August 1, 2023 - August 3, 2023
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
STRIVE and Side-by-Side are excited to present the 2023 Montana (PreK-12) Education and Literacy Institute, with an incredible line-up of speakers, including keynotes from Dr. Anita Archer, Dr. Kevin Feldman and HD Weddel, and Emily Hanford. There is something for everyone at this conference! With more than 50 hours of content in 2 1/2 days, conference attendees will be among the first to know about the latest evidence-based practices connected to the Science of Reading, disciplinary literacy, and mathematics, as well as the latest practices in leadership, instructional coaching, systems approach to school and district improvement, and more. Each session will not only communicate the latest research and evidence in effective education practices, but also demonstrate how to implement the latest research into “real world” classrooms and schools. Come join us as we work to transform education in ways that increase teacher effectiveness and build site-based capacity and sustainability in the improvement process through effective leadership practices–with an ultimate goal of ensuring all children thrive and have the opportunity to succeed!
Payment can be made via credit card or via PO/Check. For all registrations, including group registrations, please complete participant registration information and proceed to payment. You can use your registration as a quote to initiate your PO process. Registration is held but NOT finalized or guaranteed until payment is received. Please direct any questions to [email protected].
Hi! I was wondering if you were having any exhibitors or sponsorships available? My company, Express Readers, would love to be included!
Thank you in advance for your time!
Yes, we are accepting vendors! You will be able to set-up the evening of July 31st, or early morning on August 1. Please let me know if you are interested and I can put you on the reserved list.
Vendors/Exhibitors are welcome! We still have a few spots available.
Accepted vendors must agree and be prepared to offer gratis materials
and give-away prizes daily. The goal is to honor teachers with items
they can use in their classrooms. A $125 vendor fee (invoiced by hosts)
is required from each vendor to cover the hotel table charge. You are
welcome to join conference sessions when you are not manning your
Please contact me at [email protected] to reserve a table
Hi! I would love to see an itinerary for this event. Maybe it is here and I’ve missed it? I am thinking about signing up and bringing a team, but want to make sure that the sessions are fitting what we are wanting to learn about. Thank you!
Daly Elementary Principal
We have not yet finalized all of the sessions, but the tentative list includes:
Time in Text continuum
Literature circles and the IES comp practice guide
Advanced phonics (multisyllabic, affixes, Latin and Greek roots)
Scaffolding complex text
Advanced phonemic awareness
Scaffolding grade level writing
Workstations- what are the other kids doing during small groups?
Writing throughout the school day
Teaching for Cognitive Engagement
Building Solid Agendas for Elementary Leadership Teams
ORF data sorting protocol – 4 quadrants of analysis to support differentiation of instruction
Using Implementation Checklists to Support Best Practices
OTRs, alphabetic principle, dialogic reads, number sense in early childhood–can do any of these
The power of the brain: strategies to use (or not use) it to support all children for optimal learning
The Power of Brief Writes in the Classroom and on State Assessments
Maximizing Instructional Time for Bell-to-Bell Instruction
Reading, Writing, and Discussing Complex Text
Vocabulary and Morphology Instruction for Adolescent Learners
Improving Sentence-Level Writing Through All Content Areas
These 6 Things: Teach Smarter, Not Harder in ELA and Content Area Classes for Student Success and Teacher Sanity
Purposeful read alouds
Effective use of sound/spelling cards for reading and spelling
Specific Routines for Establishing Community and Literacy in Morning Meeting
Supporting Executive Functioning Skills in the Elementary Classroom
Dyslexia Part I
Are there any University Credit opportunities for attendees to earn?
There are not University Credits available since it is multiple sessions and not one course with assessment.
There will be OPI Renewal Units available.
Hello! The registration information says 8-3:30. Is that the schedule for each day? I want coordinate lodging and flight plans. Thank you!
That is the schedule for 8/1 & 8/2. 8/3 is a half day and sessions will conclude at 11:45.
I am seriously considering attending this conference. Any idea when the itinerary will be available? Also, what would be the best options for accommodations? Would you have any suggestions?
The full itinerary should be available 5/17/23. I will add your email to our listserve to that you get that information as soon as it is available. If there are not rooms remaining at the Delta, the next closest option is the Fairfield (across the street from the Delta) Address: 2150 11th Ave, Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 449-9944
We have a room block there, so be sure to tell them you are coming for the 2023 Montana Education and Literacy Institute.
I am working on registering some teachers for this conference but was wondering if we can pay with a Purchase Order and if so, can I get a w-9 please.
Yes! Sent via email.
Please let me know if you have any other questions
I registered without payment. My district won’t release the PD funds for payment for an August conference until July 1. Is it possible to ensure that my space is reserved even though the funds won’t be paid until July 1?
Yes – thank you for letting us know! We will keep your registration active and pending payment.