Professional Learning Specialists
Montana Digital Academy
Jason Neiffer is the first curriculum director of the Montana Digital Academy (MTDA), Montana's state virtual school. Since MTDA's start in 2010, he has led a team of over 100 teachers delivering more than 100 course titles to tens of thousands students across the State of Montana. Jason is veteran classroom teacher with experience in two large high schools building diverse, successful programs in social studies, debate, speech, newspaper production, and computer science. He 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. He has been honored as a Distinguished Educator, Most Inspirational Teacher, Outstanding Teacher and winner of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) “Making IT Happen” award.