April 20, 2017

Carmel Teacher Selected As PBS 'Digital Innovator'

Josie McKay

Josie McKay

A fourth grade teacher at Towne Meadow Elementary School in Carmel has been selected as a PBS Digital Innovator. Josie McKay is one of just 52 educators from across the country to receive this distinction. The program recognizes educators who integrate digital media and resources into their classrooms. 

In partnership with WFYI Public Media, McKay will serve as an education partner, deepening the connection between the educator community and WFYI.  

“Thank you, WFYI and PBS LeanringMedia,” McKay said. “I am so excited and honored to be Indiana’s PBS’ Digital Innovator for 2017!”    

“WFYI is proud to have Mrs. McKay recognized nationally as a leader in education innovation,” WFYI President and CEO Lloyd Wright said. “We are eager to collaborate with her in identifying innovative strategies to build learning outcomes for students in Indiana.”

McKay helps her students to learn to code, create movies, develop online discussion boards and communicate with people all over the globe.

McKay, and the rest of the PBS Digital Innovators, will receive ongoing professional development and be able to share their ideas on PBS platforms.

More than 100,000 digital resources, including lesson plans, worksheets, video content and more, are available through PBS LearningMedia for pre-K-12 classrooms. Teachers can access this content at www.pbslearningmedia.org.

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