About the Tech-Savvy Team
Jason is Assistant Director/Curriculum Director of the Montana Digital Academy, Montana’s public state virtual school. Since MTDA’s start in 2010, he has lead a team of over 100 teachers delivering over 100 course titles to tens of thousands students across the State of Montana. Before working with MTDA, Jason was a veteran classroom teacher with experience in two large high schools building diverse, successful programs in social studies, debate, speech, newspaper production and computer science. Jason is a leader in educational technology integration and popular speaker and trainer with experience working with thousands of teachers from all levels to improve their tech-savvy teaching. A doctoral candidate at the University of Montana, Jason is studying open education resources, online learning and the impact of internet filtering on classroom technology integration. Jason has been honored as a Distinguished Educator, Most Inspirational Teacher, Outstanding Teacher and winner of the ISTE “Making IT Happen” award.
Mike is currently the Instructional Program Director for the Montana Digital Academy, Montana’s state virtual school. Teaching Elementary and Middle school, technology directing, grant writing, presenting, and now managing instruction at a virtual school has given Mike a wide range of experiences in the educational field. Being able to teach and lead technology integration has brought a great pedagogic balance to Mike’s facilitation/instruction. With degrees from Carroll College (Elementary Education), Boise State University (Educational Technology), and pursuing a doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Montana, Mike is well versed in both content and technology integration. Mike has been honored as an Outstanding Teacher by the Helena Education Foundation and winner of the ISTE “Making IT Happen” award.