The 25th Annual AUGUST INSTITUTE A Quarter Century of Excellence in Professional Development
Join us in-person or virtually for the 25th Annual August Institute!
August 2-4, 2023, Missoula, MT
Blackfoot Communications is providing FREE REGISTRATIONS to all educators serving Blackfoot schools. Additional free registrations will be provided to Montana educators while supplies last. Apply today. WMPLC will notify you, via email, once you have been approved for a free registration.
This conference for educators will focus on technology integration into core content areas. Sessions may include technology, media literacy, mindfulness, IEFA, SEL, STEAM, suicide intervention, grief support, etc. Join us for one, two or three days of the conference. This year's conference will be a hybrid platform: You can choose to attend In-person at Missoula College or attend virtually. You do not need to select the sessions you plan to attend in advance.
Additionally, we will be offering pre-recorded sessions using the Thinkific platform for the first time. These sessions will run concurrently with the in-person and live zoom options, and also be available for several days prior to the start of the conference and for two week after the conference concludes! PLEASE NOTE: You will need to select the Thinkific courses you wish to attend in advance so we can enroll you. However, your completion of the courses will be on your own schedule. Additional information will be provided for how to register at least two weeks prior to the start of the Institute.
In addition to a strong focus on integrating technology into the core content areas with Beyond the Chalk, this year’s conference will have robust SEL and Indian Education for All strands. Specific sessions will be announced in the coming months, but examples from last year's conference can be viewed here: https://www.wmplc.org/schedule-2022.html
Keynote: Beyond the Chalk presenters; Jeff Crews and Dean Phillips
Dates: (Times are tentative)
Wednesday, August 2nd, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, August 3rd, 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (Note: 7:30 - 8:00 a.m. Mandatory Meeting for participants taking the conference for University of Montana Graduate Credits with Erin Lipkind)
Friday, August 4th, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Where: The Missoula College, 1205 East Broadway Street, Missoula, MT 59802 (See website for hotel blocks. Hotel blocks end early in July so please make your reservations as soon as possible to ensure you will be able to get one.) Or you can attend some of the sessions via Zoom. These sessions will be identified on the schedule as it becomes finalized. Not all sessions will be available both face to face and virtually!
Coffee will be provided each day and lunch will be provided on August 2nd and 3th for those attending in person.
August 2: 6 OPI renewal units
August 3: 6 OPI renewal units
August 4: 3 OPI renewal units
2 semester credits at an additional charge of $155. (not part of Blackfoot's free registration). A separate Semester Credit Registration Form will be provided at the event. The third day of the conference (August 5th) is a half day session that is required if you choose to take the August Institute for University of Montana semester credits. Both face to face and virtual participants will be accommodated.
Event Number: 24570000
Hotel blocks: Hotel blocks end early in July so please make your reservations as soon as possible to ensure you will be able to get one.
Featuring Jeff Crews and Dean Phillips