This week, Ashley Judd, a fourth grade teacher at Tyner Elementary in Jackson County, was named one of 30 educators chosen from across the country as part of the first PBS Digital Innovator All-Star Program.
The Digital Innovator All-Stars were nominated by their local PBS stations, and selected from a pool of educators who were previously recognized as part of the PBS Digital Innovator Program for their creative and innovative work to integrate technology and digital media into their classrooms.
“PBS is committed to recognizing and celebrating educators for the immeasurable work they do in their communities,” said Sara Schapiro, PBS’ vice president of education. “We are excited to see the new and inventive ways these educators will support students’ learning through this program.”
In partnership with KET Education, Judd will spend the 2018-2019 school year deepening engagement among students, families, educators, schools, and KET. As an exclusive part of the program, she will have access to virtual and in-person events, including the PBS Digital Innovator All-Star Summit, to connect and learn with their peers and station representatives from across the country.
The PBS Digital Innovator All-Stars were chosen based on a variety of criteria, including passion for their role as an educator, outcomes from their time as PBS Digital Innovators, connections to their communities, and service to under-resourced families.
A full list of the 2018 PBS Digital Innovator All-Stars is available online.