The 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
Practitioner 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.
Learn more: https://achieve.lausd.net/Page/16015
Secondary 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
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.
ATTACHMENT A: Intent to Participate
L.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
ITI 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
Equity and Citizenship Advocates in the Era of Covid-19 and Beyond
By: Sophia Mendoza, Director, Instructional Technology Initiative - L.A. Unified Division of Instruction
As we bring closure to the 2020-2021 school year I would like to take this opportunity to thank our entire community for finding the time to invest in the growth of your leadership skills and dispositions. This was a year of collectively redefining the role of an educational leader in the era of Covid 19 and beyond. Leaders from across our 720 square mile L.A. Unified footprint have re-imagined instructional practices in both virtual and hybrid settings, found themselves in the seat of the learner all the while getting comfortable and confident with articulating learning in new ways.