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.

Congratulations to MontanaPBS Digital Innovator All-Star, Shelly Stanton!

We are happy to announce that 30 educators, representing 29 states and Puerto Rico, have been selected for the first-ever PBS Digital Innovator All-Star Program! PBS stations from across the country nominated educators that have been part of the PBS Digital Innovator Program, which began in 2013. The PBS Digital Innovator All-Star program expands on this influential work, deepening these educators’ roles as leaders in integrating technology and digital media into the classroom and supporting students’ learning through increasingly important media literacy skills.

During the upcoming 2018-2019 school year, PBS Digital Innovator All-Stars will spend time deepening engagement among students, families, educators, schools and their local PBS stations. As an exclusive part of the program, they will have access to virtual and in-person events, including the PBS Digital Innovator All-Star Summit, to connect and learn with their peers and station representatives from across the country. The Summit will be held at PBS station WTTW prior to the ISTE conference in Chicago, IL.

Read more about the announcement in this press release and meet the PBS Digital Innovator All-Stars here!


Digital Innovator | Shelly Stanton


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


2017 Digital Innovator | Amy Leffler



Digital Innovator | Jessica Anderson


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