Ashley Judd, a 4th-grade teacher at Tyner Elementary School (Jackson County), is one of 30 educators chosen from across the country as part of the first PBS Digital Innovator All-Star Program.
The Digital Innovator All-Stars were nominated by their local PBS stations and selected from a pool of educators who were recognized as part of the PBS Digital Innovator Program for their creative and innovative work to integrate technology and digital media into their classrooms.
The program, sponsored by PBS LearningMedia, recognizes classroom change-makers – teachers who approach education with a bold and fresh perspective and who integrate digital media resources into their classrooms in a way that sparks a love of learning for their students. It also provides ongoing professional development and support to alumni.
Judd has nine years of classroom experience, specializing in elementary education with a technological twist. “I place great importance on providing opportunities for my students to practice 21st-century digital skills, in addition to mastering 4th-grade standards in the process,” she said.
Judd and the other PBS Digital Innovator All-Stars will attend the PBS Digital Innovator All-Star Summit June 23-24 and the International Society for Technology in Education Conference on June 25, both in Chicago.