2020 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!
 
Due to CDC Guidelines and restrictions related to COVID-19, changes to this schedule may be necessary.  Please check your school email for updates as August approaches.
 
General Offerings
Monday, August 3 - K-5 Teachers and Paraprofessionals - PAX GBG Training - Boys and Girls Club
 
REGISTER:  KRISTA SOLOMON - kristas@bgchi-line.com 
 
The PAX Good Behavior Game is a powerful evidence-based practice, consisting of proven instructional and behavioral health strategies used daily by teachers and students in the classroom.  This universal preventive approach not only improves classroom behavior and academics, but also provides a lifetime of benefits for every child by improving self-regulation and co-regulation with peers.
 
Time:  8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
 
6 PIR/PD Credits
 
Location:  Boys and Girls Club
 
Tuesday, August 4 - K-1 Teachers and Paraprofessionals - Early Literacy and Language - Presented by Lucy Hart Paulson
 
TitleThe Latest Research for Early Literacy and Language Learning:  Current Recommendations for Assessment and Instruction
 
Description:  A powerful connection exists between the way children learn to talk, their language experiences, and the way they learn to read and write.  This one-day training will highlight the current research on early literacy learning skills and instructional strategies in preschool and kindergarten that provide the foundation for the next steps of early reading and writing.  You will gain a deeper understanding of the early literacy processes in oral language, phonological awareness, and print knowledge and take away key strategies that make an important difference for the young children in your care.
 
Prerequisites:  Participants should bring a children's book that will be used for instruction in the following weeks. 
 
Time:  8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
 
6 PIR/PD Credits
 
Location:  Best Western Plus Inn and Suites
 
K-1 Teachers and Paraprofessionals - Early Literacy and Language - 6 PIR/PD Credits - Tuesday, August 4 - 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM  -  Best Western Plus Inn and Suites
Tuesday, August 4 - K-12 Teachers and Paraprofessionals - Math Teacher Circles - Presented by Heather Haney
 
Participants will explore grade-level math concepts.  A strong emphasis will be placed on grade level math vocabulary, as well as modifying lessons to fit grade level expectations and using math across the curriculum and creating synergy between areas of the curriculum. 
 
Time:  8:30 AM - 11:30 AM 
 
3 PIR/PD Credits
 
Location:  Havre High School Library
 
K-12 Teachers and Paraprofessionals - Math Teacher Circles - 3 PIR/PD Credits - Tuesday, August 4 - 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM  -  Havre High School Library
Wednesday and Thursday, August 5 and 6 - K-12 Teachers and Paraprofessionals - High Trust (This is a 2 Day Training) - Presented by Denny McLoughlin
 
Rock Your Classroom 2020!  35+ incredible new, unique skills - Stress-Free Teaching, Pro-Active Classroom Management Skills, Teach More Content Faster, Develop Intrinsic Motivation, Teaching Skills that Reflect Current Brain Research!

Time:  8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

6 PIR/PD Credits Each Day

Location:  Fifth Avenue Christian Church

K-12 Teachers and Paraprofessionals - High Trust - 6 PIR/PD Credits Each Day -  August 5 and 6 - 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM - Fifth Avenue Christian Church - This is a 2 Day Training
Monday, August 10 and 11 - K-6 Teachers and Paraprofessionals - Reading Strategies (This is a 2 Day Training) - Presented by Carrie Cole
 
The Development of Reading & Writing in Elementary (2 day training).  This session will focus on reading and writing development for grades K-6 and instructional strategies that can be used to promote student development along the reading and writing continuum in order to meet grade-level standards.  Participants will learn how to strengthen instruction through structured and fast-paced routines that build on a hierarchy of skills that are necessary for students to become proficient readers and writers, including phonemic awareness instruction, systematic phonics instruction (basic and advanced), spelling and orthographic awareness, vocabulary, and comprehension.  Specific instructional techniques for each skill area will be demonstrated, practiced, and applied.  Participants will leave recharged and ready to apply the strategies with students.
 
