PLP Insider for April 2020

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Office of Public Instruction

PLP Insider for April 2020

Big Idea #1 - Staying Up-To-Date: OPI COVID-19 Website

As questions related to COVID-19 and schools are answered, the OPI adds the questions and answers to the OPI COVID-19 website. This webpage is updated very frequently and contains all the latest information related to COVID-19 and OPI’s programs on one centralized webpage.


Visit the OPI COVID-19 Webpage

Big Idea #2 - Guidance to Help Keep Your Video-Teleconferences Safe

The FBI has released guidance on how to protect your video-teleconference from hijacking. The US Department of Homeland Security has compiled resources for Zoom and Teams, along with information about patches and software updates.

Read the Guidance

Big Idea #3 - Taking Your Professional Learning Opportunities Online

COVID-19 and social distancing have caused many professional learning providers to consider how to take their professional learning opportunities online. Check out the blog post “Conference Canceled? How to Plan a Virtual Event, Fast” by Robyn Showers of Vimeo.

Read the Blog Post by Robyn Showers

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Reminder: The next Professional Learning Provider Network Collaborative is on April 21st at 3:30 p.m. The calendar information is on the Providers Professional Learning website. We will be discussing how to transition from face-to-face to virtual events and COVID-19 professional learning challenges and successes.

Administrators, educational leaders, educator professional learning providers and OPI staff 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.