Instructional Technology Initiative

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The Instructional Technology Initiative (ITI) supports all schools in using technology to create real-time, real-world learning experiences that are authentic, relevant, inclusive, and aligned with the essential skills of future learning and work.
Key efforts supported by ITI include digital citizenship, computer science, and the dissemination and integration of the ISTE Standards for Students.
  • CS CadreComputer Science (CS) Cadre

    We have a new opportunity for educators interested in taking a deep dive into CS foundations of equity & access, assessment & instruction, and leadership!

    Learn more about the CS Cadre and complete the interest form at

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  • Amazon BootUp LogoAmazon Future Engineer + BootUp Elementary Computer Science Initiative

    The Amazon Future Engineer + BootUp Elementary Computer Science program must be a Title 1 Elementary School looking to bring computer science education to their school. Find out how your school can apply for this initiative.


    OVERVIEW: Intent to Participate

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  • ITI Logo CircleDigital Futures Guide

    The Digital Futures Guide is a unique framework centered on students and outlines changes to district infrastructure and processes, as well as a series of innovation pilots aimed at shifting the use of technology in transformative and equitable ways which will require significant changes in practice on the part of district leaders and teachers.

    Learn more at

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  • Advocating for Student Voice, Self-Expression, and Creativity with the ISTE Creative Communicator Student Standard

    By Wen-Wen Cheng, Instructional Technology Facilitator, Garvanza Elementary Technology & Leadership Magnet, Eagle Rock/Highland Park Community of Schools, Local District Central, Board District 2

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    As educators blend innovative, student-friendly technologies more and more with meaningful and real-world learning, our students increasingly thrive as 21st Century Creative Communicators. This is what was observed in a fourth grade classroom located at Garvanza Elementary Technology and Leadership Magnet (GETLM) in the Highland Park neighborhood of Local District Central.

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