Professional Development

Conferences and Workshops

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.  

Online Professional Development


Montana Stories of the LandMontana: Stories of the Land Companion Website and Teacher’s Guide Professional Development Training 

(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. At the end of the training, there is an opportunity to take a brief quiz covering information from both. 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.

Montana Historical Society Educator Resources (One OPI renewal credit) 

This course shares standards-aligned, free resources from the Montana Historical Society and shows participants how to access these online resources. Resources covered include: Hands on History Footlockers, Charlie Russell Lesson Plans, Montana: Stories of the Land, and the Women's History Project. To enroll, visit the Teacher Learning Hub to create an account

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.