Instructional Technology Initiative
  • ITI PD Catalog 2019 Professional Development
    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: Professional Development Catalog.
  • 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 21st Century Learning Foundations - Professional Development
    This 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.
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    Digital Citizen IconDigital Citizen - Professional Development
    In 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.
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    Creative Communicator Icon Creative Communicator - Professional Development

    In this 6-hour course delivered in three 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.
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    Knowledge Constructor IconKnowledge Constructor - Professional Development
    In 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.
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    Computational Thinker Icon Computational Thinker - Professional Development
    In 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.
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    Innovative Designer Icon Innovative Designer - Professional Development
    In 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.
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    Global Collaborator Icon Global Collaborator - Professional Development
    In this 6-hour course delivered in three 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.
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      • May 13, 2019 - 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
        Stagg Street Elementary School, LD: Northwest
    Empowered Learner Icon Empowered Learner - Professional Development
    In 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.
    • Dates
      • May 15, 2019 - 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
        Bethume Middle School, LD: South

      • May 22, 2019 - 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
        Bethume Middle School, LD: South
  • ITI Instructional Technology Planning Cohort

    We invite school Instructional Leadership Teams (ILTs) to join us for a 3-day cohort to dialogue and develop an informed, effective school-wide plan for digital age learners. This is a professional learning opportunity which provides school Instructional Leadership Teams guidance in developing an Instructional Technology Plan for digital learning tailored to each school's needs. For more information information and to register, please contact allison.jonas@lausd.net

    Key Information

    • Time Commitment: Three six-hour days
    • Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    • Participants: Instructional Leadership Teams (ILTs), that include up to three teachers and the participation of the principal.

    Educating Youth for the 21st Century

    • Do you have a plan to use digital tools and resources to personalize instruction and create a mastery-based, learner-centered learning environment?
    • Do you believe it's important for schools to teach digital citizenship to the digital age learner?
    • What tools and resources do you have to support educators to embrace change and create awareness as you begin to shift the instructional paradigm?

    Additional Topics

    • Overview of the International Society for Technology Education (ISTE) Standards for students.
    • Personalized learning; school vision development; digital citizenship; parents; community and
      culture; SAMR/TPACK reflection tools; managing change and more.

    3-day Cohort Training Sessions:

    • June 11 - 13, 2019 - 8:00 a.m. - 3 p.m.
      Bethume Middle School, LD: South

    Compensation

    Participants may be compensated in one of the following ways:

    • District-sponsored training rate of $25 per hour
    • Salary point hours toward salary point credit
    • National Board Certified hours
  • Teacher Leader Network (TLN)

    Teacher Leader Network participants have the opportunity to establish professional growth goals that pertain to instructional design. These goals are informed and enhanced by two frameworks: The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Standards for Students and the K-12 Computer Science Framework.

    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.

    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.

    Interest Form - http://bit.ly/TLN2019

    • The TLN will be compensated in the following ways:
      • District Sponsored Training Rate
      • Salary Point Credit

    • Location: Burbank Blvd. Elementary School, Local District: Northeast
    • Training Sessions Dates:
      • May 23, 2019 - 4:30 p.m - 6:30 p.m.
      • May 30, 2019 - 4:30 p.m - 6:30 p.m.
      • June 6, 2019 - 4:30 p.m - 6:30 p.m.
      • June 14, 2019 - 8:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m.
    • For any questions contact Maria Magnanimo-Toledo at (213) 241-5532 or mmagna1@lausd.net

    Register on MyPLN - http://achieve.lausd.net/mypln (Keywords: ITI Teacher Leader Network Intensive 2019)

  • Computer Science

    Would you like to bring the Computer Science Discoveries course to your middle school next year?  Would you like to offer Advanced Placement Computer Science Principles at your high school?  Please navigate to https://code.org/educate/professional-learning to apply for the 2019-2020 secondary computer science cohorts.
     
    If you are interested in teaching Exploring Computer Science and would like more information on the 2019-2020 Exploring Computer Science cohorts, please complete the computer science interest form by navigating to http://bit.ly/CSinLAUSD2019.
     
  • Additional Opportunities

    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: