Thank you for visiting the ITI website and your interest in our professional development opportunities. We are in the process of refining and redesigning our professional development offerings to ensure that the instructional foci of math, ELA, science and history/social studies incorporate robust instructional technology integration practices. The following opportunities are currently available:
21st Century Professional Learning Sessions: These professional learning opportunities will focus on the integration of the ISTE Standards for Students by leveraging digital resources to empower 21st century learners.21st Century Learning Foundations - Professional DevelopmentThis is a 4-hour session prerequisite that sets the foundation for all for ISTE Standards for Students of professional learning that will be offered throughout the school year. This highly interactive session provides a deep dive into the Instructional Technology Initiative’s publication, Leading with Instruction, and the ISTE Standards for Students. Learners will also engage in learning opportunities surrounding the TPACK and SAMR models. The resources shared in this session help to create a framework for examining the use of digital tools and resources to promote communication, collaboration, creativity and critical thinking to ultimately redefine teaching to support common core instruction and 21st century learning.
Digital Citizen - Professional DevelopmentIn this 2-hour session, learners will gain understanding that being a good digital citizen is more than knowing your way around beign safe online. It's about connecting and collaborating in ways learners didn't even know were possible. Learn what digital citizenship is and why it is so important to teach. Engage in dialogue, discussion and activities that prompt learners to think critically about online behaviors, and help prepare students to make purposeful, smart, and ethical decisions. Learners will leave this session with a bank of suggested resources and curriculum scope and sequence from Common Sense Education and ISTE.
- December 1, 2018
- January 12, 2019
Creative Communicator - Professional DevelopmentIn this 4-hour course delivered in two 2-hour sessions, learners will develop an understanding of how to use collaborative tools to foster student creativity and help them clearly express their ideas. Using Google Slides, learners will engage in interactive activities designed to promote, support, and model creative and innovative thinking. Learners will explore how multiple modalities such as images, audio, video, and text allow students to convey complex ideas more clearly. By the end of the session, learners will have experienced practical ways to leverage collaborative digital resources that can be immediately applied in the classroom.
- December 1, 2018
- January 12, 2019
Empowered Learner - Professional DevelopmentIn this 4-hour course delivered in two 2-hour sessions, learners will explore how collaboration allows students to take an active role in achieving and demonstrating their learning goals. Through the use of Google Docs, learners will plan and design collaborative lessons, scaffold learning in real time and create a customized learning experience for their students. This session is designed for the classroom teacher who is looking to empower students to create, produce, and communicate their learning goals through the use of collaborative digital resources.
- February 20, 2019
- February 21, 2019
- February 27, 2019
Knowledge Constructor - Professional DevelopmentIn this 6-hour course delivered in three 2-hour sessions, learners will focus on the concept of knowledge constructor through the exploration of a real-world issue. Learners will develop ideas, reflect on their instructional design practices, and dialogue about best practices through the use of Google Forms. By the end of this session, learners will have designed a lesson that gives them the opportunity to capture student thought processes, and enable them to facilitate a learning experience that promotes reflection and construction of knowledge.
Computational Thinker - Professional DevelopmentIn this 6-hour course delivered in three 2-hour sessions, learners will experience critical thinking and problem solving skills. Learners will reason, ask pointed questions, solve problems, analyze and evaluate alternative points of view, and react critically to decisions and processes. Participants will leave the session with strategies on how to incorporate computational thinking into their curriculum with an interdisciplinary approach.
- January 23, 2019
- January 24, 2019
- January 30, 2019
Innovative Designer - Professional DevelopmentIn this 6-hour course delivered in three 2-hour sessions, 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. Learners will use digital resources to create an innovative solution to a design challenge. Participants will experience a hands on approach to learning about instructional design which incorporates key concepts around the deliberate design process, design constraints, calculated risks, prototyping, ambiguity, and perseverance.
- March 20, 2019
- March 21, 2019
- March 27, 2019
Global Collaborator - Professional DevelopmentIn this 4-hour course delivered in two 2-hour sessions, learners will explore how collaboration allows students to take an active role in achieving and demonstrating their learning goals. Through the use of Google Docs, learners will plan and design collaborative lessons, scaffold learning in real time and create a customized learning experience for their students. This session is designed for the classroom teacher who is looking to empower students to create, produce, and communicate their learning goals through the use of collaborative digital resources.
- April 24, 2019
- April 25, 2019
- May 1, 2019
- May 6, 2019
- May 7, 2019
- May 13, 2019
- The ITI Cohort is a professional learning opportunity (ITL), which provides school instructional leadership teams guidance in developing an informed, effective plan for digital learning tailored to each school's needs. Sessions address the following topics: school vision; personalized learning; digital citizenship; SAMR/TPACK; parents, community and culture, and managing change. For more information information and to register, please contact email@example.com
- Dates: December 17 - 19, 2018
April 15 - 17, 2019
June 12 - 14, 2019
Computer ScienceAre you interested in providing high-quality computer science education at your school next year? We have opportunities for educators to support every student in grades PK-12 develop computer science concepts and practices. Materials will be provided. Click here for the Interest Form.
Registration is open for our upcoming professional learning cohorts offered through our partnership with Code.org. Each cohort consists of a 1-week (5-day) training in the summer followed by 4 quarterly Saturday sessions during the 2018-19 school year. Please register if you intend to implement the Computer Science Discoveries course in grades 7-8 or the AP Computer Science Principles course in grades 9-12.
- The TLN is a community of like-minded teachers committed to develop comfort and proficiency in their 21st century instructional design practices and share their learning with others.
- Coming soon - 2019 Teacher Leader Network.
For additional opportunities you can also contact your Local District Instructional Technology Specialist to find out what PD offerings are currently available in your area and/or get support for your instructional technology needs:
- CENTRAL - Ana-Maria Madero
- EAST - Dr. David Billett
- NORTHEAST – Jerry Song
- NORTHWEST – Elijah Whang
- WEST - Kevin Clanin
- SOUTH - Dr. Samuel Barrett