Sunday, August 17, 2008

An Invitation to ALL Arizona Educators

ASSET would like to invite Arizona educators to invigorate yourself as a professional and collaborate with your 21st Century learners in new ways. Let PBS support your daily teaching efforts with standards and research based broadcast and online resources. Let ASSET provide the means to connect you with professionals across Arizona, and across the nation with PBS TeacherLine online professional development.

Starting in September, educators will have the ability to become an ASSET Educator. This is a new membership opportunity for Eight Public Television. Why become a member? Well the list of member benefits includes all the attributes of an Eight membership, but also a whole collection of services, discounts, and resources we know Arizona educators will find valuable. Take a sneak peek at what membership includes: Become an ASSET Educator.

ASSET honors the efforts of the individual educator. Classroom Innovators are exemplary educators from across Arizona who applied to assist ASSET with reaching the mission of Eight-ASSET into their PreK - 20 school and community. Because we know home is a child's first classroom, ASSET also honors in-home care providers, and those considered family, friends and neighbors who care for Arizona's youngest students birth to age 5. In the coming days, weeks, and months, you will be able to find glimpses into those Arizona classrooms here in this blog. Our Classroom Innovators will contribute stories of their students and teaching challenges here in this blog. This will be a collection of what efforts are taking place at the most critical level of education - the classroom and the home.

I invite you to check back often. I invite you to respond and pose questions and dig deeper. I encourage you to become involved in the community that is ASSET Educators! Cheers to innovation and the passion that lies at the heart of all good teachers.  And to anyone who thinks teaching might be easy... and integrating technology just isn't all that hard... I encourage you to consider this analogy graciously provided to us via You Tube by a creative commerical team: