MONTANA SCIENCE SUMMER INSTITUTE AUG. 9 - 11, 2021 (Flexible Virtual Conference)

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 Science Math Resource Center  and the School Services of Montana are hosting the annual science professional learning event designed for Montana K-12 teachers.  This three-day virtual conference provides high quality professional learning focused on the advancement of science, STEM, and technology integration in Montana and surrounding states. 

Flexible Schedule & Renewal Units - Join all three days or pick and choose from the schedule.  Earn up to 16 OPI Renewal Units! Renewal units will be provided per session for any that you attend.  To earn renewal units, you will need to complete a brief evaluation or reflection form.  Join the whole conference or pick and choose which sessions to attend! 

A range of learning opportunities will support you with ideas and resources to boost your instruction in STEM. Highlights include:


    • 2 Keynote Presentations:
      • Jason Baldes, Ecologist - “Finding Your Buffalo: Culture, Change, and Curriculum”
      • Kyle Calderwood, Technology Coordinator - “Failure IS an Option”
    • 2 Panel Discussions: Gain multiple perspectives and ideas for connecting teaching & learning to real world applications in STEM fields 
      • “Research in Action”Panel
      • “Computer Science Integration” Panel 
    • Breakout Sessions:  Over 20 breakout sessions from which to choose.  Select the breakout sessions that best fit your needs!  Access content from the sessions after the conference to revisit and/or share with colleagues.  Note: We will be adding some additional breakout sessions soon, so check back for updates. 
  • Resources Round-up: Receive a 15-minute demo or overview by a sponsor who will share their area of expertise, resources, or ideas to enhance STEM teaching & learning.
  • “Lunch & Learn” Roundtable Discussions: 30-minute, participant-led discussions to share ideas, resources, strategies, and to network with educators from around the region.   
  • Interactive Event Website: Check out our NEW interactive event website (also available as an App) to help you navigate the schedule and options, get session information, and connect with other attendees. SSI 2021

Interested in leading a Lunch & Learn roundtable discussion? Click the link for details and to complete the proposal form. Proposals due by July 15, 2021.