Instructional Technology Initiative
  • Professional Learning Catalog

    The Instructional Technology Initiative (ITI) is a department within the Division of Instruction that supports all schools interested in future ready instructional  practice. The department’s main focus is in providing professional learning opportunities founded on instructional frameworks that leverage technology in purposeful, personalized ways, such as the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Standards. As a result of the ITI’s task force work, the ISTE Standards for Students were formally adopted by the District in June 2016, making L.A. Unified the first school district in the nation to do so. Key efforts supported by ITI include digital citizenship, computer science, and the dissemination and integration of the ISTE Standards.

    To support ITI’s key efforts, the ITI team has designed various models of professional learning opportunities that are both rigorous and robust, leveraging research-based frameworks such as the ISTE Standards and the K12 Computer Science Framework.

    To meet all learners where they are in their learning, ITI developed all professional learning sessions grounded in the ADKAR Prosci Change Management Model. For example, ITI offers individual learning sessions, such as the future ready Learning Foundations, the suite of ISTE Standards for Students sessions, and our Creative and Physical Computing offerings. Other sessions provide opportunities for learning together through a cohort-based approach, such as the Instructional Leadership Cohort or our Practitioner Schools model designed to build capacity as a school community.

    In every model of support, participants are empowered to embrace learning through a variety of entry points, all the while unpacking the ISTE Standards in meaningful ways. Our professional learning sessions are in alignment with the District’s 2022-2026 Strategic Plan to advance academic excellence by prioritizing and focusing on consistent implementation of high-quality instruction to improve student outcomes.
     

    For all of our offerings, see our ITI Professional Learning Catalog.Models of Support

     

To register for an ITI professional learning session, please visit MyPLN

Future Ready Learning Foundations

Hybrid Learning Strategies for Success
Hybrid Learning Strategies for Success
Learners will take a deep dive into the five elements of hybrid learning, how to implement them, and how to build on their understanding and experiences with digital instruction.

(2-hours synchronous)
November 7, 2022
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Synchronous
Virtual Connect
March 8, 2023
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Synchronous
Virtual Connect
Express your Creativity with Mulitmedia
Express your Creativity with Mulitmedia
Learners will develop digital media teaching skills and effective leadership practices through creativity.

(2-hours synchronous)
January 30, 2023
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Synchronous
Virtual Connect
April 29, 2023
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Synchronous
Virtual Connect
Future Ready Learning Foundations
Future Ready Learning Foundations
This session sets the foundation for the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Standards for Students professional learning sessions offered throughout the school year. This highly interactive session provides a deep dive into the foundations for future ready Instruction. This session is available for 4 salary hours.

(2-hour synchronous | 2-hour asynchronous).
September 24, 2022
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Synchronous
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Asynchronous
Virtual Connect
October 8, 2022
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Synchronous
3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Asynchronous
Virtual Connect
December 10, 2022
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Synchronous
3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Asynchronous
Virtual Connect
March 11, 2023
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Synchronous
3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Asynchronous
Virtual Connect
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ISTE Digital Citizen
Learners will gain an understanding that being a good digital citizen is more than knowing your way around the web. This course is about understanding how to prepare students to make purposeful, smart, and ethical decisions in our digital world. These sessions will be 2-hour synchronous. This session is available for 2 salary hours.
September 10, 2022
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Synchronous
Virtual Connect
May 20, 2023
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Synchronous
Virtual Connect
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ISTE Creative Communicator
Learners will develop ideas to create interactive activities designed to promote, support, and model creative thinking using a variety of digital objects such as visualizations, models, or simulations. This 6-hour session will be offered in 3 2-hour parts. This session is available for 6 salary hours.
May 10, 2023
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Synchronous
Virtual Connect
May 11, 2023
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Synchronous
Virtual Connect
May 18, 2023
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Synchronous
Virtual Connect
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ISTE Global Collaborator
Learners will experience how collaborative technologies connect us with others which helps to broaden their perspectives and enrich learning. This 6-hour session will be offered in 3 2-hour parts. This session is available for 6 salary hours.

