Montana Educator Forum

2011 Montana Educator Forum:
"Building Relationships That Work: A Bridge To Student Success" - September 30, Helena. 


Our 2011 Montana Educator Forum was a big success, drawing around 175 participants from across Montana.


Download the Forum brochure.


Even in difficult financial times, Montana’s K12 teachers, administrators, school board members & higher education faculty are striving to improve K12 education and teacher preparation.


At the 2011 the Educator Forum, participants heard from several panels of educators about the partnerships that they have developed to help students realize their maximum educational potential. 
This year for the first time, a group of future teachers from the University of Montana attended the forum and came away dazzled. You'll see them pictured below, along with Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer, one of the forum speakers.



Educator Forum background
The Montana Educator Forum was created to bring professional educators together with Montana policy leaders and opinion makers to discuss critical issues in teaching and learning.


Each year, the Montana Educator Forum recognizes the professional expertise of Montana classroom teachers and give professional educators a voice in education issues.


The knowledge, experience, and insights teachers have gained as classroom practitioners will help guide education policy.


The forum provides an opportunity to share resources, communicate with decision-makers, and promote quality education and professional development.


Previous forum discussions have focused topics such as school restructuring; standards for conduct and academic achievement in Montana classrooms; Teachers helping teachers (peer assistance and peer review); and others.


Thoughtful and informed dialogue from these forums has resulted in innovative recommendations for quality teaching and learning in Montana.


 2010 Montana Educator Forum


      "Innovation in a Time of Scarcity"
      Friday, October 8, 2010
      Helena, MT - Red Lion Colonial Inn


The 2010 Montana Educator Forum explored the topic "Innovation in a Time of Scarcity." This one-day forum celebrated successful, innovative education initiatives from around Montana. Even in difficult financial times, Montana's K-12 educators, trustees, and others are striving to improve K-12 education and teacher preparedness.