A Recipe For Success: Deconstructing Complex Ideas With Digital Tools

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Michelle Touceda  
Jamie Galgana  
Matthew Piwowarczyk  

Attendees will communicate complex ideas clearly and effectively by participating in a virtual "food basket challenge" using a variety of digital tools to create a recipe that is represented by either visualizations, models or simulations.

Audience: Coaches, Teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Topic: Using the ISTE Standards
ISTE Standards: For Students:
Creative Communicator
  • Students communicate complex ideas clearly and effectively by creating or using a variety of digital objects such as visualizations, models or simulations.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Participants will be able to:
-Deconstruct complex ideas.
-Identify and use digital objects for visualizations, models, and simulations.
-Communicate complex ideas clearly and effectively by creating or using a variety of digital objects

Supporting research
ISTE Standards in Action: Creative Communicator (ISTE Live21)

Integrating technology in the classroom: Tools to meet the need of every student ( )

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Michelle Touceda, Los Angeles Unified School District
ISTE Certified Educator

Michelle Touceda has been an educator with LAUSD for more than 20 years. Prior to becoming an Instructional Technology Facilitator, Michelle taught English for grades 6-12. In addition to being a classroom teacher, she also was a school site technology coach and an LAUSD Teacher of the Year. She is a Google Certified Educator Level 2, a Common Sense Educator and Ambassador, and a Nearpod PioNEAR. During the pandemic, she was a part of the creative team that formed the Distance Learning Educators social media presence.

Jamie Galgana, LAUSD, Instructional Tech Initiative
ISTE Certified Educator

Jamie is a Specialist for Instructional Leadership Support with the Instructional Technology Initiative. She supports L.A. Unified educators and leaders in leveraging digital tools and resources for student success through various models of support, including working with Practitioner Schools, supporting Professional Development, and assisting with ITI’s Signature Events. Jamie was an elementary teacher for 10 years, and EdTech Coach for 2.5 years, and is currently an Administrative Specialist. Jamie has a masters in Elementary Mathematics and a Preliminary Administrative Services Credential. She’s a Google Certified Trainer, Microsoft Innovative Educator, Common Sense Certified Educator and Ambassador, and a Prosci Certified Change Practitioner.

Matthew Piwowarczyk, Los Angeles Unified School District

Before becoming an Instructional Technology Facilitator with Los Angeles Unified School District's Instructional Technology Initiative (ITI), Matt Piwowarczyk served as an Instructional Coach at Augustus F. Hawkins High School's Critical Design and Gaming School (CDAGS). He supported CDAGS' Information and Communication Technology pathway through the development of interdisciplinary projects and the facilitation of professional development in game-based learning. Prior to being an instructional coach at CDAGS, he taught high school English and Special Education in South LA, Baltimore, Chicago, and South Korea.

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