WM-CSPD PD Planning Meeting

posted Nov 19, 2012, 11:10 AM by Nancy Marks

Link to AGENDA for November 19, 2012 PD Planning Meeting

This meeting is with special ed directors, curriculum directors and Gifted/ Talented coordinators to identify priority professional development for the south end of WM-CSPD region.   A similar meeting will be held in the northern end of the region in the near future.

Region 5 Mandt Training

posted Sep 4, 2012, 8:23 AM by Nancy Marks

Mandt Trainings for Region 5 Schools (7 counties in Western Montana)  are now posted on the Montana Professional Development Portal ( 
Click on links for trainings closest to you.
Missoula Mandt Trainings
Kalispell Mandt Trainings

HOST TRAINING: Bring Mandt Training to your district.   Cost is $500 per day plus mileage (if applicable).  Districts are responsible for scheduling location and facilitating registration.  Click here to request training.

Western MT CSPD Fall Institute

posted Aug 24, 2012, 4:00 PM by Nancy Marks

October 18-19 in Missoula. Come join us as we look at ways to weave the Montana Common Core Standards into the curriculum.  Workshops focusing on technology, Indian Education,gifted education,  behavior and special education will be offered.   
Register now at  (course #2435) and an email will be sent when workshops are confirmed.

WM-CSPD August Institute Cancelled

posted Jul 29, 2012, 7:36 AM by Nancy Marks

Due to low registration and a myriad of other extenuating circumstances, the WM-CSPD August Institute- scheduled for August 8-10th in Pablo has been cancelled.  We are looking at rescheduling many of the workshops in Missoula October 18-19th.  Check back on the website in September for more information.

WM-CSPD August Institute- workshops posted

posted Jul 2, 2012, 10:17 AM by Nancy Marks

WM-CSPD is hosting their 15th Annual August Institute, August 8-10th at the Salish Kootenai College in Pablo (about 1 hour north of Missoula)  Workshops have been posted, the schedule is set, and lodging information is available by going to clicking on the August Institute Logo--- on the home page.  Early Bird rates apply until August 1st.  Registration is available on the Montana Professional Development Portal (

Hope to see you there!

WM-CSPD Early Childhood Institute- Pablo

posted May 25, 2012, 3:35 PM by Nancy Marks

Check out the Information about the Western MT Early Childhood Conference to be held on June 16 at Salish Kootenai College in Pablo. -

WM-CSPD Conference Scholarships

posted Mar 23, 2012, 1:32 PM by Nancy Marks

A limited number of  scholarships are available for the teams to attend specified spring conferences.  Go to to see more information or to make application.  Conferences include the Montana CEC Conference, the MBI Conference and the MEI Conference.

New Montana Professional Development Portal

posted Mar 20, 2012, 9:20 AM by Nancy Marks

Check out the NEW and improved Montana Professional Development Portal  .....your One-Stop-Shop for Professional Development  This website offers online registration for workshops, conferences and seminars as well as links to registration for events offered by other organizations.  Click on the REGISTER button in the left hand corner to Create your Account and see what there is to see!    Need assistance? check out the FAQ's on the home page. 

2012 CSPD Awards

posted Feb 13, 2012, 12:01 PM by Nancy Marks

It is time to honor those paraprofessionals  and paraprofessional-teacher teams who work so hard in your schools.  I have attached the nomination forms. The winners of these awards are honored at the CEC conference in Billings in April.  Please nominate those members of your staff who are going above and beyond to make school successful for our students.  

Also consider nominating a student with special needs who is excelling in one ore more areas of their lives for the "Yes I Cn Award"   This is a wonderful way to honor those students who are working hard.  This person, and their parents, will receive a trip to Billings to attend the CEC conference luncheon where they will be honored. 

DEADLINE FOR AWARDS is March 25, 2012… Go to to download the nomination forms

2012 WM-CSPD Workshops

posted Jan 4, 2012, 9:51 AM by Nancy Marks

WM-CSPD has posted our 2012 Spring and Summer Workshops.   For more information go to the 2012 Workshops link under PD Opportunities tab above.  

We are in the process of transitioning to a new professional development website - so you can still SAVE A SEAT for any of the Spring Summer workshops by clicking on this link and choosing the appropriate workshop. 
                                                               WM-CSPD RESERVE A SEAT  

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