Digital Innovator

The PBS Digital Innovator program brings together a community of PreK-12 educators, who are thought-leaders and classroom changemakers, for ongoing professional development and opportunities to share strategies, empower peers and inspire students. MontanaPBS is proud to have partnered with six outstanding classroom teachers since the inception of the Digital Innovator program in 2014.

  • 2017 Amy Lefler, Middle School STEM, Ben Steele Middle School, Billings
  • 2016 Shelley Stanton, Technology Integration Specialists, Billings Public Schools
  • 2015 Jessica Anderson, Digital Coach, Better Lesson, Anaconda
  • 2015 Michelle Holmes, Library Media Specialist, Seeley Swan Elementary, Seeley Swan
  • 2015 Neil Murray, Woodman School, Missoula
  • 2014 Nikki Vradenburg, Montana PBS Teacher Ambassador, Bozeman
 

Meet Our Ambassador 

NikkiV_RSZ.pngNikki Vradenburg is the new Teacher Ambassador for MontanaPBS.  She works with teachers in rural schools to successfully integrate technology in theirclassrooms. An educator since 2001, Nikki has taught 4th and 5th students at LaMotte School, in a 1:1 Chromebook classroom and Kindergarten and First Grade with 1:1 iPads. Nikki is a National Board Certified teacher with a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership. She is a 2014 PBS Digital Innovator, a BrainPOP Certified Educator and was a finalist for Montana Teacher of the Year in 2017. She delivers professional development to teachers all over the state of Montana and has presented at national conferences including NCCE in Seattle, TIE in Rapid City and ISTE in Denver in 2016 and San Antonio in 2017. Nikki is also currently working on her doctoral degree in Curriculum and Instruction at Montana State University.

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Teacher Spotlight

Meet the teachers participating in the Teacher Community Program and learn about the innovative ways they're using digital media in rural Montana schools. 

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Professional Development Session Materials 

Click here to view session materials shared during professional development sessions conducted by MontanaPBS Teacher Ambassador, Nikki Vradenburg. 

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Blog

Read more about technology tips & tricks, recommended by our Teacher Ambassador. 

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