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Learning Media Classroom Resources

We're proud to contribute to the FREE PBS LearningMedia website for educators making high quality media resources for teaching available for Montana teachers. Search hundreds of thousands of videos, games, activities and more for learners in PK-12 classrooms including content created by local Montana teachers based on our local content like The Bozeman Trail.

Teachers Innovating and Learning with Technology (TILT)

This facilitated collaborative professional development is a highly successful, FREE, 1-2 year program held once a month for two hours after school. Teachers who are accepted into this program hosted by their school district and facilitated by MontanaPBS Education will learn with fellow growth-minded colleagues about how to meaningfully integrate technology in the classroom. Participants earn OPI renewal units for participating and may be eligible for stipends when funds are available.

Digital Learning | Customized Media Integration

We know that classroom demonstrations are one of the most effective professional development models. Sometimes a teacher just needs to "see it" before they can try it. K-3 classrooms can explore digital publishing, media literacy, digital citizenship, coding and media creation in this eight week lesson sequence modeled by an experienced teacher from MontanaPBS.

EdTech Fellowship | One-to-One Technology Integration Coaching

We believe the journey toward meaningful technology integration in any school is best forged by homegrown EdTech leaders blazing a path for their peers. This program is designed for emerging EdTech leaders who would like to spend a school year developing their skills as both technology integration specialists as well as leaders in their community.

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Teachers Innovating and Learning with Technology (TILT)

Learn more about the educators who have participated in the TILT program with MTPBS!

MTPBS Media Labs

Join tech savvy media makers from across the state to learn the ins and outs of making media with students. MontanaPBS Media Lab is an interactive and hands-on virtual learning experience! Each session will focus on a single digital tool for making media projects with students and will begin with an introduction to the tool, some examples about how it can be used with students, step by step instructions for how to use the tool and time to explore and ask questions. Media Lab workshops are FREE and everyone who attends live has the chance to win cool prizes!

Teacher Recognition Programs

Early Learning Champions

This new awards program recognizes committed educators who work with young children, from infants to second graders, and will offer a variety of community building, leadership and professional learning opportunities provided by PBS and member stations over the next two years. Learn More.

LearningMedia Ambassadors

This program provides PK-12 educators with the opportunity to create customized high-quality content for the PBS LearningMedia platform. They'll improve their practice, share their unique stories and network with like-minded colleagues across the state. Contact Us.

PBS Digital Innovator

This program brings together a community of PreK-12 educators, who are thought-leaders and classroom change-makers, for ongoing professional development and opportunities to share strategies, empower peers and inspire students. Learn More.

Tech Talk Tuesdays

Join IdahoPTV and MontanaPBS for “Tech Talk Tuesday”, a monthly virtual discussion about teaching and learning with technology. Hosted by Kari Wardle and Nikki Vradenburg, public media educators who are tech nerds and former classroom teachers! Webinars are held the last Tuesday of each month and feature teachers from both states sharing strategies, tips and tricks, and real world solutions for integrating technology in the classroom. This is NOT another boring webinar! Tech Talk Tuesdays are all about teachers talking about teaching and learning with technology! If you can’t join live, don’t worry, all Tech Talks will be recorded and archived on YouTube. 
Archived Tech Talks on YouTube.

PBS Media Literacy Certification Online Cohort

Are you a media savvy educator looking to develop your expertise in Media Literacy? Are you passionate about teaching kids how to think critically about their roles as media consumers and creators? Every school year MontanaPBS supports a group of teachers to participate in an online collaborative learning experience to earn the PBS Media Literacy Certification. Teachers who choose to participate in this program earn OPI renewal units and a stipend when funding is available. This group of teachers would work together over the course of a school year to earn the 8 micro-credentials required to be certified as a PBS Media Literacy Educator.

Participants would need to agree to:

  • Attend live monthly webinars, (or watch the recordings if unable to attend in person)
  • Participate in an online community sharing and learning from other educators
  • Complete the work needed to earn 8 micro-credentials and become certified in the PBS Media Literacy program
  • Provide feedback about the experience.

Virtual Teacher Trainings

Do you have a half an hour you can spend learning something new? Check out our collection of Virtual Teacher Training videos! Recorded by Nikki Vradenburg, our Teacher Ambassador, with the help of a variety of experts so you can learn wherever you are and whenever you have time about the latest trends in digital media instruction! Would you like to be featured in one of our Virtual Teacher Training videos? Do you have a suggestion for a video we need to create? Send an email to Nikki at nikki@montanapbs.org and we will get one going!

Nikki Vradenburg

MTPBS Tech lesson #2: Make Pictures Talk with ChatterPix

Use the FREE ChatterPix app to make pictures talk. Nikki Vradenburg, Director of Education, shares a lesson for elementary students learning to create media.

Nikki Vradenburg

Going the distance: Innovative Lesson Ideas

MontanaPBS and Idaho Public Television collaborated to record this webinar for K-12 teachers who are implementing distance learning curing the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nikki Vradenburg

Learn at Home in Montana's Largest Classroom with MontanaPBS

This webinar was recorded on March 31, 2020 for teachers and families looking for resources to support home learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit the MontanaPBS Education distance learning website to learn more.

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Professional Development Session Materials

​​​​​​The BEST Field Trips Don’t Require Permission Slips! Virtual Classroom Connections


2019 PBS Edcamp


2018 PBS Edcamp


Google Fest


Montana Science Institute


Joliet Schools PIR Day