PBS Teachers Innovation Awards

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PBS is calling out to enterprising teachers to enter the PBS Teachers Innovation Awards!

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 re-enacting historical events, or literature by inviting kids to create digital stories, you are innovating and making a difference – and we want to recognize and thank YOU!

The 2011 PBS Teachers Innovation Awards is open for entries through April 14th, 2011. For the 2011 Awards, we want to know how you innovate and how you use PBS resources to support innovation. All entries should include a short video clip and show a demonstration of innovation with students (inside or outside of a classroom) or an innovative project that was the result of an instructional activity you conducted and should clearly demonstrate how a PBS resource was used or modified to enhance the lesson or project.

The winners will be announced on May 31. The top 12, one from each of 12 subject/grade groupings, will participate in a week long "Innovation Immersion Experience" at The Henry Ford in Dearborn, Michigan from July 31 – August 5, 2011, plus receive a SMART Slate™ wireless slate, and a FREE PBS TeacherLine professional development course. I look forward to seeing some of the entries.