St. Louis elementary teacher named PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator

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A St. Louis elementary teacher has been named a 2016 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator.

Chantell Mason of Iveland Elementary was named among 52 other teachers in the United States as a Digital Innovator. This is the third consecutive year a teacher from St. Louis has been named to the list.

“This year we received a record number of applications from qualified teachers from across the country and we are excited to welcome this new class of digitally savvy educators to our growing group of leaders,” said Alicia Levi, Vice President, PBS Education. “Education for learners of all ages is at the core of PBS’ mission, and we are committed to providing teachers and students with the tools and content necessary to succeed in today’s digital classroom. I look forward to working alongside this group as they continue to engage and empower the next generation of students.”

Mason has taught elementary school for the past eight years and has innovated her curriculum by encouraging her students to use podcasts as a way to write their opinions, books reviews and more.

She says the best part of her job is "empowering her students to be confident in their skill sand learn about the world around them."

Digital Innovators will be allowed year-long professional development opportunities, virtual trainings, exclusive resources from PBS LearningMedia and a free PBS TeacherLine professional development course.

The lead innovators also receive an all-expense paid trip to the 2016 PBS LearningMedia Digital Summit in Denver, Colorado.

To learn more about this class as well as about the program, visit the PBS LearningMedia website

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