PBS Digital Innovator 2016

Matt Neckers

Matt Neckers Arizona
  • Vermont PBS
  • Green Mountain Technology and Career Center (GMTCC)
  • Eden, Vermont

Matt teaches Creative Media Art & Design at Green Mountain Tech in Hyde Park, Vermont. Creative Media attracts high school students with a passion for a variety of media including photography, design, animation, filmmaking, audio, and fine art. Matt loves to see students create, communicate, and explore with digital media. He believes the more access students have to creative digital tools the more they embrace learning. He finds it especially rewarding to see students who have not done well in traditional academic settings thrive in a classroom that encourages creativity. He says, “It’s not complicated. When students have access to the tools of creative expression and operate in a classroom culture that welcomes curiosity and innovation, they are more likely to engage and achieve.”

Favorite PBS LearningMedia resource: OffBook: How to be Creative