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Digital Presence With Purpose

Pennsylvania Convention Center, Terrace Ballroom Lobby, Table 33

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Readiness and Integration Coordinator
Los Angeles Unified School District
ISTE Certified Educator
Ms. Allison Jonas currently serves as an Readiness and Integration Coordinator for the Los Angeles Unified School District. Ms. Jonas has over 20 years of teaching experience and a strong commitment to student growth, development, and academic success. Her expertise rests in providing Instructional Technology leadership, including visioning, strategic planning, goal-setting, curricular innovation, program evaluation, problem-solving, and utilizing management theory and practice.
Instructional Technology Facilitator
Los Angeles Unified School District
ISTE Certified Educator
Specialist, Instructional Leadership
LAUSD, Instructional Tech Initiative
ISTE Certified Educator
Jamie is a Specialist with the Instructional Technology Initiative and Division of Instruction at Los Angeles Unified School District. She supports the district in leveraging digital resources for student success through various models of support, including working with Practitioner Schools, supporting Professional Development, and assisting with Signature Events. Jamie was an elementary teacher for 10 years, an EdTech Coach for 2.5 years, and is currently an Administrator. Jamie has a masters in Elementary Mathematics and an Administrative Services Credential. She’s an ISTE Certified Trainer, Google Certified Trainer, Microsoft Innovative Educator, Common Sense Certified Educator and Ambassador, and a Prosci Certified Change Practitioner.
Coordinator, Accounting & Reporting
Los Angeles Unified School District
ISTE Certified Educator
Maria Magnanimo-Toledo is a Specialist, Readiness & Integration, with the Instructional Technology Initiative of Los Angeles Unified. She is passionate about providing quality adult learning experiences and enjoys facilitating learning for educators which leverage digital resources. She is an accomplished educator and champion for equity and access in serving a wide variety of students. Maria is a National Board Certified Teacher, trilingual, 1st generation American, and 1st in her family to graduate from college. Maria has held a variety of positions such as Instructional Coach, Mentor Teacher, Intervention Coordinator, Title 1 Coordinator, and classroom teacher in grades K-8.

Session description

Gain insights into system-level policies and practices that support technology implementation with emphasis on creating an inclusive and equitable culture of digital citizenship. A digital presence framework will be highlighted and we'll explore ways to develop policies for an empowered use of technology.

Purpose & objective

This presentation aims to contextualize the implementation of digital citizenship for education leaders and educators in the context of cultivating a positive digital presence. In this session, learners will gain insights into system-level policies and practices that support technology implementation with emphasis on creating an inclusive and equitable culture of digital citizenship. A digital presence framework will be highlighted and learners will explore ways to develop policies for an empowered use of technology.

By providing a systemwide look at how professional learning is designed and implemented at LA Unified, participants will consider ways to rethink professional learning experiences by exploring the active connections and alignment across the ISTE Education Leader Standards, ISTE Educator Standards, and ISTE Student Standards.
The objectives of this session are:
1. To exemplify how the ISTE Standards for education leaders and educators provide a framework to rethink the development of system wide policies and professional learning and create innovative learning environments.
2. To engage participants in the design and implementation of personalized and ISTE Standards-based professional development for diverse learners, educators and students alike.
3. To provide a systemwide view of how LA Unified creates the essential conditions necessary to effectively leverage digital tools and resources for learning.

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This proposal includes three parts: First, gain a deeper understanding of the Digital Citizen standards as it applies to ISTE Education leader and Educator. Second, to leverage a digital presence framework for guiding decisions when developing a digital presence and also to see current examples of what it is like to have a positive digital presence and to leverage system wide policies and best practices to cultivate a positive digital presence. Third, explore and engage with a variety of digital resources, personalized to your education role (educator, education leader), develop a digital presence plan to enact for immediate implementation.
1. LAUSD Background
2. Inclusion Activity: Digital Citizens Bingo
3. Digital Citizens identity: What kind of global collaborator are you? (Based on the attributes of global collaborator)
4. Guiding Questions:
How might we as education leaders & educators model creating safe spaces for others online to prepare our students for college and career success?
5. Grounding
ISTE Overview:
3.1 Equity and Citizenship Advocate: Leaders use technology to increase equity, inclusion, and digital citizenship practices.
3.4 Systems Designer: Leaders build teams and systems to implement, sustain and continually improve the use of technology to support learning.

Dig Cit Competencies:Briefly help participants make connection to the ISTE: Citizen indicator to one or more of the DigCitCommit Competencies

Laws and Policies
Digital Presence Framework
6. Explore Resources
Developing policies for systemwide implementation
Professional learning Options

9. Application
Digital Footprint Analysis
Review examples from a variety of contexts
Digital Presence Plan
Include policy and professional learning
Identify key elements
10. Closing resources

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Supporting research

Los Angles Unified's professional learning design and implementation around the ISTE Standards have been featured by ISTE's Empowered Learner Magazine in its April 2018 issue at .

The adoption of the ISTE Student Standards in 2016 supported LA Unified's turnaround from tool-driven to leading with instruction. This panel presentation will build on the beginnings of L.A. Unified's turnaround story to now incorporate the district's efforts in calibrating all stakeholders, from district leadership to school site administrators, teacher leaders and classroom teachers as well as parents and partners.

Part of that calibration include the ISTE Education Leader Standards and ISTE Educator Standards on top of the 2016 adoption of the ISTE Student Standards. In essence, this presentation will bring to life the implementation of all three sets of standards in different contexts and roles across a large system.

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Session specifications

Grade level:
Skill level:
Curriculum/district specialists, Principals/head teachers, Teachers
Attendee devices:
Devices useful
Attendee device specification:
Laptop: Mac
Tablet: iOS
ISTE Standards:
For Education Leaders:
Equity and Citizenship Advocate
  • Cultivate responsible online behavior, including the safe, ethical and legal use of technology.
Systems Designer
  • Lead teams to collaboratively establish robust infrastructure and systems needed to implement the strategic plan.
For Educators:
  • Create experiences for learners to make positive, socially responsible contributions and exhibit empathetic behavior online that build relationships and community.