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STEM News Splash

Montana Teacher's of the Year: Linda Rost 2020 & Dylan Huisken 2019, on Remote Learning

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2019 and 2020 Montana Teachers of the Year Share Pro Tips  This seven-minute video addresses many of the issues educators are currently dealing with under the COVID-19 pandemic.

Montana Remote Learning Sharing Sessions

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Join teachers across the state in voicing helpful hints, questions, and concerns for teaching students remotely. These Remote Learning Sharing Sessions (Zoom meetings) include all disciplinary areas.

Next week’s Science K-12 meeting is Wednesday, April 15, at 3:00pm, and the meeting information is in the link above. Please join us!

Online Learning - Stop by Distance learning resourcesfor educators; this OPI webpage is constantly being updated.

3D Learning in Your Classroom (special session)

3D Learning in Your Classroom is a Teacher Learning Hub facilitated course that introduces the NGSS Framework that focuses on the science and engineering practices, crosscutting concepts, core ideas and the journey of becoming a 3D Science Teacher. You will find that many of the practices fit well with other content areas students are exposed to and what you are already doing in the classroom. Designed for all grade levels, K-12! Participants will have both grade level and vertical discussions with their peers. (Formerly titled Science 3D Implementation Mentorship)

April 13, through May 24, 2020:  24 OPI Renewal Units

Facilitated by Christine O'Shea, Hyalite Elementary School, Bozeman

STEM Teaching Tools COVID19 Resources

Supporting Students' Science Learning During COVID-19 School Closures.  

During the COVID-19 crisis, the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of students, educators, families, and communities is top priority. STEM Teaching Tools offers many resources for teachers to that end.

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MSU Survey

Montana K-12 public school teachers: Help guide the future of professional development for teachers offered by MSU and its partners.  The survey takes about 12 minutes to complete and is open until April 17. It was created by the MSU Science Math Resource Center and Bozeman non-profit Southwest Montana School Services with support from Montana NSF EPSCoR. Take the survey today, and be eligible to win one of four $100 gift cards and 20 $25 gift cards.

Calendar of Events & Opportunities

Keep updated with new opportunities, professional development, and science resources at the Montana OPI's Science Page.  


This message was sent by Michelle McCarthy, Science Instructional Coordinator.  You can reach Michelle by email at or by calling (406) 444-3537.  

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.