our collections, and the Workflows database needs to be accurate before switching to the Montana Shared Catalog this summer. We will teach librarians how to run specific reports to correct their data within the Workflows system. We will also review inventory procedures to ensure accurate record keeping. This information will be added to the district library Year End Report.

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Elementary High School Middle School
Credits Available
2.00 OPI Credits
2.00 Trade Credits
Fee
No fee.
Upcoming Sections (1 of 2 total)
Section 2
Session 2: Workflows/SIRSI for Librarians   Feb 23, 2023

Live Armed Intruder Training
Offered By : Billings Public Schools

Course ID : 2297
Description

The course is designed to maximize the efforts between the school district staff and SROs to afford the best chance of survival and minimize casualties in an armed intruder incident. It will address the choices for evacuation, first aid, and engaging the intruder.

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High School
Credits Available
4.00 OPI Credits
4.00 Trade Credits
Fee
No fee.
Upcoming Sections (5 of 6 total)
Section 2
Section 2: Armed Intruder Training for Senior High Only   Feb 15, 2023
Section 3
Section 3: Armed Intruder Training for Skyview Only   Mar 1, 2023
Section 4
Section 4: Armed Intruder Training for Career Center Only   Mar 22, 2023
2 additional sections meet after those listed above.

Exit Tickets with Google Slides - West High Staff Only
Offered By : Billings Public Schools

Course ID : 2302
Description

Participants will learn a number of practical applications for exit tickets utilizing Google Slides. The use of handy "exit ticket builder" will support slide development to provide formative assessment data, student analysis, instructional strategy feed back or open ended communications. Inform your instruction instantly with the versatility found in exit ticket applications.

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High School
Credits Available
2.00 OPI Credits
2.00 Trade Credits
Fee
No fee.
Upcoming Sections (1 of 1 total)
Section 1
Exit Tickets with Google Slides - West High Staff Only   Feb 21, 2023

New Reasons to Love Gimkit! - West High Staff Only
Offered By : Billings Public Schools

Course ID : 2303
Description

What's new with Gimkit? Come check out the new features from math equation editors to the new game mode Snowbrawl. Did you every want to use Gimkit to drive your own trivia, on the fly questions, or polls? There is a new mode for that! Come fall in love with Gimkit!

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High School
Credits Available
2.00 OPI Credits
2.00 Trade Credits
Fee
No fee.
Upcoming Sections (1 of 1 total)
Section 1
New Reasons to Love Gimkit! - West High Staff Only   Feb 7, 2023

2023 Digital Elementary Music Ed Workshop - Music Staff Only
Offered By : Billings Public Schools

Course ID : 2304
Description

This course is designed for the purpose of sharing and exploring best practices of our K-5 music education curriculum and the integration of technology and digital media. This training day is specifically focused on digital curriculum content and media production. Teachers will come together to create, teach and train each other in digital and virtual music ed tools and will allow time for us to design lessons and implement our digital curriculum platform (Musicplay online). This course will all

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Elementary
Credits Available
4.00 OPI Credits
4.00 Trade Credits
Fee
No fee.
Upcoming Sections (1 of 1 total)
Section 1
2023 Digital Elementary Music Ed Workshop - Elementary Music Teachers Only   Feb 9, 2023

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170 courses total.

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