2017 HPS August Institute
Registration Form

  Below is a list of the professional devleopment opportunities being offered to Havre Public School Teachers and Paraprofessionals for Professional Development Training.  Please check all the courses you would like to attend and click "Submit" at the bottom of the form.  This form will automatically register you for these classes. 
Registration Information:
 
When you register, please only register for yourself.  A list of the offerings with the courses you have checked will be emailed to the address you provide below.  If you do not receive an email within about 5 minutes, be sure to check the accuracy of your email address or check your SPAM filter.
 
SOME CLASSES ARE LIMITED IN SIZE!   If you register and find you can not attend, please contact Shelley Southworth at Robins - 395-8550.  She will remove your course registrations so that others may attend.  Thank you!
General Offerings
Monday, August 7 - New Teacher Orientation Presented by Andy Carlson
 
This session is required for all teachers new to the District
 
Topics include:  District overview, expectations for teachers, the mentoring program, Infinite Campus orientation, reports from the Business Office and the Director of Special Services.  Teachers new to the district will be introduced to Mr. Jim Magera, IEFA Consultant, who will discuss lesson planning and instructional strategies specific to our American Indian students.
 
Time:  8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
 
6 PIR Credits (Lunch 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. with mentor teachers & professional partners)
 
Location:  Robins Banner Room
 
New Teacher Orientation - 6 PIR Credits - Monday, August 7 - 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM -  Robins Banner Room
Tuesday, August 8 - K-12 Teachers and Paraprofessionals:  Writing Presented by District English Teachers

The purpose of this PIR activity is to engage teachers and paraprofessionals in the writing process, including the need for increased expository writing and writing across all disciplines and subject areas.  Components of 6 Trait writing will be discussed, and time will be devoted to address what to look for in good writing, how to challenge students to improve writing, and include tools to evaluate writing.  Some attention will be paid to the secondary and post-secondary expectations for writing, and help will be provided to develop the steps necessary to assist students as they move through grade levels and skill-level attainment.

Time:  8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

3 PIR Credits

Location:  Havre High School Presentation Room

K-12 Teachers and Paraprofessionals: Writing by District English Teachers - 3 PIR Credits - Tuesday, August 8 - 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM -  Havre High School Presentation Room
Tuesday, August 8 - Focus on 5 -12 Writing Presented by District English Teachers
 
This session will include focus on argumentative writing and the implementation of the HHS rubric with a focus on sample papers and actual scoring, discussion of results, etc.  Additionally, the 5 step process to formulating thought will be presented.

Time:  12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

3 PIR Credits

Location:  Havre High School Presentation Room

Focus on 5-12 Writing - 3 PIR Credits - Tuesday, August 8 - 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM - Havre High School Presentation Room
Tuesday, August 8 - K-12 "Tangled Math"  Presented by Eric Shuland and Michelle Lindbloom
 

During 2016, U of M received a grant to begin creating Math Teachers Circles (MTC).  http://hs.umt.edu/math/mtmathteacherscircle/ Currently, there are groups across the state and Eric Shuland and Michelle Lindbloom are creating a MTC of teachers across the Hi-Line. They can provide 2 OPI renewal credits to teachers that attend and participate in this unique PD along with resources for teachers to take and use in their classes.  The goal is to assist teachers and reinvigorate their love of math and teaching math.  This is not just for Math Teachers - but anyone who teaches Math.

Time:  8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
 
3 PIR Credits
 
Location:  Havre High School Library
 
K-12 "Tangled Math" - August 8 - 3 PIR Credits - 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Havre High School Library
Wednesday, August 9 - K-12 Teachers and Paraprofessionals: Science, Math and More Presented by Leo Bird

This workshop will include instructional strategies consistent with the essential understandings of IEFA. Storytelling, history, math and science concepts, astronomy, and reading will be integrated throughout the training. These strategies help students stay engaged, as well as take ownership of their own learning. When educators become more aware of cultural differences, they can be more effective in the individualization of instruction. Leo Bird’s work in Bilingual education and IEFA has earned him the MIEA’s Teacher of the Year award. He has also been awarded The Milken Family Foundation National Educator of the Year for his work on a first ever high school inquiry chemistry text. His belief is culturally responsive inquiry teaching helps to build relationships with the students. Leo looks forward to the sharing of ideas from all the outstanding educators in the Havre district.

