Category: OC

Crow Indigenous Language

Course Length:

One semester

Course Description:

 This course focuses on building Bíiluuke (Crow) language skills and related cultural knowledge. Students will learn vocabulary, basic greetings, introductions, and simple conversational sentences. Successful students in this course have an intrinsic interest in language and culture. They keep an open mind while learning about cultures that may not be their own. Successful language students also have the courage to record themselves pronouncing the language and receiving feedback to improve their skills.

Prerequisites:

None

Comprehensive Syllabus:  

Crow Indigenous Language Public Syllabus link

Required Materials:

None

Specific Technical/Software Requirements in Addition to General Requirements:

Please review the general original credit software requirements at http://mtda.link/techreq

Course Availability (subject to resource and teacher availability):

This course has limited enrollment availability and is first come, first serve. This limit is firm.

Fall: available
Spring: available

Lead Teacher:

TBD@mtda.org

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Cree Indigenous Language

Course Length:

One semester

Course Description:

This course focuses on building Neyio (Cree) language skills and related cultural knowledge. Students will also learn basic greetings, introductions, and simple conversational sentences. The successful student in this course has an intrinsic interest in language and culture. They keep an open mind while learning about cultures that may not be their own. Successful language students also have the courage to record themselves pronouncing the language and receiving feedback to improve their skills.

Prerequisites:

None

Comprehensive Syllabus:  

Cree Indigenous Language Public Syllabus

Required Materials:

None

Specific Technical/Software Requirements in Addition to General Requirements:

Please review the general original credit software requirements at http://mtda.link/techreq

Course Availability (subject to resource and teacher availability):

This course has limited enrollment availability and is first come, first serve. This limit is firm.

Fall: available
Spring: available

Lead Teacher:

Adonius Benson, adonius.benson@mtda.org

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WRIT101 – College Writing I Dual Credit

Course Length:

One-Semester Course

Course Description:

This course provides experience in the written expression of ideas in expository prose with emphasis on the development of ideas, awareness of audience, and clarity. The course focuses on the writing process, patterns of writing, development of ideas, precise expression, critical thinking, and research skills. My ultimate goal is for you to become competent and confident writers.  This requires PRACTICE. You will be expected to write daily and produce polished/published pieces for each unit. In addition to composition techniques, this class will study the structure and function of the English language: mechanics, usage, and grammar.

Prerequisites:

Intended for incoming high school junior or senior students

Comprehensive Syllabus:  

WRIT 101 – College Writing I Dual Credit Public Syllabus

Required Materials:

None

Specific Technical/Software Requirements in Addition to General Requirements:

Please review the general original credit software requirements at http://mtda.link/techreq

Course Availability (subject to resource and teacher availability):

Fall: semester available
Spring: semester available

Lead Teacher:

Shannin Preshinger, Helena Public Schools, shannin.preshinger@montanadigitalacademy.org

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M121 – College Algebra Dual Credit

Course Length:

One-Semester Course

Course Description:

M121 College Algebra is designed to meet the initial math requirement for STEM majors, serving as a prerequisite for M151 Precalculus.  It may also serve as a prerequisite for STAT216 Intro to Statistics. This course, M121 College Algebra, is offered for Dual Credit through a partnership between MTDA and Helena College. A separate application to Helena College is required.

This course is the study of polynomial, rational, radical, exponential, and logarithmic equations, inequalities, functions, and related graphs; circular equations and graphs; and systems of linear and non-linear equations and inequalities.

This course is available for dual credit only.  Students may not take this course without the college credit component.  Students who neglect to apply or don’t qualify for Helena College credit will be dropped from the course.

Prerequisites:

Intended for incoming high school junior or senior students

Comprehensive Syllabus:  

M121 – College Algebra Dual Credit Public Syllabus

Required Materials:

None

Specific Technical/Software Requirements in Addition to General Requirements:

College Algebra, openstax online book   https://openstax.org/details/books/college-algebra 

Please review the general original credit software requirements at http://mtda.link/techreq

Course Availability (subject to resource and teacher availability):

Fall: semester available
Spring: semester available

Lead Teacher:

Nancy Bailey, Helena School Districtnancy.bailey@montanadigitalacademy.org

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Video Production

Course Length:

One Semester

Course Description: 

The course is structured so as to have students experience the entire filmmaking process from idea to completion. Learn the fundamentals of crafting a script, shot designing a scene, capturing sound, the basics of cinematography, and cinematic techniques through various tried-and-true exercises. No prior video experience is required.

Prerequisites:

None

Comprehensive Syllabus:

Video Production Public Syllabus

Required Materials:

All required materials are provided in the course.

Specific Technical/Software Requirements in Addition to General Requirements:

Free Open Source Video Editing Software: Davinci Resolve https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/davinciresolve
Access to privately upload video assignments to YouTube for instructor review
This course requires students to have access to desktop development platforms.  ChromeOS/Chromebooks are not compatible with this course.

Please review the general original credit software requirements at http://mtda.link/techreq

Course Availability (subject to resource and teacher availability):

Fall: available
Spring: available

Lead Teacher:

Paul Furthmyre, paul.furthmyre@montanadigitalacademy.org

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AHMS144.50 – Medical Terminology Dual Credit

Course Length:

One semester

Course Description:

Medical Terminology is the study of the principles of medical word building using root words, prefixes, and suffixes with emphasis on spelling, pronunciation, and definitions.  The course introduces the student to the specialized language of the medical profession, builds a background vocabulary in this area, and provides a solid foundation for understanding and using medical terms. 

