PBS Digital Innovator 2016

Andrew Hopkins

Andrew Hopkins Michigan
  • Detroit Public TV
  • Tyrone Elementary School
  • Harper Woods, Michigan

Andy Hopkins is an Instructional Technology Specialist with Harper Woods Schools in Harper Woods, Michigan. Andy conducts regular teacher in-services on technology use and mentors best practices for classroom implementation. He works directly with teachers to design lessons and activities with purposeful technology integration. He also works with students in buildings across the district as they create and share creative, multimodal projects and is committed to supporting students as they learn and become autonomous and responsible users of technology. Andy facilities the elementary student news team, S.W.A.T (Students Working to Advance Technology), employing a range of video production equipment. He serves on his district’s technology committee and has worked to transition Harper Woods to a one-to-one district.

Favorite PBS LearningMedia resource: Red Metal: The Copper Country Strike of 1913