Educator Conference

C.M. Russell High School, October 15-16, 2020

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 teams up with 18 Montana curriculum groups to bring you the best in teacher-led professional learning. More than 500 workshops, keynotes, & institutes are available. No matter what or where you teach, you’ll find a wealth of events perfect for you. And you can earn renewal units!

FUTURE EDUCATOR CONFERENCES

2021 October 21-22 Missoula

2022 October 20-21 Billings

2023 October 19-20 Helena

Application to Present

Submit Application to Present January 27, 2020 - April 30, 2020.

Curriculum Group Reviewer Here.

 

Participating Curriculum Groups

Our participating curriculum groups would like to encourage presenters and participants to expand their horizons at the conference by visiting other areas of interest.

 

MALT provides members with pedagogical assistance and linguistic resources for language instruction at elementary, secondary, and university levels. MALT has an annual conference in the spring, workshops and member presented sectionals in conjunction with the MFPE Conference in October. We also provide a website, google classroom, and dynamic community full of resources. MALT is a constituent of the Pacific Northwest Council on Foreign Languages (PNCFL) and the American council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). For more information check out our website.
The Montana State Teachers of the Year (MT STOY) special curriculum group invites all Montana educators to attend our sessions on teacher leadership! MT STOY aims to promote teacher leadership and impact student learning by elevating the teaching profession. Please visit our website and come to sessions at the Educator Conference.
Writing Projects Under the Big Sky (WPuBS) is the label that captures the three National Writing Project (NWP) satellite sites in Montana: Montana Writing Project (Missoula), Yellowstone Writing Project (Bozeman), and Elk River Writing Project (Billings).  Housed on college campuses and committed to preparing teacher-leaders, these Writing Project sites share a national program model while also remaining flexible and responsive to the needs of teachers and students in their local contexts.

We are university faculty, researchers, writers, librarians, community educators, and teachers of every subject and grade level working to ensure that writers are career, college, or community ready.

For the MFPE Educator Conference every October, we bring together experienced teachers of different grade levels and disciplines, inviting them to share their successful teaching strategies, activate an inquiry stance toward educational challenges, and innovate and test new approaches and ideas. These teacher-consultants lead workshops featuring promising practices that help youth find their voices, conduct research and form arguments, expand their learning beyond the classroom walls, and publish their writing about topics that matter to them.

We invite you to join us by attending a WPuBs sectional where you will:

  • Explore current and foundational research of writing as a tool for thinking and learning
  • Engage in inquiry through writing, reading, questioning, or reflecting
  • Discover strategies for empowering students to be producers of knowledge
  • Learn and apply Indian Education for All philosophies in a local setting

Exhibit Registration

Exhibit Hall Location:  C.M. Russell High School

Exhibit Hall Schedule:

Wednesday, October 14, 2020       4:00 pm - 8:30 pm  - set-up only

Thursday, October 15, 2020           7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday, October 16, 2020                7:30 am - 3:00 pm

Friday, October 16, 2019                3:00 pm - 5:00 pm - tear down

 

Exhibit Booth Cost:

Early booth registration May 15 - June 30, 2020: $500 +$100 refundable deposit = $600

Booth registration July 1 - October 16, 2020: $600 + $100 refundable deposit = $700

Deposit is refunded if the booth is open until 3:00 pm on Friday, October 16.

 

For additional details: Exhibitor Hall Vendor Information

Registration

Conference Location:  C.M. Russell High School

Conference Schedule:

Wednesday, October 14, 2020       4:00 pm - 8:30 pm  - check in only

Thursday, October 15, 2020           7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday, October 16, 2020                7:30 am - 5:30 pm

 

 

Conference Registration Fees:

Pre-Registration (August - October 12, 2020)

Member Fees: $30

Student Member: $10

Presenter/Member: $30

1st 5 years of MFPE membership: $0

Retired Member: $0

Non-Member: $100

Curriculum Group Member: $60

Student non-member: $40

On-Site Registration (October 13-16, 2020)

Member Fees: $60

Student Member: $15

Presenter/Member: $60

1st 5 years of MFPE membership: $30

Retired Member: $0

Non-Member: $120

Curriculum Group Member: $80

Student non-member: $50

Questions? contact Jami Wood at [email protected]