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Jeff Rudkin (IN '07)


Lora Batchelor Middle School
Bloomington, IN

Subject(s) taught: Video Production, Business, and Informational Technology

At the time of the Award, Jeff Rudkin was:

Batchelor Middle School
Bloomington, IN

Subject(s) taught: Social Studies
Grade(s): 7, 8

Biographical Information

At Lora L. Batchelor Middle School in Bloomington, teacher Jeff Rudkin uses video production to develop students' lifelong research skills and generate excitement about learning across a wide variety of subjects. Rudkin created and developed an elective video and media production program known as B-TV (Batchelor Television), through which students have created documentaries, weekly newscasts, public service announcements and filmed interpretations of classic literature. Rudkin's students also created a six-part, nine-hour documentary featuring stories of World War II veterans and Holocaust survivors, along with a 270-page book. His students have garnered over 600 state, national, and international awards and have twice been honored with a resolution by the Indiana State Legislature. Rudkin is a member of the steering committee for the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) International Student Media Festival and is on the board of directors for the Community Access Television Services Library Channel. He was one of nine teachers selected to be an Indiana University Armstrong Teacher Educator and was selected to teach a session on student media projects at the 2007 National School Board Association Spring Conference in San Francisco. Rudkin was named a Lowell Milken Center Fellow in 2012. 

Related Connections

Milestone: Jeff Rudkin (IN '07) Wins MY HERO Teacher Award

Milestone: Jeff Rudkin (IN '07) Honored by Peacemaker Corps

Milestone: Jeff Rudkin Helps Students Win Film Festival Award

Milestone: Jeff Rudkin (IN '07) and Students Win 3rd-Place in C-SPAN Documentary Competition

Article: Lights! Camera! Excellence!

Milestone: Jeff Rudkin (IN ‘07) Wins 2011 Educator Award of Excellence

Jeff Rudkin In The News

Teacher of the year chosen at board meeting
East Liverpool Review  |  May 30, 2012  |  East Liverpool, OH

Additional Information


2012 Lowell Milken Center Fellow


1985 Indiana University, B.S.