Day 1
November 2, 2022
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Synchronous
Virtual Connect
Day 2
November 3, 2022
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Synchronous
Virtual Connect
Day 3
November 10, 2022
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Synchronous
Virtual Connect
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ISTE Knowledge Constructor
Learners will develop ideas, reflect on their instructional design practices, and dialogue about best practices through the use of Google Forms by focusing on the concept of knowledge constructor through the exploration of a real-world issue. This 6-hour session will be offered in 3 2-hour parts.

Day 1
May 24, 2023
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Synchronous
Virtual Connect
Day 2
May 25, 2023
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Synchronous
Virtual Connect
Day 3
June 1, 2023
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Synchronous
Virtual Connect
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ISTE Empowered Leaner
This course provides learners the opportunity to explore how collaboration allows students to take an active role in achieving and demonstrating their learning goals. This 6-hour session will be offered in 3 2-hour parts. This session is available for 6 salary hours.

Day 1
January 25, 2023
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Synchronous
Virtual Connect
Day 2
January 26, 2023
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Synchronous
Virtual Connect
Day 3
February 1, 2023
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Synchronous
Virtual Connect
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ISTE Computational Thinker
Learners will engage in critical thinking and problem solving skills, including the ability of individuals to reason, ask pointed questions, solve problems, analyze and evaluate alternative points of view and react critically on decisions and processes. This 6-hour session will be offered in 3 2-hour parts. This session is available for 6 salary hours.

Day 1
December 5, 2022
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Synchronous
Virtual Connect
Day 2
December 8, 2022
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Synchronous
Virtual Connect
Day 3
December 15, 2022
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Synchronous
Virtual Connect
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ISTE Innovative Designer
Learners will understand how to integrate a variety of technologies in the design process as they explore the development of innovative solutions to real world problems. This 6-hour session will be offered in 3 2-hour parts. This session is available for 6 salary hours.
Day 1
March 22, 2023
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Synchronous
Virtual Connect
Day 2
March 23, 2023
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Synchronous
Virtual Connect
Day 3
March 30, 2023
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Synchronous
Virtual Connect
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Digital Citizenship

ITI Reaching Beyond the Classroom - Digital Citizen (Asynchronous Self-Paced)
ITI Reaching Beyond the Classroom - Digital Citizen (Asynchronous Self-Paced)
This course is designed to support educators in preparing to engage with learners that need to be empowered to thrive in an increasingly evolving technological landscape. Through a variety of activities, this course will provide opportunities to learn L. A. Unified’s definition of Digital Citizenship, the District’s policies and best practices around engaging in digital learning environments, as well as provide a wealth of teaching and learning resources that educators can put into practice immediately. This course is offered through Schoology. The course can be completed at your discretion any time during the week since there will be no live webinar sessions conducted for this course.

OBJECTIVE(s): Students will learn that a persons digital self is their digital record and online persona that together represent personal perspective, attitudes, behaviors, beliefs, and values.

  • Students will learn that digital interactors are ethical and empathetic digital communicators and collaborators.
  • Students will learn to be positive digital agents, who are proactive, informed activators/architects with technology as they explore, discuss, and advance digital, social and civic actions that contribute to the public good.
September 1, 2022 - September 30, 2022
 
