Montana Historical Society

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Online Professional Development

Throughout the year we offer in-person workshops in Helena and across the state including summer workshops and our annual fall history conference. OPI Renewal Units are always available. Learn more.

Montana Stories of the LandMontana: Stories of the Land

Companion Website and Teacher’s Guide Professional Development Training Part 1 and Part 2

(One OPI renewal credit)

This one-hour training will introduce you to resources designed to enrich your Montana history class. Part 1 focuses on lesson plans available through our Educator Resources page. Part 2 focuses on resources available through the Montana: Stories of the Land Companion Website. You will need to take both parts (the training is broken into two parts to reduce the file size). At the end of the training, there is an opportunity to take a brief quiz. Those completing it successfully will be eligible to receive one OPI Renewal Unit. Click here for Part 1. Click here for Part 2 and the quiz.


The Montana Constitution at Fifty

The Constitution at 50 Speaker Series (One Renewal Unit per presentation, with a possible total of 4 if you take the whole course.)

The year 2022 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Montana State Constitution. In recognition of this anniversary, every Thursday in May, from 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m., the Montana Historical Society will examine the history, legacy, and impact of the 1972 Montana State Constitution. All presentations are in the MHS auditorium and livestreamed on the MHS YouTube Channel. Recordings will also be available to watch on YouTube. Learn more about the speaker series here.


Evergreen

Montana History in 9 Easy Lessons (One Renewal Unit per presentation, with a possible total of 9 if you take the whole course.)

Montana Historical Society staff members and other subject matter experts explored the last twelve thousand years of Montana history. Their presentations were recorded and are now available on YouTube Click here for a full schedule and links to the recordings.

Montana History in 9 MORE Easy Lessons (One Renewal Unit per presentation, with a possible total of 9 if you take the whole course.)

Montana Historical Society staff members and other subject matter experts explored the last twelve thousand years of Montana history in another series of nine lectures. Their presentations were recorded and are now available on YouTube Click here for a full schedule and links to the recordings.

Looking for Professional Development for your school or district?

We can help through our Teacher Leaders in Montana History program! MHS Teacher Leaders are available to present at in-school or in-district PIR trainings.