Instructional Technology Initiative
  • PS5 LogoPractitioner Schools 5.0: Digital Citizen - Application Now Open

    Schools are invited to apply to be part of the Practitioner Schools program to reimagine and exemplify how they can leverage digital tools and resources to create rigorous and personalized learning environments for all learners. For the incoming school year 2020-2021, PS 5.0 will build upon ITI’s key initiatives by focusing on the ISTE Standard Digital Citizen, which will support schools to effectively embed digital citizenship into their school culture and practices.

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  • ISTE Podcast LogoEd 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.

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  • Remote PDEdSurge Webinar Features L.A. Unified Remote Learning Efforts

    In a recent EdSurge webinar series, ITI Director Sophia Mendoza and ITI Coordinator Dominic Caguioa shared the District’s efforts toward providing remote professional learning opportunities for the nation’s second largest school district.

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  • DigCitACSA Spotlights ITI’s Remote Teaching Efforts

    In the latest issue of EdCal, a newsletter published by the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA), L.A. Unified’s ITI team was spotlighted for their most recent efforts in delivering a live, online professional learning experience for nearly 5,000 educators.

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  • Cultivating Future Ready Educators

    by Dr. Vanessa Monterosa, Program and Policy Development Specialist

    Future Ready LogoThe 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.

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