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.