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Announcing the 2015 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators Program



Back by popular demand, PBS LearningMedia is thrilled to announce the launch of the 2015 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators program, a unique opportunity for your station to connect with and reward tech-savvy K-12 educators who are embracing digital learning!

Applications will be accepted from educators between 12/3/14 and 2/11/15. 100 educators will be selected to join the program, including 30 who will be named Lead PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators. Educator benefits include: building a relationship with their local PBS station; one year of FREE PD including virtual trainings and events; speaking opportunities; membership into a robust professional learning community; and an all-expense paid two-day trip to a digital summit in Philadelphia, PA preceding the ISTE conference for the Lead PBS Digital Innovators including a one-day pass to ISTE, making this year’s program bigger and better than before. Stations with a Lead PBS Digital Innovator will also be invited to the summit in Philadelphia. PBS will cover all expenses for the educators and, for stations, PBS will pay for all meals, PD sessions and events. We will ask stations to cover their own individual travel and lodging expenses. The materials below have been created to help you leverage this exciting program.

A Station MarCom Toolkit containing weekly plug-and-play social media messaging to use for promotion of the application throughout the entire application period

· A zip folder including digital assets (banners, tiles, towers, email, Facebook, Twitter, Google+), a co-brandable promotional one-sheet, and a co-brandable PPT slide for teacher presentations.

· 2015 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators Program Overview recording and presentation.


Want to Learn More or Spread the Word?
We launched a press release this morning and have supplied stations with co-brandable press releases and marcom messaging.

We invite you to learn more about this very important program here: pbslearningmedia.org/digitalinnovators. Should you want to spread the word, feel free to use this social media messaging:
  • Facebook/Google+: PBS is once again looking for America’s most innovative educators! Apply today to become a 2015 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator and you could receive one year of FREE PD, access to exclusive resources + a trip to Philly for the PBS Digital Innovators Summit + ISTE Conference. Submit your application today: http://to.pbs.org/digin
  • Twitter: Using #edtech in your class? APPLY to be a #PBSDigitalInnovator for FREE #profdev & a trip to Philly for #ISTE2015 http://to.pbs.org/digin
To access any of the resources above, and/or if you have questions about this program and how your station can participate, please contact me at mjhammerstrom@pbs.org.



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