Tech-Savvy Teachers Honored in 4th Annual PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators Program


April 20, 2016


This news release is shared on behalf of PBS. Congratulations to South High School Teacher Larissa Wright-Elson for being named a 2016 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator!


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PBS LearningMedia recognizes hundreds of educators from across the country as leaders in classroom technology and digital media


Arlington, VA, April 12, 2016 – PBS has announced the members of the 2016 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators Program, now in its fourth year. PBS LearningMedia, the free media on-demand service that offers more than 120,000 digital resources for teachers, is honoring educators from across the country who exemplify excellence in using technology and digital media to support student learning. A panel of esteemed judges selected 52 educators from throughout the U.S, its territories and the District of Columbia, as Lead Innovators, representing almost every state and Washington D.C., a first in the program’s history.


The 2016 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators are awarded with year-long professional development opportunities, virtual trainings, exclusive resources from PBS LearningMedia Custom, a free PBS TeacherLine professional development course, networking opportunities and more. Additionally, the 52 Lead Digital Innovators will receive an all-expense paid trip to Denver, Colorado to participate in the 2016 PBS LearningMedia Digital Summit and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference.


“This year we received a record number of applications from qualified teachers from across the country and we are excited to welcome this new class of digitally savvy educators to our growing group of leaders,” said Alicia Levi, Vice President, PBS Education. “Education for learners of all ages is at the core of PBS’ mission, and we are committed to providing teachers and students with the tools and content necessary to succeed in today’s digital classroom. I look forward to working alongside this group as they continue to engage and empower the next generation of students.”


The 2016 Lead PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators are listed below (along with their schools and local PBS stations). The full list of PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators is available at


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