The Montana Digital Academy has been designing a new personalized, adaptive learning program for students, which will roll out in Year 3.

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Spanish-English immersion is now school-wide at Paxson Elementary, and students’ reading comprehension in Spanish is very high.


UM and MCPS hosted Ken Williams, who spoke on “All Means All” in teaching children in public schools.


UDL has expanded to preservice and inservice teachers, some school counseling, speech pathology, and psychology students, higher education faculty, and whole school teams.



Missoula has become a hub for IB teacher training in the region. MCPS and UM co-sponsored IB training for teachers and university faculty in August to build capacity.


The Global Competence initiative is now partnering with Blackstone LaunchPad at UM to deliver curriculum for the Global Learning Summer Institute.


The computer science teaching endorsement is now offered at UM.


Early Interventions is now partnering with the Missoula Interfaith Collaborative; MCPS schools are continuing Family Academic Collaborative Teams and the Parent Teacher Home Visits.


A regional Arts Integration conference is organized, and planning has begun for transforming Chief Charlo Elementary into a STEAM-focused school within MCPS.