PBS Digital Innovator 2016

Ryan Wiggins

Ryan Wiggins Arizona
  • Oregon Public Broadcasting
  • Juniper Elementary School
  • Bend, Oregon

Ryan teaches first grade at Juniper Elementary, a Technology Magnet School and Title-1 School located in Bend, Oregon. Ryan’s favorite part of his job is finding creative ways to integrate technology into learning to profoundly increased his students’ sense of empowerment, community, and academic achievement. Ryan believes that learning should be fun and if we only focus on rigor that we will give our students “rigor mortis”. Ryan uses technology to blend rigor with fun and creativity.

Favorite PBS LearningMedia resource: Cultivating Creators through Coding and STEAM