Welcome to Montana ASCD

As education continues to evolve and change to meet the needs of educators and students in the 21st Century, our need for ongoing, high quality professional learning is ever present. Montana ASCD is pleased to support teacher leaders, administrators and curriculum professionals through our quarterly Best Practices meetings and annual MTASCD Summit. Take a look around our site and let us know if we may serve you through opportunities not already identified by our Board. Interested in joining? See our link under "Membership" to the left or contact one of our Board members below.

The mission of Montana ASCD is building and fostering collaborative partnerships to produce meaningful, effective and timely professional learning for all educators.

MTASCD POSITION STATEMENT

Curriculum is a complex and diverse component of education.  
Curriculum moves beyond the standards, is relevant and authentic, 
providing identity within the school community.  Two primary forms 
of curriculum are Intended and Operational.  Intended curriculum is
the formal plan to incorporate the core understandings and skills that
students are expected to learn while considering adopted standards, 
assessment tools, instructional plans and resources.  Operational 
curriculum refers to what is taught and learned and is based on
student social, emotional and academic needs drawn from a body of 
evidence that includes a variety of assessment information. 

High quality curriculum maintains a focus on the whole child, 
whole school, and whole community.

2018-2019 Montana ASCD Events

MTASCD Summit & SAM Leadership Institute 

Date:           Monday, July 30, 2019
Topic:          A Culture of Safety and the New 3 R’s
Location:     Delta Hotel by Marriott (formerly the Radisson)
2301 Colonial Dr, Helena, MT
Connection: The MTASCD Summit is held prior to, and
in conjunction with, the SAM Administrator's Institute

MTASCD Board Meetings

Date: Thursday, September 20, 2018 (6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.)
  • Location: School Administrators of Montana, 900 No. Montana Ave Ste. A-4, Helena
Date: Thursday, November 29, 2018 (5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.)
  • Location: Online - use the connecting to meetings link to the left
Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 (TIME TBD)
  • Location:  Canyon Creek School, 3139 Duck Creek Rd, Billings, MTOnline - use the connecting to meetings link to the left
Date: Monday, June 17, 2019 - 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Willson Board Room, 404 W. Main, Bozeman, MT
  • Connection: Montana Behavior Initiative 2019 Summer Institute

MTASCD Best Practices

Date: Friday, September 21, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.)
  • Location: School Administrators of Montana, 900 No. Montana Ave Ste. A-4, Helena and Online - use the connecting to meetings link to the left
  • Topic: C3 Social Studies Framework & the Whole Child
  • Materials: available soon in our Professional Learnings folder
Date: Friday, November 30, 2018 (CANCELLED)
  • Location:  Online - use the connecting to meetings link to the left
  • Topic: Habits of Mind as a bridge to Social Studies, Science, Math & ELA
Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 (1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.) - POSTPONED due to weather
  • Location: Canyon Creek School, 3139 Duck Creek Rd, Billings, MT and Online - use the connecting to meetings link to the left
  • Topic: Social & Emotional Learning, Trauma Informed Practices & the Whole Child
Date:  Monday, July 30, 2019
  • Topic:  A Culture of Safety and the New 3 R’s
  • Location:  Delta Hotel by Marriott (formerly the Radisson), 2301 Colonial Dr, Helena, MT
  • Connection: The MTASCD Summit is held prior to, and in conjunction with, the SAM Administrator's Institute


Day until the Next MTASCD Summit



Montana ASCD Board Meetings are open to all members and everyone is encouraged to participate either in person or online, by mobile device or phone. Board membership is voluntary and participation supports our efforts. The MTASCD Best Practices Meetings are also typically available online, by mobile device or phone, and are always free and open to teams of educators. 

Montana ASCD is an Affiliate of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development





          MTASCD Executive Board

            President: 
               Andrea Meiers
           
            President-Elect:
            Executive Director:  
               Jerry Scott
            Past President: 
               Robin Arnold
           

          Previous MTASCD Presidents (this list may be incomplete)

          • Robin S. Arnold
          • Michael J. Birrer
          • Scott A. Dubbs
          • Steve Engebretson
          • Dr. Joanne Erickson
          • Jan Jamruszka-Wilson
          • Dr. Christine Kuschel
          • Keith L. Meyer
          • Dr. William P. McCaw
          • Dr. Chris Olszewski
          • Dr. Linda Vrooman-Peterson


          The Association fully supports a policy of equal opportunity and will not discriminate in membership eligibility on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, pregnancy, parental or marital status, disability (physical or mental), religion, creed, culture, political belief, genetic material, veteran status, or social origin or ancestry. 

          The Association will neither accept invitations from nor participate in any activity or organization that does not support an equal opportunity or nondiscrimination policy.