• ISTE21 LogoThe ITI Team Presents at ISTE21 Live

    Will you be attending ISTE21 Live? If so, we invite you to attend the many sessions being delivered by the Instructional Technology Initiative team. Sessions range from exploring creativity through computer science to sharing professional learning experiences.
    Learn more: https://bit.ly/LAatISTE21

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  • PS6 LogoPractitioner Schools 6.0: Creative Communicator

    The application window for Practitioner Schools (PS) 6.0 Creative Communicator Program is now open. Apply to participate in our program that focuses on strategically and systematically ensuring L.A. Unified students leverage digital resources and develop foundational 21st century practices interconnected with computer science education and digital citizenship.

    APPLICATION CLOSED

    OVERVIEW: Practitioner Schools 6.0
    ATTACHMENT A: Intent to Participate
    ATTACHMENT B: Creative Communicator Champion Overview

    RECORDING: Informational Webinar
    PRESENTATION: Informational Webinar

    Learn more: https://achieve.lausd.net/Page/16015

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  • ITI PD of the WeekSecondary Computer Science Cohort

    Would you like to bring the Computer Science Discoveries course to your middle school next year? Would you like to offer Exploring Computer Science or Advanced Placement Computer Science Principles at your high school? Learn about our Secondary Computer Science Cohorts. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1iHKFRXswqBXjCHahSDKbkL8mSYczj1YY/view?usp=sharing

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  • ITI PD of the WeekITI PD Pick of the Week for April 12, 2021

    ITI designs and delivers over 130 professional development sessions throughout the school year. Want to know about our top picks coming up? Click this link to see this week's top pick: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1iHKFRXswqBXjCHahSDKbkL8mSYczj1YY/view?usp=sharing

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  • ITI PD of the WeekITI PD Pick of the Week for April 13, 2021

    ITI designs and delivers over 130 professional development sessions throughout the school year. Want to know about our top picks coming up? Click this link to see this week's top pick: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1QtnntNyQZZXP3gZKC-o8m6Xy40QkwPIE/view?usp=sharing

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  • ITI PD of the WeekITI PD Pick of the Week for April 14, 2021

    ITI designs and delivers over 130 professional development sessions throughout the school year. Want to know about our top picks coming up? Click this link to see this week's top pick: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kBHRdXcqk8Xt56Pi-SV0THfA83qyRxD5/view?usp=sharing

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  • ITI PD of the WeekITI PD Pick of the Week for April 15, 2021

    ITI designs and delivers over 130 professional development sessions throughout the school year. Want to know about our top picks coming up? Click this link to see this week's top pick: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zKGlb0buz29vPLeyCGEilbx8HAr7qfh9/view?usp=sharing

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  • ITI PD of the WeekITI PD Pick of the Week for April 17, 2021

    ITI designs and delivers over 130 professional development sessions throughout the school year. Want to know about our top picks coming up? Click this link to see this week's top pick: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1MQU6OvWxTBbKX4r4AyRUO4KZJJhLHWYs/view?usp=sharing

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  • LEETS LogoApril 7-10 is Leading Edge EdTech Summit Festival 2021

    Each year, the Instructional Technology Initiative (ITI) celebrates Leading Edge EdTech Summit Festival 2021
    Learn more: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1SfttgsLapOciKYxNnBxoIVvOSfpViqgx/view

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  • LEETS LogoLeading Edge EdTech Summit Festival 2021 - #LEETSFest21

    LEETSFest21 is a four-day virtual conference from April 7 - 10, 2021, that features exemplary learning experiences captured by L.A. Unified educators. After school and weekend sessions demonstrate the continuum of personalized learning.  April 7 - 10, 2021.
    For Registration, go to MyPLN (Keywords: ITI, LEETS)
    Compensation: District Training Rate
    To learn more, click here.

