Instructional Technology Initiative
  • 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 productibve 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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  • Empowering Learners With Exceptional Needs

    by Andrea AJ Lugo, Canoga Park Elementary School

    classroom picture with resource teacher and students This past year, my students with exceptional needs demonstrated the highest growth towards meeting standards on the Smarter Balanced summative assessments. Yes, you read that right! All it takes is creativity, determination and lots of support from my professional learning community. If you were to ask me a few years ago how technology integration would impact my students with exceptional needs, I would not have believed remixing my lessons to incorporate the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Standards would make such a big difference. But it has.

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