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Brenda Ubben

Brenda Ubben is a District Instructional Technology Lead, techie, mom, wife, animal lover, and amateur potter. She taught middle school in Wichita, Kansas for 12 years, during which she taught computer classes at all grade levels, repaired building technology, and helped teachers integrate technology into their lesson plans. She is always finding and figuring out how to use the latest technology, from robotics to iPads. Several years ago, when her school received a grant for iPad carts, Brenda became a connected educator in order to help become an expert in iPad implementation. Under her guidance, the school became one of the first schools in USD259 to implement iPads, and now has 9 iPad carts with about 375 iPads. Brenda has also taken student teams to robotic competitions and Future City competitions.

She graduated from the University of South Dakota with a Masters in Technology Training and Development. She has presented at FETC, KSU iCamp, and Podstock, as well as for her school and at districtwide in-services. You can connect with Brenda on Twitter @brendaubben or her website at

Some of Brenda's Webinars

Presented by Brenda Ubben Saturday, September 8, 2018
3:00 - 3:30 PM EDT
Presented by Brenda Ubben Thursday, August 9, 2018
5:00 - 5:30 PM EDT
Presented by Brenda Ubben Wednesday, August 17, 2016
5:00 - 5:30 PM EDT
Presented by Brenda Ubben Tuesday, June 14, 2016
2:00 - 2:30 PM EDT

Q & A with Brenda Ubben

If you weren't in education, what do you think you'd be doing and why?

I feel no matter what job I have, a portion of it would be teaching. I love surrounding myself with the artist community. I could see myself owning or managing a business that allows artists of all ages to gather to do their art. If it be photography, pottery, painting, jewelry making, scrap-booking, sewing and art. I am an amateur artist really just a hobbyist. But I enjoy the helping and sharing of artists to make others work better.

When you were a kid, you wanted to be a ______? Why?

I wanted to be a teacher. I would play school with my friends. I never felt smart in school which stopped me from trying and learning. I want all students to feel safe and comfortable at school and learn

What's your idea of happiness?

A feeling of accomplishment and connectedness with work, friends and family a balance of life.

Twitter changed my life because:

I have opened my classroom door to the world to learn from others, and ask for help when needed.

The teacher who had the biggest impact on me and why:

Miss Serk, my 3rd grade teacher. She took the extra effort to get to know me. She realized that at my house for my dad to read to me he would need large print books. So she took the time to get children’s books from the state libraries that were in large print. Every month she gave me new books, and sent back the books we had.

Do you have a motto you live by?

Just begin, if you stumble, get back up and try again.

I've always wanted to visit:

all 50 states!

What's the best piece of advice someone ever gave you?

YOU are valuable and worth going after your DREAMS and PASSION.