Asynchronous Self-Paced
October 1, 2022 - October 31, 2022
 
Asynchronous Self-Paced
November 1, 2022 - November 30, 2022
 
Asynchronous Self-Paced
December 1, 2022 - December 31, 2023
 
Asynchronous Self-Paced
January 1, 2023 - January 31, 2023
 
Asynchronous Self-Paced
February 1, 2023 - February 28, 2023
 
Asynchronous Self-Paced
March 1, 2023 - March 31, 2023
 
Asynchronous Self-Paced
April 1, 2023 - April 30, 2023
 
Asynchronous Self-Paced
May 1, 2023 - May 31, 2023
 
Asynchronous Self-Paced
Digital Presence with Purpose
In this two-hour session, learners will receive guidance on curating a digital presence with purpose that is aligned to District policy and the District’s digital citizenship definition. Participants will explore promising practices from experts who have managed digital engagement communities for national organizations.
October 3, 2022
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Synchronous
Virtual Connect
January 23, 2023
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Synchronous
Virtual Connect
February 27, 2023
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Synchronous
Virtual Connect
May 1, 2023
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Synchronous
Virtual Connect
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Computer Science

Navigating Computer Science (CSE) (Grades PK-12)
Navigating Computer Science
Educators and administrators are invited to explore the vision for computer science education. Explore possible solutions for your school site, learn about upcoming professional learning sessions and review current standards. This session is available for 2 salary hours.

(2-hours synchronous)
September 19, 2022
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Synchronous
Virtual Connect
November 30, 2022
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Synchronous
Virtual Connect
February 23, 2023
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Synchronous
Virtual Connect
April 13, 2023
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Synchronous
Virtual Connect
Foundations for Computational and Critical Thinking (Early Education)
Foundations for Computational and Critical Thinking (Early Education)
This four-hour session will provide participants the opportunity to explore beyond the screen with augmented intelligence. This is an adaptive and engaging experience for educators in Early Education. Participants will learn about how different digital resources can be used to reinforce math, English, coding, and student ‘s imagination.

(2-hours synchronous | 2-hours asynchronous)
October 15, 2022
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Synchronous
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Asynchronous
Virtual Connect
Developing Programming Skills (Grades K-5)
Developing Programming Skills (PK-12)
Learners will understand the foundations of computer science, specifically block coding, while engaging in physical computing activities.

(These 3 sessions will be 2-hours synchronous)
Learning Through Robotics with Computational Thinking (Grades PK-12)
Learning Through Robotics with Computational Thinking
Learners will engage in designing a content-specific experience for students, incorporating the ISTE Computational Thinking Competencies and playful learning by remixing lessons.

(These 3 sessions will be 2-hours synchronous)
Beginning Creative Computing through Interdisciplinary Instruction (Grades PK-12)
Beginning Creative Computing through Interdisciplinary Instruction
Learners are guided through the basics of block coding utilizing the Scratch platform. Learners will have a hands on experience in learning how to apply the creative arts and computing through an interdisciplinary approach.

(These 3 sessions will be 2-hours synchronous)
October 29, 2022
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Synchronous
3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Asynchronous
Virtual Connect
Computer Science Fundamentals (ECSF)
Computer Science Fundamentals
Learners will explore basic computer science concepts and digital citizenship skills while creating interactive games, digital stories and creative collaborative projects. (iPad, laptop or desktop preferred). (laptop or desktop preferred). This session is available for 2 salary hours.

(2-hours synchronous)
September 15, 2022
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Synchronous
Virtual Connect
October 29, 2022
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Synchronous
Virtual Connect
February 25, 2023
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Synchronous
Virtual Connect
April 27, 2023
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Synchronous
Virtual Connect
Building Creative Confidence
Building Creative Confidence
Learners will develop fine motor skills while constructing, using building cards that support and inspire their creativity.

(These 3 sessions will be 2-hours synchronous)
Day 1
March 6, 2023
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Synchronous
Virtual Connect
Day 2
March 7, 2023
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Synchronous
Virtual Connect
Day 3
March 20, 2023
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Synchronous
Virtual Connect
An Interdisciplinary Approach to Creative Computing  (Grades PK-12)
An Interdisciplinary Approach to Creative Computing
Learners will engage in computational thinking by participating in a variety of physical computing challenges.

