Eight teachers from primary schools across the UK will fly to Chicago this summer after being recognised for their work as “digital pioneers” in the classroom.

The teachers — from schools in the Midlands, Hertfordshire, London and Devon — will attend the Discovery Education summer institute, a week-long professional development and networking event this July.

The selected eight had to submit a two-minute video and written application explaining how they use Discovery Education resources to “transform” teaching and learning.

Judges said the winners impressed with their “enthusiasm for using digital technology to boost pupil learning and achievement”.

Gemma Clarke, assistant headteacher of Grangehurst primary school in Coventry who is one of the chosen eight, says the conference will be a “fantastic” opportunity to meet with teachers from around the world, and learn about the very latest digital technologies.

“I can’t wait to bring all that I’ve learned back to the staff and children at my school.”

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