Info to help and motivate today’s educational leaders!


  • Hot Topics in Special Education for EducatorsFrank Podobnik & Division Staff, OPI
  • Navigating Your Schools’ Journey through MTSS– Marla Dewhirst
  • New Special Education Administrator Academy- Frank Podobnik, Dick Trerise & OPI staff
  • Getting Started with MTSS; Inventive Lessons from Initial Implementers– Marla Dewhirst
  •  SAM Update and Advocacy for Special Education- Pat Audet, SAM
  • How the OPI Montana Autism Education Project Can Help You! – Doug Doty, OPI


  • Montana EPAS–Making the Best Better– Kathleen Dent, Consultant
  • Supervision and Management of Paraprofessionals- Meeting the Needs of Administrators, Educators & Paraeducators– Brenda Mast & Barbara Stimson, OPI Paraprofessional Consortium
  • CASE Hybrid Conference Actualizing the Practice: Identification of SLD within RTI/MTSS Framework– George Bartsche
  • Aspirations: Imaging the Developing the Dreaming and Doing of Every Student– Mickey Corso, Quaglia Institute
  • Tools to Build Connections & Improve Conversation for Coaches, Consultants & School Change Agents – Cass Rocco, Consultant


  • MCASE Roundtable Discussion for Special Education Administrators: Changes in Montana Special Education- Frank Podobnik, OPI and Chris Bilant, MCASE
  • Implementing a System of MTSS to Meet All Students’ Needs– Julie Cruse, Paula Schultz, & Susan Bailey Anderson, OPI