Educators and Parents
MontanaPBS is committed to the education and training of educators and child care providers; extending the impact of public broadcasting through a variety of activities and services; and preparing our youngest citizens to enter school. Chris Seifert, Director of Outreach, can provide workshops and other guidelines for you or you can follow the links below to find resources to help educators in and out of the classroom and information on raising, teaching and entertaining children.

Want a trusted source when you have parenting issues? Try PBSParents where you will find fun as well as child development information, issues, advice and a section for healthy kids. Learn more....
Want to incorporate PBS into your classroom? You might want to take a look at PBS LearningMedia or MontanaPBS' own Educator Resources-- from pre-school to high school, we have resources for you that include background info, activities, lesson plans and more. Learn more...
Are you interested in a great learning experience for your middle schoolers? Do you want history to come alive? You might want to look at MissionUS, a multimedia project featuring free interactive adventure games set in different eras of U.S. history. With great teacher resources and primary sources for you and an engaging story for them, you can't miss! Our Director of Educational Services is well acquainted with the program and its implementation, so feel free to call Chris Seifert (406) 994-6217 if you are interested or have questions. Learn More...

Mission US
Mission 1: "For Crown or Colony?," puts the player in the shoes of Nat Wheeler, a 14-year-old printer's apprentice in 1770 Boston. As Nat navigates the city and completes tasks, he encounters a spectrum of people living and working there when tensions mount before the Boston Massacre.

Mission 2: The second journey of MissionUS is Flight to Freedom which centers on the life of a plantation slave who travels the Underground Railway.  If you want your students to understand, on a personal level, what slavery, abolitionists, and the Dred Scott Decision really mean, you are going to love this. 

In collaboration with PBS and Adobe Youth Voices, POV has launched Project VoiceScape as part of its efforts to mentor and encourage aspiring filmmakers. Check it out at

PBS LearningMedia™ is your destination for easy, instant access to thousands of classroom-ready, digital resources including videos and interactives perfect for the Interactive Whiteboard, plus audio and photos, and even in-depth lesson plans. You can search, save, and share with ease. Best of all, PBS LearningMedia™ is free for educators. Register for free and access great Montana resources!

For more information, contact Chris Seifert (406) 994-6217

Every program for children on PBS has a great supporting website. You can check for games and educational activities for your child, but every site also has an associated "parents and educators" link to help you provide great supplements for your child at home or in the classroom. Check out and

If you are interested in professional development, PBS Teacherline may be for you. it offers nationally accredited courses at a reasonable cost. Or explore teacher portals at other stations around the country like THINKPORT, READING ROCKETS or TEACHER's DOMAIN
For more information about Educational Resources for children, parents and educators, contact Chris Seifert, Outreach Director, at 406-994-6217 or email at
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