MontanaPBS Recognizes Innovative Educators!
We are proud to shine a light on the work of 2015 Montana Teacher of the Year Craig Beals from Billings, MT. A Chemistry teacher at Billings Senior High School, Craig believes that strong relationships with his students are the key to successful teaching. Learn more about the innovative work Craig is doing in our on-air spot about Craig. Do you know an innovative teacher we need to feature on MontanaPBS? Contact Chris Seifert at email@example.com to make a suggestion!
Craig Beals | Influential Educator | Billings Chemistry (2
MontanaPBS is one of five stations in rural areas across the U.S. that are part of the PBS Teacher Community Program. This pilot initiative aims to examine how teachers are using technology and digital media to enhance learning for students. The project is also investigating how local stations like MontanaPBS can support their work through on-going and embedded professional development. Nikki Vradenburg is a former classroom teacher and is the Teacher Ambassador for MontanaPBS. She works with schools in Livingston, Three Forks and Amsterdam, to provide professional development for teachers that is localized and specific to their needs. She also conducts training for teachers throughout Montana about best practices for using digital media in the classroom.
Visit the Teacher Community Program Page.
MontanaPBS will host PBS Edcamp Bozeman, MT, a participant-driven professional development event for PK-3 educators. Participating educators will have the opportunity to collaborate around common goals and challenges through topics they select on the day of the event. Edcamp participants will walk away with resources and ideas they can immediately integrate into their classrooms. PBS Edcamp Bozeman will be held on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at Meadowlark Elementary School from 9:00AM to 3:00PM. This is a free event, open to all Pre-kindergarten through grade 3 teachers, administrators and pre-service teachers. OPI Renewal units and Early Childhood Educator credits will be available to all who attend!
What is Edcamp?
Edcamp is an unconference; a free participant-driven professional development event for educators. Unlike a typical conference, Edcamp educators decide the session topics on the day of the event.
Most programs broadcast by MontanaPBS offer educators the right to record the program for use in the classroom within a defined period of time. In many cases this right is extended for one year from the date of broadcast, but in some cases may extend for the normal life of the tape. Look for the specific educational taping rights offered at the end of each program description.
The period of time for these educational rights renews every time MontanaPBS rebroadcasts a specific program. Some programs also have curriculum materials for use in conjunction with the program, which generally must be purchased.