Ellensburg School District


Technology helps Ellensburg School District restore pride in historic school

Is K-12 education evolving quickly enough to prepare kids for next-generation jobs, many of which have yet to be envisioned? Technology is changing how children learn outside of school, but opportunities for hands-on experience in class may still be limited in some districts. Sometimes this is due to outdated facilities that can’t readily support the network and other technology infrastructure required to bring digital learning into the classrooms.

Tearing down old facilities to make way for modern ones – especially historic buildings that have come to embody a community’s spirit and identity – is not always the best answer. Sometimes the best answer is striking the right balance between preservation and innovation, and finding that balance requires active listening within your community.

"Partnering with Thoughtexchange has really allowed us to create a two-way conversation. We’re not just telling people what we’re doing, but we’re involving them in our story."PAUL FARRIS, SUPERINTENDENT