Vegas PBS Announces 2015 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators Program
(Las Vegas) – Vegas PBS announced the third annual PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators Program for tech-savvy K–12 educators. PBS LearningMedia is a free media on-demand service of Vegas PBS that offers more than 87,000 digital resources for educators. The Digital Innovators program recognizes the nation’s top 100 applicants who are incorporating digital media in classrooms and serving as leaders in educational technology.
Now through February 11, 2015, educators can apply to the PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators program by submitting a 60 – 120 second video showcasing how they are creatively using digital technology and tools in the classroom to spur student achievement, and by completing a profile and two essay questions. The online application is available at pbslearningmedia.org/digitalinnovators.
“Being a Lead PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator has been the highlight of my year. This experience has introduced me to some amazing individuals who have helped me improve my teaching practices and also opened up a whole new world of possibilities for me and my students. I love my PBS family,” said Stephanie Berry, an English teacher at Basic High School in Las Vegas, Nevada who was selected as a Lead PBS Digital Innovator for 2014.
A distinguished panel of judges will select the top 100 applicants as 2015 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators. The selected teachers will be rewarded with year-long career enhancement opportunities that include one-of-a kind virtual training with a focus on creative instructional strategies and digital best practices, access to premium and exclusive resources from PBS LearningMedia Custom and a free PBS TeacherLine professional development course, invitations to special events, membership in a robust professional learning community, and networking with other innovative educators and “thought leaders.” In addition, PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators will receive ongoing support from their local PBS member stations.
A select top thirty applicants will be designated as Lead PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators and will also receive a three-day, all-expense paid trip to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to participate in the 2015 PBS LearningMedia Digital Summit and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference. This trip will offer attendees access to renowned speakers and experts, strategies for employing digital education best practices that they can immediately apply to the classroom and opportunities to interact with educators from across the country. All Lead PBS Digital Innovators will also receive a Samsung Galaxy® tablet.