Instructional Technology Initiative
  • The Instructional Technology Initiative (ITI) is a department within the Division of Instruction that supports all schools interested in 21st century instructional practices. ITI's mission is to cultivate instructional practices that leverage technology in purposeful, personalized ways grounded in the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Standards. Key efforts supported by ITI include digital citizenship, computer science, and the dissemination and integration of the ISTE Standards for Students.

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    ISTE - January 2019 CoverISTE CEO, Richard Culatta, Highlights ITI in ASCD Magazine

    READ: "Creating a Shared Vision"

    What is the difference between schools who are using technology effectively and those who are not? More often than not, says Culatta, it comes down to creating a vision for learning before jumping into buying devices or software. Culatta describes how using a shared set of digital-learning strategies helped the Los Angeles Unified School District rework a failed technology strategy and right path to meeting its central goal of enabling more effective and more innovative learning for students. Reprinted with permission from ASCD.

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    ISTE - January 2019 CoverITI Team Shares 3 Ways to be an ISTE Education Leader

    READ: ISTE Article

    Read about how L.A. Unified cultivates empowered leaders throughout the District. This article appears in the International Society for Technology in Education's (ISTE) members-only print magazine. Reprinted with permission from ISTE. 

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    CSE Week 2018 Logo Computer Science Education Week

    This year is going to be the biggest #HourOfCode yet! What will you create? Code.org created a new #HourOfCode tutorial and it is finally here! Explore the new Dance Party tutorial. Do a little dance, make a little code! Go to https://code.org/dance to begin the Dance Party experience.

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    EL-April 2018-CoverL.A. Unified Featured in ISTE’s Empowered Learner

    Read: Total Turnaround

    Read about how L.A. Unified did a total turnaround and became a model for instructional technology success. This article appears in the International Society for Technology in Education’s (ISTE) members-only print magazine, Empowered Learner. Reprinted with permission from ISTE.

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    Leading with InstructionLeading with Instruction

    Read: ITI Progress Report

    Grounded in research and promising practices, the Leading with Instruction report provides readers with a revised set of components that support a successful instructional technology program aligned to key frameworks such as the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Essential Conditions, the K12 Computer Science Framework, and the Prosci ADKAR Change Management Model. To start the conversation around integrating instructional technology practices, read ITI’s Leading with Instruction report today!

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    ISTE Standards for Students

    The ISTE Standards for Students are designed to empower student voice and ensure that learning is a student-driven process of exploration, creativity and discovery no matter where they or their teachers are in the thoughtful integration of ed tech. There are seven modules for students.

     
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  • MIT Inventor Inspires L.A. Unified Educators to Cultivate Creativity
    by Elizabeth Lester, Instructional Technology Facilitator

    Dr. Mitchel Resnick at LEEDs 2019On April 6, the Instructional Technology Initiative (ITI) held the Leading Edge Ed Tech Summit, a mini-conference focused on cultivating creativity and playful learning among L.A. Unified educators in collaboration with Loyola Marymount University (LMU) and LEGO Education. The event was keynoted by Dr. Mitchel Resnick, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) professor and the creator of Scratch, which is the world's leading coding tool to introduce programming.

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    ISTE Resources
    The Instructional Technology Initiative (ITI) has created this resource to support teachers as they design learning experiences that cultivate the skills and dispositions of 21st century instruction.

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