PBS LearningMedia Announces the K-12 Teachers Selected for the 2014 Digital Innovators Program

  PBS LearningMedia Announces the K-12 Teachers Selected for the 2014 Digital
  Innovators Program

 100 Innovative K-12 Educators Recognized for their Use of Digital Media and
                     Technology in Classrooms Nationwide

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ARLINGTON, Va. -- April 7, 2014

Today, PBS LearningMedia, the award winning on-demand digital media service
from PBS offering over 35,000 digital resources for educators, announced the
100 educators selected for the 2014 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators
program. The program rewards tech-savvy K-12 educators from across the country
who are serving as leaders in the education technology space and incorporating
digital media in classrooms to promote student engagement and achievement
through year-long hands-on and virtual professional development opportunities.

“PBS LearningMedia and local member stations are proud to recognize the 2014
PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators, a nationwide group of leading educators
who are truly changing the way students learn through technology and digital
media,” said Alicia Levi, Vice President, PBS LearningMedia. “We are honored
to provide these stand-out educators with one-of-a-kind resources, tools and
trainings that will further enhance their skills and enable them to share
these skills with other educators.”

The 2014 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators will receive year-long
professional development opportunities that include virtual trainings, access
to premium and exclusive resources, and invitations to special events. In
addition, the top 16 applicants will serve as leads of the program and will
receive an all-expense paid trip to Washington, DC, to participate in a
two-day digital education summit where participants will engage in hands-on
learning, collaborate with peers and hear from digital technology thought

The 2014 Lead PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators are listed below. The full
list of PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators is available at

  *Steve Beard – Thomas Edison High School, Portland, OR (Oregon Public
  *Stephanie Berry – Basic High School, Henderson, NV (Vegas PBS)
  *Leslie Ceballos – Carolyn Bukhair Elementary, Dallas, TX (KERA)
  *Alice Chen – Suzanne Middle School, Walnut, CA (PBS SoCal)
  *Robert Culp – Joliet Public School District 86, Joliet, IL (WTTW)
  *Ryan Devlin – Brockway Area Junior/Senior High School, Brockway, PA (WPSU)
  *Scott Frizzell – Harding Academy of Memphis, Memphis, TN (WKNO)
  *Susan Gauthier – Sherwood Middle Academic Magnet School, Baton Rouge, LA
  *Don Goble – Ladue Horton Watkins High School, Saint Louis, MO (Nine
    Network of Public Media)
  *Mig Hayes – Carolina Friends School, Durham, NC (UNC-TV)
  *Julie Hildebrand – Patton Elementary School, Austin, TX (KLRU)
  *Kimberly Lynch – Francis Wyman School, Burlington, MA (WGBH)
  *Lesley McClendon – Shiloh Middle School, Atlanta, GA (Georgia Public
  *Philip McIntosh – Challenger Middle School, Colorado Springs, CO (Rocky
    Mountain PBS)
  *Morgan Nickolai – Sidney High School, Sidney, OH (ThinkTV)
  *Holly Whitt – Walnut Grove Elementary, New Market, AL (Alabama Public

PBS LearningMedia received hundreds of applications from leading teachers
throughout the U.S. and its territories. An esteemed group of judges selected
the 100 educators based on submissions of videos and written essays that
addressed how they are leading innovation in digital teaching in their
classrooms and schools.

About PBS LearningMedia

As America’s largest classroom, teachers of children from pre-K through 12th
grade turn to PBS for digital content and services that help bring classroom
lessons to life. PBS LearningMedia, a partnership of PBS and WGBH Educational
Foundation, is a free 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 1.4
million teachers have registered access to more than 35,000 digital resources
available through PBS LearningMedia. More information about PBS LearningMedia
is available at www.pbslearningmedia.org or by following PBS LearningMedia on
Twitter and Facebook.

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