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Calling all Classroom Changemakers! Are you a PBS Digital Innovator

Thursday, January 12th, 2017 by KET Education Consultants

digitalinnovators_news-717x403PBS Digital Innovators set the bar for thoughtful tech integration in the classroom. They are K-12 educators who are not defined by the gadgets they use, but by the unique way they approach education. Their bold and enthusiastic perspective sets them apart as changemakers, and unlocks new worlds for their students.

We’re looking for educators who love what they do, and who have found creative and thoughtful ways to integrate technology and digital media into their instruction. These educators are born leaders—they inspire both their students and their peers. Most importantly, they make learning fun and accessible to all students.

PBS Digital Innovators receive ongoing professional development, opportunities to share their ideas in national settings, and an all–expenses-paid trip to San Antonio for the PBS Digital Innovators Summit, and the ISTE conference.

The application process will be open from December 12, 2016 to February 13, 2017 at 12:01 am, PST. Tell us what you’re passionate about through our online application process.

Applicants selected to join the PBS Digital Innovator class of 2017 will receive ongoing PD through in-person training, webinars, and a free PBS TeacherLine course; access to exclusive educational technology resources and events; membership into a lively professional learning community and an all-expenses-paid three-day trip to San Antonio for the PBS Digital Innovators Summit and ISTE 2017 Conference & Expo!

Everyone who applies will automatically become a member of our PBS Education community, connecting you to a large network of like-minded educators.

Apply today!

Eighteen Kentucky teachers named 2016 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 by KET Education Consultants

PBSLM Digital InnovatorsEighteen Kentucky teachers have been selected to participate in the 2016 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators program. The program, which is in its fourth year, honors tech-savvy K-12 educators from across the country who serve as leaders in the use of educational technology and incorporation of digital media into their classrooms.

Educators were selected based on submission of videos and written essays that addressed how they are creatively using digital technology and tools in the classroom to drive student achievement.

Kentucky’s 2016 PBS LearningMedia Lead Digital Innovator is:
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James Wampler, Shelby County High School, Shelbyville

“Digital Innovation is important in today’s classrooms because students need exposure to proper utilization of technology to connect them in relevant, engaging and information-rich ways to the real world that they live in,” said Wampler, who teaches eighth grade science. “I’m really looking forward to meeting representatives from other states to see how they are using technology as a tool for student engagement and growth.”

Additionally, seventeen Kentucky educators were identified as Local PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators:

Jamie Chenault, Lakewood Elementary School, Cecilia

Sara Byron, Kentucky Country Day School, Louisville

Lori Corbin, Webster County High School, Dixon

Savannah Denning, Lincoln Elementary School, Franklin

Kristie Ennis, Waggener High School, Louisville

Nicole Glover, Louisville Collegiate School, Louisville

Carrie Gupton, Meade County High School, Brandenburg

Stephanie Hagan, Saint Athanasius School, Louisville

Willa Johnson, Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative, McRoberts

Justin Kirby, Adairville School, Adairville

Amy Madsen, George Rogers Clark High School, Winchester

Melissa Metcalf, Foley Middle School, Berea

Sam Northern, Simpson Elementary School, Franklin

Jessica Pass, Boone County High School, Florence

Sarah Shartzer, Kentucky Country Day School, Louisville

Jennie Watkins, Corbin Intermediate School, Corbin

Denise Webb, Pleasure Ridge Park High School, Louisville

The 2016 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators will receive year-long professional development opportunities, a free PBS TeacherLine professional development course, networking opportunities and more. Kentucky’s PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators will also receive ongoing support in their communities from KET.

In addition, the 52 Lead Digital Innovators will receive an 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.

“KET congratulates these talented Kentucky teachers for their use of digital media – like the instructional resources KET produces – to engage students and make a real difference in the classroom,” said Nancy Carpenter, KET’s senior director for education. “They will represent KET and the entire state as they continue to enhance their skills with these one-of-a-kind resources, tools and training from PBS LearningMedia.”

The full list of 2016 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators is available here.

2016 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015 by KET Education Consultants

PBSLM Digital InnovatorsKentucky educators who excel at using technology and digital media to support student learning are being encouraged to enter to be named a 2016 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator. KET and PBS have announced the 4th annual program in which K-12 teachers and administrators are recognized for their creative use of digital media in the classroom.

“KET is an efficient and effective partner in K-12 education, providing engaging media resources for every Kentucky classroom,” said Shae Hopkins, KET executive director and CEO. “We’re especially proud to recognize and partner with innovative educators who are using digital media in order to improve student achievement.”

PBS LearningMedia, provided in Kentucky as a part of KET EncycloMedia, offers digital tools on-demand for educators, including more than 3000 resources produced by KET as a leading national producer. In Kentucky, over 85,200 teachers, parents, students, and educators have viewed more than 1.8 million resources since 2013.

All educators who meet the entry requirements, follow the guidelines and submit their application to the Digital Innovators Program will be rewarded with year-long professional development opportunities. These include virtual trainings on digital best practices, access to exclusive resources from PBS LearningMedia, invitations to special events, a free PBS TeacherLine professional development course, networking opportunities and ongoing support from KET’s education consultants, who provide hands-on digital media training to teachers statewide.

The call for entries closes February 8, 2016. Educators should submit a 60- to 120-second video to showcase their innovative use of digital technology in their classroom to inspire students. Entrants should also complete a profile and answer two essay questions. The PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators’ application is available at www.pbslearningmedia.org/digitalinnovators.

A panel of esteemed judges will select one educator from each state throughout the U.S, its territories and the District of Columbia 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 Lead Innovators the opportunity to meet with and listen to renowned speakers, experts and educators like themselves, to discuss technology in the classroom and learn how to maximize the benefits of using new technologies in the classroom. All Lead Innovators will receive a Samsung Galaxy(R) tablet.

Kentucky’s 2015 PBS Learning Media Digital Innovators are:

·         Susan Cintra, Madison Central High School, Richmond (Lead PBS Digital Innovator)

·         James Allen, Oldham County High School, Goshen (Local PBS Digital Innovator)

·         Jennifer Montgomery, Eminence Independent Schools, Eminence (Local PBS Digital Innovator)

·         Kate Wintuska, Jody Richards Elementary School, Bowling Green (Local PBS Digital Innovator)

The 2016 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators will be announced in March. For more information on KET’s PBS LearningMedia service in Kentucky, visit www.ket.pbslearningmedia.org


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