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6 reasons it's cool to be a PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator

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Don Gobe, 2014 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator
Nine Network of Public Media

The application process to become a 2015 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator is quickly coming to a close.

For educators who have been considered applying, being a digital innovator comes with more than just a cool new title for bragging. It comes with a lot of perks that are for this select group.

To help in the decision-making process, we’re highlighting six things that come with the package.

  1. Those selected as digital innovators get an all-expenses paid trip to Philadelphia, Pa. for the PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators Summit, which is set for June 26-27. During the summit, innovators will be able to hear and learn about a number of best practices related to digital learning and network with educational colleagues. (Did we mention, it’s a free trip?)
  2. A digital innovator isn’t complete without a new piece of hardware, which comes in the form of a Samsung Galaxy tablet to help form digital lessons (or to Snapchat.)
  3. When you’re named a digital innovator, it’s not just you, but it’s a group, or network, where you can connect, bounce ideas around, and just make friends.
  4. OK, we know we said it’s just a title, but how many can call themselves a certified “Digital Innovator.”
  5. Along with the title, you not only receive local recognition from the local PBS station but national recognition for your efforts as an educator.
  6. You’re already making huge strides in the classroom in helping young minds, and this opportunity only provides you a greater breadth of information and ideas for your students.

The deadline to apply for the program is February 11. To get more information about the program, visit the PBS LearningMedia website.