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 select one Idaho Digital Innovator and offer them opportunities to explore new teaching strategies and connect with other Idaho teachers.
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IdahoPTV is one of five stations in rural areas across the U.S. that are part of the PBS Teacher Community Program. This pilot initiative aims to build educator communities across our state – connecting educators with each other and with IdahoPTV around our shared goal of improving learning outcomes for Idaho's students.
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Do you know an educator who is pushing the boundaries of teaching to better engage their students and enhance learning by integrating technology or digital media into their classroom? Do you know a teacher who is passionate, bold, and innovative? A classroom changemaker? If so, please consider nominating that teacher to be the IdahoPTV Digital Innovator. We will be accepting nominees from March 16 - April 17, 2020. Nominees must be K-12 educators holding a current teaching certificate and currently teaching in an Idaho classroom or working in an Idaho school. They should be education changemakers with a passion for classroom innovation that utilizes technology and/or digital media and should have a desire to share and collaborate with other teachers. If this sounds like someone you know, please nominate them by filling out this form, and include a ONE page nomination letter stating the following:
- How long have you known the educator?
- Why you think this educator deserves to be the IdahoPTV Digital Innovator?
- What is something innovative that this educator is currently doing in their classroom?
Digital Innovator 2020
Nominate a teacher for the IdahoPTV Digital Innovator Contest.