PLP Insider for March 2020

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Office of Public Instruction

PLP Insider for March 2020

Big Idea #1 - Special Edition: Micro-credentialing Resources

We know you want to know more about micro-credentials and what is available.  We have compiled a list of providers along with various resources to help educators and districts navigate the micro-credential world.


Special Edition: Micro-credentialing Resources

Big Idea #2 - Great Opportunity for EdTech Leaders - 2020 Regional Digital Equity Summit

The U.S. Department of Education, Office of Educational Technology is hosting Regional Digital Equity Summits in six states, including Montana!  The opportunity will help state and local education leaders and community collaborators identify strategies, connect with resources, and explore partnership opportunities to ensure future digital learning demands are met.  Following the Summit, attendees will have access to six months of free, ongoing technical assistance as they build action plans to address local digital equity priorities.

Montana’s session will be May 21-22, 2020, at the University of Montana in Missoula.

Learn more about the Digital Equity Summit

Big Idea #3 - Call for Presenters - 2020 MFPE Educator Conference

The Montana Federation of Public Employees (MFPE) is requesting applications for presenters for the 2020 MFPE Educator Conference that takes place on October 15-16, 2020, at C.M. Russell High School in Great Falls.  The deadline to apply to present is April 30, 2020.

2020 MFPE Educator Conference Presenter Application

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Reminder: The next Professional Learning Provider Network Collaborative is on March 17th at 3:30 p.m. The calendar information is on the Providers Professional Learning website. We will be discussing what information is important to collect in professional development evaluations, how the information is collected, and what to do with the information.

Administrators, educational leaders, and educator professional learning providers are all welcome! Let's learn from one another.

For more information, please contact:

Carli Cockrell, Professional Learning Coordinator, (406) 444-0769 or

This message is sent to County Superintendents, Curriculum Directors, District Superintendents, and the Professional Development Network.  More information about Professional Learning can be found on the Professional Learning webpage.  

The OPI is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to people with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation, require an alternate format, or have questions concerning accessibility, contact the OPI ADA Coordinator, 406-444-3161,, TTY 406-444-0235.