PBS Digital Innovator 2016

Katie Jacobsen

Katie Jacobsen Arizona
  • WCNY
  • Hamilton Central School
  • Hamilton, New York

Katie is a third grade classroom teacher at Hamilton Central School in Hamilton, NY. The best part of her job is empowering kids to take charge of their own learning adventures, particularly through project based learning. She uses technology in her classroom as a tool to connect students with the world outside their small, rural town. In her 1:1 iPad classroom, students are able to create and collaborate more efficiently and experience a more individualized learning environment. She brings her background in theater and dance into the classroom every day and strives to create a space where creativity, curiosity, and self-expression are celebrated.

Favorite PBS LearningMedia resource: Life in the Amazon Today | Children of the Amazon: Part 8