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Image of Christine Peargin from Rupert Elementary smiling. She is the IdahoPTV Digital Innovator for 2023-2024

Rupert Elementary School fourth-grade teacher Christine Peargin has been named the Idaho Public Television Digital Innovator for the 2023-2024 school year. The Digital Innovator program recognizes Idaho teachers who enhance learning by integrating technology or digital media into their classrooms. Each spring, IdahoPTV selects one educator who will serve as Digital Innovator for the following school year.

“I am honored to be chosen,” says Peargin. “I wholeheartedly believe technology brings learning outside the classroom walls and helps students develop critical and creative thinking skills needed for the future.”

Previous IdahoPTV Digital Innovators

Bailee Bigley

Bailee's Story

  • IdahoPTV Digital Innovator 2021-2022

Katie Mason

Katie's Story

  • IdahoPTV Digital Innovator 2020-2021
  • PBS Digital Innovator All-Star 2022-2024

Gabriel Garcia

Gabe's Story

  • IdahoPTV Digital Innovator 2019-2020
  • PBS Digital Innovator All-Star 2020-2022

Paige Somoza

Paige's Story

  • IdahoPTV Digital Innovator 2017-1018
  • PBS Digital Innovator All-Star 2018-2020

About the Digital Innovator Program

IdahoPTV is dedicated to supporting teachers throughout the state and fostering collaboration between teachers.  One way we do this is by highlighting teachers who are doing amazing things in their classrooms. Our Digital Innovator program recognizes teachers who are pushing the boundaries of teaching to better engage their students and enhance learning by integrating technology or digital media into their classrooms. Each year we will select one Idaho Digital Innovator and offer them opportunities to explore new teaching strategies and connect with other Idaho teachers.