Greensboro Teacher Picked for 2017 PBS Digital Innovators

Greensboro Teacher Picked for 2017 PBS Digital Innovators

Alexis Moore, recognized for her game-changing integration of digital media in the classroom, will partner with UNC-TV to build learning outcomes in North Carolina

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, APRIL 24, 2017 – Alexis Moore, from Bluford STEM Academy in Greensboro, is one of 52 educators in the country selected for the fifth annual PBS Digital Innovators Program. This honor recognizes classroom changemakers: educators who skillfully approach education with a bold and fresh perspective, and who integrate digital media and resources into their classrooms in a way that sparks a love of learning for their students. Judges selected the PBS Digital Innovators from across the country, representing each state and the District of Columbia. 

Moore, with a Master’s degree in Elementary Education and Master’s in Instructional Technology nearly complete, will serve as education partner—deepening the connection between the educator community and UNC-TV. PBS Digital Innovators also participate in professional development, share ideas on PBS platforms, access exclusive resources from PBS LearningMedia, receive a free PBS TeacherLine professional development course, and are invited to the 2017 PBS Digital Summit in San Antonio, TX, along with other special events. 

“We are thrilled to learn about the selection of Alexis Moore,” enthused Joy Potts, UNC-TV’s director of children's media and education services. “We look forward to collaborating with Alexis as part of the PBS Digital Innovators Program in our efforts to expand engagement around digital media and resources for parents, educators, and students state-wide.”

“We were struck by the creativity and passion of this year’s applicants,” said PBS Vice President of Education Sara Schapiro. “The 2017 PBS Digital Innovators are a passionate group of educators committed to changing the way students learn through technology and digital media. Education is at the core of PBS’s mission and, as a key partner with parents and educators across America, we’re excited for the opportunity to learn from and work with these classroom changemakers as they partner with PBS member stations to share content that truly engages and empowers students in every community.” 

Among other teachers selected were educators who are using 3D printers with their students to create prosthetic limbs; a technology coach whose classroom is a “STEM Bus” and co-teachers who use technology to bring their students together in one class, even though they’re in physical classrooms that are miles apart. The full list of the 2017 PBS Digital Innovators, their profiles and photographs can be found at pbs.org/education/digitalinnovators/class-of-2017.

More than 100,000 digital resources, including lesson plans, worksheets, video content, and more, are available through PBS LearningMedia for pre-K-12 classrooms. Teachers can access this content at pbslearningmedia.org. 

About UNC-TV

UNC-TV, Public Media North Carolina, provides people of all ages with enriching media through its distinctive array of programs and services, including four digital channels: UNC-TV—PBS & More, UNC-EX—The Explorer Channel, Rootle—UNC-TV's Kids Channel and the North Carolina Channel—Stories with a Local Accent. UNC-TV’s 12 stations comprise North Carolina’s only statewide television network, made possible through a unique partnership of public investment and private support. UNC-TV also provides emergency services support for the state and free educational services and resources for teachers. UNC-TV is committed to producing, broadcasting and sharing content for and about North Carolina, making it the most important source of information about the state. For more, visit unctv.org and join the conversation by connecting with us at facebook.com/unctv, @unctv on Twitter and instagram.com/unctv. 

About PBS Education

PBS Education provides all educators with access to high-quality, standards-aligned content for the classroom and professional development and peer-to-peer experiences to enrich teaching and learning opportunities across America’s classrooms. Through partnerships with nearly 350 member stations, PBS Education supports and connects prek-12 teachers, parents, and communities to help students reach their full potential both in and out of the classroom. PBS Education meets the needs of today’s educator with offerings that include: PBS LearningMedia, PBS TeacherLine and the PBS Digital Innovators Program. For more about PBS Education, visit pbs.org/education or follow PBS Education on Twitter and Facebook. 

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