HMS social studies teacher Jay D’Ambrosio, was selected as a winner in the 2010 PBS Teachers Innovation Award competition. His submission, the Hexagon, a digital game, demonstrating an innovative use of technology in the classroom, was selected out of nearly 700 entries across the country.
As part of his second place prize, D’Ambrosio received a PBS gift bag containing a PBS TeacherLine professional development course, a gift package from Elmers, a web cam from Logitech, Membership to PBS Teachers online community, and a 10% discount to the online PBS Store. Additionally, he will be invited to partner with PBS and local public television stations as leaders in classroom innovation.
The PBS Teachers Innovation Awards program honors teachers who are transforming classroom learning and providing children with the tools they need to reach their full potential and succeed in the 21st century. Through the online resource, PBS Teachers, the winners’ submissions will be featured as best practices case studies, and the winners will serve as teacher leaders and catalysts for expanding effective instructional techniques using public digital media in the classroom. There were a total of 50 prize winners - 10 first place and 40 second place.