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ITI Sessions @ ISTE 2020

Are you attending the #ISTE20 Live event from
November 29 to December 5?
If so, please check out the sessions being offered by
L.A. Unified's Instructional Technology Initiative team.

Sunday, November 29
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cultivating Digital Citizens and a Positive School Culture With the ISTE Standards
Deborah Bermeo, Maria Toledo, & Ed Zurita
In this session, attendees will learn how to embed digital citizenship into an existing schoolwide positive behavior support plan. See how incorporating student voice supports social-emotional learning.
Monday, November 30
12:45 PM - 1:30 PM
Cultivating Intentional Global Collaborations with Students
Maria Franco & Elizabeth Lester
In this session, attendees will cultivate an understanding of what makes a quality global collaboration activity for students. Participants will use provided brainstorming prompts and organizational tools to intentionally work through a desired collaboration activity they can use in their work.
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Empowering EdTech: Building Capacity at Your School Site
Rohya Prudhomme, Jonathan Carrasco, Ashley Jordan, Ahman Mallard, & Kristen Mitchell
In this session, attendees will explore a model for using ISTE resources to identify your site’s instructional technology needs, and establish practices that help to build capacity and empower all stakeholders to be leaders in instructional technology.
Tuesday, December 1
8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
Digital Leadership Summit: Horizon Chat
How Are Digital Tools, Inquiry and Collaboration Transforming Professional Development?
Sophia Mendoza, Adha Mengis, & Adina Sullivan-Marlow
How are districts using the ISTE Standards and other frameworks to guide professional development for educators around virtual and hybrid learning? How are digital tools supporting and impacting professional development? Consider how technology and inquiry-based PD can impact teaching and learning.
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Own Your Learning: Empowering Students to be Knowledge Constructors
Gohar Hamo & Mabel Lung
In this session, attendees will explore screencasting as a way to provide students and educators opportunities to construct their own knowledge, reflect on their understanding, share their learning and take ownership of their learning.
11:30 AM - 12:20 PM
Using Media Arts to Facilitate Learning Across Content Areas
Amy Adams, Deborah Bermeo, & Ed Zurita
In this session, attendees will learn how to use green screen technology and digital storytelling that can be used across the curriculum.
Wednesday, December 2
2:10 PM - 2:55 PM
Leading With Equity and the ISTE Education Lead Standards
Sophia Mendoza, Cynthia Braley, Gabriel Duran, & Dr. Shilby Sims
In this session, attendees will Explore how PK-12 instructional leaders leverage the ISTE Standards for Education Leaders with the lens of equity and citizenship advocacy to ensure that all students of color have skilled educators who strategically use technology to meet student learning needs.
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Creating STEAM Projects Through the Design Thinking Process
Rohya Prudhomme, Renee Sanchez, & Michelle Swensson
In this session, attendees will learn how to create STEAM projects by engaging in computational thinking with an emphasis on block-based programming through the design thinking process.
3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
The LAUSD 2 + 1 Professional Development Model
Dominic Caguioa, Allison Jonas, & Maria Toledo
In this session, attendees will hear from the L.A. Unified ITI team deliver a five minute presentation reviewing the 2+1 professional development model that has supported thousands of educators across the nation's second largest school district.
Thursday, December 3
11:30 AM - 12:20 PM
Inspiring Creativity With LEGO WeDo 2.0
Amy Adams, Jamie Galgana, Gohar Hamo, & Ed Zurita
In this session, attendees will learn how the Four Ps of Creative Thinking, the Five Characteristics of Playful Experiences and the ISTE CT Competencies can ground the experiences we create for students with LEGO WeDo 2.0. See examples of content-specific applications utilizing LEGO WeDo 2.0.
Saturday, December 5
9:15 AM - 10:05 AM
Eliciting the Innovative Designer Through Digital Storytelling
Maria Franco & Elizabeth Lester
In this session, attendees will learn how digital storytelling allows students to demonstrate their understanding of a topic on a variety of levels. Explore how computer science, engineering, English and content standards can be woven together in a digital storytelling activity.
9:15 AM - 10:00 AM
Navigating ISTE Standards-Focused Partnerships in the Nation’s Second Largest School District
Sophia Mendoza, Dominic Caguioa, & Francisco Canche
In this session, attendees will explore how ed tech work can not be done alone and can be more efficiently accomplished when efforts and vision are aligned to the ISTE Standards. Strategic partners are required to create impact across our classrooms.