Join AETN and ArkansasIDEAS in congratulating Mary Beth Hatch, who was one of 52 educators nationwide selected as a 2016 PBS LearningMedia Lead Digital Innovator!
Mary Beth Hatch, an EAST Initiative facilitator at Harrison Junior High School, was chosen as one of 52 Lead Digital Innovators in the U.S. and its territories. As one of the Lead Digital Innovators, Ms. Hatch will receive an all-expense paid trip to Denver, Colorado, to participate in the 2016 PBS LearningMedia Digital Summit and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference.
“AETN is proud to recognize Ms. Hatch, who was chosen as a Lead Digital Innovator from a pool of talented and pioneering educators from across the country,” AETN Executive Director Allen Weatherly said. “Ms. Hatch will represent AETN will represent AETN and the entire state well as she continues to enhance her skills with these one-of-a-kind resources.”
Ms. Hatch was among hundreds of leading teachers who applied to the PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators program and was selected for exemplifying excellence in using technology and digital media to support student learning.
Six other Arkansas teachers were also recognized as Local 2016 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators:
- Marisa Arnold, White County Central School District in Judsonia.
- Christina Cereghini, J.A. Fair High School of College and Career Academies in Little Rock.
- Amy Counts, Fountain Lake High School in Hot Springs.
- Michelle Moore, Hot Springs Intermediate.
- Dennis Pevey, eStem Public Charter School in Little Rock.
- Vearlene Williamson, Avondale Elementary School in West Memphis.
All Digital Innovators will receive year-long professional development opportunities that include virtual trainings, access to premium and exclusive resources from PBS LearningMedia Custom service, a free PBS TeacherLine development course, networking opportunities and more.
We are grateful to each of these outstanding educators for their work to teach and inspire Arkansas students in innovative ways. Their phenomenal work across the state is creating a better future for our children and Arkansas as a whole!