PLP Insider for January 2020

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Office of Public Instruction

PLP Insider for January 2020

Big Idea #1 - The OPI Learning Opportunities Portal is Now Easier to Search

We recently updated the OPI Learning Opportunities Portal Calendar site to make it easier to search.  You can now search by subject, provider, city, venue, event format (face-to-face, online, blended), OPI Renewal Units/College Credit, and cost. An average of 429 people visit the OPI Learning Opportunities Portal each month to locate professional learning opportunities across the state!


Check Out the New Search Tools

Big Idea #2 - Call for Presenters - Indian Education for All Best Practices Conference

The Office of Public Instruction would like to invite you to apply to present at the Fourteenth Annual Indian Education for All Best Practices Conference on May 3-5, 2020 in Billings, MT.  The theme is “Indigenizing Education in Montana.” We are looking for presenters that emphasize the Montana American Indian perspective across the curriculum. This conference is for educators and administrators with a desire to learn more about Indian Education for All.  You won’t want to miss this opportunity!

Submit a Proposal

Big Idea #3 - 2020 National Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Conference

Are you interested in the latest information regarding federal programs and education?  The National ESEA Conference was designed for educational leaders from various Title programs across the U.S.  The conference is in Atlanta, GA on Feb. 4-7, 2020, and covers many topics, such as college readiness, cultural diversity, evidence-based practices, multi-tiered systems of support, and school climate and culture (just to name a few!).  We hope you’ll consider joining several OPI staff at the 2020 National ESEA Conference.

View the Complete Schedule

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Reminder: The next Professional Learning Provider Network Collaborative is on January 20th at 3:30 p.m. The calendar information is on the Providers Professional Learning website. We will be conducting an open Question and Answer session. Any and all questions related to professional learning are welcome, so come with a question in mind!

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.