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  • Logo Amazon 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: Amazon Future Engineer+BootUp Elementary Computer Science Initiative

    ATTACHMENT A: Intent to Participate

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  • Digcit Efforts Article PictureL.A. Unified's #DigCit Efforts Shared in ACSA Article

    A pilot program across Los Angeles Unified illustrates how to support system-level digital citizenship education for leaders. Read more: https://leadership.acsa.org/digital-citizenship-for-education-leaders

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  • CS LogoJoin a Computer Science (CS) Cohort!

    Interested in Bringing CS, CS Discoveries, Exploring CS, or AP CS Principles to your School in the Future? Applications are now open. Learn more: https://achieve.lausd.net/page/10023

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  • Sophia Mendoza joins ISTE BoardITI Director, Sophia Mendoza, joins ISTE Board

    The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), an education nonprofit that supports the use of technology to accelerate innovation in education, announced the results of its election for board of directors. Newly ISTE Board Members includes L.A. Unified leader, Sophia Mendoza. Read more: https://www.iste.org/explore/press-releases/iste-announces-new-board-members-1

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  • CSEd LogoDecember 7-11 is Computer Science Education Week (CSEd Week)

    Each year, the Instructional Technology Initiative (ITI) celebrates CSEd Week to amplify awareness of and expand access to CS course for all students. Will you celebrate with us this year?
    Learn more: https://achieve.lausd.net/Page/16709

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  • ISTE20 LogoThe ITI Team Presents at ISTE20 Live

    Will you be attending ISTE20 Live? If so, we invite you to attend the many sessions being delivered by the Instructional Technology Initiative team. Sessions range from exploring creativity through computer science to sharing professional learning experiences.
    Learn more: https://achieve.lausd.net/page/17285

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  • TODAY @ 1pm PST

    Join us and Common Sense Education via Facebook Live for a special Digital Citizenship Week Showcase event featuring special guest from the Disney Channel!

    Click here to join: https://facebook.com/LAUSDITI

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  • DigCitLogo2020 Digital Citizenship Week Showcase via Facebook Live

    Despite teaching and learning remotely this year, ITI is still committed to celebrating and honoring the digital citizenship strides many L.A. Unified schools have made since March. Join us on Friday, October 23 @ 1pm via Facebook Live for a special event in partnership with Common Sense Education! For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/LAUSDITI/

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  • CSELogoAnnouncing #DigCitCon2020 with ACSA Region 16

    ACSA Region 16 and ITI are launching the District's first ever #DigCitCon2020 to empower #DigCitLA education leaders to connect, collaborate, and build community as digital agents. For more information, please visit: https://achieve.lausd.net/page/17224

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  • DigCitLA Brown Bag SessionACSA Region 16 #DigCitLA Brown Bags

    In collaboration with ACSA R16, ITI is delivering brown bag lunch sessions for administrators focused on all aspects of digital citizenship -- from civic engagement to media literacy. For more information, please visit: https://achieve.lausd.net/page/17225

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  • CSELogoBring 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

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  • DigCitSelf-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: Continuity of Learning: ITI Reaching Beyond the Classroom - Digital Citizen.

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  • CSE Week 2018 Logo Leading Edge EdTech Summit 2020

    ITI is partnering with Loyola Marymount University’s Center for Teaching Excellence and Microsoft Education for the second “Leading Edge EdTech Summit,” a one-day conference featuring exemplary learning experiences captured by L.A. Unified educators demonstrating the continuum of personalized learning. For Registration, go MyPLN (Keywords: ITI, LEETS)
    Compensation: District Training Rate To learn more, click here.

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  • CSE Week 2018 Logo ITI @ #DigCitCommit Virtual Congress

    On February 11-12, 2020, the DigCitCommit Virtual Congress was held at Facebook HQ where featured leaders shared how digital citizenship practices can have a positive impact on the world. L.A. Unified was a featured school district spotlighted for our commitment to digital citizenship over the last five years. ITI Director, Sophia Mendoza, and PPDS, Dr. Vanessa Monterosa, took to the DigCitCommit stage to share promising practices for system-level implementation of digital citizenship from policy to practice. This session was streamed live to over 1,700 virtual attendees from around the globe. To view the session, click the following link:
    https://lausd.wistia.com/medias/ucqrmjyzh2.

