Montana Western: Experience One challenges and rewards students

A New regular series begins with Montana Western in Dillon
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Posted at 8:01 AM, Sep 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-20 13:05:57-04

DILLON — It began as Montana State Normal School and now is officially The University of Montana Western, but is best known as simply Montana Western.

The Dillon school reinvented itself some 15 years ago, adopting a curriculum plan they call Experience One.

The school Communications Director, Matt Raffety joined Montana This Morning’s Chet Layman live to kick off a new regular feature on the Dillon-based school. Raffety noted that Montana Western’s Experience One makes them the only state school in the country with that type of curriculum plan.

Students at Montana Western take one course at a time for 18 days. They then get a short break. This focus on one class at a time, Raffety says, gives the students better time to learn the material, and in turn the instructors more time to present it.

More from Montana Western will be featured every other Thursday on Montana This Morning throughout this school year.

Montana Western: Experience One challenges and rewards students