Two St. Louis-Area Teachers Chosen as PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators
They Are Among 100 Innovative K-12 Educators Recognized for their Use of Digital Media and Technology in Classrooms Across the U.S. and U.S. Territories
St. Louis, MO — July 9, 2015 — Patricia Brown, a teacher at Old Bonhomme Elementary in the Ladue School District, and Kelly Gilchrist, a teacher at McCurdy Elementary School in the Hazelwood School District, were recently selected as 2015 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators. They are among 100 tech-savvy educators from across the country chosen for their passion and commitment to innovative teaching practices that integrate digital media and technology in the classroom.
Both educators will receive year-long professional development opportunities that include virtual trainings, access to premium and exclusive resources from PBS LearningMedia Custom service, invitations to special events, and access to a free PBS TeacherLine professional development course. Brown, who was designated one of 30 Lead Digital Innovators, also received a tablet computer and a trip last month to attend the Digital Innovator Summit in Philadelphia.
PBS LearningMedia received hundreds of applications from leading teachers throughout the U.S. and its territories. Judges selected the 100 educators based on submissions of videos and written essays that addressed how they are creatively using digital technology and tools in the classroom to drive student achievement.
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