Helping our members succeed in their careers is a top priority for MFPE. That’s why, each year, we sponsor the Educator Conference -- the best professional development of its kind anywhere.
MFPE is teaming up with 16 Montana curriculum groups to bring you the best in teacher-led professional learning hybrid conference in 2022. Workshops, keynotes, & institutes are being offered in 2022's hybrid conference. No matter what there is something for everyone. And you can earn renewal units!
Helena High School
1300 Billings Ave.
Helena, MT 59601
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MFPE Educator Conference will be hosted with over 300 sessions in-person and 100 sessions available virtually.
We look forward to seeing you in Helena!
AGATE sessions will address meeting the needs of gifted children across Montana. Specific, content-related supports, social-emotional skills, and pedagogical strategies will be provided to identify and address working with gifted learners, K12.
AGATE will be hosting Tamra Stambaugh, Ph.D., as keynote speaker Thursday, October 20, 2022 at 4:00 pm. Tamra is an associate research professor in special education and executive director of Programs for Talented Youth at Vanderbilt University.
The MAEA is excited to feature an E,D, & I focus this year at our state conference with keynote speaker Raymond Yang, the NAEA Director of Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion, on Thursday morning followed by a two-hour session by Monty Yellow Bird on developing our "why" as leaders. Following Monty's presentation, we will have a working session over lunch with Ray Yang to develop a strategic plan for the Montana Art Education Association using an E, D, & I lens. All members are encouraged to register to be part of the working session. Thursday afternoon a variety of sessions will be available on site at Helena High. Friday will begin with a half day institute and MAEA business meeting at The Bray. The afternoon will feature a short road trip and session at the Montana Refuge Gallery in Basin, MT.
MALT will be hosting Author, Carol Gaab, (Esperanza, Brandon Brown series, Problemas au Pardis and more) is the keynote speaker for MALT in Helena 2022. She will present on Thursday about acquisition-driven instruction and designing units using novels and other resources. Then Friday we will have a wide variety of engaging sectionals presented by our members and language teachers from around the state.
MATELA and WPUBS will be hosting keynote speaker, Jeffrey Willhelm. His work is honored by the two top American research awards in English Education: the NCTE Promising Research Award for “You Gotta BE the Book” and the Russell Award for Distinguished Research for “Reading Don’t Fix No Chevys” and for Reading Unbound: Promoting the Power of Pleasure Reading.
Montana Council for the Social Studies welcomes Denise Juneau, former Montana Superintendent of Education and Superintendent of Schools for Seattle, as our keynote speaker. Plan to attend more than 40 sectionals featuring experts on the Ukraine War, the Montana Historical Society, our always popular Lewis and Clark sections, and others with pertinent ready to use classroom ideas.
MJEA will offer a keynote address by journalism Mike Dennison, who will discuss the vital importance of a free press in Montana and the United States. Sessions will focus on topics including advising yearbook, designing publications, writing strategies, and teaching media literacy.
MSCA - Keynote, Dr. Emily Sallee will be presenting "Educator Resilience and Trauma-Engaged Self-Care" at Noon on Thursday in Helena High Schools Little Theater.
WPUBS and MATELA will be hosting keynote speaker, Jeffrey Wilhelm. His work is honored by the two top American research awards in English Education: the NCTE Promising Research Award for “You Gotta BE the Book” and the Russell Award for Distinguished Research for “Reading Don’t Fix No Chevys” and for Reading Unbound: Promoting the Power of Pleasure Reading.
MFPE hosts General sessions in Elementary Education. A few sessions that you might find interesting:
Independent Work Stations Made Easy, presented by Angela Kantorowicz
Teaching Math Facts in the Primary Classroom, presented by Gia LaForge
Disrupting the Norm, presented by Megan Diede
Strategies to Support the Elementary English Language Learner, presented by Gia LaForge
Meltdowns in the Classroom: Brain-based Strategies for Self-regulation, presented by Gia LaForge
Taking the Science of Reading Outside, presented by Kate Brayko
Coding with Littles Using PBS Kids Scratch Jr., presented by Traci Piltz
STEM Activities for Elementary Students, presented by Amber Yates
Video: Basic Facts and Horizontal Addition, presented by Sarah Melo
Let's Talk Math! Mathematical Discourse in the Elementary Classroom, presented by Sonja Whitford
Helena High School Gym
Exhibit Hall Schedule:
Wednesday, October 19, 2022 4:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - Set-up only
Thursday, October 20, 2022 7:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m.
Friday, October 21, 2022 7:30 a.m.—3:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m.—5:00 p.m. - Tear down
Exhibit Booth Cost:
Early booth registration June 15 – August 1, 2022: $500 + $100 refundable deposit = $600
Booth registration August 2 —October 3, 2022: $600 + $100 refundable deposit = $700
Deposit is refunded if the booth is open until 3:00 p.m. on Friday, October 21, 2022.
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