Education Week - February 6, 2013 - Special Report - (Page S26)

Ryan Henriksen for Education Week LESSON LEARNED SOCIAL NETWORKING Kyle Pace INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST Lee’s Summit School District, Mo. BY MICHELLE R. DAVIS S26 | > LEADERS TO LEARN FROM EDUCATION WEEK • February 6, 2013 K yle Pace has been training teachers to use technology since he was a student himself. Now an instructional technology specialist for the 17,500-student Lee’s Summit, Mo., school district, Pace recalls being fascinated with the computer his mother—a Missouri middle school teacher—received in her classroom when he was a child. His mother brought the computer home during the summer, and Pace taught himself to use it. He became so proficient that his mother, and her fellow teachers, would come to him for advice on the technology, particularly when Pace began attending the middle school himself. “I informally became the teachers’ go-to person. In the summer, they’d have me come over and they’d say, ‘Teach me how to do this,’ ” says Pace, 36. “So teaching other teachers about technology has always felt very natural to me.” His skills have only leaped forward in his current job in Lee’s Summit. This school year, he’s helping train “As educators, we can get narrow-minded pretty fast being in our own little building all the time. With social networking, you get fresh viewpoints and varying perspectives. It opens up your thinking.”

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Education Week - February 6, 2013 - Special Report

Education Week - February 6, 2013 - Special Report
Dropout Reduction
English-Learner Education
School Turnarounds
Rural Enrollment
Special Education
District-Union Partnership
Parent Engagement
School Climate
College Readiness
Digital Access
Social Networking
Student Discipline
Smart Growth
Stem Education

Education Week - February 6, 2013 - Special Report