(These 3 sessions will be 2-hours synchronous)
Launch into Beginning Computer Science Programming (Grades K-2)
Launch into Beginning Computer Science Programming (Grades K-2)
Learners (Grades K-2) will learn to program and share interactive media such as stories, games, and animation and use it to collaborate with students using visual programming language and learn to think creatively, work collaboratively, and reason systematically. This session is available for 2 salary hours.

(2-hours synchronous)
September 22, 2022
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Synchronous
Virtual Connect
April 20, 2023
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Synchronous
Virtual Connect
Launch into Beginning Computer Science Programming (Grades 3-8)
Launch into Beginning Computer Science Programming (Grades 3-8)
Learners (Grades 3-8) will be introduced to computer science programming by exploring computer science concepts aligned to their passions through interactive storytelling, art, and game design. This session is available for 2 salary hours.

(2-hours synchronous)
September 22, 2022
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Synchronous
Virtual Connect
April 20, 2023
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Synchronous
Virtual Connect
Get Creative with Physical Computing
Get Creative with Physical Computing
In this four-hour session, educators will engage in understanding the basics and benefits of integrating physical computing in any subject area and will learn definitions for physical computing, computational thinking, and computer science education.

(2-hours synchronous | 2-hours asynchronous)
March 11, 2023
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Synchronous
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Asynchronous
Virtual Connect
An Introduction to Physical Computing
An Introduction to Physical Computing
In this four -hour session, 2-hours synchronous and 2-hours asynchronous, educators will engage in understanding the basics and benefits of integrating physical computing in any subject area and will learn definitions for physical computing, computational thinking, and computer science education. This session is available for 4 salary hours.

(2-hours synchronous | 2-hours asynchronous)
October 15, 2022
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Synchronous
3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Asynchronous
Integrating Physical Computing An Interdisciplinary Approach (Grades PK-12)
Integrating Physical Computing An Interdisciplinary Approach
In this four-hour session, educators will engage in a hands-on approach to learning computational thinking skills to build conceptual models across content areas. This session incorporates algorithmic thinking to develop a sequence of steps to create and test automated solutions. This session is available for 4 salary hours.

(2-hours synchronous | 2-hours asynchronous)
Spark Your Creativity through Game Based Learning with Minecraft Education Edition (SYC)
Spark Your Creativity through Game Based Learning with Minecraft Education Edition
Learners will be introduced to Minecraft: Education Edition, a game-based learning platform that builds C+STEM skills, unleashes creativity and engages students in collaboration and problem-solving. (laptop or desktop preferred). This session is available for 2 salary hours.

(2-hours synchronous)
September 14, 2022
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Synchronous
Virtual Connect
May 20, 2023
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Synchronous
Virtual Connect
Introduction to Game-Based Learning Through Minecraft: Education Edition
Game-Based Learning Series
Explore ways to introduce your students to game-based learning with the engaging and popular Minecraft: Education Edition. These sessions are for all certificated staff including PK-12 educators, administrators, librarians, and counselors. Please have available a fully charged laptop computer, mouse and charger to each session and know that your learning and engagement will be limited if you do not have a functional device and mouse.

This 3-Part course will provide learners opportunities to explore game-based learning as part of the curriculum and to see the possibilities of how Minecraft can help students learn valuable future ready skills skills in a whole new way. Through sets of tutorials and game features, Minecraft: Education Edition provides endless opportunities for exploration and storytelling while building critical future ready skills like collaboration, creative problem solving and digital citizenship.

This will be a 3-part course, 6 hours synchronous and 6 hours asynchronous, progressing from introductory to advanced. It is recommended that you have attended ITI Spark Your Creativity Through Game-Based Learning with Minecraft:Education Edition prior to enrolling in this course. This session is available for 12 salary hours.

