Superintendent Juneau Launches Redesigned Teacher Learning Hub

Learning Hub screengrabSuperintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau unveiled today a redesigned online professional learning tool for educators.

The Teacher Learning Hub, formerly the Montana Digital Professional Learning Network, has moved from the Montana Digital Academy (MTDA) to the Office of Public Instruction.

“Montana educators will now have access to free, high-quality professional development without having to leave their homes,” Juneau said. “The Hub is exactly the kind of innovative tool that educators in Montana can use to advance their skills.”

The Hub will minimize the time teachers spend away from their classrooms to attend training, as well as save school districts money on professional development. The Office of Public Instruction will maintain a strong partnership with MEA-MFT and MTDA to build upon their early success and broaden course offerings for Montana educators.

“MEA-MFT is extremely proud that we were able to be part of creating the MDPLN [Teacher Learning Hub] and are happy to see it exist into the future,” MEA-MFT Public Policy Director Marco Ferro said.

Robert Currie, Executive Director of MTDA notes, “I am excited OPI is providing the opportunity for this valuable professional development resource for educators to continue, and that MTDA will remain a partner in this project.”

Teachers, administrators and all public school employees are invited to create a free account and browse the site for topics and courses. Offerings are divided into three categories; self-paced, facilitated, and video library. Current offerings include STREAM courses on a variety of math topics, interactive computer tasks, GeoGebra, and crosscutting concepts for science educators.

OPI is also developing new courses in topics ranging from oppositional defiant disorders and suicide awareness, to disciplinary literacy and paraprofessional training in math and English.

Create your free account and begin learning at http://opi.mt.gov/learninghub.