PLEASE NOTE:  Medical Terminology includes lessons on anatomy, physiology, and terminology related to the reproductive systems and the specialties that care for them (especially Obstetrics & Gynecology and Urology). These lessons are not optional, nor is there an opt-out option for any of the lessons in this course. If you find them objectionable, please enroll in an alternative elective.

Prerequisites:

Intended for incoming high school junior or senior students

Comprehensive Syllabus:  

Medical Terminology Public Syllabus

Required Materials:

None

Specific Technical/Software Requirements in Addition to General Requirements:

Please review the general original credit software requirements at http://mtda.link/techreq

Course Availability (subject to resource and teacher availability):

Fall: semester available
Spring: semester available
Summer: not available

Lead Teacher:

Dr. Constance Haan, Billings Public Schools, constance.haan@montanadigitalacadeny.org

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Cybersecurity

NEW FALL 2022!

Course Length:

one-semester course

Course Description:

Cybersecurity lays a foundation for understanding networking technology basics, risk assessment, cryptography, and a variety of cybersecurity tools – all the essential knowledge and skills needed to begin a future in the cybersecurity workforce. Delving into a variety of topics within the course seeks to demystify the technological world and provide opportunities for further learning.

Prerequisites:

Introduction to Computer Science or IT Fundamentals (Background knowledge of IT fundamentals and/or computer science)

Comprehensive Syllabus:  

Cybersecurity Public Syllabus

Required Materials:

There are no required materials needed for this class.

Specific Technical/Software Requirements in Addition to General Requirements:

Please review the general original credit software requirements at http://mtda.link/techreq

Course Availability (subject to resource and teacher availability):

Fall: A semester available
Spring: B semester available
Summer: Not available

Lead Teacher: 

Diane Marsh, Columbia Falls, diane.marsh@montanadigitalacademy.org

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Google Workspace Career Tech

Course Length:

One semester

Course Description:

This course will introduce students to the Google Workspace suite of applications and tools. Programs covered include Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides with the goal of using them as a learning and workflow tool. In addition, students will work in Typing.com to improve their overall typing skills with a focus on speed and accuracy.

Prerequisites:

Students should have basic tech-savvy.

Comprehensive Syllabus:  

Google Workspace Public Syllabus

Required Materials:

None

Specific Technical/Software Requirements in Addition to General Requirements:

Please review the general original credit software requirements at http://mtda.link/techreq

Students must have access to a Google Workplace account for assignments that allows access to publicly shared documents from the montanadigitalacademy.org and mtda.org.  Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, Microsoft Works, iWork, and alternatives are not supported for this course.  MTDA does not provide student access to Google Workspace accounts.  MTDA does not recommend that districts have students create personal accounts for the purpose of completing this course.

Course Availability (subject to resource and teacher availability):

Fall: semester available
Spring: semester available
Summer: not available

Lead Teacher:

Cindy Schultz, Sentinel High School Missoula, cindy.schultz@montanadigitalacadeny.org

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Middle School Scratch Coding

Course Length:

One-semester

Course Description:

Scratch is a program developed by MIT teaching students the basics on how computers think! This program will introduce students to real coding programs and allow them to drag and drop coding blocks creating a fully functional program.  The simple user interface and tutorials allow students to quickly create and run their code to see its results!  This course assumes no prior computer coding knowledge and includes self-graded multiple-choice tests and quizzes.

Prerequisites:

None

Comprehensive Syllabus:  

Middle School Scratch Coding Public Syllabus

Required Materials:

  • Students will need a computer or laptop for this course; tablets are not sufficient.
  • Students will download the scratch coding app onto their devices. It works with MAC/Windows/Chrome device and no login will be required.

Specific Technical/Software Requirements in Addition to General Requirements:

Please review the general original credit software requirements at http://mtda.link/techreq

Course Availability (subject to resource and teacher availability):

Fall: available
Spring: available

Lead Teacher:

Gary Myers, Helena Public Schools, gary.myers@montanadigitalacademy.org

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HSTA 102H – US History I & II Dual Credit

Course Length:

Two semesters

Course Description: 

This course is a survey of American history from the pre-Columbian era to the Reconstruction period.  It will include topics in social, political, economic, cultural, and intellectual history with the study of Pre-Columbian, colonial, revolutionary, early national, slavery and sectionalism, and the Civil War/Reconstruction eras. History is made up of themes, which we will address in this course.  Some themes that we will address include American settlement and diversity, American culture, religion, slavery, civil and human rights, imperialism, economic and technological change, immigration and migration, war and diplomacy, and the creation and evolution of the federal government.

Prerequisites:

Intended for incoming high school junior or senior students

Comprehensive Syllabus:  

US History I & II Dual Credit Public Syllabus

Required Materials:

None

Specific Technical/Software Requirements in Addition to General Requirements:

Please review the general original credit software requirements at http://mtda.link/techreq

Course Availability (subject to resource and teacher availability):

Fall: Available
Spring: Available
Summer: Not available

Lead Teacher:

Lindsay Thompson, Hellgate High School, lindsay.thompson@montanadigitalacademy.org

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Montana Digital Academy
Phyllis J. Washington College of Education
The University of Montana
32 Campus Drive – Room 365
Missoula, Montana 59812
Phone: 406-203-1812
Fax: 406-203-1815