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PBS LearningMedia Seeks Digital Superstar Teachers

PBS LearningMedia is seeking teachers who are using innovative digital media in their classrooms to apply for membership in a corps of digital innovators. Those who make the cut will provide feedback to the organization, which provides a free media-on-demand service to educators nationwide. They'll also participate in a year of professional development activities, including virtual training and events focused on using digital media and technology. Fifteen recipients will attend an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. in 2014 for a summit at PBS' headquarters.

The 2014 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators Program requires candidates to submit a one- to two-minute video and answer two essay questions describing how they've become "digital superstars" within their schools. The online application is available at pbslearningmedia.org.

From that pool of applicants, a panel of judges will select 100 winners to participate in the professional development events and gain access to "premium and exclusive resources" online. The top 15 applicants will attend the summit, taking place June 19-20. There, participants will hear speakers, attend workshops, and be taken on special city site tours.

"PBS LearningMedia is proud to recognize the truly innovative work of educators who are transforming education by integrating digital media and technology into their classrooms to meet the needs of today's learners," said Alicia Levi, PBS LearningMedia vice president. "With more than 1.3 million educators registered to use the PBS LearningMedia service, we know that digital media is a critical component for educators looking to take curriculum to the next level in the classroom."

Applications are due by February 14, 2014. Winners will be announced in March.

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Dian Schaffhauser is a writer who covers technology and business for a number of publications. Contact her at dian@dischaffhauser.com.

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