South Carolina teacher selected for PBS Digital Innovator All-Star Program

Richland School District Two’s Warren Wise one of 18 educators chosen to participate.

South Carolina ETV (SCETV) today announced that Richland School District Two’s Warren Wise has been selected for the PBS Digital Innovator All-Star Program. All 18 of the Digital Innovator All-Stars were selected from a cohort of extraordinary educators who are doing innovative work in their schools and districts.

The PBS Digital Innovator All-Star Program seeks to deepen these educators’ roles as leaders in integrating technology and digital media into the classroom, supporting students’ learning through increasingly important media literacy skills.

A science teacher at Kelly Mill Middle School, Wise has been teaching for 17 years. In 2019, he was named South Carolina Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Educator of the Year. As a PBS Digital Innovator All-Star, Wise will spend the 2020-2021 school year increasing engagement among students, families, educators, schools and SCETV. As an exclusive part of the program, he will have access to virtual and in-person events to connect and learn with peers and PBS station representatives from across the country.

The PBS Digital Innovator All-Stars were chosen based on a variety of criteria, including passion for their role as an educator, connections to their communities and service to under-resourced families.

For a complete list of all educators selected for this year’s PBS Digital Innovator All-Star Program, click here. For more on SCETV, visit www.scetv.org.

QUOTES:

“We know firsthand how many exceptional educators are teaching and inspiring students in all corners of this state, and we’re proud that one of these individuals, Warren Wise, has been selected to participate in the PBS Digital Innovator All-Star Program.” –SCETV President and CEO Anthony Padgett

“In Richland Two, we are on a quest to fill our schools and classrooms with more teachers like Warren Wise. He is a true treasure, and the wealth of knowledge he shares every day in his classroom enriches the lives of our students. He has the ability to facilitate STEM lessons that generate an eagerness for students to learn at a deeper level and that can help them pursue successful careers in the field. We’re thankful for his love of teaching and presence in our schools, and we salute him for being a PBS Digital Innovator All-Star.” –Richland School District Two’s Superintendent Dr. Baron R. Davis

FIVE FAST FACTS:

Richland School District Two’s Warren Wise has been selected for the PBS Digital Innovator All-Star Program. Wise is one of 18 educators selected from across the nation.
The PBS Digital Innovator All-Star Program seeks to deepen these educators’ roles as leaders in integrating technology and digital media into the classroom, supporting students’ learning through increasingly important media literacy skills. A science teacher at Kelly Mill Middle School, Wise was named South Carolina STEM Educator of the Year in 2019. For a complete list of all educators selected for this year’s PBS Digital Innovator All-Star Program, click here.

 
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About South Carolina ETV and Public Radio
 
South Carolina ETV (SCETV) is the state’s public educational broadcasting network. Using television, radio and diverse digital properties, SCETV’s mission is to enrich lives by educating children, informing and connecting citizens, celebrating our culture and environment and instilling the joy of learning. In addition to airing local programs, such as “Carolina Classrooms,” “Making it Grow,” “Palmetto Scene” and “This Week in South Carolina,” SCETV also presents multiple programs to regional and national audiences, including “Expeditions,” “Reconnecting Roots,” “Reel South,” “Somewhere South,” “Yoga in Practice” and “Live from Charleston Music Hall.” In addition, SC Public Radio produces the national radio production, “Chamber Music from Spoleto Festival USA.”