September 12, 2018 Edition
IN THIS EDITION: SWMSS Common PIR Day Sept. 28 | 2019 Tech Summit Call for Presenters | Fall CPI Workshop Schedule | FREE: GT Fall Super Saturdays | 2018-19 MECC Agenda | Co-op Food Program + Delivery Schedule | Your Medicaid Moment | Joke of the Week | Addt'l PD Opportunities & Resources
~ SWMSS & Region IV CSPD Presents ~
2018 COMMON PIR DAY
...a day of professional learning for your entire district,
open to attendees from all Montana schools.
Friday, September 28, 2018 | 8:30 am - 3:45 pm
Willson School | Bozeman, MT
This year's theme is "Supporting the Whole Child: Social, Emotional, and Academic Development", featuring keynote speaker Sandra-Lynn Shortall. Afternoon breakout sessions are available. For complete event details, schedule, and breakout session descriptions, please click HERE .

- Please register no later than Monday, September 24th -

Melissa Tovaas | mtovaas@swmss.coop | cell (646) 831-7264
- SAVE THE DATE -
6TH ANNUAL TECH SUMMIT
February 4-5, 2019 | Bozeman, MT
Our Tech Summit is a great opportunity to network with teachers, administrators, technology directors, and other educators across Montana. Last year participants raved about the high-quality content and networking opportunities. We hope you'll join us this year!
ATTENTION PRESENTERS!
Interested in submitting a breakout session proposal?
For more information please contact:
Mary Anne Skinner | maskinner@swmss.coop | (406) 522-6069
Melissa Tovaas | mtovaas@swmss.coop | (646) 831-7264
FALL 2018 CPI WORKSHOPS
3 dates to choose from: 9/18, 10/11, or 11/9
~ Host at Your School or Attend in Bozeman, MT ~
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.
CPI Square
Click HERE for More Info or to Choose A Date

PLEASE NOTE: the Oct. 10 & 11 workshops will be held at Lockwood Elementary - registration link coming next week :)

Questions? Please contact our CPI instructor:
Melissa Hanson | mhanson@galmadspecialedcoop.org
- FREE SWMSS PD -
GT FALL SUPER SATURDAYS
presented by Dianne Fowler, M. ED
8:30am - 3:30pm Sept. 22 & Oct. 6 in Bozeman
6 OPI Renewal Units Available per Workshop | Lunch on your own
Contact the SWMSS office to book a workshop at your school today!


For more information on GT Super Saturdays please contact our instructor:
Dianne Fowler | upanotch4kids@gmail.com | cell (830) 870-2002
2018-19 MECC AGENDA
Kicking Off the New 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.

REGISTRATION LINKS FOR REVIEW SESSIONS
ELA - Elementary - October 3 & January 16
ELA - Secondary - October 24 & January 23
Social Studies - September 19 & December 5
Counseling - January 15
World Language - February 20

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
- Attention Participating Districts -
FALL 2018 CO-OP FOOD PROGRAM DELIVERY SCHEDULE & MORE
Thank you to the 100+ school districts who participated in the Fall 2018 order window. You were a part of another record-breaking order! [insert pat on the back]
- FALL 2018 DELIVERY SCHEDULE -
Delivery 1: began Aug. 27; ends Sept. 14
Delivery 2: begins Sept. 24, ends Oct. 12
Delivery 3: begins Oct. 22, ends Nov. 9
Delivery 4: begins Nov. 19, ends Dec. 14

- SAVE THE DATE -
Advisory Committee Meetings: week of Oct. 29
Spring 2019 Order Window Dates: Nov. 15 - Dec. 11

- USEFUL LINKS -

For more information please contact:
Cindy Giese | cgiese@swmss.coop | cell (406) 366-9829
Jennifer Brekke | jbrekke@swmss.coop | (406) 522-6024
YOUR MEDICAID MOMENT
Our Medicaid Newsletter contains quick tips, important updates, and information about the SWMSS Online Billing Portal. Check out the September edition here featuring tips on keeping your caseloads current and important links to access the Service Portal Manuals for Therapists AND for Personal Care/ Nursing Providers.
For more information please contact:
Lisa Waterman | lwaterman@swmss.coop | (406) 624-3336 ext. 4
JOKE OF THE WEEK
ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL LEARNING & RESOURCES


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

  • [Coming Soon: SWMSS IEFA Leveled Book List...by Kim Quigley, IEFA Specialist]

  • FREE PD in Southwest MT by Region IV CSPD:
  • Visual Phonics, by Meg Cech: Sept. 20 in Bozeman; Details
  • Reading Mastery K-1: Sept. 21 in Butte; Details
  • Creating a Climate Closing the Achievement Gap, by Horacio Sanchez: Sept. 24 in Bozeman; Details
  • Breaking the Behavior Code, by Jessica Minahan: Oct. 29 in Bozeman; Details


  • Alliance for Curriculum Enhancement (ACE) Literary Institute - Nov. 14-16 in Billings, MT: Unlocking the Reading Code (PK - 2); Registration/Details Here
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