CCSer Recognized Nationally as PBS Digital Innovator All-Star

CCSer Recognized Nationally as PBS Digital Innovator All-Star
Posted on 05/12/2020

Lineberger performing with the Dancing FleasJason Lineberger, Digital Learning Coordinator for Cleveland County Schools, was recently named a PBS Digital Innovator All-Star for his ability to integrate media and digital technology into his learning environment, and for his ability to inspire students to use media and emerging technologies. Among 19 others from across the nation, Lineberger is the only nominee from North Carolina to be inducted this year.

“Early in my career, I attended North Carolina Teacher Academy where I spent a week immersed in learning new teaching practices,” said Lineberger. “That turned out to be the first step in the continuous path of professional growth. One of my best assets, as a teacher, is that I can model an enthusiastic love of learning.”

According to pbs.org, “The PBS Digital Innovator All-Star program brings together a community of PreK-12th grade educators, who are hometown thought-leaders and classroom changemakers, for ongoing professional learning and growth. The program creates opportunities for participants to share strategies, learn from peers and leverage PBS platforms to elevate their own ideas and voice.”

“Jason is an innovative educator who is gifted at engaging learners of all ages,” said Dr. Anita Ware, Executive Director of Middle Schools, ESL and School Health for Cleveland County Schools. “His leadership has guided the development of our virtual academy courses, all models of high quality remote engagement in North Carolina.”

In his role with Cleveland County Schools, Lineberger oversees course development, instruction, and teacher training for the district’s Summit Virtual Academy. He also teaches Honors Media Studies and Ecocriticism for The North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics.

Additionally, Lineberger often presents at various conferences throughout the nation and conducts week-long intensives at the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching.

“I appreciate the opportunities I have been given to develop as a professional educator, “added Lineberger.  “I welcome any chance to learn new approaches and to refine my practice, and I am excited about collaborating with these incredible teachers over the next two years!”

Lineberger will have the opportunity to participate in a two-year growth and learning opportunity, gain exclusive access to the PBS LearningMedia online resource center, collaborate with like-minded educators on national platforms, attend and produce virtual and in-person master classes, and more.