Helena October 20-21, 2022

 

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

2022 Conference Registration

MFPE Educator Conference will be hosted with over 300 sessions in-person and virtually.

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We look forward to seeing you in Helena!

Sneak peek at session offerings.

 

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2022 Curriculum Groups

AGATE - Montana Association of Gifted and Talented Education

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.

Dr. Tamra Stambaugh

MAEA - Montana Art Education Association

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.

Ray Yang

MALT - Montana Association of Language Teachers

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.

Carol Gabb

 

MATELA - Montana Association of Teaching English Language Arts

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.

Dr. Jeffery Wilhelm

MCEE - Montana Council for Economic Education

MCEE connects students, educators, and business leaders to improve economic and financial literacy for Montana’s youth.  MCEE is a proud supporter of the MFPE educators conference and will provide multiple sessions in improving economics teaching at the conference.

MCSS - Montana Council of Social Studies

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.

Denise Juneau

Denise Juneau

MCTM - Montana Council of Teachers of Mathematics

MCTM Keynote School Mathematics Needs More Problems (and Fewer Exercises) with Fawn Nguyen at MFPE Educator Conference this October. 

Fawn Nguyen

MEEA - Montana Environmental Education Association
MIEA - Montana Indian Education for All

MIEA is co-hosting Denise Juneau, former Montana Superintendent of Education and Superintendent of Schools for Seattle, as our keynote speaker.

MJEA - Montana Journalism Education Association

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.

Mike Dennison

MLA - Montana Library Association

 

MSCA - Montana School Counselor Association

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.

Dr. Emily Sallee

MSTA - Montana Science Teachers Association

Laurine Wolf, Education Bureau Chief for Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks where she oversees the education bureau staff and the Montana WILD Education Center and Wildlife Rehabilitation Center will be MSTA's Keynote speaker.

 

Laurine Wolf


MT STOY - Montana Teachers of the Year

Bill Stockton, 2022 Montana Teacher of the Year, will present "The DNA of Student-Teacher Relationship" Thursday morning as a keynote speaker.

Bill Stockton

MTAEYC - Montana Association for the Education of Young Children
WPUBS -Writing Projects Under the Big Sky

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.

Dr. Jeffery Wilhelm


Elementary Education

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


 

Conference Exhibitor

EXHIBIT HALL

Don't forget to visit 2022 Educator Conference Exhibitors at Helena High School Gym!

Exhibitor List 

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


 

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Current presenters may access their portal May 1 - November 31, 2022.

 

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FUTURE EDUCATOR CONFERENCES

 

2023 October 19-20 Billings

2024 October 17-18 Bozeman

Questions??? Contact Jami Wood at [email protected]