  • Part 1: An Introduction to Game-Based Learning with Minecraft: Education Edition - Learners will build foundational understanding of game-based learning, develop navigation skills, and have hands-on experiences with Minecraft: Education Edition features integrating standards-based activities.
    (2-hours synchronous | 2-hours asynchronous)

  • Part 2: Game-Based Learning with Minecraft: Education Edition - Customizing and Designing Lessons - Learners will customize existing content in Minecraft worlds for increased engagement, differentiation, and student autonomy within the virtual learning environment.
    (2-hours synchronous | 2-hours asynchronous)

  • Part 3: Game-Based Learning with Minecraft: Education Edition - Getting Creative with Code Builder - Learners will explore code builder activities that can be leveraged to promote computational thinking and problem solving through thematic game-based activities.
    (2-hours synchronous | 2-hours asynchronous)
Part 1
October 8, 2022
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Synchronous
3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Asynchronous
Virtual Connect
Part 2
January 28, 2023
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Synchronous
3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Asynchronous
Virtual Connect
Part 3
March 4, 2023
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Synchronous
3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Asynchronous
Introducing Artificial Intelligence
Artificial Intelligence Series
This is a professional learning opportunity whereby teachers will gain an understanding of Artificial Intelligence ( AI), and learn implementation strategies for the classroom.

This will be a 3-part course, 6 hours synchronous and 6 hours asynchronous, progressing from introductory to advanced.

  • Part 1: Introducing Artificial Intelligence - Learners will gain an understanding of Artificial Intelligence (AI), engage in activities to introduce AI concepts and reflect on the implications of Artificial Intelligence in regards to ethics, access and equity for all.
    (2 hours synchronous | 2 hours asynchronous)

  • Part 2: Exploring Artificial Intelligence - Learners will explore and integrate artificial intelligence (AI) in K-12 education.
    (2 hours synchronous | 2 hours asynchronous)

  • Part 3: Teaching Artificial Intelligence - Learners will explore dynamic media products within a simulated learning environment, deep dive into the impacts of applications, and plan for the classroom integration of AI and how resources may be curated. Based on the concepts of ethics, access, and equity learned in the first session, we will build upon these foundational practices defined by ISTE and various learning platforms.
    (2 hours synchronous | 2 hours asynchronous)

Part 1
January 21, 2023
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Synchronous
3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. ASynchronous
Virtual Connect
Part 2
March 25, 2023
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Synchronous
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Asynchronous
Virtual Connect
Part 3
May 6, 2023
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Synchronous
3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Asynchronous
Virtual Connect
Part 4
June 10, 2023
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Synchronous
3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Asynchronous
Virtual Connect
ITI An Introduction to Data Science (K-12)
An Introduction to Data Science
Learners will be introduced to basic concepts, methods, and tools used in data science, and make connections to computer science and digital citizenship. Experience firsthand a lesson that can be used in the classroom to solve data science problems utilizing spreadsheets.

(2-hours synchronous)
December 3, 2022
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Synchronous
Virtual Connect
STEM Hacking
Hacking STEM
Explore how data literacy can be used as a foundation for leveraging ISTE Computational Thinking competencies in your curriculum. Educators will build collective understanding of data literacy and applications within STEM subjects. Join this session to learn how to integrate concepts of “Playful Learning” and gamification technologies as well as explore online platforms for interdisciplinary data activities that are appropriate for grades 5-12.

(These 3 sessions will be 2-hours synchronous)
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Secondary Computer Science

Advanced Placement Computer Science Principles (APCSP) (Grades 9-12)
Advanced Placement Computer Science Principles (APCSP) (Grades 9-12)
Computer Science Principles (APCS Principles) introduces students to the foundational concepts of computer science and challenges them to explore how computing and technology can impact the world. The AP Program designed AP Computer Science Principles with the goal of creating leaders in computer science fields and attracting and engaging those who are traditionally underrepresented with essential computing tools and multidisciplinary opportunities.

