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PBS LearningMedia Launches Digital Innovators Program

PBS LearningMedia, a free, on-demand service that offers digital resources for educators, today launched its third annual Digital Innovators program. The program recognizes 100 applicants in the U.S. who are incorporating digital media into their classrooms and serving as leaders in educational technology.  

Today through February 11, 2015, educators can apply to the program by submitting a 60- to 120-second video showing how they are creatively using digital technology and tools in the classroom to drive student achievement. The online application also includes a profile and two essay questions.

A panel of judges will select the top 100, who will be rewarded with yearlong professional development opportunities including the following:

  • Virtual trainings with a focus on innovative instructional strategies and digital best practices;
  • access to premium and exclusive resources from PBS LearningMedia Custom; invitations to special events; 
  • access to a free PBS TeacherLine professional development course; membership in a professional learning community; and 
  • networking opportunities with other innovative educators and thought leaders.

PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators will also get ongoing support from their local PBS member stations.

The top 30 applicants will be designated as Lead PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators and will also get a three-day, all-expense paid trip to Philadelphia to participate in the 2015 PBS LearningMedia Digital Summit and the International Society for Technology in Education conference. All Lead PBS Digital Innovators will also receive a Samsung Galaxy tablet.

The 2015 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators will be announced in March. 

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Christopher Piehler is the former editor-in-chief of THE Journal.

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