Computer Science Education Week
The 2019 Computer Science Education (CSEd) Week will be from December 9-15, 2019. ITI is looking to highlight District-wide events and activities that promote computer science. CSEd week is an annual program dedicated to inspiring K-12 students to take interest in computer science. This year’s theme is “#CSforGood: Learn computer science, change the world.” Use bit.ly/ITICSE2019to share your highlights with ITI and use #CS4LAUSD when posting on twitter. Click here for more information
Fall Readiness Checklist for 1:1 Schools
The Instructional Technology Initiative (ITI) offers District-wide instructional resources to support schools’ completion of the prerequisites and fall readiness checklist items in order to distribute digital tools to students. Please visit the ITI website for more information at https://achieve.lausd.net/Page/8766. Principal Certification due by October 31, 2019.
Cultivating Agents of Change in L.A. Unified Through Computer Science
By Sophia Mendoza, Instructional Technology Initiative Director
As L.A. Unified once again observes and celebrates Computer Science Education Week this December 9-13th, I invite you, our readers, to pause and reflect back on your first experience with technology as a learner.
For me, it was the Radio Shack TRS-80. In the 3rd grade, my teacher brought a Radio Shack TRS-80 into the classroom and I was hooked. I enjoyed creating loops where I would type in 10 Print Quotes and RUN. This experience allowed me to be a creator. I went on to build my own games where I would save them to my 5-inch floppy disk for my classmates to play.