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.
“Smart Start”: A Principal’s Framework of Preparedness for Virtual Learning Fall 2020
This document will provide elementary and secondary principals guidance to ensure students and families are equipped with necessary resources and are prepared to begin the 2020-2021 school year virtually.
Ed Influencer Podcast: Learn from Urban District Leaders & Remote Learning Efforts
In the latest ISTE Ed Influencer podcast, Chief Learning Officer Joseph South interviews leaders from large urban districts, which includes ITI Director Sophia Mendoza, about how they're navigating this transition during the COVID-19 global pandemic to support thousands of students and educators.
Cultivating Future Ready Educators
by Dr. Vanessa Monterosa, Program and Policy Development Specialist
The Future Ready Certification effort launched on May 4, 2020 with the goal of supporting educators across the District in cultivating the skills and dispositions to teach in an increasingly digital world. Initially, L.A. Unified had embarked on a 10-hour Continuity of Learning initiative in late March 2020 to address the closing of schools due to COVID-19. To support educators in this dramatic shift to online learning, the ITI team facilitated 12 live, online sessions with over 5,000 L.A. Unified educators over three days. However, as school closures were extended, District leaders recognized that greater supports were needed.