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.
Every year PBS Education selects a new group fo Digital Innovators to partner with their local stations and share their teaching stories. Through a competitive process, one educator from each state, the District of Columbia and the U.S Territories is selected to participate. PBS Digital Innovators are provided with support and tools from PBS and local member stations so their ideas can be shared with peers in their own communities, and across the nation. Each Digital Innovator is invited to the annual PBS Digital Innovator Summit. They are also treated to a day at the ISTE conference. This three-day, all-expenses covered session allows attendees connect with fellow Innovators and learn from renowned education experts. After the Summit DI’s are encouraged to connect with their local station to collaborate on projects that will promote their classroom work and help their station stay connected to local educators. To learn more about the PBS Digital Innovator Program Click Here.
Meet Montana’s past and present Digital Innovators!
2017 Amy Lefler, Middle School STEM, Ben Steele Middle School, Billings
2016 Shelley Stanton, Technology Integration Specialists, Billings Public Schools
2015 Lead 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