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Attention Tech-Savvy K-12 Educators: National Recognition as a Digital Innovator Could Be Yours

Attention Tech-Savvy K-12 Educators: National Recognition as a Digital Innovator Could be Yours

If you are tech-savvy K-12 educator, you may very well qualify to be one of PBS LearningMedia’s Digital innovators this year.

PBS announced its fourth annual Digital innovators program, where it will select 54 K-12 educators who have found innovative ways to use digital media and tech in the classroom.

All you have to do is apply to be considered for selection; the application process requires two essays, a short video and the online application.

For teachers who are selected, they will receive an “all-expense paid trip to Denver, CO for hands-on training at the 2016 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators Summit, held during the two days leading up to the 2016 ISTE conference,” PBS LearningMedia said. The trip will be held in the middle of June 2016.

They will also receive a pass to attend ISTE ( International Society for Technology in Education) conference for further hands-on training, “one year of free professional development opportunities including virtual trainings and access to exclusive resources,” and national recognition.

And each Lead PBS Digital Innovator will receive a Samsung Galaxy tablet.

Earth science and physics teacher Steve is a PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator, and he has found many ways to use digital resources to engage students.

"When they say like, ‘you helped my son graduate high school,' or ‘you helped my daughter pass this class,’ that encourages me and then helps me feel like okay, I am making a difference,” Steve said.

Find out to apply to be a 2016 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator here.

Article by Nicole Gorman, Education World Contributor


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