PBS LearningMedia and The Henry Ford have announced the third annual Teacher Innovator Awards, recognizing PreK-12 educators using media in new and unique ways to enhance students' learning.
Teachers are using digital media in the classroom in creative ways to inspire and engage young minds in every subject from math and science to music and the arts. The Teacher Innovator Awards recognize classroom educators, media specialists, technology coordinators and homeschool educators who are digital pioneers, paving the way for new teaching techniques and a more interactive learning experience.
Teachers can apply for the Teacher Innovator Awards by submitting a video up to 3 minutes in length or a written essay, up to three pages with images. Entries must address how they are using digital media to enhance students' learning by augmenting the traditional textbook approach to teaching. Thirty educators in total will receive prizes for their outstanding work with the top 10 winners receiving a professional development prize package for a week-long, all-expense-paid "Innovation Immersion Experience" at The Henry Ford in Dearborn, Michigan, and a PBS TeacherLine course. The deadline to apply for the awards is December 12, 2012.
The 2012 Teacher Innovator Award winners will be announced in March 2013. For more information on the awards, visit www.pbslearningmedia.org/innovators/.
Source: PBS LearningMedia, www.pbslearningmedia.org