Time:  8:30 AM - 3:30 PM 
 
6 PIR/PD Credits Each Day
 
Location:  Best Western Plus Inns & Suites
 
K-6 Teachers and Paraprofessionals - Reading Strategies - 6 PIR/PD Credits Each Day - Monday and Tuesday, August 10 and 11 - 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM - Best Western Plus Inns and Suites - This is a 2 Day Training
Monday, August 10 - Grade Level/Team/Department Meetings (Fill out the online Request for up to 6 PIR)
 
  • Agenda
  • Copies of work shared with Principal/Curriculum Director
  • Sign-in Sheet Required

Up to 6 PIR Credits

 

Tuesday, August 11 - Grade Level/Team/Department Meetings (Fill out the online Request for up to 6 PIR)
 
  • Agenda
  • Copies of work shared with Principal/Curriculum Director
  • Sign-in Sheet Required

Up to 6 PIR Credits

Wednesday, August 12 - HS and MS Teachers and Paraprofessionals - Reading Strategies - Presented by Carrie Cole
 
Improving Literacy and Learning in All Contents and Disciplines.  This session will focus on the latest research on adolescent literacy and practical and highly effective teaching strategies that can be used across all content areas and disciplines for improving literacy and learning in middle and high school.  Instructional techniques and strategies that can be used across all contents and disciplines will be demonstrated, practiced, and applied.  Participants will leave with low-prep, high-impact strategies that will improve student learning in all content areas.

Time:  8:30 AM - 3:30 PM 

6 PIR/PD Credits

Location:  Best Western Plus Inn & Suites

HS and MS Teachers and Paraprofessionals - Reading Strategies - 6 PIR/PD Credits - Wednesday, August 12 - 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM - Best Western Plus Inn & Suites
Wednesday, August 12 - Elementary Teachers Only - IC Training Webinar
 
Time:  8:30 AM - 11:30 AM 

3 PIR Credits

Location:  Robins Administration - Banner Room

Elementary Teachers Only - IC Training - Webinar - 3 PIR Credits - Wednesday, August 12 - 8:30 AM - 11:30 PM - Robins Administration Banner Room
Wednesday, August 12 - Administrators and Administrative Assistants Only - IC Training Webinar
 
Time:  12:30 PM - 3:30 PM

3 PIR Credits

Location:  Robins Administration - Banner Room

Administrators and Administrative Assistants Only - IC Training - Webinar - 3 PIR Credits - Wednesday, August 12 - 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM - Robins Administration Banner Room
Thursday, August 13 - 6 - 12 Teachers Only - IC Training Webinar
 
Time:  8:30 AM - 11:30 AM 

3 PIR Credits

Location:  Robins Administration - Banner Room

6 - 12 Teachers Only - IC Training - Webinar - 3 PIR Credits - Thursday, August 13 - 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM - Robins Administration Banner Room
Thursday, August 13 - All Special Education Teachers - IC Training Webinar
 
Time:  12:30 PM - 3:30 PM 

3 PIR Credits

Location:  Robins Administration - Banner Room

All Special Education Teachers - IC Training - Webinar - 3 PIR Credits - Thursday, August 13 - 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM - Robins Administration Banner Room
Thursday, August 13 - K - 6 Teachers and Paraprofessionals - Google Classroom
 
Learn the Basics from fellow staff members.  Topics will include:  Google Classroom, Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides and more!
 
Time:  8:30 AM - 11:30 AM  

3 PIR/PD Credits

Location:  Havre High School Library

K - 6 Teachers and Paraprofessionals - Google Classroom - 3 PIR/PD Credits - Thursday, August 13 - 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM - Havre High School Library
Monday, August 17 - New Teacher Orientation - Presented by Craig Mueller
 
This session is 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.  

Time:  8:00 AM - 3:30 PM (11:30 a.m. - 12:30 a.m. Lunch with Mentor Teachers and Professional Partners)

6 PIR Credits

Location:  Robins Administration Banner Room

New Teacher Orientation- 6 PIR Credits - Monday, August 17 - 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM - Robins Administration Banner Room
Monday, August 17 - K-12 Teachers and Paraprofessionals - Advanced Google Features

Learn how to improve your teaching and planning in the Google World from fellow staff members!

Time:  8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

3 PIR/PD Credits

Location:  Havre High School Library

K-12 Teachers and Paraprofessionals - Advanced Google Features - 3 PIR/PD Credits - Monday, August 17 - 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM - Havre High School Library
Monday, August 17 - K-12 Teachers and Paraprofessionals - Using Technology to Enhance Teaching and Learning

Quick review of Google Classroom, Other Useful Apps, Using ZOOM/Microsoft TEAMS, more TBA.

