Vegas PBS Announces 2016 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators Program

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Vegas PBS Announces 2016 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators Program
Recognition of K-12 Educators Using Digital Media and Technology to Advance Student Achievement

(Las Vegas) – Vegas PBS announced the fourth annual PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators Program for tech-savvy K-12 educators who excel at using technology and digital media to support student learning.

Now through February 8, educators can apply to the PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators program by completing a profile, answering two essay questions and submitting a 60- to 120-second video showcasing their innovative use of digital technology and tools in their classroom to inspire students. The online application is available at pbslearningmedia.org/digitalinnovators.

“As technology evolves, it’s important for us to provide educators with the necessary tools and skills to help students succeed in a digital world,” said Vegas PBS General Manager Tom Axtell. “Through PBS LearningMedia, Vegas PBS is able to provide teachers with more than 100,000 digital resources to incorporate in the classroom and increase student achievement.”

For the first time since the program launched, all educators who meet the requirements and submit their application will be accepted and rewarded with year-long professional development opportunities, including unique virtual trainings focused on digital best practices, access to exclusive resources from PBS LearningMedia Custom, invitations to special events, a free PBS TeacherLine professional development course, networking opportunities and more. PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators will also receive ongoing support from their local PBS member stations.

A panel of esteemed judges will select 54 educators, one from each U.S. state and territory, as Lead Innovators. The Lead Innovators will receive a three-day, all-expense paid trip to Denver, Colorado, to participate in the 2016 PBS LearningMedia Digital Summit and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference. Attendance at these conferences will provide the opportunity to meet with and listen to renowned speakers, experts and educators; discuss technology in the classroom; and learn how to maximize the benefits of using new technologies in the classroom. All Lead Innovators will also receive a Samsung Galaxy(R) tablet.

The 2016 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators will be announced in March. For more information on PBS LearningMedia, visit pbslearningmedia.org. 

 

About Vegas PBS

Dedicated to enriching lives in Southern Nevada, Vegas PBS uses television and other technologies to educate and empower individuals and to amplify the effectiveness of community organizations.

Vegas PBS Channel 10 is one of America’s most-watched PBS stations and offers five unique secondary channels: Create, Vme, Worldview, Rewind and Jackpot! Vegas PBS also collaborates with strategic partners to create content that examines current and historic regional issues.

Vegas PBS provides outreach programs to assist students of any age, from childhood through adulthood; professional development services for teachers; online adult job training and education courses; career services and resources for veterans; literacy and health workshops for families; educational materials for the deaf, hard of hearing, blind or vision impaired; and 24/7 online access to content via an array of devices and media.

For more information, visit VegasPBS.org, Facebook.com/VegasPBS or Twitter.com/VegasPBS.

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Contact:
Caitlyn Belcher

cbelcher@VegasPBS.org
702.799.1010 x5452

Jennifer Bradley
jbradley@VegasPBS.org
702.799.1010 x5448

 

 

 

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Contact Information:

Shauna Lemieux
Communications & Promotion
Vegas PBS
3050 E. Flamingo Road
Las Vegas NV 89121
702-799-1010 ext. 5352
slemieux@vegaspbs.org