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Instructional Technology Initiative

All schools use technology as a tool to differentiate and personalize instruction, increase academic rigor, and build student ownership of learning using a portfolio of student-centered school models.


Our mission is to prepare all students to be digital learners who use technology as a tool to graduate ready for success in college and careers.

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Dr. Puentedura The Father of SAMR


Dr.Puentedura is the creator of the SAMR model. SAMR is reflective tool that teachers can apply in order to transform teaching and learning from modification to redefinition. In this webinar, Dr. Puentedura addresses the different misconceptions around his work by sharing his current research which compares the SAMR model to Bloom’s Taxonomy.

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  • Schools to receive funding for locally grown technology plans

    Nearly 250 schools will receive grants to expand access to classroom technology under a $9.7 million plan approved Tuesday by the Board of Education.

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  • Tech Task Force homes in on lesson-sharing software as a way to modernize education

    The Instructional Technology Initiative Task Force received a lesson this week on learning management systems – software programs that allow teachers to share classroom assignments, feedback, grades and other information with students and parents.

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  • Board members get the latest on District’s education technology strategy

    In an update to the Board of Education, leaders from the Instructional Technology Initiative (ITI) team discussed activities related to plans to increase student access to technology in schools across L.A. Unified. 

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  • Online Gradebook Pilot 

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    Pilot schools have been learning about special features that help teachers to facilitate class discussions, create student and extra credit assignments, and ways in which elementary teachers can use Schoology to personalize learning.  In the following webinar series, we invite you to explore the use and potential of these powerful tools.  If your school is interested in participating in Phase 2 of the pilot, please fill out this survey.


    Webinar Session 1 - March 17, 2016
    In this session we covered strategies for adjusting the student completion rules in the self-paced Gradebook course to make it more flexible, the student assignment workflow and joining/using the ITF Schoology Group.


    Webinar Session 2 - March 30, 2016
    In this Session we covered creating and facilitating online discussions - including adding video/audio, differentiating with grading groups and requiring students to post before revealing other responses.


    Webinar Session 3 - April 6, 2016
    In this Session we covered ways to use Schoology in the Elementary Classroom.


    Webinar Session 4 - April 13, 2016
    In this Session we went over Gradebook questions from teachers including extra credit. We then took a look at the Portfolio feature which is currently available only to teachers in the Test environment.


    View the Webinar Presentation from January 13, 2014



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  • Using Shared-Use (Formerly Testing) Devices for Instruction

    Using Shared-Use Devices for Instruction


    1. Click here to access the template for the Shared-Use Device School Insructional Technology Plan Proposal
    2. Please submit your 2 - page proposal for Instructional Use of Testing Carts here

    For any questions regarding submission of your proposal contact: Deborah Francois  



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  • Reimagining the Role of Technology at Virgil Middle School

    Spotlight Image Principal, Gerardo Loera and the Virgil Middle School community are closing
    the “Digital Divide” by providing parents with free computers and

    broadband internet access at home


    Throughout the country, recent trends show that schools are providing students more access to technology; however, at schools like Virgil Middle School, instructional improvements are taking place that move beyond merely providing access to its 1000+ students. During the 2015-16 academic year, Principal Gerardo Loera has been leading the school community in providing both access and instructional improvements that make the best use of available technology in classrooms..

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