Utah Teacher Selected for 2014 PBS Learning Media Digital Innovators Program

Press Release

Monday, April 7, 2014 - 5:00pm

Amy Pace of Bicknell, Utah Recognized for Use of Digital Media and Technology in Classroom


Amy Pace of Mountain Heights Academy, a completely online charter school based in West Jordan, Utah, has been selected as one of the 100 educators nationwide selected for the 2014 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators program. The program rewards tech-savvy K-12 educators across the country who are serving as leaders in the education technology space and incorporating digital media in classrooms to promote student engagement and achievement with year-long hands-on and virtual professional development opportunities.Pace’s students can be found in all corners of Utah, working at home on computers provided by the school.  Pace, who is the Science Department Chair and teaches Honors Biology and Chemistry, works from home in Bicknell, Utah, and spends her days online with her students.


“KUED is proud to recognize Amy Pace for her dedication to truly changing the way students learn through technology and digital media,” says KUED General Manager James Morgese. “We are honored to provide educators with one-of-a-kind resources, tools and trainings that will further enhance their skills and enable them to share these skills with other educators in the community.”


KUED will honor Pace during its Teacher Innovation Awards dinner to be held in May.  The KUED Teacher Innovation Awards honors five Utah educators who are using technology in creative ways in the classroom. The five teachers will be profiled in a KUED program to be broadcast May 29.


As a 2014 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator, Pace will receive year-long professional development opportunities that include virtual trainings, access to premium and exclusive resources, and invitations to special events.


PBS LearningMedia received hundreds of applications from leading teachers throughout the U.S. and its territories. An esteemed group of judges selected the 100 educators based on submissions of videos and written essays that addressed how they are leading innovation in digital teaching in their classrooms and schools.


About PBS LearningMedia
Teachers of children from pre-K through 12th grade turn to PBS for digital content and services that help bring classroom lessons to life. PBS LearningMedia, a partnership of PBS and WGBH Educational Foundation, is a free media-on-demand service offering educators access to the best of public media and delivers research-based, classroom-ready digital learning experiences to engage students in exploring curriculum concepts that align with National and Common Core State Standards. Nationwide, more than 1.4 million teachers have registered access to more than 35,000 digital resources available through PBS LearningMedia. For more information about PBS LearningMedia, contact Elise Peterson at epeterson@kued.org. More information about PBS LearningMedia is available at www.utah.pbslearning.media.org.



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