Date Correction: PLP Network Collaborative is 11/17 at 3:30 p.m.

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Office of Public Instruction

PLP Insider for November 2020

Normalizing Self Care for Educators: Advice from School Leaders

Professional learning providers often notice the need for educator self-care, and the need for educator self-care has only been amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic. Education Dive recently published “Four Ways Leaders are Keeping Teachers Motivated Through Pandemic Disruption,” which highlights how principals and other school leaders are encouraging self-care among education staff.

Read the Article for Ideas

FAQ of the Month: How Can I Share My Professional Learning Opportunity with Educators?

Professional Learning staff maintains the Professional Learning Opportunities Portal, a one-stop location for educators to find professional learning opportunities that are occurring across the state of Montana. As a provider, you can submit a request for us to post a professional learning opportunity you are hosting by clicking the Submit an Opportunity button. This website is not the same as the Renewal Unit Provider System that is used to record renewal unit activities, issue OPI Renewal Unit Certificates, and record the number of attendees that attended the renewal unit activity.

Visit the Professional Learning Opportunities Portal

Professional Learning Provider Network Collaborative: Data Deep Dive

The next PLP Network Collaborative is Tuesday, November 17, at 3:30 p.m. Professional learning providers and school leaders who develop/provide professional learning are welcome! This month’s session will examine the 2019-2020 Renewal Unit Provider Annual Report. Please feel free to look at the short report prior to the meeting. OPI Professional Learning staff will also be available from 4:30-5:30 p.m. for open office hours.

            Join Us!

For more information, please contact:

  • Carli Cockrell, Professional Learning Coordinator, (406) 444-0769 or
  • Providers may direct questions to professional learning staff by emailing

This message is sent to all County Superintendents, Curriculum Directors, District Superintendents, the Professional Development Network, and approved Renewal Unit Providers. 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.