PBS and its member stations today announced the winners of the PBS Teachers Innovation Awards in recognition of the educators’ creative and inventive use of public media to engage students and improve learning. Sponsored by The Henry Ford and SMART Technologies, the second annual PBS Teachers Innovation Awards honors teachers who continuously strive to inspire young minds and cultivate the nation’s next generation of innovators and leaders. First place was awarded to the top 12 educators, one from each of twelve subject and grade-level groupings, and 28 educators were selected as second place winners.
Locally, WSKG congratulates Chenango Forks High School art teacher Keith Rosko as the national award recipient for art at the secondary level. Mr. Rosko’s computer art project combined traditional resources, school webpage, and PBS content including American Experience War Letters, and various media from the PBS Teachers website. “Mr. Rosko created a rich, cross-curricular learning experience and this approach proved very engaging for his students. We commend his efforts and are impressed with his utilization of PBS resources,” said Jackie Stapleton, WSKG Director of Education.