Time:  8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (lunch on your own, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. or as determined by presenter)
 
6 PIR Credits
 
Location:  Havre High School Library
 
K-12 Teachers and Paraprofessionals:  Science, Math and More Presented by Leo Bird - Wednesday, August 9 - 6 PIR Credits - 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Havre High School Library
Wednesday, August 9 - 9-12 Teachers:  Montana Career Information System Presented by Donetta McDowell

MCIS HS student side includes some new features; Parchment Transcripts Request in MCIS; New Assessments; and Navigation Tips. Using the grade level checklists; Personal Learning Plan; and career plan to navigate. Accessing HS worksheets and other curriculum by subject matter: (English, Math, Science, Health & PE, CTE, Financial Literacy) Q&A time and discussion on what works best for you with your students! The second portion of this training will be MCIS Site Admin/Staff training: Navigating staff tools to make your job easier! Uploading students; grouping; resetting passwords; merging portfolios; transferring graduates; customizing grad requirements and checklists.

Time:  8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
 
3 PIR Credits
 
Location:  Havre High School Room 11B
 
 
9-12 Teachers:  Montana Career Information System - 3 PIR Credits - Wednesday, August 9 -
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM - Havre High School Room 11B
 
Wednesday, August 9 - 6-8 Teachers:  Montana Career Information System Presented by Donetta McDowell
 
This training will overlap with the High School training with MCIS Site Admin/Staff training: Navigating staff tools to make your job easier! Uploading students; grouping; resetting passwords; merging portfolios; transferring graduates; customizing grad requirements and checklists. It will also include MCIS Jr Navigation tips using the mega menus; grade level checklists and career plan to navigate the website tools. Accessing JR worksheets and other activities that don’t require a computer resource room.
 
Time:  10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (lunch on your own, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. or as determined by presenter)
 
3 PIR Credits
 
Location:  Havre High School Room 11B
 
 
6-8 Teachers:  Montana Career Information System - 3 PIR Credits - Wednesday, August 9 -
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM - Havre High School Room 11B
 
Thursday, August 10 - K-12 Teachers and Paraprofessionals: code.org Presented by Heidi Pluska
 
Learn how to embed coding into your classroom.  This PIR opportunity will show you ways to reach students through coding technology.

Time:  8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

3 PIR Credits

Location:  Havre High School Library

You will also need to register through website

https://studio.code.org/pd/workshops/1926/enroll

 

K-12 Teachers and Paraprofessionals: code.org by Heidi Pluska - 3 PIR credits - Thursday, August 10 - 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM - Havre High School Library
Thursday, August 10 - K-12 Staff: Havre's Drug Task Force

This presentation will be a basic overview of the dangerous drugs in our community, common paraphernalia that is associated with these drugs, as well as the paraphernalia used in the manufacturing of these dangerous drugs.  The overview of the presentation will be a PowerPoint presentation with questions from the audience as pertains to this presentation. Time will be allowed for discussion and questions. We feel this will be extremely valuable training and an important opportunity for HPS staff.

Time:  12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

3 PIR Credits

Location:  Havre High School Library

K-12 Staff: Havre's Drug Task Force -  3 PIR Credits - Thursday, August 10 - 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM - Havre High School Library
Monday, August 14 - Grades K-3 Teachers and Paraprofessionals:  Phonological Awareness, Word Building, Sound Partners, VOWAC Presented by Vicki Hilliard
 
Hands on instruction in the implementation of District approved interventions.  Isabel Beck Word Building Program, Sound Partners, Vowel Oriented Word Attack Curriculum.

Time:  8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

3 PIR Credits

Location:  Havre Middle School Library

Teachers can bring their own PC Laptops

Grades K-3 Teachers and Paraprofessionals:  Phonological Awareness, Word Building, Sound Partners, Vowac - 3 PIR Credits - Monday, August 14 - 8:30 AM - 11:30 PM - Havre Middle School Library
Monday, August 14 - Grades 3-5 Teachers and Paraprofessionals:  Right Track/Back on Track Reading, Sylla-Search, Active Reading Strategies Presented by Vicki Hilliard
 
Hands on instruction in the implementation of District approved interventions.  Back On Track Reading, Sylla-Search, Active Reading Strategies.  Pedagogy of each intervention will be presented.  Participants will have an opportunity to actively practice implementation of each intervention.

