George Lucas Educational Foundation

Darcy Bakkegard

Teacher Ambassador for Prairie Public Broadcasting

Darcy Bakkegard is the teacher ambassador for Prairie Public Broadcasting in Fargo, North Dakota, where she leads professional development workshops, webinars, and 1:1 training for teachers across the state. With 10 years of experience teaching English and theater in public and private, rural and suburban, and international schools, she has taught every type of learner.  Building from a BA in theater and years in educational theater, Darcy specializes in interactive strategies for the classroom, meaningful technology integration, and how to build meaningful relationships with students. In addition to having a master’s in secondary English education, Darcy is a Level 1 Google Educator and Edpuzzle certified teacher. She has presented workshops at the National Council of Teachers of English National Convention, the International School Conference of Turkey, and the Fargo-Moorhead Metro Area Tech Camp.

Posts

  • Professional Development

    Overcoming the Isolation of Rural Teachers

    Finding a sense of community is sometimes a challenge for rural teachers, but these six strategies can help.