Empowering Puyallup

Our Vision is….

To unlock for our students unprecedented opportunities for breadth, depth and relevance in learning through collaboration, creation, and communication.  We are creating equity for all students through access to technology.

  • We will provide the systems, high quality content and instructional strategies which empower teachers.

  • Professional development will focus on changing the classroom activities and strategies required for increased engagement and learning to be extended outside of the classroom.

  • Students will have some element of control over time, place, path, or pace, via digital and online media to learn anywhere, anytime.

  • Parents will have the opportunity to become more engaged in their student’s learning and assessment.

  • We recognize the rapid evolution of technology will require our vision to change and adapt on a regular basis   

It’s All About The Learning

Our Instructional Leadership Department is developing content and information using Schoology.  Over the next five years, we are changing from traditional textbooks to digital learning.  Many courses such as Civics, Current World Problems, 7th and 8th grade science are already accessed using Schoology.  

Rich digital content is a powerful way of providing today’s students with high quality, relevant and up-to-date instructional materials.

Common features of digital content include:

  • Multimedia elements such as still images and graphics, video, virtual reality, animations, simulations, audio, music, interactive, and gaming elements;

  • Embedded tools (survey, calculator, spreadsheet, etc.) to facilitate student highlighting, annotating calculations and more;

  • Additional tools (wikis, video/graphics editors, academic networking tools) to support collaboration and creation;

  • A variety of languages;

  • Adaptive and assistive technology designed to meet special needs;

  • The ability to be updated and enriched continuously and seamlessly;


Need to Know

Digital curriculum is reviewed and processed by the district and school board.


Dr. Vince Pecchia, Chief Instructional Leadership Officer