Fern Bacon teacher named PBS 2015 Digital Innovator
Fern Bacon Middle School teacher Julie Del Agua has been recognized by PBS LearningMedia as a 2015 PBS Digital Innovator.
The program, which is in its third year, recognizes tech-savvy K-12 educators who are serving as leaders in the education technology space and incorporating digital media in classrooms.
Del Agua is an eighth grade media production and math teacher. Her expertise in technology and its uses with purpose in the Common Core State Standards has allowed her to integrate iPads and laptops in her math class for students to share their thinking and critique others’ work.
The 2015 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators will receive year-long professional development opportunities that include virtual trainings, access to premium and exclusive resources from PBS LearningMedia Custom service, invitations to special events and access to a free PBS TeacherLine professional development course. PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators will also receive ongoing support in their community from their local PBS member stations.
PBS LearningMedia received hundreds of applications from leading teachers throughout the U.S. and its territories. Judges selected the 100 educators based on submissions of videos and written essays that addressed how they are creatively using digital technology and tools in the classroom to drive student achievement.