Nominations Sought for PBS Teacher Innovators

PBS News:

Attention New Mexico teachers – New Mexico PBS, Ch. 5.1 invites you to enter the PBS Teacher Innovator Competition.

Are you an innovative educator? Show us how you inspire your students and you could win a trip to the Henry Ford in Dearborn, Mich. for a weeklong “Innovation Immersion Experience.”

The deadline to enter is Dec. 12.

New Mexico PBS, Ch.5.1 (Albuquerque/Santa Fe), PBS LearningMedia ( and The Henry Ford ( are proud to bring you the third annual PBS Teacher Innovator Awards to recognize innovative PreK-12 classroom educators, media specialists, technology coordinators and homeschool educators who use digital media to enhance student learning.

From math and science to music and the arts, your inventive thinking continuously fuels, inspires and engages young minds.

Whether you teach your students physics with rocket launchers, social studies by creating interactive timelines, or literature by inviting kids to create digital stories, you are innovating and making a difference – and we want to recognize and thank you.

Go to: to tell us how you have innovated with digital media to enhance student learning. You can send us a short video or PDF with text and images that showcases your work. Your entry can be a demonstration of a unique teaching technique or the outcome of your influence in a student work. See frequently asked questions and contest rules for more details.

*Note: When you sign up for the Innovator Awards, you will also be signed up for PBS LearningMedia. PBS will soon merge the logins for these two sites from PBS Education, so you will be able to use the same log in and experience easy navigation between PBS Teachers and PBS LearningMedia sites.

PBS is accepting entries for The 2012 Teacher Innovator Awards from Sept. 26 – Dec. 12, 2012. Winners will be notified by March 31, 2013.

View the 2011 gallery of winning entries and start thinking about how you can use PBS LearningMedia and The Henry Ford’s On Innovation resources to bring innovative digital media experiences to your teaching.


First Prize:
The top TEN winners, one from each of 10 subject/grade groupings, will participate in an all-paid, week-long “Innovation Immersion Experience” at The Henry Ford in Dearborn, Michigan in August 2013 plus receive a free professional development course from PBS TeacherLine.

Second Prize:
TEN second place winners will receive a Promethean ActiView document camera.

All prize winners:
All first and second place winners, plus 10 Third place winners will receive a tote bag chock-full of goodies from PBS & The Henry Ford.

Deadline for Entries: Dec. 12.

PBS and New Mexico PBS thank you for your daily boundless energy and innovation! You inspire us to create high-quality programs and local services that we hope help make your work a little bit easier. Thank you.

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