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  • CSE Week 2018 Logo MaCES Cultivates Digital Agents

    Maywood Center for Enriched Studies (MaCES) shared a featured message at the DigCitCommit Virtual Congress where Principal Duran, CS Teacher Ms. Camarena, and three students shared how they support and engage in cultivating productive and positive digital footprints. This video was featured at Facebook HQ and streamed live to over 1,700 virtual attendees from around the globe. To view this video, please click this link: https://lausd.wistia.com/medias/91jf39a0gk

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  • CSE Week 2018 Logo 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

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    Digital Citizenship 2019

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  • Readiness & Integration IconFall 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.

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  • PD CoverProfessional Development
    Thank you for visiting the ITI website and your interest in our professional development opportunities. The following opportunities are currently available: Professional Development Catalog.
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  • ISTE - January 2019 Cover
    Leading with Instruction at #ISTE19
    The Los Angeles Unified School District’s Instructional Technology Initiative (ITI) team will be presenting at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) 2019 Conference being held in Philadelphia, PA.
     
    If you will be attending ISTE 2019, please feel free to attend our conference sessions: Flyer
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    Practitioner Schools 4.0: Global Collaborator Overview
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  • ISTE - January 2019 Cover
    ISTE CEO, Richard Culatta, Highlights ITI in ASCD Magazine

    READ: "Creating a Shared Vision"

    What is the difference between schools who are using technology effectively and those who are not? More often than not, says Culatta, it comes down to creating a vision for learning before jumping into buying devices or software. Culatta describes how using a shared set of digital-learning strategies helped the Los Angeles Unified School District rework a failed technology strategy and right path to meeting its central goal of enabling more effective and more innovative learning for students. Reprinted with permission from ASCD.

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    Professional Development Catalog 2019

    Team PLO - Empowered Learner Cohort Dates

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  • ISTE - January 2019 Cover
    ITI Team Shares 3 Ways to be an ISTE Education Leader

    READ: ISTE Article

    Read about how L.A. Unified cultivates empowered leaders throughout the District. This article appears in the International Society for Technology in Education's (ISTE) members-only print magazine. Reprinted with permission from ISTE. 

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  • CS Course Update
    Secondary Computer Science Course Updates

    At the end of the 2018-19 school year, Introduction to Computers will sunset and be replaced with Computer Science Discoveries (180115 and 180116), Introduction to Programming: Game Design and App Development (180117 and 180118), Introduction to Physical Computing (180121 and 180122),  or an equivalent Career Technical Education (CTE) computer science course for students in grades 6-8.  These courses are aligned to the new California Computer Science State Standards. For students in high school, Computer Science 1 (CTE introductory), Exploring Computer Science (CTE concentrator, or non-CTE), or an equivalent course aligned to the new California State Computer Science Standards will be offered in lieu of students enrolling in Introduction to Computers, which will no longer be part of the secondary course catalog and will serve as introductory  computer science courses open to all students.

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    Computer Science Education Week

    This year is going to be the biggest #HourOfCode yet! What will you create? Code.org created a new #HourOfCode tutorial and it is finally here! Explore the new Dance Party tutorial. Do a little dance, make a little code! Go to https://code.org/dance to begin the Dance Party experience.

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    L.A. Unified Featured in ISTE’s Empowered Learner
    Read: Total Turnaround

    Read about how L.A. Unified did a total turnaround and became a model for instructional technology success. This article appears in the International Society for Technology in Education’s (ISTE) members-only print magazine, Empowered Learner. Reprinted with permission from ISTE.

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  • Leading with Instruction
    Leading with Instruction
    Read: ITI Progress Report

    Grounded in research and promising practices, the Leading with Instruction report provides readers with a revised set of components that support a successful instructional technology program aligned to key frameworks such as the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Essential Conditions, the K12 Computer Science Framework, and the Prosci ADKAR Change Management Model. To start the conversation around integrating instructional technology practices, read ITI’s Leading with Instruction report today!