(4 hours synchronous | 2-hours asynchronous)
Quarterly Follow-Up Sessions to June 13-17, 2022 Summer Cohort:
September 17, 2022
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Synchronous
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Asynchronous
Virtual Connect
November 5, 2022
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Synchronous
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Asynchronous
Virtual Connect
February 11, 2023
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Synchronous
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Asynchronous
Virtual Connect
April 15, 2023
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Synchronous
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Asynchronous
Virtual Connect
2023 Summer Cohort:
June 20-24, 2023
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Synchronous
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Asynchronous
Virtual Connect
Advanced Placement Computer Science A (APCSA) (Grades 9-12)
Advanced Placement Computer Science A (APCSA) (Grades 9-12)
In Computer Science A (APCSA), students learn object-oriented programming using Java. Students take on the role of software engineers, and practice skills that are used in the field. The Code.org curriculum for CSA is designed for any high school student who wishes to continue their computer science education after completing an introductory course such as Computer Science Principles (CSP) or Computer Science Discoveries (CSD).

(4 hours synchronous | 2-hours asynchronous)
Quarterly Follow-Up Sessions to June 13-17, 2022 Summer Cohort:
September 17, 2022
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Synchronous
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Asynchronous
Virtual Connect
November 5, 2022
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Synchronous
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Asynchronous
Virtual Connect
February 11, 2023
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Synchronous
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Asynchronous
Virtual Connect
April 15, 2023
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Synchronous
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Asynchronous
Virtual Connect
2023 Summer Cohort:
June 20-24, 2023
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Synchronous
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Asynchronous
Virtual Connect
Exploring Computer Science (ECS) (Grades 9-12)
Exploring Computer Science (ECS) (Grades 9-12)
Exploring Computer Science (ECS) is an introductory high school course designed to engage students in computational thinking and practice.

(4 hours synchronous | 2 hours asynchronous)
Quarterly Follow-Up Sessions to June 13-17, 2022 Summer Cohort:
September 17, 2022
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Synchronous
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Asynchronous
Virtual Connect
November 5, 2022
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Synchronous
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Asynchronous
Virtual Connect
February 11, 2023
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Synchronous
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Asynchronous
Virtual Connect
April 15, 2023
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Synchronous
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Asynchronous
Virtual Connect
2023 Summer Cohort:
June 20-24, 2023
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Synchronous
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Asynchronous
Virtual Connect
Computer Science Discoveries (CSD) (Grades 6-10)
Computer Science Discoveries (CSD) (Grades 6-10)
Computer Science Discoveries (CS Discoveries) is an introductory computer science course that empowers students to create authentic artifacts and engage with computer science as a medium for creativity, communication, problem solving, and fun.

(4 hours synchronous | 2-hours asynchronous)
Quarterly Follow-Up Sessions to June 13-17, 2022 Summer Cohort:
September 17, 2022
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Synchronous
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Asynchronous
Virtual Connect
November 5, 2022
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Synchronous
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Asynchronous
Virtual Connect
February 11, 2023
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Synchronous
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Asynchronous
Virtual Connect
April 15, 2023
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Synchronous
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Asynchronous
Virtual Connect
2023 Summer Cohort:
June 20-24, 2023
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Synchronous
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Asynchronous
Virtual Connect
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Computer Science Cadre

Computer Science Cadre Logo
Computer Science Cadre
In efforts to expand Computer Science Education (CSEd) in L.A. Unified, the Instructional Technology Initiative will be launching the ITI Computer Science (CS) Cadre for the 2022-2023 school year. If you are interested in taking your CSEd professional learning to the next level, this CS Cadre is for you! This quarterly weekend professional learning series will ground you with CS foundations around equity and access, CS instructional and assessment design, and CS leadership to bring inclusive, equitable, and rigorous CS instruction in your role and context.
September 10, 2022
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Synchronous
Location: Forthcoming
October 1, 2022
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m. Synchronous
Virtual Connect
December 10, 2022
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Synchronous
Virtual Connect
February 4, 2023
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Synchronous
Virtual Connect
March 25, 2023
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Synchronous
Virtual Connect
June 3, 2023
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Synchronous
Loation: Forthcoming
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Education Leader Network

Education Leader Network

ELN ITI is encouraging interested administrators to apply and become part of the ITI Education Leaders Network (ELN). These sessions are for administrators who share a common interest in cultivating their leadership skills around future ready learning. Administrators will receive the benefit of becoming part of a community of learners with in-depth professional learning sessions provided by ITI. These sessions will be 1-hour synchronous with additional 1-hour of asynchronous work.

