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Leadership Exchange
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Edtech Advocacy &
Policy Summit

ISTE Standards Systemwide: How the Nation's Largest Districts Approach EdTech

Listen and learn

Listen and learn : Panel

Sunday, June 23, 1:30–2:30 pm
Location: 122B

Christina Basias   Francisco Canche   JoJo Farrell   Sophia Mendoza  
Hear from the two largest schools districts in the nation (Los Angeles and New York) to learn about promising practices centered on procurement, partnerships, computer science expansion and how the ISTE Standards support these practices and more.

Audience: Chief technology officers/superintendents/school board members, Curriculum/district specialists, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices not needed
Focus: Leadership
Topic: Educational policy and leadership
ISTE Standards: For Administrators:
Visionary Leadership
  • Engage in an ongoing process to develop, implement and communicate technology-infused strategic plans aligned with a shared vision.
  • Inspire and facilitate among all stakeholders a shared vision of purposeful change that maximizes use of digital age resources to meet and exceed learning goals, support effective instructional practice, and maximize performance of district and school leaders.
  • Advocate on local, state and national levels for policies, programs and funding to support implementation of a technology-infused vision and strategic plan.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Through this session, attendees will hear from the two biggest schools districts in the nation (Los Angeles and New York). This presentation will consist of lessons learned by LA. Unified and NYDOE administrators as they share promising practices of how they are cultivating district wide cultures when it comes to procurement, computer science implementation, partnerships and a deeper understanding of the ISTE Standards through professional development.


Background of LAUSD (5 mins)-the panelist will provide information on the LAUSD (demographics and other information that will give a sense of size of district)

Background of NYDOE (5 mins)-the panelist will provide information on the NYDOE (demographics and other information that will give a sense of size of district)

Sharing of quarterly discussions as large districts, including how this current partnership started at ISTE Colorado (2016) and since evolved into quarterly discussions with various departments (10 mins)

Sharing of lessons learned in dealing with ISTE standards rollout, Learning Management System, Partnerships with Google and Microsoft, Computer Science Implementation, Procurement (30 mins)

Panelist Reflect and Share (5 mins)

Question and Answer (5 mins)

Backchannel will be leveraged throughout the session to capture thoughts and ideas of all participants.

Supporting research

This session is in alignment with the following research and frameworks: Task Force Recommendations, Leading with Instruction, The Presenters Fieldbook, Adaptive School; Foundation Seminar, Differentiated Coaching, Universal Design for Learning, Awareness, Desire, Knowledge, Ability, Reinforcement (ADKAR Model) ISTE Standards for Students and Substitution Augmentation, Modification, Redefinition (SAMR Model), Common Core Standards in Diverse Classrooms.

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Christina Basias, NYC Department of Education
Francisco Canche, Los Angeles Unified School District
JoJo Farrell, NYC Department of Education
Sophia Mendoza, Los Angeles Unified School District

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