Promoting 21st century learning experiencesSupporting research-based instruction with emerging toolsIncreasing technology proficiency in teachers and studentsUsing technology support teacher and principal professional growth

Digital Learning Services

Welcome to the 2017-18 school year!

The Digital Learning Services program at ESD 112 provides a variety of services that meet the various needs of the districts we serve. With our vision of transforming learning communities with technology, we are excited to assist schools and districts in using technology effectively for all aspects of teaching and learning.

Our strategic plan is based on our core set of beliefs that will guide us as we develop services in our region:

  • The use and integration of technology is not a goal in itself. Rather, its power comes from supporting a larger purpose.
  • In this interconnected world, a classroom is not a 21st century classroom if technology is not an integral part of the learning environment. Because of its power to engage students and educators in problem-solving, visualizing and analyzing data, communicating and collaborating, and creating new ideas and products, technology is a requirement in today’s classroom.
  • A good technology solution is defined by its power to transform, and not by its glitz.
  • Sometimes, technology can be used to “do things differently.” At other times, technology should be used to “do different things.” Both are acceptable.
  • Professional development is key to successful technology implementation.

Our Services

General Assistance with Technology Leadership and Digital Learning

Digital Learning Services communicates with district technology leaders in our region to learn about their needs, and then acts to create programs to assist with meeting those needs. Technology Forums with District Technology Directors are held quarterly at ESD 112, providing opportunities for networking, sharing, demonstrations, and rich discussions. ESD 112 Digital Learning also hosts usergroups for Google administrators, librarians, and other district employees seeking to collaborate with their counterparts from other districts.

Technology Professional Development

ESD 112 Digital Learning staff plans and provides professional development on technology tools from multiple platforms to meet the specific needs of districts. Our Digital Learning staff is expert at helping teachers develop the skills to use technology proficiently and integrate it effectively. Courses may be offered  at ESD 112 or at your site.

Classroom Coaching

Onsite coaching is transforming classrooms, and our classroom technology coaches are available to help teachers learn to use and integrate technology with their students’ learning projects. They are available to meet with school and district leaders to help identify a focus of need and a schedule of classroom visitations. Once a customized coaching plan is in place, our staff meets with teachers in the context of their professional learning communities, during their prep time, or even during class, depending upon the needs of the teacher, school, or district.

Technology that Supports Teacher and Principal Evaluation

The Digital Learning Services program offers support, assistance and professional development on tools that support teacher and principal professional growth. Training on the use of the online eVAL tool as a support for teacher and principal growth and evaluation is available to teachers, principals and district leaders. These opportunities are just a phone call away.

E-Rate Assistance

ESD 112 provides school districts with assistance in applying for E-Rate discounts. Launched during the 2014-2015 school year, there are now 29 districts in three Washington regions that get E-Rate assistance through the E-Rate consortium. For the 2016-2017 school year, the member districts saved approximately $2.6 million in their network and telecommunications costs. Our E-Rate services are provided by our local E-Rate consultant who is a strong advocate for the districts that he assists.

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Contact Us

Kristina Wambold
Digital Learning Coach
PH: 360.952.3393

Katherine Livick
Professional Development Manager for Digital Learning
PH: 360.952.3395

Our Vision

Schools that are preparing students for their future.

Our Mission

To promote 21st century learning experiences by providing leadership, developing model classrooms, delivering professional development, offering technical assistance and providing ongoing support for the effective use of technology.