Are you a PBS Digital Innovator? PBS 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 change-makers, and unlocks new worlds for their students in exciting ways.
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.
If you fit that description, apply to become a PBS Digital Innovator. If chosen, you’ll receive ongoing professional development, opportunities to share your ideas in national settings, and an all–expenses-paid trip to San Antonio for the PBS Digital Innovators Summit and ISTE conference. The application process is open from now to February 13, 2017 at 12:01 am, PST. Tell us what you’re passionate and join the PBS Digital Innovator class of 2017! As an added bonus, everyone who applies will automatically become a member of our PBS Education community, connecting you to a large network of like-minded educators.
Still need convincing? Get to know Michael Hernandez, Southern California’s 2015 PBS Digital Innovator:
Michael teaches media arts at Mira Costa High School in Los Angeles, California. He strives to develop passionate storytellers who are prepared to affect positive change in our society. His emphasis on creativity, courage, and compassion has led him to develop a nationally recognized program that includes documentary projects and a renowned film festival. Michael’s favorite part of his job is empowering students to take charge of their learning by becoming independent, critical thinkers who can express themselves in innovative ways. Take a page from his book and check out Michael’s favorite PBS Learning Media resource, Art School. Follow him on Twitter @cinehead