ETV Announces Spartanburg Teacher Selected for 2014 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators Program
Adam Babcock Recognized for Use of Digital Media and Technology in Classrooms
For Immediate Release
April 25, 2014
Today, ETV announced Adam Babcock from Spartanburg High School and Spartanburg High School Freshman Academy is one of the 100 educators selected for the 2014 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators program. The program rewards tech-savvy K-12 educators from across the country who are serving as leaders in the education technology space and incorporating digital media in classrooms to promote student engagement and achievement with year-long hands-on and virtual professional development opportunities.
Babcock trains and coaches 9-12 grade teachers on technology integration opportunities and utilizes the PBS TeacherLine courses ETV offers under its TeacherLine Southeast program.
“ETV is proud to recognize Adam for his dedication to truly changing the way students learn through technology and digital media,” said Linda O'Bryon, ETV President and CEO. “We are honored to provide educators with one-of-a-kind resources, tools and trainings that will further enhance their skills and enable them to share these skills with other educators throughout South Carolina.”
The 2014 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators will receive year-long professional development opportunities that include virtual trainings, access to premium and exclusive resources, and invitations to special events. In addition, the top 16 applicants will serve as leads of the program and will receive an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. to participate in a two-day digital education summit where participants will engage in hands-on learning, collaborate with peers and hear from digital technology thought leaders.
The full list of the 2014 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators is available at http://www.pbslearningmedia.org/collection/digitalinnovators.
PBS LearningMedia received hundreds of applications from leading teachers throughout the U.S. and its territories. An esteemed group of judges selected the 100 educators based on submissions of videos and written essays that addressed how they are leading innovation in digital teaching in their classrooms and schools.
About PBS LearningMedia: As America’s largest classroom, teachers of children from pre-K through 12th grade turn to PBS for digital content and services that help bring classroom lessons to life. PBS LearningMedia, a partnership of PBS and WGBH Educational Foundation, is a free media-on-demand service offering educators access to the best of public media and delivers research-based, classroom-ready digital learning experiences to engage students in exploring curriculum concepts that align with National and Common Core State Standards. Nationwide, more than 1.4 million teachers have registered access to more than 35,000 digital resources available through PBS LearningMedia. More information about PBS LearningMedia is available at www.pbslearningmedia.org or by following PBS LearningMedia on Twitter and Facebook.
About ETV TeacherLine Southeast: ETV’s TeacherLine Southeast program provides online solutions for teacher professional development, offering a range of courses from PBS TeacherLine, the award-winning and premier research and standards-based resource for PreK-12 educators. TeacherLine courses, developed by leading educational producers and content experts, offer a supportive learning community and exemplary professional resources. More information about TeacherLine Southeast and its courses is available at www.teacherlinesoutheast.org.
South Carolina ETV (presenting station) is the state's public educational broadcasting network. Using television, radio and the web, SCETV's mission is to enrich lives by educating children, informing and connecting citizens, celebrating our culture and environment and instilling the joy of learning. South Carolina ETV currently presents A Chef’s Life, Expeditions, and For Your Home on public television in addition to national radio productions Song Travels, Piano Jazz, Spoleto Festival USA, and World of Opera.