November 8, 2018 Edition
IN THIS EDITION Tech Summit Early Bird Registration Open! | Dec. 7 CPI Workshop in Bozeman | Spring 2019 Food Order opens Nov. 15 | Dec. 7 CPI Workshop in Bozeman | New Infinite Campus User Group Meetings | FREE: GT Fall Super Saturday Dec. 8 | 2018-19 MECC Agenda | Joke of the Week | Addt'l PD Opportunities & Resources
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
6TH ANNUAL TECH SUMMIT
February 4-5, 2019 | Bozeman, MT
You are NOT going to want to miss our 6th Annual Tech Summit! Early bird registration closes December 15 - register your team today. Our presenters include Google Education Evangelist Jaime Casap and Minecraft's very own Kyle Calderwood! [ click here ] for registration.
OUR KEYNOTE IS FROM WHERE???
This year's Tech Summit features keynote speaker Jaime Casap , Global Education Evangelist at Google, Inc. (Yes, we said GOOGLE.) Jaime evangelizes the power and potential of the web, technology, and Google tools as enabling and supporting capabilities in pursuit of creating powerful learning models. In eight years at Google, Jaime was part of the original team that launched Google Apps for universities, launched Google Apps into K12, and helped get Chromebooks off the ground and into schools. Today he is responsible for working across all internal teams that impact education, and he works with educational organizations around the world, helping them find ways to improve the quality of education through the use of technology.

And on February 4, 2018 Jaime will set the tone for our entire event as the most incredible, impactful, game-changing SWMSS Tech Summit to date!

[ CLICK HERE ] for DETAILS & REGISTRATION
[includes a list of breakout session presenters, bios, session titles and descriptions]
For more information please contact:
Mary Anne Skinner | maskinner@swmss.coop | (406) 522-6069
CPI WORKSHOP DEC. 7
Hosted by Cottonwood Day School, Bozeman MT
8 am - 4:30 pm | Lunch provided :)
The Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training program is a safe, nonharmful behavior management system designed to help human service providers give the best possible care, welfare, safety and security to disruptive, assaultive, and out-of-control individuals. Our one day workshop provides you with 8 OPI Renewal Units.
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This workshop is hosted by Cottonwood Day School,
SWMSS newest member school district!

[ click here ] for details & registration

Questions? Want to host a class? Please contact our CPI instructor:
Melissa Hanson | mhansonmtpsych@gmail.com
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ATTENTION FOOD SERVICE MANAGERS
CO-OP FOOD ORDER WINDOW
OPEN NOV. 15 - DEC. 11 !!!
For three years this statewide SWMSS program has provided quality food and food service supplies to school districts across Montana (and now Wyoming!) at a substantial cost savings through high volume competitive bid purchasing.
Our two bidders, Sysco and Food Services of America, worked diligently on their bids to provide Montana school districts with the most competitive pricing available to stretch school lunch budgets as far as possible. We are excited to showcase some new products in the Spring 2019 order, and even more excited to announce that we've streamlined the order process in the Marketplace. Join over 125 districts who already participate and make this the most successful order window to date!

[ click here ] for program details, how-to videos, & the
new price list /order form (posted NLT Nov. 15)

For more information or program registration, please contact:
Jennifer Brekke | jbrekke@swmss.coop | (406) 522-6024
- SWMSS PRESENTS -
FREE INFINITE CAMPUS
USER GROUP MEETINGS

Choose from one of three dates & locations:
Fairfield 11/27 - Colstrip 12/13 - Bozeman 12/20
(all work sessions are 8:30 am - 4 pm)
Attention Montana Infinite Campus school districts! You are invited to attend our FREE work group sessions geared toward admin, registrars, counselors, and anyone responsible for data and reporting. [ click here for agenda ]

[ click here ] to REGISTER your team today!
Presented by Southwest Montana School Services
Todd Lark | tlark@swmss.coop | (406) 208-7956
- FREE SWMSS PD -
GIFTED & TALENTED SUPER SATURDAY
presented by Dianne Fowler, M. ED
8:30am - 3:30pm | December 8 | Willson School, Bozeman

6 OPI Renewal Units Available
- MUST REGISTER TO ATTEND -
MORNING AGENDA: Differentiation using Kaplan Icons of Depth and Complexity
AFTERNOON AGENDA: Upgrading Questioning for Complexity & Depth

[click here] to register - deadline is Dec. 4th


For additional information please contact our instructor:
Dianne Fowler | upanotch4kids@gmail.com | cell (830) 870-2002
2018-19 MECC AGENDA
Full Swing into the New School Year

Our goal is to support curriculum work at our member school districts by building awareness of the process with staff through MECC overviews and supporting your district's curriculum goals through review sessions. 2018-19 Calendar of Events
REGISTER HERE FOR A REVIEW SESSION:
Science - Sept. 26 & Nov. 14
ELA - Elementary - Oct. 3 & Jan. 16
ELA - Secondary - Oct. 24 & Jan. 23
Social Studies - Sept. 19 & Dec. 5
Counseling - Jan. 15
World Language - Feb. 20
NEW! MATH - Session TBD

2nd Tuesday of every month @ 3:45 pm

Questions? Please contact our Co-Director of Education:
Melissa Tovaas | mtovaas@swmss.coop | cell (646) 831-7264
JOKE OF THE WEEK
ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL LEARNING & RESOURCES
  • OPI 3 BIG IDEAS HUB NOVEMBER EDITION - click here


  • FREE PD in Southwest MT by Region IV CSPD:
  • Corrective Reading Instruction, grades 3-12, Nov. 28 in Bozeman; details
  • Becoming a Classroom Chef with the Math Chefs, Jan. 11 in Butte; details
  • Math Chef: Make Math Meaningful, Jan. 12 in Bozeman; details

  • FREE Google training: Grow with Google, Nov. 15 in Bozeman; details

  • SWMSS 2018-19 Indian Education for All (IEFA) Offerings - Flyer

  • SAVE THE DATE: 2nd Annual MT Science Summer Institute Aug. 6-7, 2019 at MSU-Bozeman; sign up to receive updates including session topics, speaker bios, and conference details HERE
THANK YOU TO OUR 2018-19
BUSINESS SPONSORS
[ click here] for the November Flyer
Make sure you're ready for the SNOW! [ flyer here]
Tackle cold & flu germs with 20% off [ flyer here]