PBS Digital Innovator 2020

Amber Moore

Amber Moore Alabama
  • Alabama PBS
  • New Market School
  • New Market, Alabama

As an experienced educator, Amber Moore believes that hands-on and place-based lessons are the best ways to truly engage students and encourage them to take ownership of their learning. She enjoys finding creative ways to incorporate technology into her content areas and encouraging students to authentically problem-solve using technology tools. Amber also believes strongly in global education and has partnered with Global Ties Alabama, International Visitor Leadership Program, Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative, Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms, and NatGeo’s Exploring by the Seat of your Pants to physically and virtually bring people from around the world to New Market School, a small, rural Title I school in New Market, Alabama. She currently teaches fifth grade Math, Science, and History; third and fourth grade Math acceleration groups; a Kindergarten English as a Second Language group; and Spanish Club. Her students use websites and apps like Flipgrid, Google Meet, Zoom, Padlet, Twitter, and Kahoot to make global connections with content area experts abroad and collaborate with students internationally. Amber is a National Board Certified Teacher, National Geographic Certified Educator, Google Certified Educator, Fulbright Fellow, Fund for Teachers Fellow, and Transatlantic Outreach Program Fellow.

Fun Fact: Amber once prepped a chicken for chicken beauty pageant which required her to bathe it in her, apply Vaseline to its talons and comb to make them shine, and spray a finishing conditioner on its feathers. Despite the scratches and wing flaps the chicken later won first place (of course!)

Favorite PBS Character/Show: Amber loves the show Jamestown because it “really brings the early settlement of the United States to life.”

Social: @TeachMeBridges for both Twitter and Instagram