Bring Computer Science to Your School
The Instructional Technology Initiative and Local District East are providing Fall Enrichment courses for students in grades K-8 focused on computer science skills and dispositions. Students will program and share interactive media such as stories, games, and animation with their classmates and other students across the district using visual programming language and joining an online community where children learn to think creatively, work collaboratively, and reason systematically. To learn more about how you can bring computer science education to your school please visit the L.A. Unified dedicated Computer Science website at https://achieve.lausd.net/page/10023
Self-Paced ITI Digital Citizenship Course Available
This course is designed to empower learners to thrive in an increasingly digital 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 promising practices around engaging in digital learning environments, and most importantly provide a wealth of teaching and learning resources that educators can put into practice immediately. Register today via MyPLN using the following keywords: ITI Reaching Beyond the Classroom - Digital Citizen.
Readiness Resource Center (RRC)
The Instructional Technology Initiative (ITI) offers District-wide instructional resources to support schools’ completion of the prerequisites and readiness resource items in order to distribute digital tools to students. Please visit the Readiness Resource Center for more information.
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