If interested please complete the form below:
http://bit.ly/ELNinterestform

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Teacher Leader Network

Teacher Leader Network

Teacher Leaders participate in a series of learning sessions to reflect upon and refine their practices in order to accomplish their self-selected goals. Each session provides participants an opportunity to engage as learners exploring instructional practices that will empower them to provide personalized learning experiences as well as share their learnings with others. These sessions will be 2-hour synchronous. This session is available for 1-salary point.

Please contact Maria Magnanimo-Toledo
at mmagna1@lausd.net.

For more information, please complete the interest form for the 2022-2023 school year.

Day 1
September 21, 2022
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Synchronous
Virtual Connect
Day 2
October 12, 2022
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Synchronous
Virtual Connect
Day 3
November 9, 2022
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Synchronous
Virtual Connect
Day 4
January 18, 2023
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Synchronous
Virtual Connect
Day 5
February 8, 2023
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Synchronous
Virtual Connect
Day 6
March 22, 2023
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Synchronous
Virtual Connect
Day 7
April 26, 2023
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Synchronous
Virtual Connect
Day 8
May 17, 2023
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Synchronous
Virtual Connect
Day 9
June 7, 2023
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Synchronous
Virtual Connect
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Instructional Technology Planning Cohort

Instructional Technology Planning Cohort

In collaboration with the Instructional Technology Initiative through the Instructional Technology Planning Cohort, school instructional leadership teams (ILTs) will use the ISTE Standards and the K12 CS Framework to guide their work as they strategically and systematically ensure that educators and students are granted ongoing learning opportunities that allow them to leverage digital resources and foster future ready dispositions through interdisciplinary instruction. This is a professional learning opportunity which provides school ILTs guidance in developing an Instructional Technology Plan for digital learning tailored to each school’s needs. This session is available for 1-salary point.

Interested school teams complete the form at bit.ly/ITPCinterestform

Key Information

  • Time Commitment: This is a 3-day professional learning session that includes 2-hour synchronous and 2-hour of asynchronous work.
  • Participants: Instructional Leadership Teams (ILTs), that include up to three teachers and the participation of the principal.

Topics

  • Visionary Planner and Empowering Leader
  • Equity and Citizenship Advocate
  • Systems Designer and Connected Learner

November 21, 2022
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Synchronous
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Asynchronous
Virtual Connect
November 22, 2022
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Synchronous
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Asynchronous
Virtual Connect
November 23, 2022
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Synchronous
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Asynchronous
Virtual Connect
January 4, 2023
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Synchronous
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Asynchronous
Virtual Connect
January 5, 2023
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Synchronous
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Asynchronous
Virtual Connect
January 6, 2023
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Synchronous
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Asynchronous
Virtual Connect
April 3, 2023
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Synchronous
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Asynchronous
Virtual Connect
April 4, 2023
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Synchronous
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Asynchronous
Virtual Connect
April 5, 2023
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Synchronous
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Asynchronous
Virtual Connect
June 20, 2023
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Synchronous
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Asynchronous
Virtual Connect
June 21, 2023
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Synchronous
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Asynchronous
Virtual Connect
June 22, 2023
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Synchronous
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Asynchronous
Virtual Connect
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Google Certified Educator Program

