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Upshur County Teacher Selected for 2015 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators Program

Megan Bacorn 2015 Digital InnovatorMegan Bacorn, Fifth Grade Teacher Union Elementary School, Buckhannon, West Virginia

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West Virginia Public Broadcasting announced Megan Bacorn from Union Elementary School in Buckhannon as one of the 100 educators selected for the 2015 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators program. 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.

“West Virginia Public Broadcasting is proud to recognize Megan, who was chosen from a pool of talented and innovative educators from across the country that are using technology and digital media in the classroom,” said Scott Finn, Executive Director of WVPB. “Megan will represent WVPB and the entire state as she continues to enhance her skills with these one-of-a-kind resources, tools and trainings from PBS LearningMedia.”

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.

The full list of the 2015 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. 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.

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