South Carolina ETV Announces Hopkins Teacher Selected For 2022 Class of PBS Digital Innovator All-Star Program

COLUMBIA, S.C. – PBS and South Carolina ETV (SCETV) announced Lekena Ackerman from Southeast Middle School as a member of the 2022 class of educators selected for the PBS Digital Innovator All-Star Program– honoring classroom changemakers who offer fresh ideas and bold approaches to supporting their students’ growth and learning. Nominated by their local PBS stations, 20 educators were chosen from across the country.
Lekena Ackerman is an eighth grade social studies teacher at Southeast Middle School in Hopkins, SC. Ackerman loves to bring history to life for her students using things like costumes, virtual field trips and other innovative ways to encourage learning. A highlight of her teaching career was being featured on the Today Show in 2020 as a part of their Education Week series.
The PBS Digital Innovator All-Star program brings together a community of PreK-12th grade educators who are innovators and leaders both in and outside of the classroom. Specifically, Digital Innovator All-Stars are selected from a cohort of educators who are doing extraordinary work supporting student learning by integrating media and digital technology in their teaching environments and inspiring students to use these tools in responsible, effective and empowering ways.
In partnership with SCETV, Lekena Ackerman will spend the 2022-2023 school year deepening engagement among students, families, educators, schools and South Carolina communities.
The full list of the 2022 PBS Digital Innovator All-Stars and their profiles can be found on the PBS website.

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