Google Level 1 Certification
Google Certified Educator Program - Level 1 (Asynchronous Self-Paced)
ITI’s Google Certified Educator (GCE) Program - Level 1 (L1) is a self-paced course designed for certificated educators who wish to demonstrate proficiency in using Google Workspace for Education tools into their practice to enhance teaching and learning.
  • You will have one month to complete the course
  • You will need an active personal/alternate Google account to access tools not accessible with your SSO
  • Office hours will be available to participants
  • To receive full credit and compensation for this course, participants must take the GCE L1 exam and submit evidence of passing the GCE L1 exam
  • Compensation upon submission of evidence at the District sponsored training rate for three hours
  • Certifications are valid for 36 months
September 1, 2022 - September 30, 2022
 
Asynchronous Self-Paced
November 1, 2022 - November 30, 2022
 
Asynchronous Self-Paced
January 1, 2023 - January 31, 2023
 
Asynchronous Self-Paced
March 1, 2023 - March 31, 2023
 
Asynchronous Self-Paced
May 1, 2023 - May 31, 2023
 
Asynchronous Self-Paced
Google Level 2 Certification
Google Certified Educator Program - Level 2 (Asynchronous Self-Paced)
ITI’s Google Certified Educator (GCE) Program is designed for certificated educators who wish to demonstrate proficiency in using Google Workspace for Education tools:
  • You will have one month to complete the course
  • You will need an active personal/alternate Google account to access tools not accessible with your SSO
  • Office hours will be available to participants
  • To receive full credit and compensation for this course, participants must take the GCE L2 exam and submit evidence of passing the GCE L2 exam
  • Compensation upon submission of evidence at the District sponsored training rate for three hours
  • Certifications are valid for 36 months
October 1, 2022 - October 31, 2022
 
Asynchronous Self-Paced
December 1, 2022 - December 31, 2023
 
Asynchronous Self-Paced
February 1, 2023 - February 28, 2023
 
Asynchronous Self-Paced
April 1, 2023 - April 30, 2023
 
Asynchronous Self-Paced
June 1, 2023 - June 30, 2023
 
Asynchronous Self-Paced

Please fill out this interest form if you would like to be contacted when Professional Learning Opportunities for the ITI Google Certified Educator Program are available.

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Practitioner School 7.0 - Empowered Learner

Practitioner School (PS) 7.0 - Empowered Learner

The Practitioner Schools 7.0 Program is designed to promote collaboration and learner agency and to challenge teachers to continuously learn and reflect upon their instructional practices. As participants of the program, school sites will use the ISTE Standards for Students and the CA Computer Science Standards to guide their work as they actively participate in the following:

  • Provide students with learning opportunities to practice future ready skills on a daily basis, thereby granting students the ability to build proficiency in future ready practices for success.
  • Enhance and improve collaborative teaching and learning practices by strategically
  • leveraging digital resources through future ready lesson design by integrating cross-curricular, cross-disciplinary, interdisciplinary, transferable, noncognitive, and soft skills.
  • Collaborate with other Practitioner Schools, which include inquiry group meetings centered on lesson study, action research, text-based discussions and other activities to foster common dialogues about the intentional embedding of methods in the core curriculum.
  • Share promising practices with other schools in the District.

(2 hour synchronous)

Compensation

District-sponsored training rate. Open to PS7.0 & VILS school teams only.

Sessions
PS 7.0 Onboarding Day 1
August 3, 2022
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Synchronous
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Asynchronous
PS 7.0 Onboarding Day 2
August 4, 2022
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Synchronous
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Asynchronous
PS 7.0 Fall Learning Session
September 29, 2022
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Synchronous
 

PS 7.0 Spring Learning Session
March 16 2023
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Synchronous
 

PS 7.0 Culmination
June 1, 2023
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Synchronous
 
Virtual Connect Sessions
September 1, 2022
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Virtual Connect
October 13, 2022
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Virtual Connect
November 3, 2022
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Virtual Connect
December 1, 2022
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Virtual Connect
January 19, 2023
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Virtual Connect
February 2, 2023
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Virtual Connect
March 2, 2023
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Virtual Connect
April 13, 2023
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Virtual Connect
May 4, 2023
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Virtual Connect
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