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IdahoPTV is dedicated to supporting teachers throughout the state and fostering collaboration between teachers. One way we do this is by highlighting teachers who are doing amazing things in their classrooms. Our Digital Innovator program recognizes teachers who are pushing the boundaries of teaching to better engage their students and enhance learning by integrating technology or digital media into their classrooms.

Each year we select one Idaho Digital Innovator and offer them opportunities to explore new teaching strategies and connect with other Idaho teachers.

PBS LearningMedia is the gateway to America's largest and most trusted classroom for teachers and students. It provides PreK-12 educators with access to thousands of innovative, standards-aligned digital resources, as well as professional development opportunities designed to improve teacher effectiveness and student achievement.

PBS Teachers' Lounge is a blog written by teachers for teachers.

Join IdahoPTV and MontanaPBS for "Tech Talk Tuesday", a weekly 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!

Sessions are released weekly on Tuesdays 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!.

IdahoPTV is more than just a TV station. We also offer FREE professional development to teachers across the Gem State. Professional development trainings are led by our Education Manager, Kari Wardle, a certified teacher with an M. Ed in Instructional Design and Technology.


Learning Ecosystem - Educators

IdahoPTV supports the entire learning ecosystem by assisting educators across Idaho.

Digital Innovator

Join us in offering a big CONGRATS to Bailee Bigley from Linden Park Elementary School, who was selected as the IdahoPTV Digital Innovator for 2021-2022! Bigley will have many opportunities to explore new teaching strategies and share her knowledge with other Idaho teachers. Throughout the year, she will partner with IdahoPTV education staff on professional development trainings for teachers around Idaho.

Previous IdahoPTV Digital Innovators

Katie Mason

Digital Innovator Katie Mason
Katie Mason
IdahoPTV Digital Innovator for 2020-2021

Katie Mason from Koelsch Elementary School was selected as the IdahoPTV Digital Innovator for 2020-2021. Katie worked with us to bring professional development and innovation to teachers around the state. 

Learn More about Katie Mason

Gabriel Garcia

Gabe's Story 

  • IdahoPTV Digital Innovator 2019-2020
  • PBS Digital Innovator All Star 2020-2022

Paige Somoza

Paige's Story

  • IdahoPTV Digital Innovator 2017-1018
  • PBS Digital Innovator All-Star 2018-2020

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