|The group of lead innovators gather for a photo at the PBS DI Summit|
On June 19, sixteen teachers from across the country converged upon PBS LearningMedia headquarters in Washington, D.C. for the much-anticipated PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators Summit. Members of the PBS Digital Innovator program, these tech-savvy educators comprised a team of Lead Digital Innovators invited to share in two fun-filled, inspiring days of learning about the latest PBS LearningMedia digital resources and instructional technologies. As a lucky member of this group, I can tell you first hand that PBS LearningMedia really knows how to roll out the red carpet for educators eager to collaborate and learn!
On Thursday, the Summit kicked off with an enthusiastic welcome from Alicia Levi, VP of Education for PBS LearningMedia. Sessions to follow included topics such as learning to integrate digital media in curriculum and using PBS LearningMedia to flip classes. Snapping selfies with Mr. Rogers and Big Bird was also a popular activity! A magical evening cruise along the Potomac provided everyone with the wonderful opportunity to unwind as they kept the conversations going.
|Lesley MClendon, Lead PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator|
Since returning from the Summit, my mind is still reeling with all of the amazing ideas I learned. Like everyone else, I am now rewriting lesson plans for the fall and feel inspired to identify new ways that I can use PBS digital tools to engage my students and introduce project-based learning in my classroom. I hope to keep the spirited collaboration going via Twitter, and I’m already looking forward to meeting with fellow Innovators at ISTE 2014.
|PBS Digital Innovator, Rob Culp|
Also, check out PBS LearningMedia’s Storfy recap of the 2014 PBS Digital Innovators Summit and keep up with our entire Class of 2014 PBS Digital Innovators using #PBSDigitalInnovator on Twitter!