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Learning and Innovation

Learning takes place when three cohesive components work together towards a shared vision. One piece is leadership. The leadership sets the vision for the district and has a deep understanding of what effective technology integration looks like. Leadership is responsible for educating the teaching staff on the vision so that they can put it into practice. Teaching is the next step and one of the most influential components in this process. The classroom teacher has the unique ability of exposing the students to the technology and igniting their passion for learning. Assessment is the final step in ensuring that the learning takes place. With assessment we can understand where our students are, where they should be, and how we get them to that end result. This is a constantly evolving and flowing process. It is imperative that each piece of the process is in place so that the end goal can be achieved: student learning.

We believe that technology can transform a learning experience when purposefully and intentionally incorporated into the established curriculum. We also understand that the world of technology is constantly changing. As technology changes we recognize that the role of the educator is changing. In order to be current with educational technology research, standards, and strategies, all educators should be seeking new knowledge along with their students. This shared vision will help to implement broad changes throughout the district.

Department of Learning and Innovation
14015 62nd Ave NW
Gig Harbor, WA  98332
P: (253) 530-3711

Kris Hagel

Executive Director, Digital Learning

James Cantonwine

Director, Secondary Teaching & Learning

Natalie Boyle

Director, Elementary Teaching & Learning

Terri Maricle 

Admin Secretary,
Teaching & Learning

Laura Durkin

Admin Secretary,
Digital Learning