PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator


Apply to become a 2015 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator.

The year-long professional development program is designed to foster and grow a community of digitally-savvy educators through access to virtual trainings and exclusive resources, national recognition and membership into a robust professional learning community.

Applications will be accepted December 3, 2014 – February 11, 2015

Applying is easy. 

  • Login or create a profile at wv.pbslearningmedia.org.
  • Create a 1-2 minute video that describes how you are using digital media and technology in your classroom. 
  • Complete the online application and submit.

Check www.pbslearningmedia.org for updates.


Model United Nations Program


YLA Model United Nations Program

Model United Nations is good for –

  • those who are already informed on world issues and for those who are just getting started

  • those who are comfortable meeting new friends and those who are not and are ready to give it a try

  • those who are used to being away from home and for those who will be away from home for the first time.

Our Model United Nations program culminates in a three day experience at Mineral Wells, WV, offering windows on the world and international perspectives as teens represent nations trying to solve international issues. 

Model UN is a great way to learn about the world. I came into this program with no knowledge about the UN or my nation. I left with that knowledge plus the ability to think as my nation and a greater appreciation for other nations.


YLA’s Model United Nations is open to all schools. YLA staff will work with teachers and students to help assure participation is a positive learning experience. 

Contact YLA at 304-675-5899 or stacie@yla-youthleadership.org.


National Geographic Bee

National Geographic Bee registration is open!



A Bee Question from Space!

View a sample question from the national competition


Join 12,000 schools across the country by registering your school for this exciting

educational competition – the National Geographic Bee!

National Geographic is on a mission to guide students on the path toward global

citizenship. The Nat Geo Bee is a competition for grade 4-8 students in public

schools, private schools, and homeschools.


Register online today: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/geobee

Online registration ($100) includes

instructions and materials for one school Bee. REGISTER


Bring the National Geographic Bee to your school!

National Geographic Bee registration is now open!

Inspire your students to learn about the world!

“The Bee made me more aware of the world around

us, and made me understand that people are in need

across the world. I would like to use this experience in

my career, to help the greater good.”

– A 2013 State Bee Champion