Thursday, December 8, 2016

Help Create Courses for the Hub

The Teacher Learning Hub’s course offerings are expanding! OPI is looking for educators interested in sharing their content expertise and becoming course designers to help create and build online courses for Montana teachers.

New courses will cover a variety of subject areas including ELA, Math, Science, IEFA, World Language, technology, general school issues, mental health and more. To become part of the team of available course designers and content experts, you must successfully complete the “Course Designer Training.”  This training has two components: an online course to be completed on your own, followed by an in-person meeting in Helena. Stipends and travel reimbursements will be available for the meeting.  In addition, course designers and content experts may be paid on a per-course basis for future course development. If you are interested or want more information please fill out the course designer application. Contact Jessica ( with any questions. 

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Invitation to Intersections - a Virtual Math Teaching Community

Math teachers all across MT are working through everyday teaching issues like homework, grading, behavior management, planning, grouping, student engagement, etc. etc. etc. Now you don’t have to do it alone. Join us for Intersections to hear teachers’ best teaching pro-tips (and share yours)!

* Open invitation: all-inclusive--K-16 and pre-service
* Meets every second Wed @ 3:45 on GoToMeeting
* click here to join:
* One useful topic to start the conversation each week
* Renewal Units available for Intersections on the Teacher Learning Hub:
* Questions or email reminders email Jake Warner

This month's host is Jordan Graves (an MCTM board member), we will be talking about grading homework and tips for making it easier. 

Monday, September 19, 2016

Two announcements for members

Announcement 1: 

The Bureau of Indian Education- Northern Cheyenne Tribal School has a High School Math Teacher Position Opening.  

NCTS is a K-12 Montana Accredited system, located in South Eastern MT.  We have approximately 250 students.  We have fringe benefits packages  available, affordable housing and culturally rich community on the outskirts of the Crow Reservation and large city Billings, MT.  Several staff car pool and travel daily as from Billings, MT.  The schools website for application resources are  

Announcement 2:  NCWIT Award for high school girls
Dear MCTM teacher,

This is the 5th year!

For a number of years, the NCWIT (National Center for Women and Information Technology) has given national awards to high school girls.  The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing is for young women with aspirations and achievements in technology and computing.

This year will be the fifth year that there also will be a MONTANA contest for Montana girls.  The time to submit applications is Sept. 1 through November 7 and the application is found at

There are many qualified high school girls that would apply if they just had a little push from a leader like you. Any interested female high school student would need to fill in the on-line application, and get a parent and a school official to approve it to be entered into both the national and Montana contests.

We have had winners from high schools in Anaconda, Arlee, Beaverhead County, Bozeman, Cascade, Cut Bank, Helena Capital, Helena High, Missoula Big Sky, Missoula Sentinel, Noxon, Park County and Whitefish High School.  We hope your school will be represented on the winners list this year. But girls have to apply.

We are looking forward to recognizing Montana's talent, and hope that you would encourage the young women that you know to apply. Sometimes all they need is a little encouragement and you are the person to provide that.

Thank you,
Steve Harper and Ted Wendt
Computer Science
Carroll College

P.S. There also is a Montana educator award (with $1000 for professional development) given each year. Do you know a good teacher that you should encourage to apply? Encourage them by going to:

Need help applying?