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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:

@mtda.org

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College Writing I – Dual Credit; WRIT 101

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:  

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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College Algebra – Dual Credit; M121

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:  

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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Middle School Exploring Health Science

Course Length:

One-semester

Course Description:

Where do healthcare workers spend their days? What do they really do? From cruise ships to sports arenas, you can find healthcare workers in many places that you might not expect. Explore this field, including what it would be like to work in a medical lab. Learn what it takes to keep you and your patients safe, and begin to learn about the human body and basic first-aid.

Prerequisites:

None

Comprehensive Syllabus:  

Middle School Exploring Health Science

Required Materials:

  • Students will need a computer or laptop for this course; tablets are not sufficient.
  • Video recording device
  • Various household items like cloth masks, cotton gloves, cleaners or antibacterial wipes
  • Rubber band, belt or fabric
  • Small square of paper or cotton ball
  • Mechanical pencil
  • Graph paper
  • Colored pencils
  • Chair with armrests
  • Additional chair

Software

  • Slide presentation software
  • Word processing software

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:

Amanda Ferderer, CTE Licensed Teacher-Great Falls Public Schools, amanda.ferderer@mtda.org

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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 Social Studies Grade 6 Ancient World

Course Length:

two semesters

Course Description: 

The first semester of Social Studies 6 introduces students to the beginnings of ancient civilization. We will trace the path of human origins in Africa and follow the path of migration around the Earth. This course will help students understand why we study history and the process in which we form conclusions about events in the past. Students will begin to learn about the major ancient civilization around the world and their cultures. Modern civilizations can trace their foundations to these ancient civilizations, and their cultures and histories teach us much about ourselves and the modern world in which we live.

In the second semester of Social Studies 6, students will continue to examine ancient civilizations and their cultures. In this semester we will continue to trace the path of human civilization from the Mediterranean through the Eastern world. An emphasis will be placed on critical thinking and connecting themes in history to our modern world.

Prerequisites:

None

Comprehensive Syllabus:  

Social Studies 6 Public Syllabus

ware 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 available
Spring: B available

Lead Teacher:

Norma Oberweiser, Billings Public Schools, norma.oberweiser@montanadgitalacademy.org

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Middle School Social Studies Grade 7 US History

Course Length:

two semesters

Course Description: 

This study of the history of the United States emphasizes how ideas, events, and philosophies have shaped the nation. Students will learn about America’s past while mastering the skills of historical interpretation. Study begins with the earliest arrivals of people and ends with the conclusion of the Civil War.

This course is a continuation of the first semester with an emphasis on how historical ideas, events, and philosophies have shaped the United States. Beginning with Reconstruction, this course uses the same skill development approach to guide students through U.S. history to the present.

Prerequisites:

None

Comprehensive Syllabus:  

Social Studies 7 Public Syllabus

ware 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 available
Spring: B available

Lead Teacher:

Ted Miller, ted.miller@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