Friday, September 28, 2018 from 8:15 AM to 3:45 PM MDT
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Willson School Building
404 West Main Street
Bozeman, MT 59715

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Jennifer Brekke
Southwest Montana School Services


Please join us for a day of professional learning on Friday, September 28, for the 2018 Common PIR Day, brought to you by Southwest Montana School Services and Region IV CSPD. Our theme is "Supporting the Whole Child: Social, Emotional, and Academic Development", and the event is open to K-12 educators who find value in our session topics. Up to 6 OPI renewal units are available.

REGISTRATION FEES: Participants may choose to attend the morning session only for FREE (9am - 12pm), or stay for the entire day of professional learning - including lunch - for only $30 per person.

Several breakout sessions will be available to choose from in the afternoon. Here is a complete listing including the morning keynote title:

  • Morning Keynote: Applying the Self-Regulation Framework, by Sandra-Lynn Shortall
  • Self-Regulation and Strategic Inquiry: Building Leadership Capacity through the Lens of Self-Regulation [for administrators], by Sandra-Lynn Shortall
  • Integrating Trauma-Informed Care into Communities and Schools, by Dr. Julian Nolen
  • Data Savvy for SEL - Collecting and Using Data to Encourage SEL in Your District, by Todd Lark
  • Building Empathy and Positive Interactions Among Students, by Melissa Tovaas
  • Informal Q & A Sessions by SWMSS Staff on any of the following topics: Medicaid Billing, Technology Services, Co-op Food Program, Professional Learning, & MECC (Montana Education Curriculum Consortium)

Click Here for the COMPLETE SCHEDULE

PARKING INSTRUCTIONS: Districts are encouraged to provide bus transportation from their schools to the event. PARTICIPANTS MAY NOT PARK IN THE WILLSON STAFF PARKING LOTS. Participants and busses may park in the empty lot across the street (NW of the Willson) - look for the signs. Additional parking is available in the large parking lot to the NW of the empty lot. Busses may unload in front of the Willson building.