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ISTE Districtwide - SFUSD's Digital Learning Scope & Sequence

Explore and create

Explore and create : Creation lab

Saturday, December 5, 8:30–9:20 am PST (Pacific Standard Time)

Daniel Frost  
Stu Jernigan  

In this interactive session, participants will learn how San Francisco Unified's digital learning team has leveraged the ISTE Standards for Students to transform teaching and learning district-wide

Audience: Chief technology officers/superintendents/school board members, Curriculum/district specialists, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Skill level: Advanced
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: PC, Chromebook, Mac
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: A computer would be good to have.
Topic: Using the ISTE Standards
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: Social studies, STEM/STEAM
ISTE Standards: For Students:
Creative Communicator
  • Students create original works or responsibly repurpose or remix digital resources into new creations.
Empowered Learner
  • Students articulate and set personal learning goals, develop strategies leveraging technology to achieve them and reflect on the learning process itself to improve learning outcomes.
Digital Citizen
  • Students cultivate and manage their digital identity and reputation and are aware of the permanence of their actions in the digital world.
Additional detail: Session recorded for video-on-demand

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Participants will be able to develop an ISTE aligned digital learning scope & sequence to support K-12 technology skills across the curriculum
Participants will learn how to leverage design thinking, systems thinking, and collaboration to assess needs and ensure coherence and adoption
Participants will walk away with templates and resources they can use to develop a similar system to support integration of ISTE standards across the district


1) Tactile Activity: Participants will engage in a tactile activity where they pick a project to analyze. SFUSD's digital learning scope & sequence has been turned into a card deck. Small groups will use this deck to come to consensus about which digital learning practices would best bolster learning for that project.

2) Independent Reading + Think-Pair-Share or Small Group Discussion: Participants will have the opportunity to review our scope & sequence document, and explore resources we have created to support classroom integration.

3) Physical or Digital Gallery Walk w/ Post-its: Participants will look at sample projects and curriculum that have emerged as a result of our work with the scope & sequence.

4) Mini-lecture and/or video: Participants will learn about our process- how we leveraged a design thinking process to engage educators, used systems thinking to align with district frameworks for coherence and buy-in, and how we collaborated at all levels to support teacher innovation while embedding technology integration within our core curriculum.

5) Participants will walk away with templates and resources they can use in their own work.

Supporting research

Long Beach Unified, Los Angels Unified, and La Canada Unified's work building a digital learning scope & sequence.

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Daniel Frost, San Francisco Unified School District
Stu Jernigan, SFUSD

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