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  • Practitioner Schools 3.0: Innovative Designer
    Practitioner Schools 3.0: Innovative Designer Overview
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    Computer Science Professional Learning Catalog
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  • ISTE Standards for Student Logo
    ISTE Standards for Students

    The ISTE Standards for Students are designed to empower student voice and ensure that learning is a student-driven process of exploration, creativity and discovery no matter where they or their teachers are in the thoughtful integration of ed tech. There are seven modules for students.

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    Empowered Learner

    Team PLO - Empowered Learner Cohort Dates

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    Digital Citizenship 2017
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  • Fall ITI Flyer
    ISTE Standards
    21st Century Learning Foundation
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    Apple TV Distribution for Use with Shared-Use Devices
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    Teacher Leader Network:

    Submit Your Interest

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    Practitioner Schools 2.0:
    Leading With Computational Thinking

    Application Due: 
    Friday, June 2, 2017 @ 4PM

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    Teacher Leader Network

    Application Due: 
    Friday, April 21, 2017 @ 5PM

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  • Fall ITI Flyer
    Teacher Leader Network Intensive

    March 31 and April 1

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    New Professional Learning Opportunities
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    Team Professional Learning Opportunities
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    New Professional Learning Opportunities
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  • Securing Device Page Icon
    Securing Devices 2016-17

    IT Asset Management has developed the Securing Devices 2016-17 informative. Please review. Click here to download the document.

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    ISTE Standards for Students

    The ISTE Standards for Students are designed to empower student voice and ensure that learning is a student-driven process of exploration, creativity and discovery no matter where they or their teachers are in the thoughtful integration of ed tech. There are seven modules for students. 

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    New Professional Learning Opportunities
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    Task Force Recommendations
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    ITI Models of Support & Summer 2016 PD
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  • 1:1
    One to One Principals Webinar

    Reimaging Digital Learning

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  • Father of SAMR
    Dr. Puentedura The Father of SAMR

    Dr.Puentedura is the creator of the SAMR model. SAMR is reflective tool that teachers can apply in order to transform teaching and learning from modification to redefinition. In this webinar, Dr. Puentedura addresses the different misconceptions around his work by sharing his current research which compares the SAMR model to Bloom’s Taxonomy.

    SAMR Video

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  • Schoology Logo
    Online Gradebook Pilot

    Pilot schools have been learning about special features that help teachers to facilitate class discussions, create student and extra credit assignments, and ways in which elementary teachers can use Schoology to personalize learning.  In the following webinar series, we invite you to explore the use and potential of these powerful tools.  If your school is interested in participating in Phase 2 of the pilot, please fill out this survey.

     Webinar Session 1 - March 17, 2016
    In this session we covered strategies for adjusting the student completion rules in the self-paced Gradebook course to make it more flexible, the student assignment workflow and joining/using the ITF Schoology Group.

     Webinar Session 2 - March 30, 2016
    In this Session we covered creating and facilitating online discussions - including adding video/audio, differentiating with grading groups and requiring students to post before revealing other responses.

     Webinar Session 3 - April 6, 2016
    In this Session we covered ways to use Schoology in the Elementary Classroom.

    Webinar Session 4 - April 13, 2016
    In this Session we went over Gradebook questions from teachers including extra credit. We then took a look at the Portfolio feature which is currently available only to teachers in the Test environment.

     View the Webinar Presentation from January 13, 2014

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  • Schools to receive funding for locally grown technology plans

    Nearly 250 schools will receive grants to expand access to classroom technology under a $9.7 million plan approved Tuesday by the Board of Education.

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    Educational Technology Grant/2015-16 Technology Grant

    The Los Angeles Unified School District is taking advantage of new funding sources to support schools in expanding efforts to increase student access to technology.

