Meet our PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators
Many people know CET and ThinkTV for our award-winning programming, on-air auctions and commitment to the community, but did you know that commitment includes offering a wide variety of educational programs and professional development opportunities for local educators? That includes programs and workshops we’ve created as well as offerings available through partners like PBS Kids and PBS LearningMedia.
As part of our educational efforts, we’re excited to announce that three educators in Southwest Ohio have been named 2014 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators. There are 100 Digital Innovators nationwide who were selected for their passion and commitment to innovative teaching practices that integrate digital media and technology in the classroom. This yearlong professional development program will foster and grow a community of tech-savvy educators that will serve as ambassadors for integrating best practices in digital learning in classrooms across the country.
Meet our PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators:
2014 Lead PBS Digital Innovator Morgan Nickolai
Morgan Nickolai is the Library Media Specialist and Distance Track Coach at the Sidney High School, part of the Sidney City School District located in Sidney, Shelby County, Ohio. Morgan is also an INFOhio User Council Representative for the Western Ohio Computer Organization (WOCO) and an INFOhio Coach for the Sidney City School District. As a Library Media Specialist, Morgan provides media literacy, information literacy and research instruction to students and classroom teachers. She collaborates with teachers to coordinate instruction, media program activities, and resources with subject area curriculum. She is responsible for the selection, organization, utilization and maintenance of the library, information, and curriculum resources, and provides professional development for all staff members. Meet Morgan: http://www.thinktv.org/education/meet-2014-pbs-learningmedia-digital-innovators/.
2014 PBS Digital Innovator John Stevens
John Stevens teaches at The Schilling School for Gifted Children in Sycamore Township in Hamilton County, Ohio. John is a middle school instructor and teaches Science, Reading, Language Arts, Social Studies, Lego Robotics and Computer Science to grades 5-8. In addition to his teaching, John is also the IT Manager for the whole school and services all of the server, hardware, and software requirements, especially the enrollment/grading system, their webpage, Facebook and Twitter pages and the school’s email accounts. Meet John: http://www.cetconnect.org/education/meet-2014-pbs-learningmedia-digital-innovators/
2014 PBS Digital Innovator Alan Limke
Alan Limke teaches at Milton-Union Elementary School in the Milton-Union Exempted Village School District, located in West Milton, Ohio in Miami County. He teaches Computer Applications. This is his 3rd year at Milton-Union and his 15th year of teaching overall. Before coming to Milton-Union, Alan taught band and music. Alan’s courses emphasize the 4 C’s of 21st century learning: critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity. Meet Alan: http://www.thinktv.org/education/meet-2014-pbs-learningmedia-digital-innovators/.