Time:  12:30 PM - 3:30 PM

3 PIR/PD Credits

Location:  Havre High School Library

K-12 Teachers and Paraprofessionals - Using Technology to Enhance Technology and Learning - 3 PIR/PD Credits - Monday, August 17 - 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM - Havre High School Library
Tuesday, August 18 - Special Education Staff Only - Special Education Training 

Collegial discussion and guidance for procedures, federal regulations, transitions, communication, monitor and review topics, etc.  An overall smorgasbord of special education and district policy and procedures in various scenarios.  Please bring a laptop and four methods of data collections to share with the team.

Time:  8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

3 PIR Credits

Location:  Robins Administration Banner Room

Special Education Only - Special Education Training - 3 PIR Credits - Tuesday,  August 18 - 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM - Robins Administration Banner Room
Tuesday, August 18 - K-12 Teachers and Paraprofessionals - Special Education Training
 
What to do if .... An overview of guidance and understanding of obligation to Special Education for general education teachers and staff.  A look into the thirteen disability categories and how we should see our students with disabilities as general education students first and having disabilities second.
 
Time:  12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
3 PIR/PD Credits
 
Location:  Robins Administration Banner Room 
K-12 Teachers and Paraprofessionals - Special Education Training - 3 PIR/PD Credits - Tuesday, August 18 - 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM - Robins Administration Banner Room 
Tuesday, August 18 - Grades K-12 Teachers and Paraprofessionals - Suicide TALK - Presented by Dr. Curtis Smeby and Dr. Darlene Sellers
 

Experience - to become more aware of suicide prevention opportunities in their community.  Dealing openly with the stigma around suicide, this exploration focuses upon the question “Should we talk about suicide?”  By looking at this question in a number of different ways, session members can discover some of the beliefs and ideas about suicide in their communities - and in themselves. Suicide TALK participants learn:

  • How suicide is a serious community health problem that is often misunderstood.
  • How personal and community beliefs about suicide affect suicide stigma and safety
  • How the steps taught in Living Works’ safeTALK program can be used to help prevent suicide
  • How to get involved in life protection, preservation, and promotion activities in the community

Time:  6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

1.5 PIR/PD Credits 
 
Location:  Havre High School Library
K-12 Teachers and Paraprofessionals - Suicide TALK - 1.5 PIR/PD Credits - Tuesday, August 18 - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM - Havre High School Library
Tuesday, August 18 - Grade Level/Team/Department Meetings (Fill out the online Request for up to 6 PIR)
 
  • Agenda
  • Copies of work shared with Principal/Curriculum Director
  • Sign-in Sheet Required

Up to 6 PIR Credits

Wednesday, August 19 - K-12 Teachers and Paraprofessionals - Youth Mental Health First Aid - Presented by Dr. Curtis Smeby and Dr. Darlene Sellers

Youth Mental Health First Aid USA is an 8-hour public education program which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds an understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches individuals how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge.  Mental Health First Aid uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis; select interventions and provide initial help; and connect young people to professional, peer, social, and self-help care.  The course teaches participants the risk factors and warning signs of a variety of mental health challenges common among adolescents, including anxiety, depression, psychosis, eating disorders, AD/HD, disruptive behavior disorders, and substance use disorder.

Time:  8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
 
6 PIR/PD Credits
 
Location:  Robins Administration Banner Room
K - 12 Teachers and Paraprofessionals - Youth Mental Health First Aid - 6 PIR/PD Credits - Wednesday, August 19 - 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM - Robins Administration Banner Room
Wednesday, August 19 - Grade Level/Team/Department Meetings (Fill out the online Request for up to 6 PIR)
 
  • Agenda
  • Copies of work shared with Principal/Curriculum Director
  • Sign-in Sheet Required

Up to 6 PIR Credits

Thursday, August 20 - Grade Level/Team/Department Meetings (Fill out the online Request for up to 6 PIR)
 
  • Agenda
  • Copies of work shared with Principal/Curriculum Director
  • Sign-in Sheet Required

Up to 6 PIR Credits