Greetings from the Executive Director! Thanks for taking the time to review our website. Our site possesses a wealth of resources for members and non-members alike. All links are located just above each page and the home page carries the most current news. Look the MSSA over and do not hesitate to "contact us" with any questions, comments or interest in our varied programs. Thanks, Dan Rask
Director's Schedule: March 12 - Dillon.
Please use email or cell (406) 221 - 6303 if I am not at the office.
Office Manager's Schedule: Linda Sunderlin works from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday each week.
MARCH 11, 2014
MSSA has contracted with Lisa Scott LLC to provide April's round of professional development to consortium members and those others who are interested. See below for details and also registeration is in the "WORKSHOP reg." tab above.
Next year's MSSA dates and sites for all MSSA professional development offerings is listed below. Let me know if there are any errors or conflicts. Thank you for responding to the Survey Monkey regarding thoses offerings as well as this coming April.
In our "members section" is an aligned short version of a performance appraisal for educators and I have those for principals and superintendents as well. Our situation is a little different than larger districts but it is good to sit on the committee developing the model for all of Montana, continuing to make everyone aware of our unique qualities.
The new "Letters of Agreement" are now located at the bottom of the homepage of our website. We will be mailing those letters in March. You know.........springtime!
APRIL CONSORTIUM WORKSHOPS SCHEDULED
April's round of professional development conferences have been scheduled. The emphasis will be on mathematics with time spent on the Smarter Balances field test and text selection strategies for aquiring books with the Common Core included. The dates and times are listed below and an agenda as well as registration materials are located in the "WORKSHOP REG." tab above.
ØThursday, April 3rd, 2014 – Lewistown, Central Montana Medical Center. 310 Wendell Ave, Lewistown, Mt 59457, (Conference Room 1 downstairs).
Ø Friday, April 4th, 2014 – Havre, Great Northern Hotel. 1345 1st St, Havre, Mt 59501, (Conference Room).
Ø Monday, April 7th, 2014 – Butte, Fairmont Hot Springs. 1500 Fairmont Rd, Anaconda, Mt 59711, (Conference Center).
Ø Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 – Bozeman, Comfort Inn. 1370 N 7th Ave, Bozeman, Mt 59715, (Madison Room).
Ø Friday, April 11th, 2014 – Miles City, Miles Community College. 2715 Dickinson St, Miles City, Mt 59301, (Room 106).
MACSS "RURAL TEACHER OF THE YEAR" APPLICATION
MSU - BOZEMAN 588 GRADUATE LEVEL COURSE ONLINE REGISTRATION.
This year's course is very similar to the past years. The Executive Director will administer the course and all fees and registration is done online through the link provided here. A member teacher must attend 18 hours of our trainings throughout the year and then develop lesson plans using the materials from the workshops attended. The plans are in the form of a four page paper.
2014 - 2015 CONSORTIUM CONFERENCE DATES AND SITES
SMARTER BALANCED LINKS
MSSA CONSORTIUM PHOTOS
MSSA STANDARDS PROGRAM CONFERENCE MATERIALS
2014 - 2015 MSSA MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION AND LETTERS OF AGREEMENT
As always, "Our students are worth the effort".
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