Educator Conference

Virtual, October 15-16, 2020

Helping our members succeed in their careers is a top priority for MFPE. That’s why, each year, we sponsor the Educator Conference -- the best professional development of its kind anywhere.

MFPE teams up with 18 Montana curriculum groups to bring you the best in teacher-led professional learning. More than 500 workshops, keynotes, & institutes are available. No matter what or where you teach, you’ll find a wealth of events perfect for you. And you can earn renewal units!


2021 October 21-22 Great Falls

2022 October 20-21 Helena

2023 October 19-20 Billings


Application to Present

Submit Application to Present June 2-30, 2020

Curriculum Group Reviewer Here.


Participating Curriculum Groups

Our participating curriculum groups would like to encourage presenters and participants to expand their horizons at the conference by visiting other areas of interest.


MALT provides members with pedagogical assistance and linguistic resources for language instruction at elementary, secondary, and university levels. MALT has an annual conference in the spring, workshops and member presented sectionals in conjunction with the MFPE Conference in October. We also provide a website, google classroom, and dynamic community full of resources. MALT is a constituent of the Pacific Northwest Council on Foreign Languages (PNCFL) and the American council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). For more information check out our website.
The Montana State Teachers of the Year (MT STOY) special curriculum group invites all Montana educators to attend our sessions on teacher leadership! MT STOY aims to promote teacher leadership and impact student learning by elevating the teaching profession. Please visit our website and come to sessions at the Educator Conference.
Writing Projects Under the Big Sky (WPuBS) is the label that captures the three National Writing Project (NWP) satellite sites in Montana: Montana Writing Project (Missoula), Yellowstone Writing Project (Bozeman), and Elk River Writing Project (Billings).  Housed on college campuses and committed to preparing teacher-leaders, these Writing Project sites share a national program model while also remaining flexible and responsive to the needs of teachers and students in their local contexts.

We are university faculty, researchers, writers, librarians, community educators, and teachers of every subject and grade level working to ensure that writers are career, college, or community ready.

For the MFPE Educator Conference every October, we bring together experienced teachers of different grade levels and disciplines, inviting them to share their successful teaching strategies, activate an inquiry stance toward educational challenges, and innovate and test new approaches and ideas. These teacher-consultants lead workshops featuring promising practices that help youth find their voices, conduct research and form arguments, expand their learning beyond the classroom walls, and publish their writing about topics that matter to them.

We invite you to join us by attending a WPuBs sectional where you will:

  • Explore current and foundational research of writing as a tool for thinking and learning
  • Engage in inquiry through writing, reading, questioning, or reflecting
  • Discover strategies for empowering students to be producers of knowledge
  • Learn and apply Indian Education for All philosophies in a local setting

The MONTANA JOURNALISM EDUCATION ASSOCIATION is a curriculum group aimed at providing assistance and information to teachers in the areas of journalism, newspaper, yearbook, video and media studies. The state group is affiliated with the National Journalism Education Association. (JEA)

Visit our web site at and sign up for our sessions at the October conference in Great Falls. Topics will include Fake News, Adviser Survival, Yearbook as Journalism, and modern design trends.

MONTANA COUNCIL FOR TEACHERS OF MATHEMATICS (MCTM) welcomes all K-16 teachers to attend our informative sessions at the MFPE Educators’ Conference in Great Falls this October. Past sessions have included Bike Parts Spirograph, Teaching Mathematical Ideas vs. Tricks, Making Math Come Alive with Games, and Numberless Word Problems. Our organization is affiliated with the National Council for Teachers of Mathematics. We sponsor an annual math contest for Montana high school students and our annual Montana Math Meet every summer in Butte for K-12 math educators. Please visit our website for more information. See you in October!
The Montana Science Teachers Association provides collaboration, advocacy, and resources in science for teachers and their students in grades preschool to preservice teachers. They are a state chapter of the National Science Teaching Association and provide a joint membership with NSTA. To aid elementary teachers with teaching science in their classroom, MSTA is offering four sessions for elementary teachers during the 2020 MPFE Educators Conference that combine science concepts with activities that align with the Next Generation Science Standards and the Montana Science Standards. Step outside of your “Science content comfort zone” by attending these sessions. Elementary teachers can also attend the Elementary to see what other teachers are doing in their classroom. And, don’t forget to check out the other MSTA sessions, as well. Visit our website to become a member at: https://

Exhibit Registration

Exhibit Hall Location:  Virtual

Exhibit Hall Schedule:


Thursday, October 15, 2020           8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday, October 16, 2020                8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Exhibit Booth Cost:

Booth registration June 15 - September 25, 2020: $100

For additional details: Exhibitor Hall Vendor Information


Conference Location:  Virtual

Conference Schedule:


Thursday, October 15, 2020           7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday, October 16, 2020                7:30 am - 5:30 pm



Registration Fees 2020

September 8 - October 13

No onsite registration will be available


MFPE $30
MFPE Student $10
MFPE Member Presenter wanting to attend other sessions $30
MFPE Member in first 5 years of MFPE Membership $0
MFPE Retired Member $0
McGarvey Scholarship $0
Non-member $100
Curriculum Group $60
Student $40
Presenter wanting to attend other sessions $100
Presenter only $0

Questions? contact Jami Wood at [email protected]