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Learning Ecosystem

Learning Ecosystem - Educators

Learning Ecosystem - Educators

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. Learn more about IdahoPTV Digital Innovators.

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.

IdahoPTV is one of five stations in rural areas across the U.S. that are part of the PBS Teacher Community Program. This pilot initiative aims to build educator communities across our state – connecting educators with each other and with IdahoPTV around our shared goal of improving learning outcomes for Idaho's students.

PBS TeacherLine offers facilitated and self-paced professional development courses designed to benefit both beginning and experienced teachers. Topics include science, reading, social studies, math, instructional strategies, and instructional technology.

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

Tech Talk Tuesday 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 your 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.


Learning Ecosystem - Educators

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

Digital Innovator

Katie Mason

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

“Join us in offering a big CONGRATS to Katie Mason from Koelsch Elementary School who has been selected as the IdahoPTV Digital Innovator for 2020-2021. Katie will work with us to bring professional development and innovation to teachers around the state. We are so excited to welcome Katie to the IdahoPTV family of educators.”

Learn More about Katie Mason

Gabriel Garcia

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

Gabe's Story | IdahoPTV Testimonial

Paige Somoza

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

Paige's Story

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