2018-19 MontanaPBS Professional Development SessionsYou 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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CoffeeEDU - PreK-3 Series
If you attended PBS Edcamp in Bozeman this summer and enjoyed it we hope you will join us for a series of similar events this fall. MontanaPBS is proud to host a series of CoffeeEDU meet-ups. CoffeeEDU is a one-hour, un-conference event for teachers to get together with colleagues to talk about issues and ideas that are interesting to them. This series is just for PreK-3 educators! There is no agenda or official theme for these discussions. Come with some ideas you would like to discuss with fellow teachers!
All PreK-3 educators are welcome to join the conversation! ECE credits are available to all ECE educators who attend a minimum of two one hour events OR one two hour event. (see below) 1-2 hours of OPI credit is available for K-3 teachers at each event.
Learn more about CoffeeEDU events by visiting the official CoffeeEDU website.
- Saturday, November 10 | 10am-12pm MT
Please RSVP here.
MontanaPBS TILT Group | Teachers Integrating and Learning Technology using Microsoft 360
TILT, which stands for Teachers Integrating and Learning with Technology, is a highly successful, FREE, professional development program inspired by a similar program developed by Desiree Caskey, technology integration specialist, from Billings, MT. Teachers who are accepted into this rigorous 3 phase program learn through the phases below with fellow growth-minded colleagues.
- Meeting Dates will be the last Thursday of each month. There will be no meeting in December.
- Meeting Dates: October 25, November 29, January 31, February 28, March 21, April 25, May 30
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
- iPad vs. Microsoft Surface
SWMSS Tech Summit February 6-8, 2018
NCCE Northwestern Regional Conference, Seattle, WA February 14-16, 2018
Gallatin Madison Co-op Technology Integration Training Part 2 February 23, 2018
The BEST of PBS LearningMedia Webinar February 28, 2018
- Slide Presentation (recording coming soon!)
Montana AGATE Conference, Billings, MT March 8-9, 2018
TIE Conference, Sioux Falls, SD April 15-17, 2018
MIET Technology Conference, Great Falls, June 12-13, 2018
Makers Gonna Make! Getting a Makerspace Going at Your School
The BEST Field Trips Don’t Require Permission Slips! Virtual Classroom Connections
PBS Edcamp Billings May 19
PBS Edcamp Bozeman, August 11
Google Fest, Three Forks August 13
Montana Science Institute, Bozeman, August 14
Joliet Schools PIR Day, August 21
PBS Teacher Summit, Sidney, MT, Sept. 22
Meet Our Ambassador
Nikki Vradenburg is the 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.