Professional Development Opportunities
Couer D'Alene 11/13-11/14
Why was NW RISE created?
Fully two-thirds of the Northwest region’s school districts are in rural locales. Educators in these schools do important and courageous work, but they often do it alone—lacking access to professional development or collaborative learning opportunities that their urban counterparts rely on to deepen their practice or discuss their work. This is particularly true for teachers who are the only educator in their grade, school, or community.
NW RISE was designed to address this challenge by bringing together teachers, principals, and superintendents from participating school districts, along with state education agency (SEA) staff. Participants meet face to face twice a year in job-alike groups (for example, language arts teachers work together). After the meetings they continue collaborating online. These activities build an educator support network that focuses on enhancing student outcomes.
Dixon specific trainings
This course will address professionalism, legal aspects, classroom management, and strategies to successfully serve as a substitute or guest teacher. It is designed to meet the three-hour training requirement described in Administrative Rules of Montana 10.55.716.
In collaboration with the BRAIDS Grant, Dixon educators receive a stipend for participating in courses identified as meeting the goals of the grant. Stipends will be paid at a rate of $20 per renewal unit. These courses are:
Write from the Start: K-2 Writing Strategies (12 renewal units)
Writing to Learn: 3-6 Writing Strategies (12 renewal units)
Introduction to Indian Education for All (2 renewal units)
Using Assessment to Enhance Writing in Grades K-8 (6 renewal units)
Supporting Readers with Informational Text (4 renewal units)
Taking Reading Instruction to the Next Level: Strategies for Success (6 renewal units)
How to Use the Framework: A Practical Guide for Implementing IEFA (4 renewal units)
Writing Across the Disciplines in Grades 5-12 (6 renewal units)
Confirm your participation with Carrie Drye at the BRAIDS office at 406-275-4941 or email her at email@example.com