Time:  12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

3 PIR Credits

Location:  Havre Middle School Library

Grades 3-5 Teachers and Paraprofessionals: Right Track/Back on Track Reading, Syllasearch, Active Reading Strategies  - 3 PIR Credits - Monday, August 14 - 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM - Havre Middle School Library
Monday, August 14 - K-12 Teachers and Paraprofessionals: Mental Health First Aid for Staff Presented by Dr. Curtis Smeby and Dr. Darlene Sellers
 
Mental Health First Aid is an in-person training that teaches you how to help people developing a mental illness or in a crisis.  Mental health care's exciting future includes integrated care, brain research, and a vanishing stigma.  Mental health has long been relegated to the shadows.  For centuries, mental illness was poorly understood; those affected by it, marginalized and cast out of society.  Even in recent years, people have been reluctant to discuss their mental health.  Some still are.  Increasingly, though, we are shining the light on mental illness - bringing it out of the shadows and into the open.

Time:  8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (lunch on your own, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. or as determined by presenters)

6 PIR Credits

Location:  Havre High School Presentation Room/Student Center

Limit:  20 

K-12 Teachers and Paraprofessionals:  Mental Health First Aid for Staff  - 6 PIR Credits - Monday, August 14 - 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM - Havre High School Presentation Room/Student Center
(0 remaining)
Tuesday, August 15 - K-12 Teachers: Occupational Therapy and Sensory Needs of Students Presented by Amy McLain and Angela Nyberg
 
This opportunity will focus on the role of school based occupational therapy with focus on qualifications, collaborative goal writing, and school based sensory integration.  Class will involve lecture, hands on opportunities, and examples of specialized equipment.

Time:  8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

3 PIR Credits

Location:  Robins Banner Room

Limit:  20

K-12 Teachers: Occupational Therapy and Sensory Needs of Students (Teachers K-12)  - 3 PIR Credits - Tuesday, August 15 - 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM - Robins Banner Room
(1 remaining)
Tuesday, August 15 - Special Education Staff:  Assessments for Special Education Students Presented by Lesli Adams
 
This class will address the importance of standardized testing for the purpose of evaluations.  There will be a brief desc ription and overview of the district's achievement tests.  The staff will have an opportunity to practice administering academic achievement assessments.  If time allows, teachers will have a chance to collaborate.

Time:  12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

3 PIR Credits

Location:  Robins Banner Room

Special Education Staff: Assessments for Special Education Students (All Special Education Staff)  - 3 PIR Credits - Tuesday, August 15 - 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM - Robins Banner Room
Tuesday, August 15 - 6-12 Teachers: Google Fest Part 1 Presented by Cory Gunderson
 
In the Google 1 Unit, you will learn how to use Google Classroom.  You will learn how to create a class, enroll students into your class and how to manage your students.  You will also learn how to create an assignment and grade it, create a discussion post, and post lesson plans/announcements.  Next, we will cover how to use Infinite Campus and Google Drive together.  Google Drive files can be added to assignments in the gradebook and graded all in one place.  The last thing to be covered will be how to use and create the new Google Sites in the classroom.
 
Time:  8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
 
3 PIR Credits
 
Location:  Havre High School, Room 11B
 
 
6-12 Teachers: Google Fest Part 1 (Teachers 6-12) - 3 PIR Credits - Tuesday, August 15 - 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM - Havre High School Room 11B
Tuesday, August 15 - K-12 Teachers and Paraprofessionals: Google Fest Part 2  Presented by Cory Gunderson
 
In the Google 2 Unit, we will be diving deeper into the Google Apps and going over possible student project ideas that can be used in the classroom.  In this session, we will be going over features of Google Docs like the explore feature, collaborative research, and revision history.  Next, you will learn how to create a quiz that grades itself, initiate peer surveys, and create event sign ups with Google Forms.  We will also go over how to use Google Draw to create graphic organizers for students.  Finally, you will learn how to use Google Slides for presentations, creating eBooks, and interactive stories.
 
