Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Agenda for April 1 & 2 2014

Tuesday April 1, 2014

    Introduction to NING - get on (join)   How to post etc.
    Blog - post comment                         (Drop Box - use for themselves, PLC’s, teaching partner)

9:00 - 10:00  Tour MSU-B library and explanation of resources available.

Work time   /   Post lessons to NING

11:30 - 12:30  Lunch   (can be a working lunch or networking)  Arrange for rides for tours

12:30  Leave for Public Library

1:00 - 2:00  Tour of Public Library

Travel to Western Heritage Center

2:30 - 3:30  Tour Western Heritage Center

Return to MSU-B  Create a post on one thing of value from their exploration.

Wednesday April 2, 2014

Explore MT Historical Webpage - WebQuest (scavenger hunt)  than additional exploration time

BLM History Mystery Kit
            Introduction to the Kits
Game (those that need additional time to finish lessons or post lessons can take this time instead of playing the game)

Work time to post all lessons…… needed

11:30 - 12:30     Lunch

Share lessons and thoughts
Panel Discussion


  1. I think I'll be able to use both the MSU-B library and some of the resources at the Western Heritage Museum during our National History Day projects. Many of my students tend to pick more localized topics, which are sometimes hard to find information for. It sounds like we might have some help now though! #TPS

  2. I like the amount of primary sources that are available from all three places. The willingness of the staff from the public library, MSU-Billings library and Western Heritage to work with teachers and students in giving them access and helping them obtain information for their studies. I am curious about obtaining a grant or working with the different institutions in actually getting the students to the places to learn more about what is available to them within such a short distance. The wealth of information available online and downloaded is easy to obtain and easy to share with students. I am excited to take this back to the staff and students!

  3. Going to the public library was a fantastic experience. I was intrigued by the children's section. I would like to bring my students to the library to receive a personal tour of the ins and outs of the building. While there are so many resources to access online, it was nice to learn about the genealogy, free online videos teachers can show their students, and the ability to access the Billings Gazette archives.

    Going to the MSU-B library was another eye opening experience. I thought it was a great idea to call the library THE TEMPLE OF KNOWLEDGE. I think it is a great way to engage students into thinking and realizing the library is not just a place with a lot of books, it has a purpose. Also knowing the possibilities the interlibrary loans can offer a person is extremely helpful.