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  • Tech Task Force homes in on lesson-sharing software as a way to modernize education

    The Instructional Technology Initiative Task Force received a lesson this week on learning management systems – software programs that allow teachers to share classroom assignments, feedback, grades and other information with students and parents.

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  • Volunteer-advocate Scott Folsom honored with first-ever Board President’s Award for Service

    Parent volunteer Scott Folsom, who has dedicated more than a quarter-century of advocacy and leadership to L.A. Unified, was honored today with the first-ever Board President’s Award for Service to the District for his work on behalf of families and students.

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  • Libra Academy educator wins $20,000 teaching award for supporting, inspiring students

    Orlando Rodriguez, native of Huntington Park who returned to teach at one of the community's high schools was honored today by the Carlston Family Foundation as the recipient of an Outstanding Teachers of America Award, which recognizes significant contributions made to the academic success of students. 

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  • Board members get the latest on District’s education technology strategy

    In an update to the Board of Education, leaders from the Instructional Technology Initiative (ITI) team discussed activities related to plans to increase student access to technology in schools across L.A. Unified. 

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    MyMath ConnectED App Tutorial

    MyMath ConnectED App tutorial overview on a Apple iPad.

    View the WebEx MyMath tutorial

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  • LAUSD/PEACE Fund Initiative
    PEACE Fund/LAUSD Surface Computer Contest

    Through a generous donation provided by The PEACE Fund, Nine classrooms in the LAUSD will be awarded 10 Surface computers each to support teaching and learning.  33 teachers in grades K-12 have been nominated and are submitting projects that will be voted on by the public to determine the winners - voting begins on Minday, February 1. Please visit www.thepeacefund.org for more information.

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    Online Gradebook Pilot 
    About the Pilot...
     
    The purpose of the Gradebook and LMS pilot is to determine whether Schoology's Gradebook and LMS are the right tools for tracking student performance and managing digital instructional content for the District, while also ensuring that these applications will integrate seamlessly with MiSiS and the Parent PASSport, and gathering and analyzing usage data and feedback from participating pilot schools to support development of a District-wide implementation plan through a thoughtful, informed approach.
     
     
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    Educational Technology Grant 
    LAUSD's Newest Effort to Invest In Innovation at Schools

     About the Grant...

     The Los Angeles Unified School District is taking advantage of new funding sources to support schools in expanding efforts to increase student access to technology.
     
    Learn more... 
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  • BOC Presentation
    Presentation to the Bond Oversight Committee on January 28, 2016.

    To view the presentation, click here

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  • Digital Citizenship Week
    For more information including lessons and activities,
    please visit the LAUSD Digital Citizenship website.
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    Elementary Principal Organization Meeting on September 18, 2015

    Learn how four elementary school principals lead, monitor and evaluate the integration of instructional technology.  This panel of principals shares advice and promising practices on how to integrate instructional technology. Principals discuss lessons learned in the areas of school-wide instructional technology readiness, implementation of 1:1, take home of devices and utilizing testing devices for instruction.

    Click here for presentation.

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  • Using Shared-Use Devices for Instruction
    Using Shared-Use (Formerly Testing) Devices for Instruction

     

     

    1. Click here to access the template for the Shared-Use Device School Insructional Technology Plan Proposal
    2. Please submit your 2 - page proposal for Instructional Use of Testing Carts here

    For any questions regarding submission of your proposal contact: Deborah Francois  

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  • AIR
    Year 2 Evaluations

    Click on the links below to view the Year 2 evaluations from the American Institutes for Research (AIR). Both the full report and the Executive Summary are available:

     

    ITI Year 2 Report - AIR

    ITI Year 2 Report Executive Summary - AIR

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  • Request Support
    ITI Request for Support

    By completing the online survey, schools are providing ITI and each Local District with critical information to inform the development of structures, tools and resources to support the integration of instructional technology. 

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    Readiness Checklist for Fall 2015
    Visit the Principals' Portal and learn how to prepare for the upcoming fall...
     
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