Vegas PBS Announces Las Vegas Teacher as Member of the 2016 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators Program

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VEGAS PBS ANNOUNCES LAS VEGAS TEACHER AS A MEMBER OF THE 2016 PBS LEARNINGMEDIA DIGITAL INNOVATORS PROGRAM
Casey Korder recognized as leader in classroom technology and digital media

LAS VEGAS –Vegas PBS announces Casey Korder from Parson Elementary School as one of this year’s PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators. In its fourth year, the program recognizes tech-savvy K-12 educators who are serving as leaders in education technology and incorporating digital media in classrooms. Representing Nevada, Korder is one of 52 Lead Digital Innovators in the U.S. and its territories.

The 2016 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators will receive year-long professional development opportunities that include virtual trainings, access to premium and exclusive resources from PBS LearningMedia Custom service, a free PBS TeacherLine professional development course, networking opportunities and more. PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators will also receive ongoing support in their community from their local PBS member stations.

In addition, the 52 Lead Digital Innovators will receive an all-expense paid trip to Denver to participate in the 2016 PBS LearningMedia Digital Summit and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference.

Korder said he participated in the program because he is a lifelong learner. He hopes to become better informed about digital ideas that can help raise academic growth and prepare his students to become college and career ready.

“I owe it to my students and colleagues to continue to grow as a tech-savvy educator,” he said. “I want to make a difference in education and to continue to foster digital learning in the classroom. I want to be part of a dynamic community that understands the role technology plays in education in the 21st century.”

Additional local 2016 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators include Jeffrey Beauvais of Cortez Elementary School and Denise Snow of Silverado High School. The national list is available at bit.ly/1rgKe69.

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.

About PBS LearningMedia

As America’s largest classroom, PBS offers digital content and services for teachers of children from pre-K through 12th grade that help bring classroom lessons to life. PBS LearningMedia, a partnership of PBS and WGBH Educational Foundation, is a free and paid media-on-demand service offering educators access to the best of public media and delivers research-based, classroom-ready digital learning experiences to engage students in exploring curriculum concepts that align with National and Common Core State Standards. Nationwide, more than 1.8 million teachers and users have registered access to more than 120,000 digital resources available through PBS LearningMedia. More information about PBS LearningMedia is available at PBSLearningMedia.org or by following PBS LearningMedia on Twitter and Facebook.

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Caitlyn Lopez
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Cassandra Taloma
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