2017-18 MontanaPBS Professional Development Sessions

You will find session resources for all trainings conducted by MontanaPBS Educational Services here. If you need more information about professional development with Nikki Vradenburg email nikki@montanapbs.org.



MIET Conference, Great Falls, MT June 13, 2017

MCCE Conference, Billings, MT July 31-Aug 1, 2017

Googlefest, Three Forks, MT August 14-15, 2017

Gallatin Madison Co-op Special Education Training, August 23, 2017

New Teacher Monthly Meeting, Livingston, MT September 10, 2017

PIR Days Livingston, MT October 19-20, 2017

Seesaw Training, Amsterdam School, October 30, 2017

Monthly Webinar November 8, 2017

Coding in the Classroom Workshop, Bozeman Public Library, November 30, 2017

Monthly Webinar December 6, 2017

Elementary iPad Training, Livingston, MT January 19, 2018

SWMSS Tech Summit February 6-8, 2018


Upcoming Events

Check back often to see where the next professional development event conducted by MontanaPBS Educational Services will be!


NCCE Northwestern Regional Conference, Seattle, WA February 14-16, 2018

  • “Scratching the Surface of Coding in the Primary Classroom with PBS Kids Scratch Jr.”

  • “Power Up with PBS”

Montana AGATE Conference, Billings, MT March 8-9, 2018

TIE Conference, Sioux Falls, SD April 15-17, 2018

  • “Filmmaking in the Classroom”

  • “Power Up with PBS”

Monthly Webinar February 28, 2018 4:00PM MST

  • “The Best of PBS LearningMedia with the Teacher Community Program Teacher Ambassadors”

MIET Technology Conference, Great Falls, June 12-13, 2018

  • “Power Up with PBS”

  • “Coding in the Primary Classroom with PBS Kids Scratch Jr.”

  • “Filmmaking in the Classroom”

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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