PBS Digital Innovator 2016

Jesse Buetow

Jesse Buetow Arizona
  • Twin Cities Public Television
  • Randolph Heights Elementary School
  • St. Paul, Minnesota

Jesse is a fifth grade classroom teacher at Randolph Heights Elementary in St. Paul, Minnesota. He loves creating a classroom where students are given choice over how, where and when they do their learning. He believes strongly in integrating technology in a way that leverages student passion and emphasizes creation over consumption. By giving his students a voice in their own learning, Jesse is able to help his students create a variety of content across many subjects. His favorite part of the job is seeing the excitement in a student’s eye when they realize that someone in the world at large has seen and enjoyed what they created.

Favorite PBS LearningMedia resource: Outsmarting Oobleck