Time:  12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
 
3 PIR Credits
 
Location:  Havre High School, Room 11B
 
K-12 Teachers and Paraprofessionals:  Google Fest Part 2 - 3 PIR Credits - Tuesday, August 15 - 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM - Havre High School Room 11B
Wednesday, August 16 - Grades K-12 Teachers and Paraprofessionals: Top Strategies to Prevent, Teach and Respond to Behaviors in the Classroom Presented by Shawna Heiser

Shawna Heiser will share the most effective strategies to help prevent inappropriate behavior in the classroom by helping educators recognize emotional and neurological differences in students.  She will assist the instructors in supporting neurological differences with specific positive behavioral support strategies. Shawna will also share some of the latest strategies and ways to teach appropriate and expected behavior in the classroom.  She will also discuss how to respond to ongoing behavior.  She will give the instructors specific training on the behavioral strategies to try in the classroom and provide a way to quickly evaluate the function of the behavior.  Self-regulation and other student self-monitoring approaches will be discussed.

Time:  8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (lunch on your own, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. or as determined by presenter)
 
6 PIR Credits
 
Location:  Havre High School Auditorium
 
Grades K-12Teachers and Paraprofessionals: Top Strategies to Prevent, Teach and Respond to Behaviors in the Classroom - 6 PIR Credits - Wednesday, August 16 - 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM - Havre High School Auditorium
Thursday, August 17  - K-12 Teachers and Paraprofessionals: How to Teach Life Skills to Kids with Autism or Asperger's Presented by Jennifer Myers  (Register through CSPD)
 
This talk is filled with practical real-world examples demonstrating how kids on the spectrum learn -- and how and why they don't learn -- the skills they need to help themselves, to get through the day, and to negotiate more of their world safely.
 
This talk and the book of the same title by Ms. Myers were written at the direction of Temple Grandin.  Dr. Grandin feels that teaching life skills is a vital part of helping people on the autism spectrum lead better, more useful, less constrained lives.
 
This training is designed to teach, entertain, and inspire any audience desiring a better understanding of autism.
 
Time:  8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  (lunch on your own, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. or as determined by presenter)
 
6 PIR Credits
 
Location:  Havre High School Auditorium
Monday, August 21  - Grades K-12 Teachers and Paraprofessionals: Digital Leadership and Learning Presented by Eric Sheninger
 
Digital leadership is a strategic mindset and set of behaviors that leverages resources to create a meaningful, transparent, and engaging school culture. It takes into account recent changes such as ubiquitous connectivity, open-source technology, mobile devices, and personalization to dramatically shift how schools have been run and structured for over a century.  Leading in education becomes exponentially powerful when using technology to your advantage. This presentation will cover the pillars of digital leadership, and include:
  • Transform school culture by initiating sustainable change
  • Use free social media tools to improve communication, enhance public relations, and create a positive brand presence 
  • Integrate digital tools into the classroom to increase student engagement and achievement
  • Facilitate professional learning and access new opportunities and resources

Time:  8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (lunch on your own, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. or as determined by presenter)

6 PIR Credits
 
Location:  Havre High School Auditorium
 
Grades K-12 Teachers and Paraprofessionals:  Digital Leadership and Learning - 6 PIR Credits - Monday, August 21 - 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM - Havre High School Auditorium
Tuesday, August 22 - Grades K-12Teachers and Paraprofessionals: Havre's Trauma Sensitive Schools Initiative Presented by Core Implementation Team
 

Havre Public Schools was selected by the National Council for Behavior Health to take part in the 2017-2018 National Council for Behavioral Health’s Trauma Sensitive Schools Learning Community. This opportunity will provide attendees to learn more about the Organizational Self-Assessment and discuss survey results, review SMART goals for the 2017-2018 school year, and learn about ways to integrate trauma sensitive approaches in to classroom instruction.

Time:  8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (lunch on your own, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. or as determined by presenter)
 
6 PIR Credits
 
Location:  Havre High School Auditorium
 
Grades K-12 Teachers and Paraprofessionals:  Havre's Trauma Sensitive Schools Initiative - 6 PIR Credits - Tuesday, August 22 -
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM - Havre High School Auditorium
AUGUST 23 AND 24 - GRADE LEVEL AND DEPARTMENT MEETINGS
 
Requests for PIR must be submitted in advance as an Independent Study Request.  At the conclusion of the meeting, a sign-in sheet and agenda must be returned to Robins for participants to receive credit.